The annual NISD College, Career, and Military Night will be held Monday, Oct. 22 from 6-8:30 p.m. drawing 140 colleges and universities from across the nation.
Thousands of NISD students are expected to attend the event which will be held in the Recreation and Wellness Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio on the Loop 1604 campus.
There will also be three, general 30-minute financial aid sessions with financial aid experts available to answer questions. Space will be limited.
“College, Career, and Military Night is an extraordinary event that provides students and their parents the opportunity to become more familiar with institutions of higher education from all over Texas and the nation,” said Dr. Kimberly Ridgley, Director of Guidance and Counseling. “This face-to-face interaction with representatives from the military, and various colleges and universities is informative for parents and a valuable experience for our students when faced with making important decisions about their future.”
Due to the volume of attendees to the event and limited parking, it is suggested that students and parents utilize the shuttle buses provided from Dub Farris Athletic Complex on Loop 1604. Buses will shuttle participants to and from UTSA every 15 minutes from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Suggested student arrival and departure times vary based on which high school they attend:
- 6-6:50 p.m. – Jay HS, Jay Science and Engineering Academy, Harlan HS, Marshall HS, Taft HS, and Communications Arts HS.
- 6:50-7:40 p.m. – Holmes HS, Business Careers HS, Stevens HS, Warren HS, Construction Careers Academy, and Brennan HS
- 7:40-8:30 p.m. – Health Careers HS, Clark HS, Brandeis HS, and O’Connor HS
Prior to arriving, counselors recommend that students pre-register at texascollegefairs.org and print their unique barcode or save it on their phones. This facilitates a quick check-in with university representatives and makes better use of students’ limited time with the reps. Students should also:
- Bring a pencil and paper
- Decide which colleges to visit before arrival, have three or four schools in mind
- Choose three or four questions to ask the college representative
- Ask for the college representative's business card to schedule an appointment for a one-on-one time