Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC) will host the 2012 Greater Kalamazoo Area College Night for high school students exploring their college options.

The event will feature representatives from about 80 colleges, universities, and training institutions. They will speak with high school juniors and seniors, parents, and current KVCC students about their programs and campuses.

Representatives of the armed forces will also be available to speak about how military service helps fund a college education.

A financial aid workshop will also be available at 7:00 p.m. to educate students on scholarships, student loans, and federal and state government assistance.

The event runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Oct. 8 and is free and open to the public. It will take place on KVCC's Texas Township Campus. Participating colleges include:

- Western Michigan University
- Kalamazoo College
- Cornerstone University
- Northern Michigan University
- Davenport University
- Michigan Technological University
- Ferris State University
- University of Michigan
- Grand Valley State University
- Michigan State University
- Valparaiso University
- Wayne State University