17 th Annual ASBC HBCU College Festival 


  • Over 70 colleges and universities will be represented plus other organizations
  • Some schools will offer instant admission, waive application fees, and conduct on-site interviews (Interview Guidance)
  • Seminars for students, parents, and guardians
  • Band and Choral auditions (Must pre-register and bring your own instrument for band auditions) (Music Audition Guidance)
  • The HBCU College Festival is FREE but everyone–students, parents, guardians, other family members, and counselors MUST register
  • For your convenience, $20 to join us on the coach bus 

On February 23, 2019 we will attend the ASBC HBCU College Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  This will be the 3rd year that the Three Dimensional Youth Ministry’s ZOOM-IN team has gone to the HBCU College Festival sponsored by the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA. We find the tremendous value in preparing our young people for college and exposing them to as many resources and opportunities as possible. Last year we had over 20 Students attend this trip between the 10th and 12th grades. All who interviewed with colleges received notification of onsite admittance. 2 transfer students were admitted to the HBCU’s of their choice. We are overjoyed to see the amount of support and information packed into this one-day expo. This is great for both student and parents to experience together. Extremely helpful seminars for parents are offered as well. This event is not limited to members of The Greater Zion Baptist Church’s Three Dimensional Youth Ministry we encourage the community to participate and join us.

We will leave from Greater Zion’s Campus on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 6:00 am. Arrive at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC at 8:15 am. This is a full day event and are expected arrival back to Greater Zion’s Campus will be 6:15 pm.  The Deadline for registration of February 5, 2019 has been extended to February 14, 2019.

Please understand that this festival is free. We have rented a coach bus for you and your students convenience. The cost is $20 per person. Everyone must be registered as a group and we ask that you do so by clicking below.


We are accepting donations and scholarships for those who may not have college aged students but would like to support. If you would like your student to attend and are unable to meet the full requirement please send information to the email listed below.  While discounts, donations,  and scholarships will be accepted they are not guaranteed, we will reward on a first come first serve bases.

We encourage you to look at the event’s web page to see all that this wonderful festival has to offer. http://www.alfredstreet.org/ministries/outreach-and-missions/hbcu-festival/

For additional inquiries please email the “Zoom-In” team 3DYM@greaterzionbaptist.org