Welcome to the University of Rhode Island!
The Orientation Advantage:
To Register: Please click "Register Now" from the right-hand column of this page. New Student Orientation at The University of Rhode Island is two full days, including an overnight stay in one of our residence halls.
Early Arrival: Do you need to arrive the night before your session?
Family Orientation: Families, we have an orientation for you too!
NEW! Math Placement Exam: Be sure to complete this exam at least 3 days before your orientation!
NEW! New Student Checklist: Your comprehensive checklist for starting at URI.
Frequently Asked Questions: Answers to frequently asked questions
Directions to Orientation: Don't get lost, we want to see you in Kingston!
Sample Program Schedule: subject to change - we invite you to learn about the 2 days.
Meet the Orientation Staff We can't wait to meet you!
URI Common Reading Program: Learn about the program and this year's book.
Books and Computers: URI Bookstore and RAM Computer Store
Drugs and Alcohol at Orientation:
The University of Rhode Island believes that substance abuse is incompatible with a culture for learning. Therefore, illegal use is met with tough sanctions. If you possess or use alcohol or illegal drugs during orientation, you will be expelled from the program and suspended from the University for one semester, at minimum. Even being around drugs and alcohol can get you in trouble. If you are found in a room where alcohol and drugs are present, you will be charged through the University's judicial system and your family will be notified, even if you were not using.