overhead photo of arena with College Fair attendees

College Fair

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

6 to 8 p.m.

Physical Education Center (PEC), Arena

View Maps and Directions

Register now to easily share your information with colleges of your choice at the fair.

Preparing for the College Fair

Register for the fair by visiting StriveFair.com to receive a barcode and avoid lines. Here are some tips when registering for the College Fair:

  • Click on “Login” and select “Student Registration”
  • The profile should be filled out by the student, not a parent/guardian. If a parent/guardian is filling out the form on behalf of the student, please use the student's information. This information will be used by the colleges and universities to communicate about future opportunities at their institution.
  • When filling out the profile, make sure to select the following:
    • Event Location: Illinois
    • What event are you attending?: 10/11/22 - College of DuPage
  • Find out which colleges will be at the fair and write down the names of the ones you want to learn about.
  • Make a list of any questions you have.
  • Make sure to use your personal email address, not your high school email. Also, share an email address that won't embarrass you - remember, college admission officers will see it!

Where will the College Fair take place?

The College of DuPage College Fair will take place in the Physical Education Center (PEC) off of East College Road and Park Boulevard. The closest parking locations are lots College 1 or College 2, right outside of the PEC and Berg Instructional Center (BIC). For directions, visit our Maps & Directions page.

Check-in begins at 5:30 in the PE lobby. Doors to the College Fair will not open until exactly 6 p.m., so plan accordingly.  

At the fair

  • Check the College of DuPage College Fair website to get a map of the fair. Plan your route early so you hit all of the college booths you want to for the night. Some of the larger state-schools get crowded, so be ready with your questions!  If there is no map available, do a quick survey of the room to locate your colleges.
  • Visit booths and ask college representatives questions. For example, you can ask, "What kind of student are you looking for?" or "What makes your campus special?"
  • Take a minute to jot down any information you think is important before moving on to the next booth.
  • Check out some of the other booths when you're done with the colleges on your list. You may stumble onto a great college you hadn't considered.
  • Attend an information session to get expert advice. 

Financial Aid Presentations - Seats fill quickly

6:15 and 7:15 p.m.
Physical Education Center (PEC), Room 131

When You Get Home

  • Ask yourself which colleges stood out and why.
  • Organize the college material you collected and review it that week while it's fresh in your mind.
  • Go over any notes you took during the fair.
  • Do more research on the colleges you're thinking about. Explore websites, contact the admission office or plan a campus visit. If you liked what you saw at the fair, it may be time to see the college in person.

Questions

Contact the Office of Admissions & Outreach during regular business hours:

  • Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: (630) 942-2626
Email: admissions@cod.edu 
Chat: Chat Online

Colleges and Universities attending: 

  • Albion College (MI)
  • Alma College (MI)
  • Alverno College (WI)
  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Augustana College (IL)
  • Aurora University (IL)
  • Ball State University (IN)
  • Baylor University (TX)
  • Belmont University (TN)
  • Beloit College (WI)
  • Benedictine University (IL)
  • Binghamton University - State University of New York (NY)
  • Blackburn College (IL)
  • Bradley University (IL)
  • Butler University (IN)
  • Calumet College of St. Joseph (IN)
  • Carroll University (WI)
  • Carthage College (WI)
  • Catholic University of America (DC)
  • Central College (IA)
  • Central Michigan University (MI)
  • Chicago State University (IL)
  • Coe College (IA)
  • College for Creative Studies (MI)
  • College of DuPage (IL)
  • College of St. Benedict and St. John's University (MN)
  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Columbia College of Missouri (MO)
  • Concordia University Chicago (IL)
  • Concordia University Wisconsin (WI)
  • Cornell College (IA)
  • Creighton University (NE)
  • DePaul University (IL)
  • DePauw University (IN)
  • Dominican University (IL)
  • Drake University (IA)
  • Eastern Illinois University (IL)
  • Eckerd College (FL)
  • Elmhurst University (IL)
  • Elon University (NC)
  • Ferris State University (MI)
  • Florida Atlantic University (FL)
  • Fontbonne University (MO)
  • Grand Canyon University (AZ)
  • High Point University (NC)
  • Holy Cross College (IN)
  • Hope College (MI)
  • Illinois College (IL)
  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)
  • Illinois State University (IL)
  • Illinois Student Assistance Commission (IL)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (IL)
  • Indiana State University (IN)
  • Indiana University (IN)
  • Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IN)
  • Iowa State University (IA)
  • John Carroll University (OH)
  • Judson University (IL)
  • Kalamazoo College (MI)
  • Kettering University (MI)
  • Knox College (IL)
  • Lake Forest College (IL)
  • Lakeview College of Nursing (IL)
  • Lawrence Technological University (MI)
  • Lawrence University (WI)
  • Lewis University (IL)
  • Lindenwood University St Charles (MO)
  • Loras College (IL)
  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
  • Luther College (IA)
  • Marquette University (WI)
  • McKendree University (IL)
  • Miami University (OH)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • Michigan Technological University (MI)
  • Midwestern University (IL)
  • Millikin University (IL)
  • Mississippi State University (MS)
  • Missouri State University (MO)
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (MO)
  • Monmouth College (IL)
  • Mount Mary (WI)
  • Mount Mercy University (IA)
  • Murray State University (KY)
  • National Louis University (IL)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • North Central College (IL)
  • North Park University (IL)
  • Northeastern Illinois University (IL)
  • Northern Illinois University (IL)
  • Northern Michigan University (MI)
  • Northland College (WI)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Nova Southeastern University (FL)
  • Ohio State University (OH)
  • Ohio Wesleyan University (OH)
  • Oklahoma State University (OK)
  • Parkland College - Institute of Aviation (IL)
  • Paul Mitchell The School Lombard (IL)
  • Penn State University (PA)
  • Pittsburg State University (KS)
  • Providence College (RI)
  • Purdue University (IN)
  • Purdue University Fort Wayne (IN)
  • Purdue University Northwest (IN)
  • Quincy University (IL)
  • Ripon College (WI)
  • Rockford University (IL)
  • Roosevelt University (IL)
  • Saint Anthony College of Nursing (IL)
  • Saint Louis University (MO)
  • Saint Mary's College (IN)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (MN)
  • Saint Xavier University (IL)
  • San Diego State University (CA)
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL)
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)
  • Southern Methodist University (TX)
  • St. Ambrose University (IA)
  • St. Norbert College (WI)
  • St. Olaf College (MN)
  • Suffolk University (MA)
  • Syracuse University (NY)
  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  • Texas Christian University (TX)
  • Trine University (IN)
  • Trinity Christian College (IL)
  • Trinity International University (IL)
  • Truman State University (MO)
  • University of Akron (OH)
  • University of Alabama (AL)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (AL)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Arkansas (AR)
  • University of Cincinnati (OH)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Dayton (OH)
  • University of Denver (CO)
  • University of Dubuque (IA)
  • University of Evansville (IN)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis (MO)
  • University of Illinois Chicago (IL)
  • University of Illinois Springfield (IL)
  • University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign (IL)
  • University of Indianapolis (IN)
  • University of Iowa (IA)
  • University of Kansas (KS)
  • University of Kentucky (KY)
  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • University of Maryland (MD)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Mississippi (MS)
  • University of Missouri (MO)
  • University of Missouri - St. Louis (MO)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE)
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV)
  • University of Northern Iowa (IA)
  • University of Notre Dame (IN)
  • University of Oklahoma (OK)
  • University of Oregon (OR)
  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)
  • University of South Alabama (AL)
  • University of South Carolina (SC)
  • University of South Florida (FL)
  • University of St. Francis (IL)
  • University of St. Thomas (MN)
  • University of Tampa (FL)
  • University of Tennessee (TN)
  • University of Toledo (OH)
  • University of Utah (UT)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin - Platteville (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin - Whitewater (WI)
  • Upper Iowa University (IA)
  • Valparaiso University (IN)
  • Vanderbilt University (TN)
  • VanderCook College of Music (IL)
  • Wabash College (IN)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
  • Wayne State University (MI)
  • Webster University (MO)
  • West Point (NY)
  • Western Illinois University (IL)
  • Western Michigan University (MI)
  • Western Washington University (WA)
  • Wheaton College (IL)
  • Wittenberg University (OH)
  • Xavier University (OH)