The University of Rhode Island is proud to offer our approximately 450 student-athletes across 16 sports an academic support system designed to foster responsibility and enthusiasm for learning. Our support services emphasize the University's commitment to education and graduation.
Our staff is located in the University College Academic Enhancement Office in the Tootell building.
Freshman Orientation Meeting
A welcome session for freshman athletes that is a part of the summer orientation program.
Freshman Athlete Orientation Course
Special sections of the required freshman URI 101 course for student-athletes undecided in their major.
Informational Team Meetings
A chance to discuss such topics as athletic eligibility changes of policy, special events or academic procedures in a group meeting.
Student-Athlete Study Hall
A quiet, supervised study time for first semester freshman athletes and for any athletes having academic difficulty.
Rhody Ram Computer Lab
A supervised computer lab in the Tootell Complex offering both day and evening hours.
Drop-in Supplemental Advising
Assistance in resolving scheduling conflicts, determining choice of major, and investigating internship and post-graduate opportunities. Our staff supplements -- but not replaces -- the advising provided by that of the students’ major advisor.
Student-athletes who need additional academic support, or who have encountered serious academic difficulty, are assigned to one of our Learning Specialists. During these weekly meetings we:
Advising Programs for Student Athletes
Three Keaney Road, Suite One, Kingston, RI 02881