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College and Major Information Sessions

Our summer visit calendar begins June 9 and runs through August 22, 2014. We encourage you to register in advance for both a Campus Tour and an Admission Information Session so that you can make the most of your visit.

Want to learn more about your major?

Some of the colleges and departments at URI offer special information sessions that provide more detailed information about specific majors. While several of the college sessions include tours of the facilities, some do not. You can read a brief description of each session below.  If you are unsure which college offers the major you are considering, you can use the links at the top right of your screen to view the majors offered within each college.

Our Rhody Connection System

If you have never registered for an event in our Rhody Connection System, you need to create a Rhody Connection account. The process is easy and allows you to change your plans at any time.

You may already be in our Rhody Connection System if you completed any of the following:

  1. A green sheet completed at a campus visit
  2. A white card from a URI Admission Representative completed at a high school visit or college fair
  3. Information from a college fair that used scanners to monitor attendance
  4. Our online form to request information

How to create a Rhody Connection Account

  1. Click the gold button below to "View the Calendar & Register Now"
  2. Choose "Login," which is above the calendar to the right
  3. Under “New Users,” complete the online form using the student e-mail in the "Create Username" field and create a custom password using the instructions online

Passwords are private and we cannot retrieve them for you, but you can reset yours at any time. Each student has only one account so it is important that students share their custom password with a parent and/or guardian so that they can use the system, too.

If you discover that you are already in our Rhody Connection System:

  1. Under "Returning User," choose "Reset Password"
  2. Enter your e-mail address (which is your Rhody Connection Username)
  3. We will send you an e-mail with a link to create ("reset") a custom password

With a Rhody Connection account, you and/or a parent or guardian can register for a campus visit, reschedule your plans, update your personal profile, and register for special events and online chats. Online instructions guide you through the registration process.


College of Business Administration

This 45-minute information session is presented by a member of the Dean's team in the College's state-of-the-art Ballentine Hall, and includes an overview of the majors in the College, as well as internship and employment opportunities.

These will be held in Ballentine Hall, 3rd Floor, Thomson Boardroom (Room 347) at 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Monday, June 16

Thursday, June 26

Wednesday, July 2

Wednesday, July 23

Monday, August 4

Thursday, August 21


College of Engineering

This one-hour Engineering sessions are especially designed for prospective students and their families who are exploring their college options. The associate dean (or the dean) leads these informal, interactive sessions, which provide an overview of the college and an opportunity to ask questions. A tour of the Engineering facilities is not included.

These will be held in the Dean's Conference Room of Bliss Hall (Room 102) at 10:00 a.m. on the following dates:

Tuesday June 17

Tuesday, June 24

Tuesday, July 1

Tuesday, July 15

Tuesday, August 5


College of the Environment and Life Sciences

This one-hour information session is presented by the Assistant Dean and includes a broad overview of the college's 15 majors, opportunities for internships and employment, and a question and answer session.

These will be held in the Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences (CBLS), Room 100, at 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Wednesday, July 16

Wednesday, August 20


College of Nursing

This one-hour session is designed to be informal and interactive session, provide an overview of the college, and give you an opportunity to ask questions. A tour of the facilities is not possible due to classes.

These will be held in White Hall (Room 205) at 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Wednesday, June 11

Tuesday, July 8

Tuesday, July 29

Thursday, August 7


College of Pharmacy

This 45-minute session is presented by the Office of Student and Academic Affairs and includes information on both of the College's programs: the 0-6 Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS), including curricular and experiential education requirements. Following an informal 30-minute presentation, we offer a 15-minute question and answer period.

These will be held in the Pharmacy Building (Room 130) at 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Friday, June 13

Monday, June 23

Friday, July 11

Friday, July 25

Friday, August 8

Friday, August 15


Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design

This 45-minute information session is presented by a member of the faculty and includes a description of both the Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design major and the Textile Marketing major. You will also learn about internship and employment opportunities. We welcome your questions about our outstanding programs!

These will be held in Quinn Hall (Room 302) at 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Thursday, June 12

Thursday, June 26

Thursday, July 10

Thursday, July 17

Thursday, August 14


The Harrington School of Communication and Media

This 45-minute information session includes information about the undergraduate majors in the Harrington School of Communication and Media: Communication Studies, Film/Media, Journalism, Public Relations, and Writing and Rhetoric. Learn more about our exciting internship and employment opportunities. We welcome your questions about our outstanding programs!

These will be held in the Swan Hall Screening Room (Room 304) on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, July 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 30 at 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 6 at 2:00 p.m.


School of Education

This 45-minute information session is presented by the Director of the Office of Teacher Education or a knowledgeable faculty or staff member. It includes information about our early childhood, elementary, and secondary education programs, as well as our Master's in Special Education program. An overview of our admission process (including the new Teacher Education Scholar program), field placements, and academic requirements is included. We welcome questions from prospective students and family members.

These will be held in the Chafee Social Science Center (Room 601) at 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Monday, June 23

Friday, July 18

Friday, August 8

 

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need special assistance?

If you need to have a sign-language interpreter, please allow us as much advance notice as possible to arrange for a certified interpreter from the Rhode Island Commission for the State and Hard of Hearing. The best way to notify is to call us at (401) 874-7100. Be sure to leave your name, the date and time you're planning to visit, and a telephone number where you can be reached during the day.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation, please call (401) 874-7100 at least three business days in advance. For TTY assistance, please call R.I. Relay Service at (800) 745-5555.