Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Deputy Chancellor Phil Weinberg visited several schools throughout College Awareness Day to provide guidance and support to students and staff members alike!

Last week, public schools throughout New York City celebrated the City’s third annual College Awareness Day, and we could not be any happier with the many ways our students and staff members commemorated the City’s day-long celebration of college access and attendance.


P.S. 212 students in Brooklyn learned that you have to dress for the job you want!

Each year for College Awareness Day, City schools are encouraged to organize a number of college-themed events and activities, and this year was no exception, as hundreds of City schools arranged:

  • In-class or afterschool early college awareness workshops for students and/or families;
  • Student research projects and presentations concerning different colleges and career opportunities;
  • Panels concerning college life and career exploration with alumni, current college students, college professors, community leaders, and elected officials; and
  • Visits to college campuses.

Throughout the day, schools, parents, teachers, and students provided us with a glimpse of their College Awareness Day celebrations by posting photos on social media with the hashtag, #CollegeAwarenessDay.

To see how our schools commemorated the occasion, check out our College Awareness Day rundown on Twitter. For more information about College Awareness Day, check out our prior coverage and email us at

On behalf of the DOE, we thank all the students, educators, parents, community members, elected officials, and alumni who supported and participated in this year’s event!


These students from P.S. 159 in Queens were absolutely ready to show off apparel from their favorite colleges!


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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