Thursday, February 18, 2021 3pm – 6pm pST

Friday, February 19, 2021 3pm – 6pm PST

Saturday, February 20, 2021 10am – 1pm PST

May 13-15, 2021*

**College reps will be available on the above dates and times. 

The Fair will be accessible anytime from February 21, to april 30, 2021**

The hbcu experience

 No matter where you are in your college search process, let U-CAN help with the success of your journey!  

Learn what HBCUs have to offer:

  • “On the Spot” Admissions and Scholarships Available
  • Speak with recruiters and admissions official from 30-40 different HBCUs representing hundreds of majors and professional degrees
  • Receive application fee waivers from selected institutions
  • Seniors be prepared to scan copies of transcripts and SAT/ACT test scores, if available

Trouble checking in?  You must register to attend this event. You can do that on the top right corner of this page.

How to navigate through the college fair

See the Video below on how to navigate the college fAIR

Master the College Search

View Live and Recorded presentations to understand:

  • California Community College Guarantee Transfer Agreement Program with 39 HBCUs.  Earn a 4-year degree in 4 years! - Live Presentation
  • Want Free Cash for College?  Come learn about how financial aid works!  Find out where the money comes from and how it gets into your pocket.  It all starts with the FAFSA - Live Presentation
  • U.S. Air Force ROTC Information Session - Live Presentation
  • Interested in Servicing in the U.S. Marine Corps?  Check out the opportunities offered through many HBCU NROTC Programs -Live Presentations
  • All You Need to Know to Become an Officer in the U.S. Army - Live Presentation
  • How to Evaluate and Select the Right College/University for you - Recorded Presentation
  • The impact of COVID-19 on the admissions process - Recorded Presentation
  • Financial Aid 101-How to pay for a college education - Recorded Presentation
  • First generation students-Campus support and assistance for success- Recorded Presentation
  • NCAA – The Making of a Successful Scholar Athlete - Recorded Presentation

Speakers

Nayati Shuler
Spelman College
Admissions Counselor
Ibrahim Bah
Shaw University
Director of Financial Aid
Ibrahim Bah
Kyle Gregory
Langston University
University Recruiter
Kyle Gregory
Karen Nooks
Stillman College
Sr. Enrollment Specialist
Karen Nooks
Hayward StClair
Prairie View A&M University
Senior University Recruiter
Hayward StClair
Kenneth Watkins
Elk Grove Unified School District
High School Counselor
Kenneth Watkins
Anshay Tull
University of Maryland at Eastern Shore
Admissions Counselor and Recruiter
Anshay Tull
Kareem McLemore
Delaware State University
Executive Director of Admissions
Kareem McLemore
Angela Diggs
Virginia State University
Director of Recruitment
Angela Diggs
Billy Dajuste
Bethune Cookman University
Interim Director, Undergraduate Admissions
Billy Dajuste
Karen McCord, PsyD
California Community Colleges
Northern California Coordinator - California Community College Transfer Guarantee Agreement to Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Karen McCord, PsyD
Leila Vera
Sacramento County Office of Education
College Advising Program Coordinator Sacramento Cal-SOAP Consortium Capital Metro Area AVID
Leila Vera
Michael Benton
Tuskegee University
Assistant Recruiting Operations Officer/Army ROTC/MS III Instructor
Michael Benton
2d Lt. Colin Boerger
U.S. Air Force
AFROTC Admissions Recruiter
2d Lt. Colin Boerger
Roderick Mack
Tuskegee University
Recruiting Operations Officer-Army ROTC
Roderick Mack
Captain Michael Czyrnik, USMC
U.S. Marine Corps
Executive Officer-Recruiting Station Sacramento-Marine Option NROTC Program Manager
Captain Michael Czyrnik, USMC
Staff Sergeant Anthony Sagario,
U.S. Marine Corps
Staff Noncommissioned Officer In Charge, RSS South Sacramento (Primary touch point for all enlisting and NROTC applicants in the Natomas area)
Diane Crosley-Mayers, MA
California Community Colleges
Northern California Outreach-Recruiter/Presenter California Community Colleges Transfer Guarantee Agreement to Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Diane Crosley-Mayers, MA

These sessions will be recorded and posted to view, but you must be logged in to the event site.  You can do so at the top right corner of this page.  This site will remain available to you until the COVID-19 crisis is over.  You can come back and watch recordings as many times as you would like.

Explore Your Options

This college fair will allow students and families to:

  • Uncover new college options through a robust search chat tools
  • Experience virtual campus tours 
  • Watch videos and download materials helpful in decision process
  • Schedule meetings and interviews with admissions representatives 

No matter where you are in the college search process, you can learn more about your options here!

Thursday, February 18, 2021

3:30 PM
- 4:30 PM

A great option for students interested in attending an HBCU but wanting to remain close to home during the Covid-19 Crisis.  Students and participants will learn about the process a student can follow to transfer with 30 or more transferable units to one of the current 39 partner Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU).  Students may transfer from any of the 114 California Community Colleges. Students following the California Community College Transfer Guarantee to HBCU’s Pathway will insure the acceptance of transferable units from any California Community College. Topics to be covered include the history of HBCUs, cost comparison, information regarding priority housing, in-state tuition for select schools, notable graduates, and scholarship opportunities available to California Community College transfer students.


5:00 PM
- 6:00 PM

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) is one of the best leadership courses in the country and is part of the university curriculum. During classes, leadership labs, physical and field training exercises, you will learn first-hand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups, and conduct missions as an officer in the Army. Upon graduation from Army ROTC, you will earn the gold bar of a Second Lieutenant and be commissioned into the Active Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard and become a leader for life.   


First Generation Students…Resources + Support = Success!  

If you would like to find out how to make the most of your Freshman year as an HBCU student, join us. We will share resources, clubs, service groups, and other activities that help to balance your transition to college. We will also discuss ways to connect with faculty and staff in the form of mentoring and additional support. It is important to feel a part of your new college community; these resources and suggestions will help. 


Criteria for Evaluating and Comparing Colleges/Universities, Choosing the Best Fit for YOU!

This session is designed to provide students with tools and resources to assist them in evaluating, comparing, and selecting a college/university.  The presenters will share resources and information on 13 important factors involved in making decisions in both areas. By the end of the session, students will walk away with next steps to move them closer to selecting a college and a major that are the right fit for their interests, goals, and values. 


NCAA and the Collegiate Athlete…Be Prepared and Know 

This presentation is designed to educate prospective student-athletes, their families, and high school administrators about the initial-eligibility process for National Collegiate Athlete Association (NCAA) Divisions I and II schools. Some topics discussed during this webinar will be: 

  • Parent/family involvement; 
  • Initial eligibility/grade level activities;
  • Social media and student deportment;
  • Core courses and GPA;
  • NCAA Divisions;
  • Time management;
  • Sports-related careers,
  • Recruiting Terms and Calendars, etc. 

Successfully and Safely Navigating College During COVID-19 

This presentation is designed to discuss and share critical advice and suggestions designed to assist you to keep healthy and safe during the current COVID-19 environment. It will emphasize navigating successfully through different instructional platforms (i.e. distance learning, hybrid environment, and classroom settings). 


Financial Aid 101  - Show Me the Money  

The published price of a college or university tells only part of the full story of how much it might cost to attend. This session will describe the landscape of financial aid available and tools that can be used to obtain a preview of what your actual cost to attend could be. Sometimes the most expensive colleges offer the best financial aid. Additionally, other resources will be shared regarding obtaining other financial resources to pay for your education. 


Friday, February 19, 2021

3:30 PM
- 4:30 PM

Students and families will learn about both the FAFSA and the CADDA applications as well as what money is available for students both in state and out of state to include understanding Cal-Grants, Middle Class Scholarship, and special programs like free tuition at California Community Colleges. Students and families will also be directed to local Cash for College events where they can get line by line support in completing and submitting both the FAFSA and the CADAA. 


5:00 PM
- 6:00 PM

2d Lt Colin Boerger, an AFROTC Admissions Advisor, will be giving a presentation on the Air Force ROTC program. Come and learn about the scholarship, internship, and professional development opportunities Air Force ROTC can offer you while you attend college!


Saturday, February 20, 2021

11:00 AM
- 12:00 PM

NROTC/Military Science programs are premier leadership development programs offered at several HBCUs. ROTC provides intense, hands-on leadership training and is included in your college curriculum. During classes, physical training, and field training, you will be mentored by military professionals on what it takes to lead, and motivate your peers, while being mentally and physically fit. Joining a NROTC program will provide you with an opportunity to pay for college, gain valuable leadership skills, and ultimately earn a Commission as an Officer!


Who's Attending

Special Thanks To Our

Partner School Districts and Community Organizations

3750 Rosin Court, Suite 120

 Sacramento, CA 95834 

(916)896-3000