College Fair 2020 was scheduled for April 28th. When the Hurst Conference Center closed because of Covid-19, we wanted to find another way to connect our wonderful IB students to the colleges and universities who had planned to attend. So, Texas IB Schools, in partnership with the Texas Council for International Studies, created a virtual college fair sponsored by Johns Hopkins University Office of Admissions and the University of Texas at Austin.
On the website, students can listen to messages from universities recorded especially for IB students. Visitors can also access the university websites and mailing lists. Universities will be added to the website as they come in. The website will be active until at least September 1, 2020. Here is the link: Since this link was distributed in April, breakout sessions have been added under the "More" tab. A special thanks to Margaret Davis for making the virtual college fair a reality.

Linda Buie, TIBS Board Member and Dean of Instruction/Head of School at Longview High School shared the following assignment regarding the College Fair:

What a wonderful opportunity the Texas IB Schools Virtual College Fair is for our students in Texas! As our IB students work from home, we are going to encourage our 10 th and 11 th -grade English teachers to create an assignment for students based on the College Fair. Teachers will ask students to visit eight colleges from the virtual fair—five colleges they are familiar with and three new ones to explore. They should take notes from each visit and create a paper sharing which colleges that they visited and some highlights from their visits. The number of visits may vary by the teacher making the assignment.

College Fair 2021 has been scheduled for April 21, 2021. We hope to see you and your students there in person!