Group Travel

Fall 2019 Group Travel Overview

Eight of the Best College Receptions - September 4-15

  • Houston and Austin, TX
  • Los Angeles (Universal City and Pasadena), CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Berkeley/East Bay, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • Seattle, WA
  • Honolulu, HI

Claremont Colleges Reception - Sunday, October 20 in Chicago, IL

ATI - Bates, CMC, Franklin & Marshall, Trinity, Wofford Colleges
October 20-24

  • New Orleans and Baton Rouge, LA
  • Jackson, MS
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Tampa, FL

Details for each group travel program listed below.


Eight of the Best College Receptions (Fall 2019)

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Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA

Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO

Connecticut College
New London, CT

Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
  Haverford College
Haverford, PA

Kenyon College
Gambier, OH

Macalester College
St. Paul, MN

Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY

The deans and directors of admission of eight nationally recognized colleges invite you and your parents to a reception. The colleges each have an undergraduate-focused educational experience replete with a low student-faculty ratio, an intimate learning environment, and a challenging curriculum.

The program will include presentations on admission, financial aid, and distinctive characteristics of each college. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about each college individually.


Houston, Texas

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Double Tree by Hilton Houston
6 Greenway Plaza
Houston, TX 77046
6:30 p.m. – Registration
7:00 p.m. – Program


Austin, Texas

Thursday, September 5, 2019
Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Blvd.
Austin, TX 78759
6:30 p.m. – Registration 
7:00 p.m. – Program 


Los Angeles/Universal City, California

Saturday, September 7, 2019
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA 91608
1:30 p.m. – Registration
2:00 p.m. – Program


Los Angeles/Pasadena, California

Sunday, September 8, 2019
Hilton Pasadena
168 South Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
1:30 p.m. – Registration 
2:00 p.m. – Program


San Francisco, California

Monday, September 9, 2019
InterContinental Mark Hopkins
One Nob Hill
San Francisco, CA 94108
6:30 p.m. – Registration
7:00 p.m. – Program


Berkeley/Easy Bay, California

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Hotel Shattuck
2086 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
7:00 p.m. – Registration
7:30 p.m. – Program


Portland, Oregon

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204-1296
6:30 p.m. – Registration
7:00 p.m. – Program


Seattle, Washington

Thursday, September 12, 2019
The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
6:30 p.m. – Registration
7:00 p.m. – Program


Honolulu, Hawaii

Sunday, September 15, 2019
The Prince Waikiki
100 Holomoana Street
Honolulu, HI 96815
1:30 p.m. – Registration
2:00 p.m. – Program


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The Claremont Colleges Receptions (Fall 2019)

The Claremont Colleges invite you to attend an information session hosted by admission representatives from Claremont McKennaHarvey MuddPitzerPomona, and Scripps Colleges. Admission officers will discuss the benefits of attending each individual college, as well as the advantages of participating in one of the strongest and most cohesive college consortia in the nation. The program will include a media presentation, individual college information presentations, a general question-and-answer session, and time at the end of the program for you to speak individually with each college.

Upcoming Receptions

Chicago, IL

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
165 E. Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611
1:00 p.m. – Registration
2:00 p.m. – Program

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Behind the Curtain: An Intimate Conversation with Five Admission Deans and Directors (Fall 2019)

Bates College
Lewiston, ME

Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA

Franklin & Marshall College
Lancaster, PA

Trinity College
Hartford, CT

Wofford College
Spartanburg, SC

The directors and deans of admission of five nationally recognized colleges and universities invite you and your parents to attend a program in your area. This group of institutions is traveling as part of the American Talent Initiative (ATI), a growing alliance of top colleges and universities committed to increasing access and opportunity for students of all economic backgrounds. The programs are open to all students and their parents and aims to demystify the college admission and financial aid process. The panelists will be available to answer specific questions about our institutions during a mini college fair at the end of the program.

We look forward to answering your questions in person!

October 20-25, 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Jackson, Mississippi

Birmingham, Alabama

Tampa, Florida

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Behind the Curtain: ATI Counselor Breakfasts

In addition to student programs, the deans and directors of admission at Bates College, Claremont McKenna College, Franklin & Marshall College, Lehigh University, and the University of Chicago are also hosting breakfasts for local high school counselors. Please join us at the counselor breakfast in your area to learn more about our institutions and admission processes.

Please visit for details and registration.


5 Outstanding Colleges Coast to Coast (Spring 2019)

Representatives from five outstanding colleges - Bates College, Claremont McKenna College, Franklin & Marshall College, Grinnell College, and Johns Hopkins University - are coming to Alabama! During our program you'll discover what makes each institution unique and learn about the selective college admission process. After our presentation you'll have an opportunity to interact with us during a Q&A session, and meet individually with admission representatives from each school. 

Upcoming Receptions

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Indian Springs School
190 Woodward Drive
Indian Springs, AL 35124
6:30 p.m. – Registration
7:00 p.m. – Program


Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Huntsville Marriott at the Space and Rocket Center
5 Tranquility Base
Huntsville, AL 35805
12:30 p.m. – Registration
1:00 p.m. – Program


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