About This Webinar
Are you a hockey prospect for U.S. universities? Want to learn how to become one?

Learn about your options to play hockey in the United States! This session will begin with an overview by EducationUSA adviser Jenika Heim of hockey options, eligibility, and scholarship information. Then you will hear from 9 universities about their campuses, majors, and men's and women's hockey programs.

The goal of this session is for you to learn both about both the academic information and athletic information from each campus so you can see what it is like to be a student-athlete at each university!

This is a free info session. You will not use your mic or camera during the session.

AGENDA (in Eastern time)
3:00 - "Overview of university hockey in the United States," EducationUSA
3:30 - Finlandia University, Michigan (NCAA D3)
3:45 - Concordia University Ann Arbor, Michigan (NAIA D2)
4:00 - Rivier University, New Hampshire (NCAA D3)
4:15 - University of Vermont (NCAA D1)
4:30 - Merrimack College, Massachusetts (NCAA D1)
4:45 - Clarkson University, New York (NCAA D1)
5:00 - Plymouth State University, New Hampshire (NCAA D3)
5:15 - Providence College, Rhode Island (NCAA D1)

*Modification* St. Lawrence University is no longer able to participate.
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Jenika Heim
Jenika advises students across Canada on the process of applying to U.S. universities. EducationUSA is a free service funded by the U.S. Department of State.
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Clarkson University
Carrie LaBarr, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Clarkson is a private, national research university and proven leader in technological education and sustainable economic development. STEM intersects with our scholarship, research, innovation and teaching through more than 90 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and health professions. With our 4,800+ students, we ignite connections across disciplines, industries and social cultures to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and prepare the leaders of tomorrow. Alumni earn salaries that are among the top two percent in the nation and realize accelerated career growth.
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Concordia University Ann Arbor
Kelsey Marquardt, International Admissions & Retention Coordinator
Concordia University Ann Arbor, a small private university in Ann Arbor Michigan, will help your faith and your knowledge flourish because we are a community that cares about your whole self - your mind, body, and spirit - and are committed to helping you reach your fullest potential.
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Finlandia University
Lauren Huested, Athletic Enrollment Officer
Finlandia University is a small private university located in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the Keweenaw. Degrees offered are in the fields of Business, Health, Arts & Sciences. We offer generous scholarships, small class sizes, and a beautiful setting in the town of Hancock MI. If you learn better in a small classroom environment, enjoy nature, outdoor activities, and snow, FinnU may be the fit for you!
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Merrimack College
Rachael Tampone, Associate Director of Admission & International Recruitment
The only Catholic Augustinian college in New England, Merrimack College is an independent, coeducational institution with more than 3,800 undergraduate and 850 graduate students from 34 states and 36 countries, comprising schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy and business. The college’s 220-acre campus is situated approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Mass. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges and Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
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Plymouth State University
Sandra McGarr, Associate Director of International Recruitment
Plymouth State University is located in Plymouth; a small New England college town nestled in the White Mountains and Lakes Region of New Hampshire just two hours north of Boston. With approximately 4,200 undergraduates, Plymouth is changing how degree programs work. Our 50 majors are integrated into seven clusters representing the nation’s first integrated clusters learning model. Through our integrated approach, you will gain global knowledge and skills needed to enhance our world. You will apply your creativity and practical problem–solving skills to develop and implement solutions to real-world challenges. At Plymouth State, we will bring out your potential and prepare you for success as a leader in your chosen field and your life.
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Providence College
Matthew Maurano, Associate Dean of Admission
Selective and highly rigorous, Providence College is the nation’s only college administered by the Dominican friars. Committed to the liberal arts, Providence College’s core curriculum is steeped in Catholic intellectual tradition and marked by its signature Development of Western Civilization Program. Providence College offers students a four-year experience that is as fulfilling as it is challenging, empowering them to take ownership of their development in a deeply supportive community. The balance of Division I athletics and a small academic environment makes Providence College an easy place to call home for the next four years.
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Rivier University
Paul Brower, VP Enrollment Management
Rivier University is a four-year, Catholic institution that welcomes students from all backgrounds and provides a transformative and supportive educational experience.

Located in Nashua, New Hampshire, Rivier was founded by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary and Sister Madeleine of Jesus in 1933. Throughout its history, the University has been dedicated to providing a learning environment that educates the whole person—mind, body, and spirit. Our graduates excel professionally, academically, and in service to their communities.
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University of Vermont
Liz Hamlin-Volz, Sr. Assistant Director of Admissions
Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Today, UVM is a Public Ivy and top research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship across all levels of study, from bachelor’s to M.D. programs. Here, students’ educational experience and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and independent spirit of Vermont. UVM provides students endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time.
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