College Night 2018 on October 24 in Wilson Complex

Las Vegas, N.M. – Prospective college students can learn about career opportunities related to fields of study and more at College Night 2018 on Oct. 24 from 5–8 p.m. in Las Vegas.

Highlands University and Luna Community College are sponsoring the 20th Annual College Night. It will be in Highlands’ John A. Wilson Complex at 1241 9th St. It is free and open to the public.

“College Night is a great opportunity for Highlands and Luna to showcase their diverse college experience to the community,” said Jane Clark, admissions counselor in the Highlands Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions Office. “Our hope is that both potential students and their parents gain exposure to all that these two higher learning institutions have to offer from academic programs to campus life.”

Clark said students will have the chance to meet with faculty and staff from both institutions and explore their career interests.

Financial aid staff from Highlands and Luna will be on hand to share information about the financial aid process.

“We’ll have a computer lab open to help parents and their students apply for FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Parents need to have their 2017 tax return information with them to complete this process,” Clark said.

The U.S. Department of Education’s FAFSA website is at

“In a campus-wide effort to boost enrollment at Highlands, for the first time at College Night the university is waiving the $25 admissions application fee effective until Nov. 1,” Clark said.

The information fair at College Night includes information tables for Highlands University and Luna Community College academic departments, as well as programs and services for students.

The Highlands Athletic Department will be serving free food and beverages. There will be door prizes and drawings throughout the evening.

Additional sponsors for College Night 2018 include Alta Vista Regional Hospital, New Mexico MESA, State Employees Credit Union, The Skillet Restaurant, Luna Community College Montañas del Norte Area Health Education Center, and Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie #3815.

Clark said more sponsors may be participating.

Prospective students may register for College Night 2017 online at  Or call Highlands at 505-454-3439 or Luna at 505-454-2550.