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Family Weekend

Family Weekend

Event Schedule
Friday, October 18, 2013 - Saturday, October 19, 2013

**Please be sure to check this schedule regularly as more events may be added**



SATURDAY, October 19, 2013


MU10am - 5pm Weekend Updates & Information
The Memorial Union Main Lounge
Stop by and check out local areas of interest, restaurant guides and general information.



uri bookstoreURI Bookstore in Memorial Union open 9am - 5pm
Rams Zone in Ryan Center open 12pm - 4pm

Check out the newest selection of URI pride t-shirts, hooded fleece, sweat pants and jerseys in an assortment of colors, styles and sizes. If clothing isn't what you're looking for, you can also check out the Rhody stuffed animals for the kids or look through the variety of accessories including customized URI pens, glass mugs, flags, pennants or car decals. The bookstore also sells gift cards which make for a perfect gift for your student!


Fascitelli_Fitness10am - 3pm
Tour the new Anna Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center

Thanks to the generous private donations from Bank of America and URI alumnus Michael Fascitelli ’78 and his wife, Beth. URI renovated the 29,618 square foot, former award-winning Roger Williams Dining Hall, originally constructed in 1969, into a 33,000 square foot full-service fitness and wellness center.The new modernized facility will provide state-of-the-art fitness equipment and services designed to promote the health and well-being of students, faculty and staff in a safe, inviting, environment.

The Center is named in honor of Fascitelli’s late mother, Anna.

Watson House

11am - 3pm Oliver Watson House Open House
Watson House Corner of W. Alumni Road & Old Farmhouse Road, just west of the library. Visit the historic Watson House, the oldest structure on the URI campus. Built around 1796, the Watson House is part of the original 140 acre farm purchased in 1888 in order to establish an agricultural school in Kingston.



Food Truck11:00am-3pm Pre-Game Food Truck Festival
It will be the sweetest event on four wheels. Enjoy the festive selections with other URI families before the URI football game.
Cash basis.







URI Legacy Family Luncheon during Family Weekend

Come out and enjoy a pre-game luncheon before the URI football team takes on the Spiders from University of Richmond. Gather with fellow legacy families at the Alumni Center for lunch at 11 a.m. Current students eat free. Enjoy a delicious lunch, pick up your game tickets, and enter a free raffle to win URI gear. Registration is available at Contact: Kate Serafini at 401-874-4679 or



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1pm - Meade Stadium
Go Ram's Football!

$15 Per Family Weekend Attendee
URI Students free w/ ID - Limit 1 Ticket per URI Student
Order Tickets by Mail (28.5kb .pdf)pdf
Order Tickets Online

Join us for the fun and excitement of Rhode Island Rams Football during your Family Weekend visit! Starting June 17, 2013, you can purchase your tickets online. Make sure to do this well before mid-October because the game WILL be sold out. Orders received prior to October 7th can be mailed to you. All orders received after October 7th will be available for print from a link in your confirmation email or pick up at the Ryan Center Box Office. Don't miss out on one of the highlights of family weekend, it will be a game to remember!

Summer Hours for the Ryan Center Box Office during the months of June, July, August and through Labor Day weekend are: M-F 10-4pm, closed Saturdays


uri mascot rhody
3pm - 5pm Post Game Reception
Memorial Union Lounge
Join us in the Lounge for a post game reception which includes free snacks, URI tokens, and printed family photos. Rhody the Ram, the URI mascot will be joining us. Don't miss the opportunity to come and get your picture taken with Rhody!



dinnerDinner Suggestions
Hope Commons:

Dine in before the show at Hope Commons. Sample the pasta selections, hot or cold deli sandwiches, burgers, a gourmet salad bar, omelets cooked-to-order at Mainfare among other items located in Hope Commons. Cash or student guest passes, if available, may be used for entry.

For restaurant suggestions see, or


Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan, Comedy Show
Ryan Center

$20 URI Students - 1 Ticket Limit per URI ID
$30 Per Family Weekend Attendee
$37 General Public

Order Tickets by Mail (28.5kb .pdf)pdf
Order Tickets Online

Join the URI community in the Ryan Center for a comedy show hosted by American actor,writer and comedian Jim Gaffigan. This event is sponsored by the Student Entertainment Committee and will usually sell out quickly, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance.

Be Aggressive by Annie Weisman

J Studio Theatre
$20 General, $15 Seniors, URI Faculty/Staff, $12 Students

In the Southern California community of Vista Del Sol, life should be paradise. But life is thrown into chaos when 17 - year - old Laura's mother is killed in a gruesome hit and run accident. Suddenly thrown into the roles of wife to her distant workaholic father and mother to her precocious younger sister Hannah, Laura struggles to cope with grief, sudden adulthood, and the hell of high school life


Franz and Francis!

URI Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

A Celebration of the Music of Franz Schubert and Francis Poulenc.  Performances featuring students from the Voice and Piano Studios. Manabu Taksawa and Margaret Frazier, coordinators.