Bishop Hendricken to host largest private college fair in RI, hosting 116 colleges this Friday


WARWICK, RI — Bishop Hendricken High School will host 116 colleges and universities from across the United States this Friday, September 15, 2023 from 8:30am-10:15am at the largest private college fair in Rhode Island.

Organized annually through the School Counseling Office exclusively for Hendricken students, the College Fair is in its 57th year. Visiting schools range in size from fewer than 2,000 students to more than 15,000 and represent private, public, and Catholic colleges and universities located in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic, South, and New England. Representatives from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, and the Rhode Island Army National Guard will also be in attendance to recruit for military service. This year, and for the first time, representatives from West Point will be here interviewing students who have applied to the Academy. A full list of attending schools can be found below.

"Year after year some of the finest colleges and universities return to Hendricken because they love our students and the representatives appreciate that they really get to interact with motivated, college-bound seniors, juniors, and sophomores," said Nicole Poloski, Director of School Counseling. "This year, we’re using StriveScan, a student scanning technology, which will make it even easier for college representatives and Hendricken students to stay connected. It’ll also give the School Counseling Office analytics and data on each attending school to help enhance our college planning efforts."

Beginning next week, more than 40 college representatives will begin meeting exclusively with Hendricken seniors in small groups — both virtually and on campus. Some of these schools include Boston College, Dartmouth, Columbia, and Wake Forest that, in addition, have scheduled days in September and October for student meetings.

“Each year, I'm amazed at the growing number of colleges and universities who want to begin their recruiting right here at Bishop Hendricken," said Mark DeCiccio '03, Principal. "Sincere thanks goes to all the college representatives who will be joining us, as well as the faculty and staff that put this together, especially our Registrar, Natalie Turner,” said Mark DeCiccio '03, Principal.

"We are thrilled to welcome over 100 colleges to campus to meet exclusively with our students," said Natalie Kessimian, Assistant Principal who oversees the School Counseling Office. "Our school counselors have been working tirelessly, not only to prepare this wonderful event, but also to develop meaningful relationships with the schools in attendance and put our students ahead of others."

For more information on the School Counseling Office, or Bishop Hendricken's approach to college counseling and placement, click here.


Colleges & universities to be represented:

Albany College of Pharmacy

Albertus Magnus College

Alfred University

Anna Maria College

Assumption University

Bentley University

Binghamton University

Boston University

Bristol Community College

Bryant University

Catholic University of America

Central Connecticut State University

Clark University

Colby-Sawyer College

College of Mount St. Vincent

College of the Holy Cross

College Planning Center of Rhode Island

Community College of Rhode Island

Connecticut College

Curry College

Dean College

Eastern Connecticut State University

Eckerd College

Elizabethtown College

Elmira College

Elms College

Elon University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Emerson College

Emmanuel College

Endicott College

Fairfield University

Fisher College

Fitchburg State University

Florida Tech

Franklin Pierce University

Hartwick College

High Point University

Hofstra University

Husson University

Iona College

Johnson & Wales University

Keene State College

Lasell University

Lesley University

Long Island University

Loyola University Maryland

Lynn University

Manhattan College

Marquette University

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Merrimack College

Miami University Ohio

Mitchell College

New England Institute of Technology

Nichols College

Our Lady of Providence Seminary

Plymouth State University

Providence College

Purdue University

Quinnipiac University

Regis College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rhode Island College

Rivier University

Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University, University College

Rutgers University

Sacred Heart University

Salve Regina University

Seton Hall University

Southern Connecticut State University

Southern New Hampshire University

Springfield College

St. Anselm College

St. Bonaventure University

St. John's University

St. Joseph's University (PA)

St. Michael's College

Stevens Institute of Technology

Stonehill College

Stony Brook University

Suffolk University

Syracuse University

Thomas Aquinas College

U.S. Army

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Military Academy (West Point)

University College Dublin

University of Alabama

University of Maine Farmington

University Of Maine Orono

University of Massachusetts Boston

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

University of Massachusetts Lowell

University of New England

University of New Hampshire

University of New Haven

University of Pittsburgh

University of Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island ROTC

University of Scranton

University of South Carolina

University of Southern Maine

University of St. Joseph

University of Tampa

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Western Connecticut State University

Western New England University

Westfield State University

Wheaton College

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester State University

Xavier University