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About the University

The University of Rhode Island’s main campus is located in Kingston, Rhode Island, with three other campuses located throughout the state. Click here to learn about URI's mission and history.

President's Office
Learn more about President David M. Dooley.

University Administration
Meet the University's administrative officers.

Maps & Directions
Includes both downloadable and interactive maps and directions for the main Kingston campus and three other campuses.

Reports and Surveys about URI from the Office of Institutional Research
Information on distribution of URI students, employee and alumni, common data sets, final enrollment report, "Just the Facts" and more.

Campus Master Plan
From Planning Services & Professional Development.

University Manual
Statutes and rules for the government of the University.

University Policies
As prescribed in the University Manual.

Diversity
Diversity related documents, websites and committees

Sustainability
Pursuit of a sustainable economy, a healthy ecosystem, and an environmentally just society.

Mission Statement

Read The University of Rhode Island Mission Statement


History of the University

The University was chartered as the state's agricultural school in 1888. The Oliver Watson farm was purchased as a site for the school, and the old farmhouse, now restored, still stands on the campus. The school became the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1892, and the first class of 17 members was graduated two years later.

More information about URI history and timeline