College Awareness Day is all about getting students and families to understand that college dreams can become a reality for all!

This ThursdayJanuary 11, 2018, NYC public schools will celebrate the City’s third annual College Awareness Day.

College Awareness Day is the DOE’s citywide celebration of college attendance and the opportunities that a college education can bring to students and their families.

Throughout the day, middle schools across City will organize activities, in-class workshops, discussions, and class presentations from NYC schools alumni about college, including campus life, financial aid, and potential careers. Ultimately, the event aims to help students of all ages understand that attending college is attainable, affordable, and can help them achieve successful and fulfilling careers and lives.

“As the first person in my family to attend college, I know the importance of early conversations and planning around college and careers, and that’s exactly what College Awareness Day does,” said Chancellor Carmen Fariña during last year’s event.


To show support for College Awareness Day, we’re asking parents, staff members, older students, City schools alumni, and other citizens to consider wearing apparel from your former/favorite colleges throughout the day on January 11. Then, you can join the conversation online by using #CollegeAwarenessDay on social media.

To learn more about how your local middle school will celebrate the event, please contact your school’s parent coordinator or Parent-Teacher Association.

See you this Thursday!


Staff members from the DOE’s Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality showed off their school pride during last year’s College Awareness Day! (via Facebook)

The Morning Bell

Official blog for the NYC Department of Education, home of over 1.1 million students across 1,800+ schools


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