Rhody Connect mobile app launched

University of Rhode Island’s new app will make accessing information faster and easier

KINGSTON, R.I. – Aug. 27, 2020 – Developed by University of Rhode Island’s Information Technology Services, in partnership with Modo Labs, Rhody Connect is now available, in time for the University’s fall opening, on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

Rhody Connect provides students, as well as the broader community of University alumni, parents, prospective students, and faculty and staff, as well as the public, with a full range of up-to-date information, all in one place and at their fingertips.

Topics covered by the app include dining menus, maps, calendars, visitor information, transportation, course catalogs, libraries, the campus directory, recreation, safety, sports and entertainment, admissions, and news.

It will also include access to the University’s daily COVID-19 self-assessment tool. Currently, students, both those residing on campus and those coming to campus from off-campus locations, as well as faculty, staff and visitors coming to campus, are required to take the daily assessment.

Led by Cathy White of the ITS Innovations team, the development of the Rhody Connect app was an intensive effort on the part of a large cross-divisional group of individuals, according to Karlis Kaugars, URI’s chief information officer. He added that the app will continue to evolve and include additional, relevant information connections to support the needs of students and other community members.