College Day

About College Day

College Day is a partnership between the University of Michigan and the State of Michigan to provide free pre-college programs designed to inform, engage and inspire middle and high school students to reach post-secondary education by demystifying the college-going process, while building futures and inspiring young minds.

College Day 2019 in the Detroit Center on July 10th conducted by Dyrel Johnson of UMich's Center for Educational Outreach

As of June 2020, College Day ...

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Program Description


Michigan schools with 50% or more of their students receiving free or reduced lunch



  • Help with creating and sustaining a college-going culture
  • Summer programs at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • Interactive & customized campus visits
  • College Readiness & Career Exploration workshops and activities during and after school
  • SAT and test prep workshops


In response to COVID-19, College Day 2020 went virtual. Check out our free college readiness webinars today. 

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For more information about college day Middle school, Contact:

Da Jaunteyé Hawkins, Program Manager

For more information about college day high school, Contact:

Dyrel Johnson, Program Manager