The University of Rhode Island recently hosted six guidance counselors from public and private high schools who are touring the region and its universities on a weeklong bike trip dubbed the Tour D’Admission.
“I have been hearing about this kind of a
tour for a while and I though it would be fun to do,” Kinte Howie, one of
the URI tour guides for the group, said.
URI pulled out all the stops for the Tour
D’Admission, providing a unique and tailored tour of the campus on bike. The
group was hosted by three URI tour guides, who chatted with them between stops
while on their bikes.
“The growth here is remarkable,” Connecticut’s Ridgefield High School guidance counselor Richard Johnson, who
had visited the school decades ago to visit a friend, said. “I am much more likely to
recommend URI to my students now after seeing the campus.”
The Tour D’Admission is a great opportunity
for counselors to visit several schools at once while also taking part in an activity
they enjoy. One counselor, Sarah McDougall, who chairs the Department of
Fenton High School in Bensenville, Illinois, said it was
beneficial for her students who are often the first in their families to attend
“They can’t get to campuses, so this is a
way for me to see schools first-hand and then return with good information
about the schools,” McDougall said. “You get the college experience while
riding with great friends and you go through so many cute little towns along