We are pleased to announce that Minnesota Private College Week is returning this year after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. We are, however, rolling out several changes to address a number of factors.
The event will be held four days instead of five this year – Tuesday, June 21 through Friday, June 24 — to accommodate the observance of Juneteenth on Monday, June 20. Several of our member colleges are closed that day.
Up to three visit sessions per day
Our institutions will be able to offer up to three visit sessions per day instead of just two — with each institution offering at least one session per day. The new session start times are:
- 9:30 a.m.
- 2:30 p.m.
We will have a PDF of the schedule available online in March.
To accommodate the addition of the third visit session, most sessions will run two hours in length; this is 30 minutes shorter than in previous years. However, a couple institutions may still choose to hold longer sessions; these will be clearly noted.
Number of people per visit session
Some colleges may set limits on how many people are able to register for each session. This hasn’t been the case in the past.
Number of allowed guests
We will be reducing the number of guests students are allowed to bring with them on their visits. A final decision will be made by the end of March and will be clearly posted to assist families with their planning.
Registration for the event
The date that registration opens online has been moved from April 1 to May 1. Advance registration is highly recommended since some colleges are putting caps on the group size and may be unable to accommodate walk-ins.