Special Events

The Counseling Office receives information about a variety of events throughout the year that students at Kennedy could benefit from. This list is updated upon receipt of new information. Each event varies in date, time, location, etc. Most registrations are done online so links are included.


Bulldogs Days - Summer Visits to Drake University

July 23, 27, 30, & 31; August 1, 2, 3, 6 & 10

Drake University will offer group visits this summer to prospective students and their families. If you are interested in visiting Drake during one of these events, please visit their website for more information: www.drake.edu/visit.


Kohawk Kickoff Days – Summer Visits to Coe College

June 23 and July 23, 2018

An opportunity for students and families to explore Coe College and get a feel for campus. To learn more and/or register for the visit, check out their website here: https://apply.coe.edu/portal/visit.


Iowa Friday Night Live Visits – the University of Iowa

July 6, 13 and 20, 2018

Iowa Friday Night Live is for soon to be high school seniors and their families who are entering college in Fall 2019. We will kick off with an Iowa Overview presentation which includes information about the admission process, our outstanding academic offerings, housing opportunities, financial aid and scholarships, and ways to get involved in student life. Following the overview, tour guides share their student experience while leading you on a walking tour of campus. The tour will conclude with a stroll around Iowa City’s award-winning downtown, featuring stops at selected restaurants for food sampling. Register online here!  


Summer Visits at Kirkwood Community College

July 30 and August 6, 2018

The minute you see our campus you’ll know you want to be an Eagle too! Campus visits are one of the most important aspects of a college search. We strongly encourage all juniors, seniors and their families to visit and see what the buzz is all about! We offer a variety of visit options designed especially to help you get to know Kirkwood when it’s convenient for you. If you can’t make a scheduled Campus Visit date, contact us and we’ll arrange a private visit. Register here: http://www.kirkwood.edu/visit 


Eastern Iowa College Fair

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS & SENIORS - Are you interested in attending a College Fair? The Eastern Iowa College Fair will be held Wednesday, September 12 from 9:30 – 11:30 am at Kirkwood Community College in Johnson Hall. This is a GREAT opportunity to learn more from Admissions Representatives representing 75+ different colleges and universities.


UNI - Scholars Visit Day

Saturday, September 22, 2018

This special campus visit experience is a chance for high-achieving high school seniors (composite ACT of 27+) to receive personalized interaction with UNI's faculty and staff. The day will consist of interactive, hands-on learning sessions, and introductions to campus resources and opportunities. For more information, check out the visit website here: https://admissions.uni.edu/visit-campus


Golden Circle College Fair

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Students of all ages are encouraged to visit the annual Golden Circle College and Career Fair. Whether you're a freshmen or sophomore just starting to explore career options, or a junior or senior narrowing your list of college choices, Golden Circle College & Career Fair is the perfect opportunity for you to gather knowledge, make connections, and begin to make informed decisions about your future.

  • Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • New Location: Iowa Center for Higher Education - 2500 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA
  • Time: 12:30 - 3 pm


  • College and University Representation. As the largest college fair in Iowa, Golden Circle offers the most diverse list of exhibiting colleges and universities with over 130 colleges and universities represented at the event.
  • Career Cluster Representatives. Learn about emerging career fields and the education required by visiting the NEW Career Cluster booths. Each of the 16 Career Clusters will be represented by Central Iowa business and industry leaders, giving students the opportunity to discuss their career interests while visiting colleges about potential programs and majors.
  • Breakout Sessions. Take the opportunity to listen in a free break-out session on topics like emerging industry, Iowa job growth, career planning, college selection, employer expectations, and the financial aid process.


Coe College – Visit Days

Top-notch internships and research opportunities, internationally recognized faculty, engaged student learners…

Crimson & Gold Visit Days

September 22, October 6, November 3

Crimson & Gold Visit Weeks -  

September 17-21, October 15-19, November 12-16, November 26-30

Individual Campus Visits

            Monday – Friday; Most Saturdays – Students choose the day, time and activities


College Application Week

October 15-18, 2018

Iowa College Aid is pleased to announce October as the month for the Iowa College Application Campaign. Throughout October, high schools across the state will host events to assist students with the college application process. Kennedy will participate in the College Application event, with the goal of ensuring that all students in our senior class apply to at least one college or university this fall.

The goal of Iowa College Application Campaign is to provide an opportunity for all Iowa seniors to complete and file college applications. To us, college means any education program beyond high school including certificate programs, two-year degree programs, and four-year programs. This initiative is so important because research shows that in Iowa, nearly two-thirds of the top 50 fastest growing occupations require some type of formal training program or post-secondary education.

More information is available here: http://kenn.cr.k12.ia.us/academics/college-application-campaign/


UNI Multicultural College Access Day

Thursday, October 25, 2018

These events are for high school juniors and seniors to learn about next steps, campus resources, and hear from current students about their experience at UNI. For more information, check out the visit website here: https://admissions.uni.edu/visit-campus.


UNI Business Day

Friday, November 2 – 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

UNIBusiness Day is a special visit day dedicated to high school students who have an interest and aptitude for business. It is the perfect opportunity for students to learn more about how our nationally recognized program can help make a difference in the world and land the career of their dreams.

UNIBusiness Day will cover:

  • Potential business careers
  • UNIBusiness majors and minors
  • UNIBusiness internship opportunities
  • UNI Student Organizations
  • Low cost study abroad options

Students are encouraged to visit UNI.edu/business to learn more.