Bulletin boards at Bandon High School share a variety of college options.

What do you see when you walk down the halls of your high school? Show off your school's college-going culture by providing visual reminders that promote and celebrate the expectation of college attendance.

Bulletin Boards

Use the bulletin boards and walls in prominent areas for a rotating display of college and career themes.

College Pennants and Posters

Many colleges will donate pennants or posters, or have students design their own.

Lebanon's College & Career Center in use
Pennants adorn the walls of Lebanon High School's College and Career Center.

Map of Colleges

Put up a map of Oregon colleges or use a map to show where students will be attending college.

College Door Wars

Get students and teachers excited about creating a college-going culture by having a competition to decorate classroom doors with a college theme.

Students smiling in front of door with EOU Mountaineer
Elgin High School students pose with Eastern Oregon University's Monty Mountaineer.

Teacher Door Posters

Display each teacher’s alma mater on their door. Ponderosa Middle School and Klamath Union High School take it a step further, providing all new staff with a poster from their alma matter and promotional classroom supplies.

Reader Boards

Engage students, families, and the community by using reader boards at the school as well as local businesses to promote college-going.

Reader board signs at Lowell and Taf
Reader boards direct students at Lowell Junior/Senior High School and Taft 7-12 to complete college applications.

Senior College Applications & Acceptances

Celebrate seniors' post-high school plans on a prominent wall or bulletin board.


Provide t-shirts for staff and/or students and designate a specific day of the week to wear them.

Newport Middle School students who wear their college shirts are entered into a raffle.

Computer Bookmarks

Set the home page on every computer to oregongoestocollege.org and pre-load college and financial aid websites in browser bookmarks.

Alumni Profiles

Spotlight successful alumni who have gone on to and graduated from college.

Alumni posters line the halls of Hermiston High School.

Learn even more ways to make college visible in your school with our College-Going Culture Toolkit.