57th Annual College Fair takes place this Friday

WARWICK, RI (September 11, 2023) – 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. 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.

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.

“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.”

StriveScan is an online app that provides colleges instant access to student information by scanning secure barcodes on a student’s phone. StriveScan will be available for those students absent on Friday, or who missed meeting with a specific school’s representative at the college fair.

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.

Also attending will be College Planning of Rhode Island, a free resource offered by the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA). College Planning will be scheduling meetings with students to provide guidance on applying for financial aid—including grants, loans, and scholarships; instructions for submitting a FAFSA; and completing a CSS profile.

“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.

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


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