In an effort to streamline all college fairs in Rhode Island, we hope that this resource:

  1. Allows all of us to stay organized.  Consider it a “one stop shop” for college representatives, prospective students, and counseling staff to see what is going on in the state regarding these types of events.
  2. Avoids schools hosting fairs on conflicting dates.
  3. Helps schools to choose dates that are convenient for both the school and for the college representatives.  For example:
  • Two towns hosting two different events could consider having a joint fair.  This would allow more opportunities for students and allow more colleges to attend.  This will avoid organizing a college fair that might not be necessary if a neighboring town is having one open to the public.
  • If you are planning to schedule a college fair, using this information that we provide, you might want to consider your fair on the same day at a different time.  This has the potential to allow more college reps to attend your fair.
  • Allows guidance counselors to collaborate and share responsibility of the events such as sending out invites, rsvps, etc.  We have seen this work successfully in other states.
  1. Opens up the door for consortiums, where 2-4 schools collaborate and create a day to evening approach that allows reps to flow from school to school. This works well in districts where schools and parents want access to reps at each individual school.
  2. Allow students and families more opportunities to attend fairs.

If you would like your college fair to be advertised for the Fall of 2017, please complete this form.

Fall 2017 College Fairs in Rhode Island:

September 19th from 8:00am- 11:30am
Providence Career and Technical Academy
Location: Providence Career and Technical Academy
Contact: Melissa Halpert at melissa.halpert@ppsd.org

October 22nd from 1:00pm- 3:00pm
41st Annual Regional College Fair
Sponsored by RIAAO
Location: Rhode Island College
Contact: Katie Storer at info@riaao.com

April 12th from 4:30pm- 6:30pm
College Fair
Sponsored jointly by Wheeler, Moses Brown, Lincoln, PCD, and Rocky Hill
Location: Lincoln School
Contact: Amy Baumgartel Singer at amybaumgertelsinger@wheelerschools.org