In years past, more than 60 colleges and universities have attended this free event, which is open to the public. High school students and their parents have been encouraged to attend to learn about preparing for college and to meet with university representatives. Colleges in previous attendance have included the University of Southern California, UC Berkeley, University of Alabama, U.S. Air Force Academy, CSU Fresno, UC Los Angeles, Stanford University, and more.
California College Night is an event that travels throughout the state of California. “We are proud to offer College Night SLO to local high school students and their parents,” says former Executive Director of the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education (SLOCOE) Dan Peverini, “This is a great opportunity to learn about colleges and universities located both within California and across the country.
The night has also included workshops providing information and guidance on various college preparatory topics, including how to create a powerful application, athletic recruiting, financial aid procedures, and essay writing.
Sponsored by the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust, this event is organized in collaboration with SLOCOE, Cuesta College, and The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County. “The community response has been tremendous,” says San Luis Obispo County Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Brescia. “Volunteers from throughout the county have spent countless hours planning and staffing this event, which promises to be informative for those preparing to apply for college.”