A Philadelphia-based Fair that gathers students and Quaker youth to explore and invest in a values-based Quaker education.
Saturday, March 2, 12:00 – 3:00, Arch Street Meeting House
Four Reasons to Attend
- This is about YOU – This is not about your resume, your grades or your course loads. This is about YOU, and the next four years of your academic life. It’s about what your mind and heart most need to prepare you for life.
- It’s fun – You will make people to people connections; have time for questions; and get good answers.
- No Lines, no tours, no driving from place to place - Three hours – 14 Colleges– this Fair gives you access to the historically Quaker institutions of higher learning. AND… you will not need to spend ten hours in a car driving from one College campus to another.
- Access to experts – on what to expect in college, gap years, housing, financial aid, and on the college process.
Noon Registration open
Four panelists share remaks on their experience with Quaker colleges
12:30 Small Discussion Groups
Facilitated by the panelists, discussion groups each focus on an issue related to the college search process.
1:00 College Tables open
Each college is represented at a table where students may find more information and speak with someone from the school
President Emeritus of Earlham College
Swarthmore College, Professor of Sociology & Anthropology
Luke Van Meter
Haverford College Graduate
Director of College Counseling, William Penn Charter School
Bryn Mawr College
Earlham School of Religion
George Fox University
Global College of Long Island University
William Penn University
Snapshot from the 2012 Quaker College Fair
Last year 93 people attended the fair, coming from 26 Monthly Meetings and 25 Schools. 38 % were from Friends Schools; 25% from public schools; 15 % did not list a school; 18% were from independent schools; 2% were home schooled. Participants reported that the Fair was relaxing, intimate, well-timed, and manageable as an event. Family members said they had “rich discussions and comfortable access to some wonderful representatives.”