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Getting to Know Union Weekend

Union College will be hosting an overnight college preview program for high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds. This program is designed to allow students to learn more about our academic offerings; give them an authentic view of what life can be like at Union; and provide opportunities to engage with current students, faculty and administrators. Because we understand that traveling may pose a significant financial burden for many families, the College will cover the entire cost of the trip, including transportation and meals.

The program dates for 2017 will be October 8-9 and October 22-23. In addition to submitting the online application, students will need to send a copy of their high school transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable).  Transcripts must show final grades through the end of the student’s junior year. Transcripts may be uploaded to the application, faxed to Admissions at (518) 388-6986 or emailed to admissions@union.edu. Please mention "GTKU" when sending documents by fax or email.

The transcript must be received by the deadline for an application to be considered complete. Students will receive an email confirmation when their application form has been received. All applicants will be notified of a decision, via email, shortly after the application deadline.  

Please contact Vernon Castillo with any questions.

Requirements: Must be a high school senior, meet the academic requirements (see below) and complete an application, including submission of high school transcript.  Students selected to participate in the program must also submit the Union consent forms listed below.  If you wish, you may submit the consent forms at the time of application.  

What to bring: Sleeping bag, blanket, pillow, towel, spending money, toiletries and a change of clothes.



  • September 15, 2017 for the October 8-9 program. Decisions will be released on September 25.
  • September 22, 2017 for the October 22-23 program. Decisions will be released on October 6.

CONSENT FORMS (These forms will be due prior to a student's arrival on campus):