Set your GPS to: 45 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI (URI Visitors Center)
Our main campus is located along Route 138, 30 miles south of Providence, 75 miles southwest of Boston, and 160 miles northeast of New York City.
Our main entrance is at the traffic light signaling the junction of Route 138 and Upper College Road. On your right, just past the first intersection on Upper College Road, you will find the Visitors Center, open year-round Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Saturdays during the academic year 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) If you have special needs, please call 401.874.2133.
If you plan to park your car on campus Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., you MUST get a parking pass from the Visitors Center.
From the north, take I-95 South to Exit 9 (Route 4 South) in RHODE ISLAND, follow Route 4 to Route 1 South. Stay on Route 1 until the intersection of Route 138 West. Route 138 West will bring you to the University.
From the south, take I-95 North to Exit 3A (Route 138 East). Continue east on Route 138 to the University.
From Newport, follow Route 138 West over the Newport and Jamestown bridges to Route 1. Take Route 1 South to Route 138 West. Follow Route 138 West to the University.
From the north: Follow directions above to Rt. 4 South to Exit 5B, Rt. 102, towards Exeter. Turn left onto South County Trail (Rt. 2), and follow for approximately seven miles, then turn left onto Rt. 138. Follow Rt. 138 approximately 1.5 miles to the Rt. 110 intersection (Plains Rd.). Then turn left and follow parking signs to the Ryan Center.
From the south: Follow directions above to Rt. 138 East and follow Rt. 138 to traffic light at the Rt. 110 intersection (Plains Rd.). Turn left and follow parking signs to the Ryan Center.
Several maps, including an interactive map and parking maps, are available on our Visitor Maps and Directions page.
Free campus shuttles circulate every few minutes during peak class hours, weekdays during the academic term. See Kingston Connection for detailed information.