Universities Come to Richardson

On Thursday October 15, 2015, J Clarke Richardson Collegiate held its annual University Fair for students to explore various universities and programs. Approximately twenty universities from across the province came to J Clarke Richardson Collegiate. Each university has different features it offers that are appealing to future students such as the university campus environment, scholarships, co-op and internship and the reputation of the university. If students still have difficulty choosing a university, they should check out the preview dates and tour dates on each university’s website. It gives students and parents the opportunity to see the campus and talk to representatives about the university.

At the University Fair assembly, important upcoming dates were revealed on a handout to remind seniors of the important deadlines that are upcoming for the application process. The next events are:

October 20th                                        College Fair Trip (permission forms available from Guidance on October 1st)

October 19th to 20th                             College Fair in Toronto

October 26th to Nov. 6th                      Grad Photos (signup information to come later)

October 29th                                        College Information Sessions at Richardson (in school, periods 3 & 4)

November 17th, 19th                             College application seminars in library (more info to follow)

November 24th, 26th                             University application seminars in library (more info to follow)

November 25th                                    FULL DISCLOSURE DATE – Semester 1

January 13th                                        University Application Deadline

February 1st                                         College Application Deadline

February 17th                                       Exit Assembly

March 1st to 4th                                     Grade 12 classes to Guidance during Period 2

April 4th                                                Nominations for Valedictorian in Homeroom

April 15th                                              Vote for Valedictorian in Homeroom

APRIL 27th                                           FULL DISCLOSURE DATE – Semester 2

May 18th                                               Grad Breakfast (more info to follow)

May 19th                                               Prom (more info to follow)

May 27th                                               Deadline for community involvement hours

May                                                     OSAP presentation (Date to be Determined)

June 29th                                             Class of 2016 Graduation – June 29, 2016 (at UOIT)

To have the universities actually come to our school was a great resource. It greatly helped with sorting out post-secondary plans for future graduates and hopefully everyone is closer to an idea of what they want to do and where they want to go to pursue it.