On the Move Workshop

On the Move: College is an Option is a college access workshop hosted by the University of Michigan-Dearborn. This day-long workshop, now in its 18th year, introduces adults in the metropolitan area, with financial need, to a variety of postsecondary education options. In addition to UM-Dearborn, many local universities and community colleges participate in the workshop which is sponsored in part by the Office of the Provost, the Commission for Women, and the American Association of University Women-Dearborn.

The free workshop is open to all individuals in our metropolitan area who have experienced barriers to education and are interested in beginning, returning to, or continuing school. During the event, participants will attend a college course, hear from returning students who share the challenges and rewards of being a non-traditional student, and listen to motivational speakers who have overcome obstacles and achieved success through education. Participants also receive information about admission, registration, and financial aid processes applicable to most universities and community colleges. Small groups of participants are assigned a mentor who travels with them throughout the day.

Details for the 2015 On the Move: College is an Option workshop:

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn Fairlane Center North
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126

If you are interested in attending this event as a participant, mentor, or college/organization representative, please register on-line.  Deadline is Wednesday, March 18.

If you would like more information about the event, call the CASL SOAR office at (313) 593-3960.

Watch this video story about On the Move produced for the Dearborn Journal