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College and Major Information Sessions

Our fall visit calendar begins September 16 and runs through December 5, 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 (see below). 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.

Attention Transfer Students

Some majors are closed (College of Pharmacy) to transfer applicants or highly restricted (Nursing). Please check here for the most current list of these majors on the "Transfer Requirements" page.

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 did one or more of the following:

  1. Completed a visit form when you came to URI
  2. Completed a white card provided by a URI representative at your school or a college fair
  3. Shared your contact information with our representative using a scanner at a college fair
  4. Completed 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 should only have one account so it is important that students share the e-mail address they use and 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 student's 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

Attention parents and guardians: please do not use your e-mail address instead of your student's. We share with you all of the e-mails that we will be sending to your student, so we need to keep your e-mail address separately from theirs. The registration confirmation will go to your student's e-mail address, so you may want to ask them to forward it to you.

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.

See below for the following sessions:

College of Business Administration Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design
College of Engineering Harrington School of Communication and Media
College of the Environment and Life Sciences School of Education
College of Nursing Kinesiology
College of Pharmacy Chinese Flagship Program

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:

Tuesday, September 16
Tuesday, September 23
Tuesday, September 30
Tuesday, October 7
Tuesday, October 14
Tuesday, October 21
Tuesday, October 28
Tuesday, November 18
Tuesday, December 2

Please click here to see special requirements for the majors in this college.


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, Sept. 23
Tuesday, Oct.7
Thursday, Oct. 23
Wednesday, Dec. 3

Please click here to see special requirements for the majors in this college.


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 452, at 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Wednesday, September 24

Wednesday, October 8

Wednesday, October 22

Wednesday, November 5

Wednesday, November 19

Wednesday, December 3


College of Nursing

This thirty-minute session is designed to be informal and interactive, 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 206) at 11:00 a.m. on the following dates:

Tuesday, September 30
Tuesday, October 7
Tuesday, October 21
Tuesday, November 18
Tuesday, December 2

Transferring into this college is highly restricted.


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 1:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Friday, September 26

Friday, October 3

Friday, October 24

Friday, November 14

Friday, December 5

This college is currently closed to transfer applicants.


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 301) at 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Thursday, September 18

Thursday, October 2

Thursday, October 23

Thursday, November 6

Thursday, November 20

Thursday, December 4


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) at 2:15 p.m. on the following dates:

Friday, September 26

Friday, October 24

Friday, November 21

Friday, December 5


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, October 6

Monday, November 3

Friday, November 21


Kinesiology

This 1-hour information session is presented by the Chair of the Department of Kinesiology. It includes an overview of the program and its three areas of concentration along with a tour of the facilities. Space is limited.

These will be held in Independence Square (Room 203) at 1:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Wednesday, September 17

Monday, October 6

Wednesday, October 22

Friday, November 21

Wednesday, December 3


Chinese Flagship Program

This 45-minute session is presented by the program's Assistant Director. It provides an overview of URI's Chinese Flagship Program, a five-year program in which you can earn both a bachelor's degree in your chosen academic major and a B.A. in Mandarin Chinese.

These will be held in Green Hall's Great Room on the 2nd floor at 9:00 a.m. on the following dates:

Friday, September 26

Tuesday, September 30

Monday, October 6

Tuesday, October 14

Friday, October 24

Monday, October 27

Monday, November 3

Friday, November 14

Monday, November 17

Monday, November 24

Monday, December 1


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