Fulfill the College Fair/Visit requirement in one night!
All Crosby Scholars must complete the College Fair/Visit requirement by October of their Senior year. The requirement can be met by attending 1 college fair or visiting 4 colleges individually. Scholars can begin fulfilling the College Fair/Visit requirement as early as sophomore year. Complete the requirement in 1 night by attending the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools CACRAO College Fair and submitting your College Fair/Visit form. The fair takes place 4pm-8pm, but you are not required to stay for four hours.
List of Colleges Attending: Click here to see a full list of colleges attending.
Pre-registration is highly recommended. Scan the QR code or click here to complete pre-registration through StriveScan. When students pre-register, they will receive a text reminder about the event with their personal barcode. The personal barcode will help students connect with college representatives they meet at the college fair.
Crosby Scholars staff will also be present with a QR code to access the College Fair/Visit form during this event. Stop by the Crosby Scholars table as you enter or leave the fair to access and submit the form.
Location: Benton Convention Center, 301 West 5th Street in downtown Winston-Salem
Parking: Parking is available in the parking deck. Be prepared to pay for parking. (Several hundred students will attend this fair, so please allow extra time to enter and exit the parking deck.)
Approximately 70 colleges/universities are represented at this fair. Each college will have its own table and will be placed in alphabetical order. To help scholars navigate the college fair, a list of colleges and their table number is provided by the WS/FCS system and is available upon entering the fair. Additionally, the list is posted above. Several hundred students will attend this fair, so please allow extra time to enter and exit the parking deck. The fair offers students the opportunity to interact with admission reps from North Carolina colleges as well as out-of-state colleges.
When you meet with admission reps at a college fair, make sure to ask questions that are important to you so that you are learning whether a school is a good fit. Consider academic, social, emotional, leadership, and personal goals and which colleges are likely to foster their achievement. Remember to focus on the characteristics that you need and want rather than name recognition and/or prestige.