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, 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.

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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.

Tour Request Form

To be added to the invitation list, please fill out the online inquiry form below.

RIAAO’s process is as follows:

  • Interested counselors should fill out the online inquiry form below in order to receive an invitation (which includes registration materials)
  • In mid-winter of each year, invitations will go out to the preferred email addresses
  • Counselors are asked to fill out the registration materials and send them back to us standard mail with the $300 fee by the published deadline
  • RIAAO will select participants for the tour shortly after the published deadline and will inform those selected immediately
  • Those not selected for the tour are automatically placed on the waiting list
  • Counselors who are not ultimately selected for the tour will have their registration fee returned

Should you prefer to list your home address as it may be the most efficient way to receive mail, we welcome you to do so.

All questions should be directed to tour@riaao.com.


 Use the following form to express an interest in upcoming counselor tours:

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