A "College Welcome" event for area college students will be held Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Utica Zoo, said the Genesis Group of the Mohawk Valley Region.
The event, in partnership with Hamilton College, Herkimer College, Mohawk Valley Community College, PrattMWP, SUNY Polytechnic Institute and Utica College, will bring together hundreds of students, the Genesis Group noted.
It will "showcase our community, things to do and places to visit. Students attending will have the opportunity to tour the zoo, taste local food and meet new people," according to the announcement. "There will also be music, prizes and entertainment."
At 5:30 p.m. there will be remarks by County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr., Herkimer County legislator Jim Bono and Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri, the Genesis Group added. Several area college presidents also will attend.