WNY College Tour Program

WNY Consortium of Higher Education

April 19-22, 2015

Registration for the 2015 tour starts on October 1, 2014

The colleges and universities of the Western New York Consortium of Higher Education would like to invite YOU to participate in our 31st Annual College Tour.  The Consortium is a diverse group of two-year and four-year, public and private institutions located in and around Buffalo, New York.  We offer a variety of academic programs and campus environments.

We have put together a meaningful, comprehensive and enjoyable program, which will allow you to get to know the Western New York Consortium colleges through visits to our campuses and meetings with students, faculty and staff.  Hundreds of counselors have found the WNY Tour to be a cost-effective and enjoyable way of visiting popular colleges, meeting colleagues, and experiencing the welcoming nature of Western New York.  The tour will include various social activities including a trip to Niagara Falls as well as a winery visit in the southern tier of Western New York. 

Western New York offers a wide variety of college choices.  In order to keep the tour manageable for participants, ten schools will be toured.  Additional colleges will participate in the Evening in Buffalo (Sunday, April 19), offering participants an opportunity to visit college tables and talk with admissions representatives.

Enrollment is limited to 40 counselors.  We will be accepting reservations by mail on a first-come, first-served basis.  Reservations, along with the $150 (US funds) non-refundable registration fee, need to be received by March 1, 2015.  Registration forms received after the initial slots are full will be placed on a wait list.  If you are placed on the wait list and are not selected for the tour, the $150 fee will be returned to you.  Please note: A refund check for $100 will be given to participants at the last school upon completion of the FULL tour.  The Consortium will provide all transportation during the tour; lodging and meals beginning Sunday evening.  For those traveling by air to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF), taxi service is available to the hotel at nominal fee.

There’s no dress code for this tour; we simply want you to be comfortable.  Since you’ll be doing a lot of walking, comfortable shoes are a must.  Also, spring in Western New York is changeable, to put it mildly.  We could have a chilly downpour, a premature heat wave, or both! So, try to plan accordingly.  We hope you will be able to join us.  Should you have any questions regarding the tour, please feel free to contact Nancy Driscoll at 607-587-4215 or at driscoND@alfredstate.edu

Please complete registration form and submit with all fees no later than March 1, 2015 to:

Susan Ryan
Assistant Director of Admissions
Genesee Community College
1 College Rd.
Batavia, NY 14020

Schools Visited

Alfred State College
Buffalo State College (SUNY)
Canisius College
Daemen College 
D’Youville College
SUNY Fredonia
Medaille College
Niagara University
St. Bonaventure University
University At Buffalo (SUNY)

Information and Forms

Map of colleges
Hampton Inn - Downtown Buffalo

The freely available Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view or print the registration form in PDF format.


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