56th Annual College Fair is largest yet

WARWICK, RI (September 13, 2022) – Bishop Hendricken High School will host 132 colleges and universities from across the United States on campus this Friday, September 16, 2022 as part of the largest private college fair in Rhode Island, and the largest in school history.

The fair, which takes place from 7am-10am in both Pepin and McNally Gymnasiums, is organized annually through the School Counseling Office exclusively for Bishop Hendricken students. This is the fair’s 56th year.

“The School Counseling Office is excited to continue and expand on our tradition of hosting over 130 colleges on campus to meet with our boys,” said Nicole Poloski, Director of School Counseling. “This year, we’re excited to add 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.”

“Our college fair is proof that the Hendricken investment is worth it,” said Mark DeCiccio, Principal. “Hendricken men are a different caliber of student to colleges, and that’s why they want to be on campus each year to meet them. These admissions representatives start their recruitment season right here in Warwick.”

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with admissions representatives as part of the fair. The Class of 2023 will also attend a presentation by Pam Heroux, Associate Dean of Admissions at Salve Regina University, on the college application process and essay-writing tips. Schools represented are as close as Providence and as far as California. The full list of all attending schools is below.

“We are thrilled to welcome over 130 colleges to campus to meet exclusively with our students,” said Natalie Kessimian, Assistant Principal. “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.”

More than 40 college representatives will also begin small group visits — both on campus and virtually — exclusively with Hendricken seniors beginning next week. For more information on the School Counseling Office, or Bishop Hendricken’s approach to college counseling and placement, click here.

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albertus Magnus College
American International College
American University
Anna Maria College
Assumption University
Babson College
Bard College
Bentley University
Binghamton University
Boston University
Bridgewater State University
Bristol Community College
Bryant University
Bucknell University
Catholic University of America
Central Connecticut State University
Clarkson University
College of Mount St. Vincent
College of New Jersey
College of the Holy Cross
Community College of Rhode Island
Curry College
Dean College
Drew University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Eckerd College
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emmanuel College
Endicott College
Fairfield University
Fisher College
Fitchburg State University
Florida Southern College
Florida Tech
Franklin and Marshall College
Franklin Pierce University
Gordon College
Hartwick College
High Point University
Hofstra University
Husson University
Iona College
Iowa State University
Johnson & Wales University
Keene State College
Lasell University
LeMoyne College
Loyola University Maryland
Lynn University
Manhattan College
Manhattanville College
Marist College
Marquette University
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (MCPHS)
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Merrimack College
Miami University
Mitchell College
Montserrat College of Art
New England College
New England Institute of Technology
Nichols College
Northern Vermont University
Our Lady of Providence Seminary
Pace University
Plymouth State University
Providence College
Purdue University
Quinnipiac University
Regis College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island Army National Guard
Rhode Island College
Rivier University
Roger Williams University
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
St. Lawrence University
St. Louis University
St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
St. Michael’s College
Sterling College
Stetson University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stonehill College
Suffolk University
Syracuse University
Thomas Aquinas College
Thomas College
U.S. Army
U.S. Marine Corps
University College Dublin
University of Alabama
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Hartford
University of Louisville
University of Maine – Farmington
University Of Maine – Orono
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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 Southern Maine
University of St. Joseph
University of Tampa
Ursinus College
U.S. Air Force Academy
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Western New England University
Westfield State University
Wheaton College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester State University
Xavier University



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