College Events & Opportunities
Hibbing Community College Open House
Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 3:30-6:00PM students have the opportunity to visit Hibbing Community College and meet facutly, staff and students.  Representatives from different academic programs, admissions, student services, disability services and finacial aid will be available to talk about programs and career options.  There will also be campus tours, prize drawings and a light dinner for prospective students and families.  For more information please call or text 218.969.4520 or visit online at

Junior Day University of Mary
Feb. 20, 2017 is Junior Day.  Students can register at or call 800.288.MARY

Ridgewater College Ag Career Expo Day
This Friday, September 30 the Agriculture Department of Ridgewater College is hosting their annual Ag Career Expo Day.  This program will help those students who are seriously considering a career in agriculture explore the opportunities availabe in 2-year and 4-year agriculture programs.  Students will:

1.  Hear current students and graduate of the agriculture programs describe their careers and opportunities for employement.
2.  Receive a tour of the program, and experience some of the areas of agriculture technology Ridgewater College students work with.
3.  Visit with career counselors and a financial aid counselor, if desired.

Registration begins at 8:30AM.  The program begins at 9:15AM and wraps up by 12:30PM. Lunch is provided.  

To register:  Email Kim Tensen at or call 320-222-7606.  Please register ASAP!

Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Moorhead
On Tuesday, November 8 from 9:00AM-12:00PM students will have the opportunity to see the Automotive Service Technology and Diesel Equipment Technology fields.  Students will also get a chance to tour the brand new Automotive and Diesel lab areas and classrooms.  There will be presentations and demonstrations from the faculty and current students in the respective programs.  Lunch will be provided free to all attendees.  If you are interested in attending the Trnasportation Program Showcase please RSVP either via email at or telephone at (218) 299-6824 by Thursday, November 3.  

College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
Come for an admission program and stay for a game.  Pick a Saturday, September 17 & 24, October 15, November 5.

Fall Campus Visit Days.  MEA is a great time to visit and tour the campuses.  October 19, 20, 21, & 22.  

Music Exploration Day, November 7
Theater Exploration Day, November 12
Science Exploration Day, November 12

Get more information and RSVP at

​St. Cloud State University
Saint Cloud State will be on the Pillager Campus on Wednesday, October 19 at 1:00PM. Students interested in visiting with a Saint Cloud State representative can sign up in the high school office.

Discover Red and Black Open House at St. Cloud State
October 20, 21 & 22, 2016

First Year Preview Day
November 4, 2016

2017 Admitted Student Days (You've applied, been accepted, now what?)
February 17, 2017
February 18, 2017
March 17, 2017

Saturday Tour Dates
September 24, 2016
October 15, 2016
November 19, 2016
December 3, 2016
Janaury 28, 2017
February 25, 2017
March 25, 2017
April 22, 2017

For more information, students can go to

Hibbing Community College Open Campus Tours
Staff will be ready to show you the campus, and walk you through the admissions and application process.  This MEA, check out Hibbing Community College.  

Open Campus Tours
October 20 & 21, 2016

​Vermillion Community College
Vermillion College is excited to announce Veterinary Technician A.A.S., a new program pending final approval, planned to start fall semester of 2017.  Interested students should contact Vermillion at or call 218-235-2191 with further questions.  

University of Minnesota Freshman Admission Updates
Priority Deadline:  Thursday, December 1.  Priority consideration for admission, admission to the University Honors Program, and most University scholarships is given to students whose applications are complete by December 1.  The U of M does not participate in either the early action or early decision programs.  

​Regular Deadline:  ​Thursday, December 15.  Full consideration for admission, University Honors Program admission is on a space-available basis and scholarship consideration is on a funds-available basis.

​Financial Aid Timeline:  ​Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  FAFSA priority deadline remains the same.  The Department of Education has requested that institutions not move the priority financial aid deadlines earlier as a result of PPY (Prior-prior year).  However, the U strongly encourages students to apply for financial aid as soon after October 1, 2016 as possible.  This will help to ensure students and families have submitted the information necessary to receive their financial aid award notice as soon as it is available.  The University of Minnesota will begin sending financial aid award notices to admitted students by early February.

Ridgewater College Ag Career Fair and Technology Showcase
On Friday, December 2 from 8:30-12:00PM, Ridgewater college would like to invite juniors and seniors to check out their Ag program.  They will be hosting over 40 agriculture companies in a career fair to help students learn about career opportunities in the industry. Students will:
  • Discover employment opportunities in agriculture
  • Attend industry presentations about new products and technologies
  • Network with industry representatives from major agriculture companies
  • Explore the trade show exhibits
  • Review the agriculture training programs available at Ridgewater College
  • Tour the agriculture classrooms and laboratories

Each student will need to register.  The website will ask students to select ag career aread they would like to "focus" on (agronomy, livestock/dairy).  Below is the link to register:

​Central Lakes College-Staples Campus
On Friday, January 27th the sophomores will be taking a class trip to CLC-Staples Campus to learn about different career opportunities.  Buses will depart at 8:30AM and will arrive back in Pillager around 1:00PM.  All sophomores are required to attend.