WHAT: The University of Rhode Island will welcome 3,300 first-year students over a two-day period (Sept. 1-2) to start the 2022-23 academic year. URI will also welcome 500 transfer students. Upperclass students will move in Sept. 3 and 4. New-student enrollment remains strong following another record-year for applications, with 25,400 for the upcoming year as compared to slightly more than 25,100 for the previous year. URI President Marc Parlange and other URI leaders will greet and welcome new students and their parents throughout the move-in period.
WHO: URI President Marc Parlange and Mary Parlange, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Ellen Reynolds, Director of Housing and Residential Life Frankie Minor, Dining Services Director Pierre St-Germain, Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety Michael Jagoda; dozens of URI staff and faculty, and new and returning URI students.
WHEN: President Parlange to greet new students: Thursday, Sept. 1, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 8-9 a.m. or 2:30-4 p.m. Upperclass students move in Saturday, Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4
WHERE: URI’S student residential neighborhoods along Butterfield Road. President Parlange and other URI officials will start their Thursday morning at 8:30 at Hillside Hall, 140 Campus Ave. On Friday, the president will visit residence halls along Butterfield Road.
TO MAKE COVERAGE AND PARKING ARRANGEMENTS: Contact Dave Lavallee, URI Communications and Marketing, at 401-874-5862; cell: 401-465-4291; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Tony LaRoche: 401-874-4894; cell: 401-837-8275; email: email@example.com.