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Free event helps students prepare for college


September 16, 2011

Valley sixth through tenth graders and their parents will receive a wide range of information to help them prepare for college during “Road to the University,” an event set for Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Arizona State University’s West campus.

“This ASU event is designed to help students and their families gain the knowledge, tools and resources to better prepare them for the university experience,” said Sharon Smith, assistant dean of students at the West campus.

Road to the University highlights will include presentations focusing on preparing for college as well as financial aid options; panel discussions featuring ASU students and their parents; a resource fair showcasing the wide range of university resources available to assist future and current students; and tours of the campus.

The event and parking on campus for attendees are free of charge. The first 200 attendees will receive ASU bags.

R.S.V.P.s are not required for Road to the University, which will be held in the La Sala Ballroom of the University Center Building on the West campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road.

The event is sponsored by ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, the core college on the West campus, and Access ASU. It is part of Hispanic Heritage Month activities on campus.

For more information, call Lucy Berchini at (602) 543-6091.