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Update Regarding Palo Alto College Fair

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the 2020 Palo Alto College Fair which was initially postponed, has since been cancelled. Next fall, Henry M. Gunn will be hosting the Palo Alto College Fair on Monday, October 11th 2021; it will be held on campus with tiered entry for Paly and Gunn students.

College fair attendance will be limited in accordance with state and county COVID 19 guidelines for the number of college reps and participants allowed, following protocols outlined by colored-coded COVID 19 transmission caution tiers provided by the state. Participants and college reps will have to wear masks or face coverings and follow any state and county guidelines for social-distancing when interacting with others.

The Palo Alto College Fair will be for Paly and Gunn students only. Priority for registration and entrance will be given to seniors and juniors. The fair will not be able to accommodate sophomores, freshman or parents in 2021. More information about the fair will be available in the early fall. For questions, please contact Leighton Lang:

Families are encouraged to participate in virtual college fairs this Spring; visit fair sponsor’s websites for dates, information, and registration details:

2019 College Fair

Palo Alto and Gunn High Schools join us in sponsoring the annual Palo Alto College Fair on October 14, 2019. Over 100 private and out-of-state/international colleges and universities participate and the fair draws 1000 attendees from our district, as well as several local private high schools. Meet representatives and receive information and brochures.

A financial aid workshop will be offered at 7:30 pm in room 2030 (downstairs, in small gym). The presenter will be Carl Gottbrecht from the financial aid office at Stanford University.

To learn more about how to prepare for a college fair, check out the document in the Naviance document library.

List of colleges attending the fair (as of October 11, 2019):

Allegheny College
American University
Amherst College
Babson College
Bates College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Bryant University
Bucknell University
Butler University
Carleton College
Carroll College
Clark University
Clarkson University
Columbia University International Dual BA Programs
Cornell University
Cornish College of the Arts
Denison University
DePaul University
Dickinson College
Dominican University
Drexel University
Elon University
Emerson College
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Georgetown University
Gettysburg College
Harvey Mudd College
High Point University
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Hult International Business School
Illinois Institute of Technology
Institute of Technology
James Madison University
Juniata College
Knox College
Lafayette College
Landmark College
Lawrence University
Lehigh University
Lesley University
Linfield College
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Lynn University
Make School (recently accredited, accelerated degree in Comp. Sci; partner with Dominican)
Marquette University
Marymount Manhattan College
McGill University
Menlo College
Merrimack College
Miami University
Michigan State University
Middlebury College
Mills College
Nagoya University
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern University
Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU)
Oberlin College
Ohio Wesleyan University
Pace University
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Penn State University
Providence College
Purdue University
Quest University Canada
Reed College
Regis University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rice University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Sacred Heart University
Saint Mary's College of California
Santa Clara University
Sarah Lawrence College
Seattle University
Seton Hall University
Sierra Nevada College
Simmons College
Smith College
Southern CA Institute of Architecture (SCIARC)
St. John's College
St. John's University
St. Lawrence University
Stanford University
Stony Brook University
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
Temple University, Japan Campus
The New School
Trinity University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of Chicago
University of Connecticut
University of Denver
University of Florida
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kansas
University of Miami
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
University of Oregon
University of Pittsburgh
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of Richmond
University of Tennessee Knoxville
University of the Pacific
University of Toronto
University of Washington
University of Waterloo
US Coast Guard Academy
US Army
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Waseda University
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wesleyan University
Whitman College