College Fair

Virtual College Fair - March 25


Welcome to the first ever SMR Virtual College Fair! Even though current events preclude visiting campuses, it does provide an opportunity to research colleges and universities. To that end, what follows are guidelines on how to use Wednesday, March 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to your advantage.

The list of colleges that were to attend are listed on the attached spreadsheet along with the school website and additional information. Once on the college website, students should complete the information card requesting additional information and spend five to seven minutes researching that institution. Do so for all of the colleges where one has an interest.

Also during the time of the fair, Mr. David Hamilton will be available to answer general questions via Google Meet. To participate, click this link: For specific questions, please email him and he will respond to your inquiry.

After the fair, he recommends the following:

1.  Students to come up with a day and time to meet with your parents/guardians on a weekly basis. Even if it is for 10 minutes, frequent conversations about the college quest benefits all parties involved.

2.  Read the following articles from The Atlantic

3.  Students to create a free account. Great resource for objective information and a solid scholarship search engine.

4.  Students to choose three to five colleges and compare/contrast via

In addition, there are a number of upcoming virtual college admission events. While this is not an exhaustive list, more and more places are developing virtual learning platforms.

As Mr. Hamilton has explained to the junior class, now is the time to research, research and research. While it would be best to do this in person and on campus, one still must proceed in this journey step by step. Start early, move forward, and enjoy the process!

Each spring, St. Mary's Ryken hosts a college fair for our students and members of the community. Please join us!

College Fair

Date: Wednesday, March 25

Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: CANCELLED - see above. St. Mary's Ryken Campus, Donnie Williams Center

This is a free event and open to the public. 

If you have any questions, please email Mr. David Hamilton, Director of College Advising at

View College Fair Article (PDF)

The following colleges and universities have RSVP'd to attend the college fair.

(This list will be updated as other colleges and universities RSVP for the fair.)

Albright College

Alvernia University

Arcadia University

Bridgewater College

Campbell University

Frostburg State University

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Hood College

Lycoming College

Marist College

McDaniel College

Mount St. Mary's University

Neumann University

Point Park University

Purdue University

Radford University

Rider University

Roanoke College

Rochester Institute of Technology

Saint Michael's College

Saint Vincent College

Shepherd University

St. Bonaventure University

Stevenson University

Stonehill College

Texas A&M University 

The Catholic University of America

Towson University

U.S. Air Force Academy

University of Alabama

University of Mary Washington

University of Mississippi

University of Tennessee

Virginia Military Institute

Washington College

West Virginia University

York College of Pennsylvania