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Lutheran Health Fieldhouse located on the main campus.

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Fort Wayne College Fair to return March 16 on Purdue Fort Wayne campus

After a multiyear hiatus, the Fort Wayne College Fair will return March 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Lutheran Health Fieldhouse on the campus of Purdue University Fort Wayne. This news comes as a relief to many partner institutions who describe a high demand for this type of large-scale event.

“We’re pleased to be filling a major need,” said Ryan Wooley, associate vice chancellor for enrollment management and director of undergraduate recruitment at Purdue Fort Wayne. “It will be a great opportunity for students to ask questions about specific programs, campus life, and other areas of interest to them.”

The 2023 Fort Wayne College Fair will feature representatives from more than 40 public and private colleges and universities. Its goal is to give high school students and their families an opportunity to explore their higher education options, gather information about admissions requirements, learn about financial aid, and much more.

Some of the institutions scheduled to participate this year include the University of Alabama, Ball State University, Central Michigan University, the University of Cincinnati, Huntington University, Indiana University, Indiana University Fort Wayne, Indiana Tech, Ivy Tech Community College, Manchester University, the University of Northwestern Ohio, Purdue University, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the University of Saint Francis, Valparaiso University, Western Michigan University, the University of Wyoming, Xavier University, and others. Scroll down for a complete list.

The fair is open to the public and free for college-seeking students and their families and influencers. This year’s event is being hosted by the Office of Admissions at Purdue Fort Wayne. View and download a map of the campus by visiting

For additional information, contact Geoff Thomas at [email protected] or 260-437-7657 (mobile).

Participating institutions and entities as of March 1:

University of Alabama

Anderson University

Ball State University

Bluffton University

Central Michigan University

University of Cincinnati

Columbia College Chicago

Compass College of Film & Media

Defiance College

Dominican University

Elmhurst University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Franklin College

Hanover College

Holy Cross College

Huntington University

Indiana University

Indiana University Fort Wayne


Indiana Tech

University of Indianapolis


Ivy Tech Community College

Lawrence Technological University

Leo High School

Manchester University

Marian University

Northern Michigan University

University of Northwestern Ohio

University of Notre Dame

Oakland University

Ohio Northern University

Purdue University

Purdue University Fort Wayne

Purdue University Northwest

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Saint Mary’s College

University of Saint Francis

University of Southern Indiana

Valparaiso University

Vincennes University

Western Michigan University

Wittenberg University

University of Wyoming

Xavier University