Since the early 1970s, VACRAO has administered the Virginia Tour, a state-wide series of college fairs. We are committed to providing an opportunity for students to meet with college representatives in every region of the state.
While the individual fairs are organized by local school districts, VACRAO assists in scheduling, publicity, set-up, and the dissemination of program details to its membership. The School and College Relations Committee works closely with high school counselors and community colleges to coordinate mutually-convenient programs. The schedule of college day and night programs includes some 75 individual fairs a year, and blanket the state of Virginia over eight weeks from September to November. The result provides every student within the state the opportunity to attend a fair in his or her region, and every VACRAO member the ability to effectively recruit in Virginia. Participation in the Virginia Tour is one of the primary benefits of VACRAO membership.
For this year’s tour, we will automate three weeks of the tour (i.e. weeks 5, 6 and 7). This means that each college who attends the fairs during those weeks have the option of purchasing a scanner from College Fair Automation (http://www.gotocollegefairs.com/) to use during those weeks. This is OPTIONAL; it is not a requirement to attend any of the fairs. Each college will be responsible for purchasing the scanners, and returning them. More information can be found online about purchasing scanners for those weeks.
Please keep in mind that the fee to attend the college fairs at Fair Oaks Mall and Hayfield Secondary School already include one scanner, which is provided on-site.
If you have any questions regarding the Virginia Tour, please contact Ashley Woodard, VP for Admissions and Enrollment Management, at email@example.com.
VP, Admissions and Enrollment Management