CNA campuses ready to welcome prospective students, families for College Day

Virtual sessions available for those unable to attend in-person

11/10/2023 3:39:51 PM

STEPHENVILLE, NL – College of the North Atlantic (CNA) campuses throughout Newfoundland and Labrador are ready to welcome prospective students and their families to College Day on Wednesday, November 15.

College Day offers an opportunity to explore CNA’s campuses and facilities, gain a deeper understanding of available programs, interact with faculty and staff, and experience the college community. Staff can even provide valuable tips on the application process and information about financial aid.

Shirley Woodward, Associate Vice President, Student Services, says College Day is basically a great way to get to know CNA.

“It’s a chance for prospective students to see where they’re going to be, to visualize themselves in that exact seat, using that exact piece of equipment. It makes going to college real,” she said. “They get to experience what college life is all about.”

Woodward says College Day can be especially beneficial for students who have questions or concerns about pursuing a post-secondary education. They can learn more about the faculty’s expertise, and inspect the latest technology and equipment used in their desired field. Those who are anxious about enrolling in college, or require supports such as tutoring or counselling, can meet all the right people.

“It’s an opportunity to speak directly to the folks who will provide those supports in advance,” she said. “Our prospective students and their parents really get to see everything we have to offer.”

Woodward says past College Day events have been a rewarding, educational experience.

“We get a lot of feedback from parents who were concerned about their child going away to college, but College Day really put them at ease now that they know where their child is going,” she said. “Prospective students tell us the same thing. They’re thrilled to get a hands-on look at what they’re going to be doing.”

More than 2,700 junior high and high school students from more than 60 schools are already registered to attend this year. Parents of younger students also join in to help their child choose what high school courses offer the best preparation for their preferred college program.

This year, students who submit their application on College Day will be entered for a chance to win free tuition for one semester.

“And there will be lots of CNA swag to give away,” Woodward added.

College Day will be held at CNA campuses throughout Newfoundland and Labrador on Wednesday, Nov. 15 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. NST for high schools; 6-8 p.m. NST for the general public). Prospective students and families who are unable to visit a campus in person may register for one of multiple virtual sessions.

Register here, or visit for more information.

Media Contact:

Ryan Crocker
Content Specialist
College of the North Atlantic
P: (709) 699-8981