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RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE FAIR 

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Event Name: Rhode Island College Fair
Date: 10/22/2017
Time: 1 PM - 3 PM
Contact Information:
Rhode Island Association
of Admissions Officers, RI 
Phone:

The Fall 2017 Rhode Island College Fair will be held at Rhode Island College in Providence.
Description:

Representatives from nearly 200 two- and four-year colleges are participating in the 41st Annual Rhode Island College Fair on Sunday, October 22 at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI.

The College Fair, sponsored by the Rhode Island AssoÂ-ciation of Admission Officers (RIAAO), offers an opportunity for students and families to gather a multitude of information in one day. College admission advisors can answer questions related to their respective institutions and about the college application process. Students can collect a variety of resources to take home as reference material for the college search and application process.

The Fair is free to students, families, and anyone interested in higher education. College fairs provide the ideal venue to speak with admission counselors from a variety of schools who can assist you in making such personal decisions as confirming your interest in a college, ruling out schools that may not offer what you want, and introducing you to schools you may not have previously considered.

Review the list of participating colleges and make a list of the booths you’d like to visit. You might also want to print out some labels or cards with your personal information — name, address, e-mail address, year of graduation, and anticipated major. Give these to the reps at the college booths. This preparation will allow you more time to speak with the representatives and to visit all the colleges on your list.

We encourage you to read through this issue of College Fair Guide. There are many articles with useful hints and information that can help guide you through your college search. The more prepared you are for the College Fair, the more you’ll get out of it.

Rhode Island College Conference Manual


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Deciding what to do after high school is one of the most important decisions that a high-school senior will make. Representatives from colleges, universities and technical schools from all over the United States will be at the fair to assist you in making this decision. Going through your mind should be such questions as: "What type of job do I want?"; "Do I want a career?"; and if so, "What do I need to do to get there?"

For those students who wish to enroll in a college or university, questions involving majors, size of school, costs, and types of extracurricular and social activities need to be asked and answered.

Students and parents should read as much as possible about the colleges and universities in which they are interested before attending a program like this. You should research these institutions on the web and familiarize yourself with those that interest you. College representatives are eager to discuss their institution with students who seem genuinely interested, and who are somewhat knowledgeable about the school.

Visit first the tables of the colleges in which you are primarily interested. If possible select at least three or four colleges or schools in which you are definitely interested before coming to the college fair. Plan on visiting with these representatives first. If there is a line before a particular school, go to another table and return at a later time. The representatives will be there throughout the times posted for the fair and you might find that visiting with them when they are not busy will be better for you because they will be able to answer your questions more fully.

A college fair is a good time to expand your knowledge about colleges and/or careers, in general. The representatives of the various institutions have a wealth of experiences and backgrounds, and they will be very pleased to answer any questions you have. You may even find that there will be other institutions at the program that may better serve your needs than the ones you were originally considering. Therefore, take advantage of the opportunity to investigate other institutions.

If you think you cannot afford a college education, or afford the college of your choice, you could be pleasantly surprised. Too many families are automatically limiting their college selection, or whether or not to even attend college, simply by looking at the cost of tuition and room and board. Very few families can afford to write checks for these costs without the availability of some type of financial assistance. Contrary to some public opinion, there are many opportunities to get financial assistance, even for upper-middle income families. College selection should not be limited to only the schools a family may mistakenly think they can afford.

This college fair is not meant to be the last step in your search for the right college or university. It is most often considered to be one of the first steps in your search process. After you accumulate the information you receive at the program, you should sit down, read, and digest the many pamphlets you will most likely have. After that, narrow your choices to five or six institutions in which you are interested and visit them. Spend as much time on these campuses as you can. Arrange an interview in the Admission Office; talk to students, faculty and alumni, if possible, sit in on classes, and spend a weekend.

Choosing a college should not be a haphazard process. Some decisions on college selection are made for very odd reasons. They should not be. Remember, the college in which you decide to enroll should, and will, have a profound impact on the rest of your life.


Rhode Island College Fair Location:


Rhode Island College
Recreation Center, Field House
600 Mt Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908


Rhode Island College Fair Hours:


Sunday, October 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Questions to ask at the college fair
Hints for college interviews


Fall 2017 Rhode Island College Fair Participating Colleges and Universities:


ARIZONA
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ

CONNECTICUT
Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT
Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
University of New Haven, West Haven, CT
University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

FLORIDA
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL
Lynn University , Boca Raton, FL
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL
University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

GEORGIA
Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA

ILLINOIS
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

INDIANA
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

MAINE
College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
Husson University, Bangor, ME
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Standish, ME
Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME
Thomas College, Waterville, ME
University of Maine, Orono, ME
University of Maine at Machias, Machias, ME
University of New England, Biddeford, ME
University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME

MARYLAND
Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Saint John’s College, Annapolis, MD
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

MASSACHUSETTS
Assumption College, Worcester, MA
Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA
Becker College, Worcester & Leicester, MA
Bentley University, Waltham, MA
Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA
Clark University, Worcester, MA
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Curry College, Milton, MA
Dean College, Franklin, MA
Elms College, Chicopee, MA
Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
Endicott College, Beverly, MA
Fisher College, Boston, MA
Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA
Framingham State University, Framingham, MA
Lasell College, Newton, MA
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA
Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Cape Cod, MA
MCPHS University, Boston, MA
Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Mount Ida College, Newton Centre, MA
Newbury College, Brookline, MA
Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Regis College, Weston, MA
Simmons College, Boston, MA
Smith College, Northampton, MA
Springfield College, Springfield, MA
Stonehill College, Easton, MA
Suffolk University, Boston, MA
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Western New England University, Springfield, MA
Westfield State University, Westfield, MA
Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

MICHIGAN
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH
Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH
Keene State College, Keene, NH
New England College, Henniker, NH
Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
Rivier University, Nashua, NH
Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

NEW JERSEY
Caldwell University, Caldwell, NJ
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Saint Peter's University, Jersey City, NJ
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

NEW YORK
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY
Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY
The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY
Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY
Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Pace University, Pleasantville & New York, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
SUNY - Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
SUNY - Cortland, Cortland, NY
SUNY Maritime College, Throggs Neck, NY
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Utica College, Utica, NY
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

NORTH CAROLINA
Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
High Point University, High Point, NC

OHIO
University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

PENNSYLVANIA
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
Penn State University, University Park, PA

RHODE ISLAND
Brown University, Providence, RI
Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, Lincoln, Providence, Newport, RI
Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI
New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich & Warwick, RI
Providence College, Providence, RI
Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

VERMONT
Castleton University, Castleton, VT
Champlain College, Burlington, VT
Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT
Northern Vermont University - Johnson, Johnson, VT
Northern Vermont University - Lyndon, Lyndonville, VT
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Vermont Tech, Randolph Center, VT

VIRGINIA
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA

WISCONSIN
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

OTHER
The College Crusade of Rhode Island, Providence, RI
Exeter Job Corps Academy, Exeter, RI
Rhode Island Student Loan Authority, Warwick, RI
Unlimited RI, LLC


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