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25th Anniversary of Wisconsin Private College Week

The 25th annual Wisconsin Private College Week took place from July 12-17, 2021 with virtual programs and safe, in-person events at each of Wisconsin’s private colleges. Over 1,500 prospective students and family members participated, a four percent increase over the 2020 participation. Private College Week is one of many Student Access in-person and online events, programs, and publications that WAICU has developed to promote to educate prospective high school students, their parents and guardians, and middle and high school counselors on Wisconsin private, nonprofit colleges.


Private College Week events included: admission and financial aid information sessions; major-specific programs from nursing to business to education; art portfolio development; interactive hands-on workshops including art, communication, and healthcare; athletics overviews; campus life information from current students, and alumni/ae panels of popular majors. 

WAICU members were fully engaged in planning informative Private College Week experiences.  The participating students noted the programs were helpful as they navigate their college search. One student attendee said, “I thought that Wisconsin Private College Week was very well done, as it offered great opportunities to visit private colleges, with some even offering an instant admissions decision!”

The 2022 Private College Week is scheduled for July 11-16. 

In addition to Private College Week, prospective students, parents, and counselors can learn about and connect with Wisconsin’s private colleges at