College Events & Information

2019-20 College Events and Information

This page is organized alphabetically by college then chronologically by event.


The following college representatives will visit TMP-M.  Any student may attend.

Representatives will be available during 1st hour (8:00-8:51 a.m.) unless otherwise noted.

February 5          Fort Hays State University


Exploring College Options

Program provided by Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn and Stanford at locations throughout the US.  These evening programs for students and families include a brief slide presentation about each institution and information about selection practices, financial aid and related issues related to selective college admissions.  They will be in Wichita, Kansas September 16.   RSVP website for students:


AMDA – The American Musical & Dramatic Academy

Bachelor &associate degrees in acting, music theatre and dance theatre.  Now accepting applications and holding auditions for NYC and LA locations.  For more information go to: or call 800.367.7908


Assumption College (Worcester, MA)

$2,500 renewable scholarship for graduates of Catholic high schools that are are accepted for admission.  Consideration for additional scholarships up to $25,000.

Light The Way Scholarship – A $27,000 non-academic based renewable scholarship awarded for up to 50 students who contribute to make the world a better place.   Apply for admission & scholarship by December 15 by clicking here.


Barton Community College

Scholarship format for incoming freshmen based on GPA & ACT (whichever leads to a higher award).  Visit: for more information.

Excellence Award-3.6 GPA & above or ACT of 26+;  Tuition & Books.

Honor Award-3.0-3.59 GPA or ACT of 24-25; $1,000.

Achievement Award-2.5-2.99 GPA or ACT of 22-23; $800.

Barton Athletic Training – BCC offers scholarships for student athletic trainers.  Interested?  Click here to fill out a student questionnaire.  Information will be sent to you.

Senior Day November 13 from 9:30am to 1pm.  Attend college classes, tour campus and housing.  Lunch is included.  All students who attend will be entered in a drawing for two $1,000 scholarship and four $500 scholarships.  Sign up here by October 31.

Fifth Annual Career FairFebruary 26, 2020 from 10am-2pm.  THe day includes:  campus tour, pizza for lunch, career & Degree exploration opportunities, education sessions, & prizes.


Bethany College

Music Scholarships available.  Schedule an audition at 785-227-3380, ext 8113.

Senior Preview Day – October 25 & January 20  

Junior Preview Day – November 15 & March 30

Presidential Scholarship Celebration – December 7, February 8 & February 22.  Register for any Bethany College Visit Days at 800-826-2281 or


Butler Community College

New Student Orientation & Enrollment – For students and parents.  All 8:30am-4pm.          El Dorado campus – March 25 & April 8.  Andover Campus – April 17 & 24.   Register at:

Grizzly Senior DaysNovember 22(Andover campus) & November 23(El Dorado campus).  To register go to:   or call 316-322-3382 by November 18.


Colby Community College

Junior DayFebruary 5 from 11am-2:00pm.  Includes tour of campus, lunch, visit with academic advisors, talk to coaches & extracurricular directors as well as entertainment & activities.  RSVP by Jan. 28 at:

Second Priority Scholarship deadline is February 15.

Trojan Tuesdays – Tuesdays from April 14  through July 31 are enrollment days. Students may begin making appointments now. Appointments may be made for mornings (9:00-11:30am) or afternoons (1:00-4:30pm).  Click here to register.


Congregation of Holy Cross

Old College Program – For undergraduate men considering a vocation to the religious life or priesthood, in collaboration with Notre Dame and Holy Cross College.   For more info click here.

Summer Seminary Immersion Program – 2 week program for high school men considering a vocation to the Roman Catholic Priesthood.  Apply at: after January 1


Fort Hays State University

Future Educators DayMarch 9, 9am-2pm   Future Educators Day is in conjunction with the Kansas Teacher of the Year (KTOY) presentation on our campus!  This annual event is for high school students interested in PK-12 teaching to see the FHSU campus and show them the great things both FHSU and the teaching profession have to offer, which includes working with the KTOY team.  There is no fee for this event.  Lunch will be served.

Honors College -Application deadline is March 15.  Admissions requirements:  28 ACT composite and cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher.  Click here for more information.  Apply at:

Tiger Mania (Sophomore & Junior Day)March 30.  Day includes a walking tour of campus, information about scholarships, academics, extra-curricular along with free food, free t-shirt and a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship.   RSVP by March 25.

Hispanic College Institute.  June 17-20.  This free event for 10th & 11th graders prepares high school Hispanic and Latino students to enter and succeed in higher education.  Learn about admissions & scholarships, explore career opportunities, develop critical thinking skills, and engage with Hispanic leaders and role models.  Transportation, food and lodging is free of charge.  Apply online by May 1 at:

NEW SCHOLARSHIPS based on ACT AND GPA!  Use your best 6th, 7th or 8th semester GPA and your highest ACT composite.  The College Board conversion will be used for TMP-M GPA’s.  Click here to see more details.

Tiger TakeoffOctober 8.  Tour campus, visit an academic department, learn about financial aid, free t-shirt & lunch.  Space is limited to 30 students from central and northwest Kansas.  Questions?  Contact Kyle Stacken at: or 785-639-2907.  Click here for a flyer or  click here to reserve your seat

Leadership Studies Shadow Days –  October 10, 24 and November 12 from 10am-2:30pm.  RSVP at:

Majors and Graduate Programs Fair (MGPF)-Wednesday, October 16 from 11am-3pm in the FHSU Memorial Union Ballroom.  Talk to students and staff about programs.  Click here for the Prospective Student Guide which will provide you with information on how to prepare for the event and make the most of your time on the FHSU campus.  It includes a free career assessment tool which will match you with FHSU majors.  See Mr. Zachman by Friday, October 11th to sign up.

FHSU Department of Applied Technology Jr/Sr Day. November 13th, 9am-3pm.  Register with Mr. Zachman by Tuesday, November 5.  For those interested in Construction Technology, Construction Management, Engineering Design Technology, Manufacturing Technology, and Technology & Engineering Education.

Leadership Studies Shadow Days –  February 11 & 25 from 10am-2:30pm.  For high school Juniors & Seniors.  RSVP at:

Student Recognition Program in Hays, KS – February 23.


Garden City Community College

Exploration Day – November 13, 8:30-1:00pm. For high school juniors and seniors.  Preregister here.


Hutchinson Community College

Enrollment Days – April 25, May 29, June 19 and July 17.  Register at:

Fire Science Student Field DayOctober 16.  9am-2pm  Pre-registration required. For info or to register click here.

Recruiting Day – October 25.  For 2020 and 2021 high school graduates.  Registration is required.   Register at:


Kansas City Art Institute

National Portfolio Day in Kansas CitySeptember 28th from 1-5pm.  For more info go to:


Kansas State University

Personalized Visit – Schedule your visit at:

Click here for Before you’re a Senior flyer

Click here for Important Dates to Remember flyer

Click here for In-State Scholarship flyer

Engineering DayApril 17.  Free event for high school 9th-11th graders who want to explore the field of engineering.  Click here for a flyer.  Pre-register by April 13 at:

Discover K-State Day – September 20, October 7 & 28, November 1.  For  more info or to register click here.

Admitted Wildcat DayOctober 11, November 4 & 15, December 6.  For more info or to register click here.

ACT Workshop – Manhattan:  October 12.   Salina:  November 23For more info or to register click here.

Engineering Scholars Day-October 21.  For high school seniors who have an ACT composite of 28 or above and a high school cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.  This event fills up quickly so reserve your spot early!  Register by Monday, October 14 at:

Wildcat Week – KSU is coming to western Kansas!  Join us at the location and date of your choice for helpful information from K-State insiders on admission, scholarships, financial assistance and much more. No cost to attend. Representatives from academic colleges will be available to answer any questions you may have.

Monday, October 21-Colby, KS 

Colby Community College 1255 S Range Ave, 1:30 to 3 p.m. AND                                     City Limits, 2227 S Range Ave, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 22-Great Bend, KS

Barton Community College, 245 NE 30 Rd, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. AND
Front Door Community Center, 1615 Tenth St, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 23-Hutchinson, KS

Hutchinson Community College, 1300 N Plum St, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.



Kansas State University Polytechnic

Learn more about these events and others at:

Preview DayOctober 18

Act Workshop – November 23

TWIST (Teen Women in Science and Technology)January 9 from 8:30-1pm.  Purpose:  To expose teen women in 9th-12th grade to various career possibilities. Students must register individually to choose their top five career sessions.  Sessions include:  Accounting/Finance, Attorney, City Government, Communications and Marketing, Food Science, Graphic Designer, Highway Patrol, Pediatric Care, Pharmacy, Pilot, Speech Pathology, Social Work/Mental Health, and Zoo Veterinary Medicine.  See Mrs. Schoepf to register.

Polytechnic Wildcat for a Day Select a date online that fits your schedule

Crash a Class – Select a date online that fits your schedule


Naval Academy

Representatives for the US Naval Academy will be in Kansas City, MO September 22 (2-4:30pm) at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, 11411 Plfumm Rd, Overland Park, CLICK HERE for FREE registration! and November 24 (1-2:30pm) at The Liberty Memorial, 100 West 26th St Kansas City, Missouri. To RSVP for November 24, email Mr. Lee Gilgour at with your name and the number of persons attending.


North Central Kansas Technical College   

NCK is waiving the Accuplacer/ACT requirement to apply to thier programs.

The $50 applciation fee will be wiaved for the first 50 full time students who have not applied yet.

Virtual tours  of the Hays campus are also available on weekdays after 4:30pm and on Saturdays.

Junior/Senior Day – Hays March 4; Beloit March 5.                                              Sophomore/Junior Day – Hays March 10; Beloit March 13.                                        Enrollment Day – Hays May 28, June 11 & 12;  Beloit May 29, June 18 & 19.

Summer CNA class – May 18-June 30. Online/Hybrid. Cost:  $692.  CNA classes taken by high school students, during the school year, are funded by Senate Bill 155, so the student pays approximately $100.


Northwest Kansas Technical College

Latino Student Leadership DayNovember 7, from 9am-3:30pm(CST).  Registration is due October 31 and is $20 per person. Includes lunch and t-shirt.  Click here for more info or to register

Senior DayNovember 12th from 9:30am-2pm (CST).  For more info click here.


Pittsburg State University

Department of Music Scholarship Auditions– Audition Day February 21 or weekly Fridays at 1 & 2pm or by appointment, if necessary.  Schedule an appointment at:  620-235-4466 or


Pratt Community College

Senior DaySeptember 11                    College Prep DayApril 1                      Schedule your visit at:  620-450-2217 or

Tech DayNovember 13 from 9am-1pm.  Experience any three of these programs:  Agriculture, Automotive, Wildlife Outfitting, Info Network Technology, Business & Accounting, Nursing, Modern Distribution, Sales and Management.  Register by November 4 at:


University of Kansas

Crimson & Blue Day (Free Open House) Friday, October 18 from 8:30am-4pm.  Click here to register.

Rock Chalk Days – October 11, 25 & November 11.  These days provide acadmici sessions and campus tours.

Hixson Opportunity Award – Provides $6,000 per year and is renewable up to four years. This award is meant to help students who have faced significant personal challenges and financial hardship and is only available to Kansas residents attending the University of Kansas.  Priority given to first generation college students.  Applications available from August 31 to January 3.  Click here for more information.


Washburn Tech

Ichabod Days – September 27 (seniors), October 18 (seniors), November 15 (admitted seniors), January 24 (seniors/juniors), February 17 (juniors), March 6 (juniors) and April 17 (sophomores).  RSVP at:

Fall Open HouseOctober 17.  Tours 8:30-11am or Noon-2:30pm.  Schedule now at:

Garvey Scholarship Exam – To qualify for Washburn University renewable scholarships from $500 -$2,000 you must have a high school cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 and take the Garvey Scholarship exam. First, apply for WU admission by December 1.  Exam is available in Hays Saturday, December 7 at 9am.  Other dates & locations are available.  Register for the exam here.


Wichita State University

Sign up for these events and more at:

Campus Visits – Every Weekday

Shocker SaturdaysFebruary 15, March 14 & 21, April 4

W-S-You – For admitted high seniors and transfer students. March 28

Black & Yellow Days (For High school juniors & seniors) – February 17  & April 17

Freshman and Sophomore Day April 25

Scholarship Information programsAugust 17, 24, 27 & 29

Honors in ActionOctober 5

Diversity Leadership Symposium October 10

Distinguished Scholarship Invitational – Scholarships up to $64,000. Submit application materials to WSU by October 15.  Minimum ACT of 27  OR minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 OR rank in top 10% of class.  Submit DSI application by November 1.  For more information or to apply click here.

Other WSU Scholarships are available for:  Business, Engineering, English, Entrepreneurs, Fine Arts, Honors College, Math/Science, Minority students majoring in Business or Education, and First generation students.  Click here for more information.






2018-19 College Events and Information



Baker University

Audition Days – Nov 10, Jan 26, Feb 9 & March 2.  Scholarships are available to music majors and non-music majors.  Recipients must be accepted for admission to Baker University.  Schedule an audition by calling 785-594-8478 or email at:   Learn more at: or


Student Athletic Trainers wanted for Books & Tuition scholarships.  Interested?  Go to:    Click on “Join Orr Team” then click on “Student Athletic Trainer Questionnaire”


Benedictine College 

BCYC Immersion program– A summer program designed to help students learn more about their chosen area of study.  Tracks/Areas of Study include:  architecture, art, biology, chemistry, creative writing, education, leadership, nursing, philosophy, theology and voice.  BCYC includes daily prayer, bible studies, opportunities for adoration/confession and community-building activities. Sessions are offered June 9-14, June 16-21 and July 7-12.  See Mr. Zachman for a coupon worth $100 off the cost of the program.  For information or to register visit:


Bethany College

Senior Preview Day – January 21   

Junior Preview Day – April 15

Presidential Scholarship Celebration – December 1 and February 18.  Register for any Bethany College Visit Days at 800-826-2281 or


Butler Community College

Grizzly Junior Day – April 24 (El Dorado)from 9:30am-Noon.  To register go to: or call 316-322-3382 by April 22.

Grizzly Senior DaysNovember 16(Andover campus) & November 17(El Dorado campus).  To register go to:   or call 316-322-3382 by November 12.


Colby Community College

Senior DayNovember 14Scholarship for Campus visit if you go before November 15  Priority Deadline for Scholarship applications:  December 15.

Certificate of Completion for high school students in Solar PV and Small Wind Technology.  Primarily online and funded by SB 155.  Courses are offered every 8 weeks.

Enrollment Days – Registration for Fall 2019 classes will open Tuesday, April 16th and continue every Tuesday through July 30th at 9am & 1pm! You can utilize Trojan Tuesdays to complete all of your paperwork for admissions and financial aid, register for Fall 2019 classes, meet with your advisor, and finalize your housing package. To schedule your appointment please visit: Be sure to select the service: Trojan Tuesday Enrollment Day. Please contact the Admissions office if you have any questions at 785-460-4690.


Cloud County Community College

Junior Preview Day– Thursday, April 11 from 8:45am-1pm.  Information session, campus tour, academic and activity breakout session.  To reserve your spot, register online at:, call the Admissions office at 800-729-5101 or email by April 5.


Creative Center – College of Art & Design

Open House– Saturday, October 13 from 11am-2pm.


Emporia State University

Apply and be admitted by December 1 to be entered into a drawing for one of four Early Bird application $1,000 scholarships.


Fort Hays State University

FHSU representative will be at TMP-M October 8th from 8-8:51am.

Majors and Graduate Programs Fair(MGPF)-Thursday, October 18 from 11am-3pm in the FHSU Memorial Union Ballroom.  Talk to students and staff about programs.

Your Next Step  November 5th from 4-8pm in Picken Hall.  For Ellis County Seniors and parents. This event is an opportunity to meet one-on-one with Admissions and Financial aid representatives to answer any questions you may have about college applications, financial aid, housing or getting involved on campus.  No registration is required.

Tiger DayNovember 10.  For juniors & seniors.  Spend a day on the FHSU campus for talks with admissions, and academic fair, a co-curricular fair, academic department visits and student panel discussions. 8am-1:15pm.  RSVP by November 2.

Tiger TakeoffNovember 13.  Tour campus, visit an academic department, learn about financial aid, free t-shirt & lunch.  Questions?  Contact Kyle or 785-639-2907.  Reserve your seat today at:

Tiger ManiaApril 1st.  For High school 10th & 11th graders.  Tour campus, academic fair, learn about admissions, meet FHSU faculty & students and get a free FHSU t-shirt.  Click here to RSVP.

Hansen Residence Hall Scholarship – This is open to any major!  Apply for residence in the Hansen Residence Hall and receive a 50% reduction($2,800) in your housing costs in exchange for participating in entrepreneurship activities organized by the FHSU Center for Entrepreneurship.  Click here to apply.

Tiger Stripes – Pre-enrollment days for first time college freshmen.  Sessions can and will fill up.  Click here to register.  Monday, April 29 (afternoon session); Saturday, May 4 (morning session); Monday, June 3 (morning session); Monday, June 10 (afternoon session)

FHSU Nightingale Experience-June 10 & 11.  For 10th-12th graders who have an interest in nursing or are undecided about their career plans.  Students will learn about a career in nursing, visit the Department of Nursing at FHSU, stay at a residence hall overnight and observe clinical units at Hays Med.  $100 fee includes a T-shirt, meals, housing and activities.  Application is due May 15.  Early application is encouraged due to limited availability.  Click here for info or to register.


Hutchinson Community College

Senior DayNovember 2.  Pre-registration required. For info or to register click here.



Kansas State University

Health Professions Day – October 31.  For  more info or to register click here.

Celebration of Diversity & College Success- November 7.  A college visit day with emphasis on multicultural organizations, academic opportunities and connections.  For info or to register click here.              

Junior Days –  March 25, April 1, 8, 29 and May 3.  For more info or to register click here.

Senior DaysFebruary 8 & 18.  For more info or to register click here.

Fraternity RecruitmentFebruary 1 & 2.  Register by January 30.  Cost-$40.  Click here for info & register.

Just for Juniors – Wichita: February 11 and Kansas City: March 26.  K-State students will share what it’s like to be a college student at K-State, learn about the more than 250 degree programs, talk with admissions and financial assistance representatives and register for a chance to win one of three $100 scholarships to K-State.  For more info or to register go to:

A Night with K-State Engineering- Thursday, March 28th at the Hays Best Western Butterfield Inn 1010 E. 41st St.  Check in at 6:00pm.  Program from 6:30-8pm will include types of engineering, careers, preparing for a successful transition to an engineering degree, transferability of courses and more.  Register HERE by March 22.


For Sophomores OnlyApril 5.

Open House – Saturday, April 6.  For a schedule of events go to:


Kansas State University Polytechnic

Sophomore Day – February 22

Junior/Senior Day – March 1

Polytechnic Wildcat for a DayFebruary 7-8 and April 11-12.

Open House – April 6


McPherson College

Scholarships – Up to $15,000 based on GPA and ACT.  Up to $3,000 for Presidential Scholars.  Up to $8,000 for students majoring or participating in:  Art, Band, Business, Choir, DIgital Media, Education, Entrepreneurship, E-Sports, Science or Theatre.

Bulldog Visit Days – Oct. 20 & May 4

Auto Restoration Visit Days – Sept 28, Nov 16, March 8 & May 4

Presidential Scholarship Competition Days – Up to $18,000 in renewal scholarships.  Oct 13, Nov 17, Feb 8 & March 30.


NorthCentral Kansas Technical College

Certified Nurse Aid Summer Course – CNA is a prerequisite for every nursing program!  Classes meet Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm from May 18 and through June 17.  This class is usually full before the class begins so register early.  You must be 16 by the end of the course.  Click here for cost, registration instructions and enrollment requirements.

NCK Spotlight Days in Hays/Beloit.  9:30am-2:30pm.  This FREE event is for any interested high school student.  Lunch will be provided.  See Mr. Zachman to register.

Transportation Technology Day-February 20.   Ag Equipment Technology, Automotive Collision Technology, Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology.  Register by Feb 15.

Health Day-February 22.  A.D. Nursing, Culinary arts, Pharmacy Technician, Practical Nursing.    Register by February 15

Construction Day-February 26.   Carpentry/Cabinetmaking, Electrical Technology, Heavy Equipment Operation, Plumbing/Heating/AC, Welding.  Register by February 20.

Business & Technology Day-February 28 Automated Controls Technology, Business Management, Business Technology, Digital Marketing, Information Technology.  Register by February 20.


Northwest Kansas Technical College

Latino Student Leadership DayNovember 8, from 9am-3:30pm(CST).  Registration is due October 31 and is $20 per person. Includes lunch and t-shirt.  For more info or to register email:

Senior DayNovember 13th from 9:30am-2pm (CST).  For more info visit:

Maverick Madness – Students who tour campus during the month of March receive an application fee waiver, are entered into a drawing for a free IPAD with an application, and receive a gift card to our bookstore.

Junior Day – May 2 from 8:30am-12:30pm.  For more info visit or call 785-890-3641


Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)

SCAD Day – September 29, October 20 & Jan 12

SCAD Spotlight Days – November 2, December 8.  Register for both here

Distinguished Scholars Award– $20,000 renewable award.  Students must be recommended by a teacher or counselor and have a GPA of 3.75 and an ACT composite of 30.  Nomination and completed portfolios must be received by February 1.


University of Kansas

Honors College – Five criteria for admission:  ACT/SAT, unweighted GPA, high school curriculum, resume and an essay.  Apply by November 1 at:

Mini Crimson & Blue Days-October 18 & 19.  This is similar to an Open House with sessions you choose from – you do not select times when you register – you simply attend the sessions you want to attend. Click here to view a sample itinerary and to register.

Journeys & Destinations:  Exploring Careers in Health & Science – November 7 from 9am-2pm at the Hays Medical Center.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 31.  Cost is $5 per student.  Each high school is limited to 10 students. See Mr. Zachman to sign up.  Click here for more information.

Women in Health Care:  The Next Generation – An event November 14-16 for ten Junior and/or Senior girls who have a strong interest and commitment to health care careers.  This is a great opportunity to interact with health profession students and faculty at KU Medical Center.  For a flyer click here.  For more information go to:

Summer Venture in Business – The program is for underrepresented ethnic minority students in high school and/or potential first-generation college students who are interested in business.  Rising 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students will learn about aspects of the college experience both in and out of the classroom.  In addition to exposing participants to business topics, Summer Venture aims to equip students with the tools and knowledge for how to apply to the university, succeed in college, and prosper in their careers. All participants will receive a scholarship that covers the general cost of the program.  More information can be found on the School of Business website.  Apply Feb. 1-April 7.


University of Nebraska Kearney

Teachers Scholars Academy – Forty free tuition scholarships for future teachers, plus up to $8,000 per year toward other education expenses.  Apply at:


Washburn Tech

Open HouseOctober 17


Washburn University

Leadership Institute Scholarships due November 30.   Renewable scholarships up to $1,000.  3.0 GPA and 24 ACT required.  Apply at:

Garvey Scholarship Exam – To qualify for Washburn University renewable scholarships from $500 -$2,000 you must have a high school cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 and take the Garvey Scholarship exam. First, apply for WU admission by December 1.  Exam is available in Hays Saturday, December 1 at 9am.  Other dates & locations are available.  Register for the exam here.


Wichita State University

Distinguished Scholarship Invitational – Scholarships up to $64,000. Submit application materials to WSU by October 15.  Minimum ACT of 27  OR minimum GPA of 3.5 OR rank in Top 10% of class.  Submit DSI application by November 1.  For more information or to apply click here.

Diversity Leadership SymposiumOctober 25

Shocker Saturdays – February 16, March 16 & 23, April 13.

Black & Yellow Days –  Feb. 18 & April 5.  For high school juniors & seniors.

Major Exploration DayFeb 22. For students who are still deciding their major.

Freshman and Sophomore DayApril 20.

W.S.You – A come and go program for admitted students from 9am-3pm Saturday, March 30.  Meet other future Shockers, register for orientation, speak with an advisor, learn about financial aid, and more.  RSVP at: or call 316-978-3085.