College Fair and College Night

Sunday, October 20 and Monday, October 21, 2019

The FCPS College Fair and College Night events offer a venue for high school students and parents to meet with colleges and universities to share information and answer questions about their institutions. Approximately 400 colleges attend these events. College Fair is an open-air setting and traditionally draws approximately 5,000 students and parents. College Night, held the following evening, attracts between 2,000 and 3,000 attendees. In addition to the open-air setting, College Night features workshops related to the college admissions process.

Students looking for an experience beyond the classroom should consider a gap year. FCPS hosts a gap year program fair each February and has produced a video featuring an FCPS student who recently completed a gap program.


This year barcodes can be scanned from both paper and electronic devices. Students are highly encouraged to register for these events to make the best use of their time. Upon registration, each student will receive a unique bar code. This bar code will allow colleges of the students’ choice to electronically scan the students’ information instead of the students having to fill out an information card for each college.

Colleges and Universities


Fair Oaks Mall
Sunday, October 20, 2019
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
College Fair Information


Hayfield Secondary School
Monday, October 21, 2019
7 – 9 p.m.
College Night Information