Way2GoMaryland College Preparation Event Comes to University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Representatives from USM Institutions, Wor-Wic CC will be Present to Offer Guidance

Adelphi, Md. (Nov. 9, 2015) - Way2GoMaryland, the University System of Maryland's (USM) campaign to encourage students and their families to begin preparing for college early, holds its next free-of-charge event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 5 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) in Princess Anne, MD. The event is designed for sixth- to tenth-grade students and their parents and guardians who live in and around the lower Eastern Shore, including Dorchester, Somerset, Worcester, and Wicomico counties in Maryland, Accomack County (Va.), and Sussex County (Del.)

The event will be held in the ballroom of the UMES Student Services Center, located at One Backbone Rd., Princess Anne, MD. It will bring together current college students and admissions and financial aid representatives from USM institutions and Wor-Wic Community College to speak with students and their parents/guardians about preparing and paying for college. Event attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from the College Savings Plans of Maryland about saving for college. In addition, they will have chances to win door prizes and will be treated to refreshments.

Visitors may park at no cost in Lot T, outside of the Student Services Center. A map of the UMES campus can be accessed here.

Online registration is available through Wed., Dec. 2. Registration details can be found here. Students and their families may also attend by registering on the day of the event, beginning at 9:30 a.m. However, pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For further details about the event and pre-registration, please email jrose@usmd.edu, call 301-445-2756, or fax the registration to 301-445-2724.

As part of its 2020 Strategic Plan, USM is committed to helping Maryland achieve its goal of 55-percent college degree completion (either a two-year associate's or four-year bachelor's degree, attained by 55 percent of the state population 25 years and older). Toward that state goal, the USM seeks to increase student enrollment and expand baccalaureate degree production by an additional 10,000 degrees.

Way2GoMaryland is part of USM's effort to promote going to college and college completion. An early start on the path to college can help students:

  • pursue the right mix of secondary school coursework;
  • prepare for the college search and application process;
  • gain access to adequate financial aid; and
  • complete undergraduate degrees and prepare to enter the workforce and/or pursue graduate and professional studies.

For more information about Way2GoMaryland, please click here.

Contact: Jennifer Rose
Phone: 301.445.2756
Email: jrose@usmd.edu