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Western New England University to Host NEACAC Regional College Fair on Oct. 5

SPRINGFIELD — Western New England University (WNE) will host a college fair sponsored by the New England Assoc. for College Admission Counseling on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Caprio Alumni Healthful Living Center located at 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield.

Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities will be available to speak with high-school students and their parents about their respective institutions and the college-admission process. The event is free and open to the public. Masks are currently required.

Prior to the start of the fair, the university will host a free 45-minute College and Financial Aid Awareness workshop beginning at 5 p.m. in the Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy. “This workshop will give parents and students a great introduction into the entire college-search and financial-aid process — a process that can get confusing,” said Bryan Gross, vice president for Enrollment Management and Marketing at WNE. No registration is required to attend the free workshop.

All high-school students are encouraged to attend this college fair, the largest to be held in Western Mass. this fall. An up-to-date list of the colleges that have confirmed attendance can be found at www1.wne.edu/become-a-student/visit/college-fair.cfm.