More than 1,000 high school students and their parents are expected to attend College Night 2012 at Cuesta College to meet with representatives of nearly 60 colleges and universities from across the nation on Monday, Nov. 5.

The event, hosted at the college by San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation, is from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Student Center, Building 5400, on the San Luis Obispo campus. Park free in Lot No. 2.

“It’s a great opportunity to meet and speak with college and university representatives in a single evening,” said event coordinator Angela Hollander of the community foundation.

Representatives from the University of California and California State University campuses, as well as independent and out-of-state universities from a dozen states will be on hand to answer questions and distribute information about their institutions. In addition, local community colleges, vocational schools and U.S. military academies will be in attendance.

Students and their families can attend free. The event was last held in 2009 as a result of budget reductions at county high schools. SLO County Community Foundation restarted the event based on results of a community survey.

Workshops on financial aid, athletic eligibility and writing a college admissions essay will be offered to students.

Free bus service is available throughout the county from Regional Transit Authority for students and parents. Just show a student ID and tell the bus driver “College Night.”

Earlier in the day, Cuesta students can meet with some 40 reps at the annual Transfer Day, set for 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Associated Students Auditorium, Room 5401, in the Student Center. Music and lunch will be provided to participating students.

For more details about Transfer Day, call the Transfer Center at 546-3162. Learn more about College Night, by visiting and click on Scholarships or Events.

Jay Thompson  |  (805) 546-3100, ext. 2636  |  Email:  |  Posted Oct. 26, 2012