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Family Weekend

Family Weekend

Event Schedule
Friday, November 7, 2014 - Sunday, November 9, 2014

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



SATURDAY, November 8, 2014


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 11:30am - end of the game

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.



10am - 5pm
Village of Wickford Shopping Discounts

Most of the merchants in Wickford are offering discounts of 10-30% off to the University community. We ask students and staff to show their URI ID. Parents need to state that their son/daughter attends URI. All participating merchants will have a sign on their doors stating WELCOME URI!

Established in 1663, Wickford Village provides picturesque waterfront streets lined with one-of -a-kind
shops. These shops feature jewelry, handbags, housewares, clothing, fine art, antiques, cafes and restaurants nestled amongst beautifully maintained churches, colonial homes and gardens.!

Print Flyer with Directions (.pdf)







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.



Alumni11:00am-12:30pm URI Legacy Family Pregame Luncheon
Join your fellow URI Legacy families for lunch before heading to Meade Stadium to cheer on the URI football team as they take on the University of New Hampshire Wild Cats. Enjoy a delicious spread of game food, pick up your game tickets, and enter a free raffle to win URI gear. More information and registration are available at

Contact: Darthula Mathews '13 at 401.874.5573 or



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 vs brown URI vs UNH
12:30pm - 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 5, 2014, 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 17th can be mailed to you. All orders received after October 17th 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



Seth Meyers, Comedy Show, Ryan Center
Join the URI community in the Ryan Center for a comedy show hosted by American actor,writer and comedian @sethmeyers . This event is sponsored by the Student Entertainment Committee and will usually sell out quickly, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance.
Order Tickets by Mail (28.5kb .pdf)pdf
Order Tickets Online

VIP (first 10 rows on floor)
$60 - All Seats - SOLD OUT

Floor and Lower (100 level) Arena Seats
$25 URI Students - (Limit One Per URI Student) (First 400 tickets) - - SOLD OUT
$35 URI Family - (First 500 tickets) - SOLD OUT
$45 General Public - SOLD OUT

Lower and Upper Concourse (200 & 300 level)
$20 URI Students - (Limit One Per URI Student) (First 1500 tickets)
$25 URI Family - (First 1500 tickets)
$35 General Public

Please Note: Once discounted ticket capacities are reached in certain price levels, only full price general public ticket prices will be available for purchase.

Luxury Suite
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 8:00 PM
Ryan Center
$800 per suite - includes 20 tickets to the show, a $100 catering food credit and 4 Ram (VIP) Lot parking passes*
ENTERTAIN IN STYLE. Enjoy the show in style in a Luxury Suite.
*Food, soft drinks as well as beer and wine are available for purchase.
If you are interested in renting a suite please call Caitlin Neville at 401-788-3205 or email

Premium Services - RAM Lot (VIP Parking) - SOLD OUT
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 8:00 PM
Lots open at 6PM must arrive prior to show at 8:00 PM
Ryan Center
$30 per pass
Ram lot parking provides VIP access to the lot directly in front of the Ryan Center and its main entrance. The Ram Lot is located off Plains Road and West Alumni Avenue.

Please note: Ram lot parking only provides access for the Saturday evening Seth Meyers event and does not include football parking. In addition to the Ram lot there is free parking located across the street from the Ryan Center in the Plains Road parking lot.


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