College Day is a community-driven, county-wide celebration that shows students from diverse backgrounds that going to college is possible. Now in its ninth year, under Silicon Valley Education Foundation's (SVEF) leadership, College Day organizes activities and supplies targeted resources to promote college readiness for elementary, middle, and high school students. Over 160 schools across Santa Clara County participate, of which many of their students will be the first in their families to go to college. 

College Day motivates over 100,000 students to feel excited about their future and confident that they can go to college. School sites design their own week, drawing upon resources and workshops organized by College Day. These include:

          • Inspirational volunteer speakers who share their college and career journeys
          • Practical resources to help academic and course planning
          • Useful workshops on financial literacy, STEM careers, and more

2020 College Day registration is available from March 1, 2020 to May 1, 2020.


Make a tax-deductible donation today!

A special thank you to our generous sponsors:

College Day Partners

For more information, please contact the College Readiness Team at