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2018 News Fall College Fair
October 29, 2018 : OHIO Chillicothe College Fair continues to flourish


Over 430 high school students attended the Ohio University Chillicothe College Fair on Oct. 16, 2018. Both the Chillicothe and Athens campus of Ohio University were represented in addition to more than 50 colleges and universities, branches of the Armed Forces, and various scholarship and loan programs. The event took place from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Shoemaker Center.


Next year, OHIO Chillicothe is thinking about expanding the length of the event by 30 minutes. John Fisher, Director of Student Services, commented, “We think that the students will really benefit from lengthening the event. At about 30 minutes left of the program we had a large group of students sign-in and unfortunately they didn’t have enough time to visit with the representatives of their choosing.”


As the only OACAC approved college fair in Ross County, attendance has more than tripled since 2016 due to the change in time of the event. The campus typically held the college fair in the evening, but last year OHIO Chillicothe decided to change the time due to several years of declining attendance. Now with the event begin held during the day, high schools can bus their students to the college fair.


This year, bus-loads of juniors and seniors came from Adena, Chillicothe, Paint Valley, Unioto, Wellston, Zane Trace, and Pike County Christian Academy. Students also came from Bloom Carroll, Circleville, Hillsboro, Southeastern, Vandalia Butler, and Waverly.


Those who attended the college fair were able to explore degree and transfer options, admission requirements, costs of attendance, financial aid as well as scholarship opportunities. It is important that our area students realize the opportunities that are available to them.


The event is for both prospective and current students as well as their parents. Beth Barnes, Academic Advisor and coordinator of the event, remarked, “We are pleased to host the college fair for our area. For some students, it will be their first contact with a college representative and for others, it will offer a chance to further investigate some schools and ask follow-up questions. As college representatives, we are happy to assist prospective students with making these decisions that greatly impact their future.”


For questions regarding the college fair or admissions at OHIO Chillicothe, please contact Barnes at 740.774.7755 or