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The Big Virtual
College Admissions Fair
October 2nd, 2018
10am - 6pm EST
It's your time now.
Take hold of your future.
About the Event
Choosing your college just got easier
As a young adult, choosing a college is one of the first big decisions you’ll make. Attending The Big Virtual - College Admissions Fair will help you clarify your options. It will give you the confidence that you’ve made the right choice. What makes this virtual fair so special is that you can participate using a tool you’re very familiar with - your smartphone. The event allows you to directly communicate with representatives of colleges of interest using modern techniques you love such as text and video chat, and live streaming all in one sitting. The system makes it easy and quick to get the details you need about your favorite schools so you can make an informed decision and move on to the next great phase of your life!
How it Works
Register for the virtual event by pressing the Register button above and filling out the simple form
Get periodic email notices regarding the event and what to do next
Read the Prepare notes below on this page
Search Schools
Investigate attending schools
Determine the schools of interest and mark them as favorites
Attend Event
Sign into the event
Locate your favorite schools and get in the conversation queues to speak with the reps
Watch and participate in live stream presentations and chat sessions with school representatives
Take notes and rate each conversation
Visit Favorites
Analyze your event notes and conversations and determine those schools that fit your needs
Visit each of these schools for a physical experience
Attending Colleges
We're working hard to ensure your dream college attends
Below is a list of colleges and universities that participated in the March 13th, 2018 event. We will be updating this list with attending colleges and universities for the October 2nd, 2018 event as it approaches. It is our goal to have over 200 top colleges and universities around the country participating in the event.
Colleges and Universities Attending (updated daily)
TBV-CollegeFair-Sept25th-ParticipatingCollegeList.pdf (340kb)
List of Colleges and Universities that Attended the Previous Event
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Tifton, GA | Undergrads: 3,284
Abilene Christian University
Abilene, TX | Undergrads: 4,558
Alliant International University
Alhambra, CA | Undergrads: 3,871
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC | Undergrads: 16,290
Aquinas College
Grand Rapids, MI | Undergrads: 1,920
Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, AR | Undergrads: 9,592
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH | Undergrads: 201
Athens State University
Athens, AL | Undergrads: 3,025
Avila University
Kansas City, MO | Undergrads: 1,876
Auburn University
Auburn, AL | Undergrads: 22,000
Avila University
Augusta, GA | Undergrads: ‎9,186
Baptist College of Florida
Graceville, FL | Undergrads: 307
Benedict College
Columbia, SC | Undergrads: 2,920
Brigham Young University Idaho
Rexburg, ID | Undergrads: 19,399
Binghamton University
Binghamton, NY | Undergrads: 11,745
Boise State University
Boise, ID | Undergrads: 22,113
Booth University College
Winnipeg, Canada | Undergrads: 700
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, IA | Undergrads: 3,294
Carroll College
Helena, MT | Undergrads: 1,373
Castleton University
Castleton, VT | Undergrads: 2,246
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI | Undergrads: 26,968
Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte, NC | Undergrads: 20,198
Central Penn College
Summerdale, PA | Undergrads: 1,462
Columbia College South Carolina
Columbia, SC | Undergrads: 1,041
Central Wyoming College
Riverton, WY | Undergrads: 2,243
Culinary Institute LeNotre
Houston, TX | Undergrads: 394
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, PA | Undergrads: 4,330
College at Southeastern
Wake Forest, NC | Undergrads: 540
Colorado Christian University
Lakewood, CO | Undergrads: 7,379
Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, CO | Undergrads: 10,662
Columbus State University
Columbus, GA | Undergrads: 8,307
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, IL | Undergrads: 7,142
Colorado Mountain College
Glenwood Springs, CO | Undergrads: 5,823
Wright State University
Fairborn, OH | Undergrads: 16,655
Converse College
Spartanburg, SC | Undergrads: 870
Community College of Denver
Denver, CO | Undergrads: 12,367
Iowa State University
Ames, IA | Undergrads: 658
CUNY Queensborough Cmty College
Bayside, NY | Undergrads: 15,493
DeSales University
Center Valley, PA | Undergrads: 1,854
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI | Undergrads: 17,951
East Georgia State College
Swainsboro, GA | Undergrads: 3,063
Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Tech
Chicopee, MA | Undergrads: 411
Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, NM | Undergrads: 6,027
Elms College
Chicopee, MA | Undergrads: 1,022
East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg, PA | Undergrads: 6,828
ENMU-Ruidoso Community College
Ruidoso, NM | Undergrads: ‎1,710
Fairmont State University
Fairmont, WV | Undergrads: 3,751
Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg, MA | Undergrads: 4,162
Fisher College
Boston, MA | Undergrads: 2,560
Freed-Hardeman University
Henderson, TN | Undergrads: 1,942
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA | Undergrads: 33,925
Georgia Highlands College
Rome, GA | Undergrads: 5,530
Fort Scott Community College
Fort Scott, KS | Undergrads: 2,057
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA | Undergrads: 20,517
Goldey-Beacom College
Wilmington, DE | Undergrads: 1,162
Grand Canyon University‎
Phoenix, AZ | Undergrads: 19,500
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA | Undergrads: 8,116
Hiram College
Hiram, OH | Undergrads: 1,134
Houghton College
Houghton, NY | Undergrads: 998
John Brown University
Siloam Springs, AR| Undergrads: 2,183
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS | Undergrads: 24,766
Kansas City Art Institute
Kansas City, MO | Undergrads: 627
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA | Undergrads: 35,600
King's College
Wilkes-Barre, PA | Undergrads: 2,725
Kuyper College
Grand Rapids, MI | Undergrads: 300
Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY | Undergrads: 4,399
Lebanon Valley College
Annville, PA | Undergrads: 1,602
Limestone College
Gaffney, SC | Undergrads: 1,195
Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, ME | Undergrads: 949
Maryville College
Maryville, TN | Undergrads: 1,196
Mills College
Oakland, CA | Undergrads: 775
Maryville University
St Louis, MO | Undergrads: 2,147
Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY | Undergrads: 5,576
Martin Methodist College
Pulaski, TN | Undergrads: 1,138
Mass College of Art and Design
Boston, MA | Undergrads: 12,702
Mass Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, MA | Undergrads: 1,751
Methodist University
Fayetteville, NC | Undergrads: 2,476
Millersville University
Millersville, PA | Undergrads: 7,927
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT | Undergrads: 16,703
Mount St. Mary's University
Emmitsburg, MD | Undergrads: 2,186
Montserrat College of Art
Beverly, MA | Undergrads: 356
Mott Community College
Flint, MI | Undergrads: 12,345
Moody Bible Institute
Chicago, IL | Undergrads: 5,077
New England Culinary Institute
Montpelier, VT | Undergrads: 257
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Tech
Socorro, NM | Undergrads: 1,598
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM | Undergrads: 25,312
Northampton Community College
Bethlehem, PA | Undergrads: 2000
Neumont College of Comp Science
Salt Lake City, UT | Undergrads: 285
New York University (NYU)
New York, NY | Undergrads: 50,550
Neumont College of Comp Science
New York, NY | Undergrads: 1,200
Miles College
Fairfield, Al | Undergrads: 1,823
Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia, AR | Undergrads: 1,468
Oklahoma Baptist University
Shawnee, OK | Undergrads: 1,857
Our Lady of the Lake University
San Antonio, TX | Undergrads: 3,334
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Philadelphia, PA | Undergrads: 452
Paris Junior College
Paris, TX | Undergrads: 6,197
Patrick Henry College
Purcellville, VA | Undergrads: 304
Pensacola State College
Pensacola, FL | Undergrads: 9,469
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH | Undergrads: 4,200
Prescott College
Prescott, AZ | Undergrads: 703
Providence College
Providence, RI | Undergrads: 4,735
Ringling College of Art
Sarasota, FL | Undergrads: 1,270
Rochester College
Rochester Hills, MI | Undergrads: 1,059
Rocky Mountain College
Billings, MT | Undergrads: 894
Salus University
Elkins Park, PA | Undergrads: 1,007
San Joaquin Delta College
Stockton, CA | Undergrads: 18,610
Southern Evangelical Seminary
Matthews, NC | Undergrads: 325
Southern States University
San Diego, CA | Undergrads: 456
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO | Undergrads: 11,978
Stevens Institute of Business and Arts
St. Louis, MO | Undergrads: 145
Specs Howard School of Media Arts
Southfield, MI | Undergrads: 167
Spelman College
Atlanta, GA | Undergrads: 2,061
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY | Undergrads: 2,011
SUNY Canton
Canton, NY | Undergrads: 3,800
St Cloud State University
St Cloud, MN | Undergrads: 15,461
St. Catherine University
St Paul, MN | Undergrads: 4,786
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, GA | Undergrads: 10,517
Savannah State University
Savannah, GA | Undergrads: 3,800
Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, LA | Undergrads: 15,403
Southern University and A&M College
Baton Rouge, LA | Undergrads: 6,489
Southern Wesleyan University
Central, SC | Undergrads: 2,414
St Louis University Madrid
Madrid, Spain | Undergrads: 750
Stockton University
Galloway, NJ | Undergrads: 7,854
Southwestern Illinois College
Belleville, IL | Undergrads: 13,221
Snow College
Ephraim, UT | Undergrads: 4,100
Valley City State University
Valley City, ND | Undergrads: 1,285
Taylor University
Upland, IN | Undergrads: 2,126
Tennessee College of Applied Tech
Shelbyville, TN | Undergrads: 600
Texas State Technical College
Texas, TX | Undergrads: 10,689
Texas A&M University Central Texas
Killeen, TX | Undergrads: 3,470
Tiffin University
Tiffin, OH | Undergrads: 4,940
Trevecca Nazarene University
Nashville, TN | Undergrads: 3,221
Trident Technical College
North Charleston, SC | Undergrads: 5,479
Transylvania University
Lexington, KY | Undergrads: 1,100
Truman State University
Kirksville, MO | Undergrads: 6,200
University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland | Undergrads: 32,387
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH | Undergrads: 25,860
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO | Undergrads: 13,988
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK | Undergrads: 16,428
University of St Francis
Joliet, IL | Undergrads: 3,902
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, AR | Undergrads: 11,665
University of Illinois Springfield
Springfield, IL | Undergrads: 2,959
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA | Undergrads: 16,756
University of Mississippi
University, MS | Undergrads: 18,785
University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
Augusta, GA | Undergrads: 859
University of Idaho College of Law
Moscow, ID | Undergrads: 363
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO | Undergrads: 33,266
University of Mount Union
Alliance, OH | Undergrads: 2,253
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV | Undergrads: 28,600
University of Alaska Southeast
Juneau, AK | Undergrads: 3,765
University of Maryland College Park
College Park, MD | Undergrads: 38,140
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL | Undergrads: 16,699
University of North Georgia
Dahlonega, GA | Undergrads: 18,219
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA | Undergrads: 28,664
University of Saint Joseph
West Hartford, CT | Undergrads: 2,467
University of Saint Katherine
San Marcos, CA | Undergrads: 103
University of Saint Mary
Leavenworth, KS | Undergrads: 1,427
University of South Carolina Upstate
Spartanburg, SC | Undergrads: 4,476
University of Tampa
Tampa, FL | Undergrads: 7,079
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX | Undergrads: 39,714
University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX | Undergrads: 26,797
University of Virginia College -Wise
Wise, VA | Undergrads: 1,292
University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Green Bay, WI | Undergrads: 4,076
Utica College
Utica, NY | Undergrads: 5,119
Valley Forge Military College
Wayne, PA | Undergrads: 249
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA | Undergrads: 31,242
Virginia International University
Fairfax, VA | Undergrads: 1204
Western New England University
Springfield, MA | Undergrads: 2,580
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR | Undergrads: 6,214
Western State Colorado University
Gunnison, CO | Undergrads: 1,883
Westfield State University
Westfield, MA | Undergrads: 5,636
Winona State University
Winona, MN | Undergrads: 7,656
The Big Virtual Partners:
A Quick Tour

Take a look at the simple and intuitive eCareerFairs platform below designed specifically to facilitate efficient communications between students and their favorite colleges. The modern platform supports both desktop and mobile browsers with no apps or programs to install.

Event Lobby Page
In the Event Lobby, students can search and view each college. Featured and favorite schools are listed first. College specific video tours, brochures, and other media is available on each booth tile.
College Videos and other Documents
From the Event Lobby and within the booth, students can view all materials posted by the college and submit their transcript and contact information.
College Booth Page
Within the College Booth, students can watch a live stream presenter and ask questions in a many-to-one format. They can get in multiple queues to chat with department specific reps.
Conversation Page
On the Conversation page, students and college reps speak one-on-one in a timed chat. All conversations can be rated and saved for later review.
Prepare for the Event
Follow these steps to get the most out of your event experience
Click the steps below
Register for the Event
When: right away...
Registration takes about 2 minutes and will:
Notify you of any pertinent news regarding the event
Notify you of recommended tasks to perform prior to the event
Alert you when the event is starting
Give you the ability to view all of the participating colleges and research information they’ve posted to their booths
Allow you to attend the event, post your registration profile with schools you like, view live stream presentations from schools, and communicate with desired school representatives
Allow you to take notes and rate schools and conversations
Allow attending colleges to find and invite you to visit their booth during the fair
Be sure to have your transcript and a profile photo image of yourself available on your computer or mobile device before starting the registration. This is not required, but recommended for a more efficient and personal experience.
Develop a “College Wish List”
When: right away...
Research colleges. 
We recommend College Scorecard, BigFuture.CollegeBoard.com, Niche.com, or CollegeXpress.com sites as a starting point to determine those colleges you want to visit during The Big Virtual College Fair event.
These college search sites are informative, well designed and simple to use. They will greatly assist in helping narrow down your college choices based on specific criteria that is inline with your needs such as school size, costs, majors offered, location, sports, and much more.
Jot down your favorite college names. Take notes on what you like about the school and what separates it from the other choices. Write questions you might have about each institution. Here are some good articles regarding questions you may want to ask:

* Questions to Ask at The College Fair - SchoolGuides.com
* Questions to Ask at College Fairs - JLVCollegeCounseling.com
* Hey Guys! Let’s Go to a (College) Fair! - HuffingtonPost.com

Now you'll be prepared when you visit your desired schools during the event.
Be sure to have at least 10-15 colleges defined in your wish list.
Prepare for Event Day - Important!
When: one week prior to the event...
This pre-event step will optimize your experience when the fair is underway.
Click through the short Student Preparation Guide slideshow presentation below to learn how to navigate and view the features of the virtual college fair platform. Press the Full Screen button in the Google Slides bar below to view the slideshow maximized.
Use your computer or mobile device's browser (Chrome recommended) to sign-in.
Locate the colleges you want to visit during the fair. Mark your favorite colleges in the event lobby so you can visit them quickly during the event
Colleges will post information in their booth that they would like you to review prior to or during the event such as tour videos, brochures, deadlines, primary majors and other media. Review the material, then, if interested, submit your registration profile and answer any questions they request.
If the college is “not currently participating”, press the “Please Participate” button. This will notify the college and TBV personnel that you’d like to visit their booth during the event and you hope they’ll be participating
Contact your Guidance Department
When: one week prior to the event...
This step will ensure you have time allocated for the event.
It is likely that your high school is registered with The Big Virtual event and has accommodations for you to attend. If so, you will be notified by your school when and where (ie: cafeteria, library, computer lab, auditorium, gym, etc) to attend. In this case you may be dismissed from class at the specified time.
If your school is not registered, inform your guidance counselor and ask if you can be excused from class so that you may attend and ask where the appropriate location is for you to participate.
Attend the Event!
When: on event day...
Be signed in and ready at the start of event.
Be sure to BRING YOUR HEADPHONES if you're using your mobile device.
Enter the event lobby and go straight to the schools you’ve marked as favorites. Get in the representative queue that is applicable to your interest (ie: major, athletics, club, etc). You’ll notice your place in the queue via the status bar. Be ready for a one-on-one conversation with the rep when your time starts. Once the conversation starts, the representative will be able to see your registration profile information. You will be able to take notes and rate the conversation you have with the rep.
You can get in as many representative queues as you'd like, but you can only have one conversation at a time.
Within the booth, you can submit your registration profile to as many schools as you'd like. This will provide the school your information and the opportunity to contact you after the fair.
Many colleges will have a live stream presentation underway when you enter their booth - you’ll see a live presenter answering general questions to a group (a one-to-many chat). You’ll be able to hear them, however, they cannot hear you, but can see and respond to your text chat posts. Feel free to participate in any of these live stream presentations and ask general, non-department specific questions about the school via the available chat window.
Be sure to visit as many colleges as you can beyond your favorites. You may discover a college you like, but didn’t expect. 
Visit your Favorite Colleges
When: soon after the event...
Whew! What an experience. Now:
Review your stored notes and conversations and determine 8-10 schools that best suit you.
It's time to set up appointments to physically visit these schools.
Good Luck!

Student / Parent Privacy Statement

eCareerFairs (an Echo Ventures, LLC company) does not sell, distribute, or solicit student/parent contact information collected (ie: via the Student Registration, or any other eCareerFairs process) to any 3rd party entities. Student/parent contact information is provided to colleges and universities that have participated in The Big Virtual - College Admissions Fair and only where the student/parent has visited the booth of that college or university. eCareerFairs will update students and parents of the event for which they've registered via email or text messages if they've subscribed to those notices.
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