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What is Family Campus Day?

Family Campus Day is designed to help families and/or mentors of juniors be better prepared to help senior year college planning. Family Campus Day brings participants together in one place to learn their next steps towards successful college transition. 

When and where will Family Campus Days take place? 

February 20 – Shawnee State University
April 16 – Berea College and Eastern Kentucky University
April 23 – Northern Kentucky University
April 28 – Western KY Community & Technical College and UK School of Engineering
April 30– Western Kentucky University

What is the cost?
Family Campus Days are provided at no cost for GEAR UP families and mentors working with GEAR UP students. Transportation and lunch will be provided for students/parents attending their school’s designated Family Campus Day.  Transportation details will be provided one month prior to each event.

What will Family Campus Day participants experience?

Program essentials include:  admissions, financial aid, student support services, campus life, housing, campus and residence hall tours, and student and parent panels. 

How do I register?

To register online,  simply select your school below to be taken to the online form.  Or, see your school’s college and career advisor for a paper registration form. 
What is the registration deadline?
Registration deadlines vary.  Please contact your school’s College and Career Advisor.  Space is limited so register today.

What is the Family Campus Day Contest?

The Family Campus Day Contest encourages family and community conversations about the realities of college planning.  Through a series of activities participants gain contest entries. The contest concludes on May 16th and the winner will receive an iPad. Check out the contest flyer for more information.

What are the contest rules?

  • Parent or guardian must attend Family Campus Day.
  • Parent or guardian must complete brief 3-question survey on the registration form.
  • While all adult participants are invited to engage in contest activities, only the parents and guardians of GEAR UP students are eligible to win.  

Contest activity links