Fast Facts about URI's 126th Commencement, May 19-20
As many as 15,000 people are expected to gather in Kingston, R.I. on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, to celebrate the achievements of the more than 2,963 undergraduate and 738 graduate students who will receive their degrees at the University of Rhode Island's 126th Commencement.
10 most commonly asked questions by media covering commencement
Fast facts, media passes, parking, food and more information for members of the media.
Marlen Suyapa Bodden to speak at URI's 126th Commencement
Acclaimed author and human rights attorney with a passion for justice and defense of the disenfranchised, Marlen Suyapa Bodden has been named as speaker for the University of Rhode Island's 126th undergraduate commencement ceremony.
URI to award honorary degrees to noted author, business leaders and attorney
In addition to Bodden, the University will confer honorary degrees upon: Amy DeVaudreuil '97, a noted attorney working in areas related to affordable housing; Colonel Philip J. Saulnier '62, a U.S. Army veteran honored for decades of post-retirement service to our veterans; and Shivan Subramaniam, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, FM Global.
Classical Studies major and stellar student Mary McGunigal of Warwick, was chosen to address her peers at the undergraduate commencement ceremony. Three months later, she will enter the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
Webcast and Radio
Catch URI's Commencement online May 19, 20; and join the "chat" during the webcast on Sunday, May 20. For the first time, people watching the ceremonies online also will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and ask questions about what they're seeing.
Graduating students plan their next steps
Read about a few of our stellar graduating seniors and what they are planning to do after Commencement.
The Commencement Ceremony
The Sights, sounds, sentiments of URI's Undergraduate Commencement ceremony
URI's digital and social networks are well-tuned for Commencement. The University has tapped into many live channels for students, alumni and more to share their pride and the excitement of the weekend events. URI's commencement twitter feed, hashtag #URI2012, is active with people sharing their excitement and positive energy with thousands. URI's Facebook pages have kept up with remarks and more. All this 'social' activity has raised the level of inter-activity and engagement by all members of the University Community.