Each spring, RIAAO hosts the annual Counselor College Tour, which allows counselors to visit the 10 four-year institutions in Rhode Island. This program is open to domestic and international school counselors from public, private, and parochial secondary schools, as well as independent counselors and community college advisors. Each year, one counselor from a Rhode Island secondary school is also selected to participate.

Tour participants will visit: Brown University, Bryant University, Johnson & Wales University, New England Institute of Technology, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island School of Design, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University, and University of Rhode Island.

Every stop includes a campus tour, meeting with admission representatives, breakfast/lunch/dinner, and other programming the institution has setup. Counselors can expect to spend up to 3 hours at each institution.


Sunday April 22nd

Opening Reception at the Omni Providence Hotel

Monday- April 23rd 

Breakfast – Johnson & Wales University

Lunch- New England Institute of Technology

Dinner – Salve Regina University

Tuesday-April 24th

Breakfast – Bryant University

Lunch – Rhode Island College

Dinner-Roger Williams University

Wednesday- April 25th

Breakfast – University of Rhode Island

Lunch- Providence College

Dinner – Brown University

Thursday- April 26th

Breakfast – Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)


Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $300, payable upon selection for the tour.

The Counselor College Tour receives many more registrations than there are spaces (40). This is not a first come-first serve process. Any counselor not selected will be added to a waiting list.


Items to consider:

  • Counselors are required to participate in the entirety of the program (a welcome reception on Sunday evening until noon on Thursday, after the final visit)
  • Counselors are responsible for their own transportation to and from the host hotel
  • The tour is limited to one counselor per school district
  • Tour fee will cover single room hotel accommodations, all meals, and transportation between schools/events
  • Detailed instructions on the registration process are included in the formal invitation

To receive a Save-the-Date for upcoming tours, please fill out the request form.
All questions should be directed to tour@riaao.com.