DURANT — High school seniors and juniors in the Texoma area are invited to attend the 2013 Texoma Area College Fair on Oct. 24 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

DURANT — High school seniors and juniors in the Texoma area are invited to attend the 2013 Texoma Area College Fair on Oct. 24 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.


This event will give students an opportunity to begin planning for college and visit with more than 30 college and university representatives. Representatives will be in attendance from Oklahoma, Texas and other states to offer information and assist students in the college decision-making process.


The college fair will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Bloomer Sullivan Arena on the Southeastern campus. The event is free and is open to students and parents. Last year, more than 400 students attended the college fair to learn about opportunities in higher education.


"The Texoma Area College Fair is an excellent opportunity for our local high school students to begin looking at options for higher education,’’ Southeastern Dean of Enrollment Management Liz McCraw said. "With colleges and universities from the state and region represented, students may explore areas of study, campus life and costs with a representative from each school without having to travel great distances.’’


In addition to browsing the college and university booths, students will also have the opportunity to attend informative workshops, designed to make the college transition a little easier. These workshops will be beneficial to parents and counselors attending as well. These workshops include:


9 a.m. – What You Really Need to Do to Prepare for College;


9:30 a.m. – Native American Benefits;


10 a.m. – College Fit: Finding the Right School for You;


Colleges and Universities and other representatives confirmed to attend the fair include: Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Austin College, Carl Albert State College, East Central University, Eastern Oklahoma State College, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, University of Arkansas, University of Central Oklahoma, University of North Texas and University of Oklahoma


For more information on the Texoma Area College Fair, contact Southeastern’s Office of Admissions and Recruitment at 580-745-2060.