SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018 // 9AM-4:30PM
The University of Washington Bothell Office of Admissions has been hosting diversity events since 2013. The vision evolved from the desire of the university and admissions staff to empower high school students of color and provide a path for success in higher education. We began with five separate events - Black Opportunity and Leadership Day (BOLD), Día de Avanzando Latinx en Educación (DALE), Pacific Islanders Pursuing Education (PIPE), Reaching American Indian Nations (RAIN), and College Awareness Day.
College Awareness Day 2018 is a conference that offers the four legacy programs (BOLD, DALE, PIPE, and RAIN), with the exciting addition of Asians Connecting and Empowering Students (ACES). We are proud to welcome high school students from all walks of life, as we discuss topics around college awareness and intersectionalities in identity with respect to access and success in higher education.
The day will be broken up into two halves. The first half of the day, students will follow their affinity track (ACES, BOLD, DALE, PIPE, or RAIN), where as a group you will experience a mock university class and an empowering workshop. The second half of the day, all students will come together to explore the college fair and select from a variety of afternoon breakout sessions.
View a tentative agenda of the day here >
Opening Keynote Speaker
To learn more about all of our keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and other parts of the day, explore below:
|Asians Connecting and Empowering Students (ACES)
John Eklof // ACES
|Black Opportunity and Leadership Day (BOLD)
Aaron Reader // BOLD
|Día de Avanzando Latinx en Educación (DALE)
Alejandra Pérez // DALE
|Pacific Islanders Pursuing Education (PIPE)
Michael Tuncap // PIPE
|Reaching American Indian Nations (RAIN)
||Alice Tsoodle // RAIN
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College Fair Participants
Cascadia College, Central Washington University, DigiPen Institute of Technology, Eastern Oregon University, Eastern Washington University, Edmonds Community College, Edmonds Community College, Evergreen State College, Grand Canyon University, Northwest University, Pacific Lutheran University, Prescott College, Saint Martin's University, Seattle Central College, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, The Art Institute of Seattle, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, University of Washington Bothell, University of Washington Seattle, University of Washington Tacoma, Washington State University, Western Washington University, Whitworth University
Afternoon Breakout Sessions
> College Panel
> Funding Your College Education
> Human Library
> Making the Most Out of College Visits
> Muslim Student Life: College & the Deen
> Navigating Community & Technical Colleges: Top 10 Things to Know!
> Organizing and Student Activism
> Persisting and Resisting Barriers in our Education
> Preparing for the College Application Process
> Public Speaking 101: How to Change the World?
> Social, Digital, and New Media Marketing
> We're Here, We're Queer, and We're Going to College!: Being LGBTQIA+ on Campus
> Where Are All the Black People on Campus?
> Writing the College Essay
Learn more about our afternoon breakout sessions >
Interested in bringing a large group?
If you're interested in bringing 20 or more students, we can help! Please fill out the bus scholarship form below by May 7, 2018:
Bus scholarship request form >