Ways to promote MPCW
Encourage high school students and parents to include campus visits in their summer plans during Minnesota Private College Week, running June 25-29 in 2018. Our 17 private nonprofit institutions offer short morning and afternoon introductory sessions, all five days of the week; students and families can choose to visit any combination of colleges during these 10 sessions.
Ideas for sharing information about MPCW at your school
- Pre-order copies in November and December.
- letter-size flyer (portrait)
- letter-size flyer (landscape)
- legal-size flyer
- tabloid-size flyer (11 x17)
Email, print and websites
- Share information about the event in written materials, newsletters, on Naviance or on school monitors (the posters work well for monitors; contact us if you need a special format).
- Use this link — www.mnprivatecolleges.org/mpcw — in what you share electronically. Here's some sample text and a graphic you can use:
Summer is a good time for soon-to-be juniors and seniors, as well as their families, to begin exploring college options. An easy way to get started is Minnesota Private College Week, running June 25-29.
These introductory visits, which include a campus tour and informational meeting, are of most value to students who are beginning their searches.Two short sessions are held daily.
Register online for free at www.mnprivatecolleges.org/mpcw.
Addition resources that might be useful
- College Guide: A Resource for Counselors (order copies or download PDF)
- Excellence, Career Preparation, Affordability brochure (order copies or download PDF)
- We're Worth It infographic (order copies or download PDF)
Make MPCW part of your summer plans
Counselors and other school professionals are also invited to MPCW. What better way to help families with the college search process than to make a few visits yourself? To attend, please contact us to register.
Here's what a counselor said about visiting MPCW:
"As a (high school) career center manager, I really enjoy visiting the campus during a student-focused event and hearing the kinds of questions students and parents have. Helps me assist families in the high school. Thanks for the opportunity — very welcoming atmosphere at all of the campuses."
Be sure to check out the resources to help families build a short road trip around campus visits. View the top 10 lists of things to do for each community along with tips on everything from coffee shops to mini golf.
Registration is highly recommended
Please direct students and parents to our registration page, where they can choose the sessions they want to attend. Registration helps colleges and universities plan for the right number of visitors.
Although we prefer that students register themselves, counselors can register a group of students who want to visit the campuses:
- ONLINE: You can use our online registration system, which now allows you to register students for visits on different campuses on different days and times.
- OFFLINE: You can fill out our group visit sign-up sheet and submit it directly to the college you want to visit.
- ON SITE: Although we prefer that students are pre-registered, your students can register on the day of the event, but you should plan to arrive at least 20 minutes early to allow enough time to register.
If your group is large, please contact admission offices ahead of time to make sure the college can accommodate your group.
We have also compiled a list of alternative transportation options for students and families who may not have access to a vehicle.
Other resources for counselors
You can stay in touch with the Minnesota Private College Council year-round by making use of our counselor resources:
Future Minnesota Private College Week dates
- June 24-28, 2019
- June 22-26, 2020
- June 21-25, 2021
- June 20-24, 2022
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