Milwaukee drive-thru college fair lets students and schools connect in person

By: | October 8, 2020

This fall, students’ college decision-making process will look different. Some colleges are still doing in-person tours, but the coronavirus has shut down most face-to-face events.

Cardinal Stritch University found a way to bring back the in-person connection many high school seniors are looking for as they sort through college options: a drive-thru college fair. Tents advertising colleges were spread out along the route. The first was for Stritch. Three student ambassadors wearing masks stood ready to greet students.

Visiting a campus and talking to people there is often an important factor in students’ college decisions. Recently, Stritch Director of Undergraduate Admissions Shaun Keating got an idea for how to do that in a socially-distanced way. He was inspired by the drive-thru food court at the Wisconsin State Fair last summer.

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