Media Advisory: University of Rhode Island to dedicate its new labyrinth, Friday, Sept. 29

By the light of a full moon, URI’s new Outdoor Wellness Patio to get official dedication

KINGSTON, R.I. – Sept. 26, 2023 – On Friday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m., the University of Rhode Island will dedicate its new meditation labyrinth and outdoor patio. A previously empty space next to the campus fitness center has been transformed into a scenic and picturesque Outdoor Wellness Patio for students and community members to enjoy, offering a labyrinth and outdoor meditation space. The new space offers mental health benefits for students and employees alike. Students were early supporters of the project, with the Student Senate endorsing the idea on behalf of the student body, providing $25,000 for seating at the site.

The labyrinth’s official dedication will be followed by a sound bath at 5 p.m. and a full moon meditation at 9 p.m. The Wellness Patio is located next to the Anna Fascitelli Fitness Center, on the Kingston Campus. All are welcome.

WHO:  URI Campus Recreation, Campus Design, and Lands and Grounds, and Student Senate, with students, faculty, staff.

WHAT: Dedication of New URI Labyrinth and Wellness Patio. Light refreshments will follow the dedication/ribbon cutting.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 29
3 p.m. – dedication and reception
5 p.m. – sound bath
9 p.m. – full moon meditation

WHERE: URI Outdoor Wellness Patio (next to Anna Fascitelli Fitness Center) Butterfield Rd., Kingston