High school seniors will be able to meet with representatives of public colleges and universities from across Texas in one place on Oct. 28, an early release day for most HISD high schools.
Texas College Night will be held at the University of Houston’s Cullen Performance Hall (4800 Calhoun Road, 77004). Students and their families will be able to talk with representatives from more than 30 Texas universities and local scholarship providers from 3:45 to 5:55 p.m. A formal program, scheduled for 6:15–7:15 p.m., will feature a panel of HISD graduates, and Texas State Sen. Rodney Ellis as the keynote speaker.
Students will be able to participate in breakout sessions focused on STEM, business, education, social services, and honors colleges, or take part in live demonstrations highlighting careers and research projects specific to certain departments and majors.
HISD’s new Teach Forward Houston program will also be highlighted at this event. The program provides HISD graduates with scholarships to major in education if they commit to teaching in HISD for at least four years.
Seniors who would like to attend Texas College Night should visit the College Success Center on their campus for more information.