URI hosts Family Weekend Nov. 57
'New Wave of Learning' takes hold on URI's Kingston and Bay Campuses
KINGSTON, R.I. -- October 20, 1999 -- The University of Rhode Island's
Kingston Campus will be bursting with excitement the first weekend in November
as thousands flock to Kingston for the annual Family Weekend Program, "A
New Wave of Learning," on Nov. 57, 1999.
The URI Family Weekend Planning Committee has scheduled a variety of
entertaining and educational activities for URI students and their
families on both the University's Kingston Campus and the Narragansett Bay
Campus, home to the internationally acclaimed Graduate School of Oceanography.
Some of the highlights include the opportunity for families to attend
classes with their student, and a College Deans' reception on Friday. On
Saturday, Convocation and The Main Event will give families the opportunity
to visit the Narragansett Bay Campus, where the spotlight will shine on
exciting research and educational opportunities in the University's Marine
and Environmental Programs. Families will also have the chance to tour URI's
185' oceanographic research vessel, the Endeavor, to see where actual deep-sea
science is conducted. Then it's on to lunch either at the Bay Campus or
a barbeque outside Keaney Gym, an exciting football game against the College
of William and Mary, a post-game reception, and more. Saturday evening,
families may choose to attend a Multicultural Cabaret at the Multicultural
Center, the second annual URI Film and Video Festival, or the Sixth Annual
Fall Choral Festival. The evening will end with a fun-filled "Party
Like It's 1999 Millenium Extravaganza," at the Memorial Union.
The weekend concludes on Sunday with workshops hosted by URI's Career
Services Dept. and the President's Brunch.
What's the cost for this "New Wave of Learning" and family
fun? Families may choose to attend all of the events, or just a few. This
year, there are two registration options: The All-inclusive Blue Card option
is a $48 value including nine events for $25 per person ($15 for those under
12 and over 65). The Brunch-only White Card option is $15, any age. Football
game tickets, which are $10 for adults, $5 children under 12 or adults over
65, and free for URI Students with ID, may be ordered separately. Family
members with a White Card may inquire at the Hospitality Desk about purchasing
tickets to other Family Weekend events on a space available basis.
Tickets also are available for the URI Parents Fund Tuition Scholarship
Raffle. For an investment of only $5 a family might win a $2,500 tuition
scholarship for their URI student or a $250 credit at the Memorial Union
Bookstore. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the URI Parents Fund Scholarship
Endowment. The winner of the bookstore raffle will be announced at the football
game on Saturday, and the tuition raffle winner will be announced at Sunday
For a detailed schedule of all events and registration materials, please
contact the Student Activities Office at 401-874-2726 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the website http://www.uri.edu/student_life/family_weekend/.
For disability assistance, please call 401-874-2098 (TDD/Voice) 72 hours
1999 URI Family Weekend Highlights
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5
8 am5 pm Follow your student to class.
9 am4 pm Open House, International Education, National Student
Exchange and University Year for Action Internship programs. Taft Hall
Noon8 pm Check-in and Family Weekend Card pick-up. Memorial
Union Main Lounge.
25 pm Coffee and cookies at the 193 Degrees Coffeehouse.
56:30 pm Dinner with your student.
7 pm Deans' Desert Reception and Concert. Multicultural Center.
Reception set to the background of jazz melodies.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Please note that some Saturday events take place at the University's
Narragansett Bay Campus, located about six miles from Kingston, while others
take place at the Kingston campus.
8 am4 pm Check-in and Family Weekend Card pick-up. Memorial
Union Main Lounge, or from 811 am at the URI Coastal Institute, Narragansett
8:15-9 am Continental Breakfast, Coastal Institute, Narragansett
Bay Campus. Visit one of URI's newest and most elegant buildings. Tour the
"Living on the Edge" hands-on exhibit about the Coastal Environment.
Suitable for all ages.
9:4510:15 am Convocation. Corliss Auditorium, Narragansett
Bay Campus. Begins with a performance by the URI Honors String Quartet and
the President's welcome. Exciting initiatives in marine and environmental
programs at URI will be highlighted including Agricultural Biotechnology,
Sustainable Communities, and the Coastal Institute.
9:2010:45 am The Main Event. Narragansett Bay Campus. Tour
URI's 185' oceanographic research vessel, "Endeavor," at the Bay
Campus dock to see where oceanographic field work takes place. Speak with
URI Coastal Fellows, undergraduates involved in a new wave of experiential
learning, and view their posters and hands-on research demonstrations. Browse
through the Coastal Institute Bookstore and take advantage of the special
promotional pre-holiday sale.
11 amnoon Gymnastics Team Exhibition and Mackal Field House
11 am12:30 pm Enjoy a bag Lunch at the Narragansett
Bay Campus, Mosby Center or Barbecue in front of Keaney Gym. (Rain location
Roger Williams Dining Hall.)
Noon3 pm URI v. College of William and Mary Football Game.
Meade Stadium, $10 adults, $5 senior citizens and youth, URI students free
with ID. Drawing for the bookstore raffle will take place during half-time
35 pm Post-game reception. Galanti Lounge, Library with President
Carothers, faculty, and staff.
Evening Entertainment Options:
79 pm Multicultural Cabaret, Multicultural Center Forum
7 pm Sixth Annual Fall Choral Festival, Fine Arts Center Recital
7:30 pm "Visualizations" 2nd Annual URI Film
and Video Festival, Chafee 271.
8:30 pmMidnight "Party Like It's 1999
Millenium Extravaganza." Games, food, and entertainment, Memorial Union.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7
10 am "Career Coaching Your Kids." Discussion
with author David Montross. Memorial Union Atrium I. Tickets are available
on a first-come, first-served basis at the Memorial Union Hospitality Center.
11 am Brunch with the President. Memorial Union, Ram's
12 pm Career Services Questions and Answers, Memorial Union
For More Information: Jhodi Redlich, 874-2116