Promoting Peace and Nonviolence

In these uncertain times, we come together as a community. At The University of Rhode Island, we strive to be part of the solution.

Ocean State Summer Writing 2016

Our tenth annual Ocean State Summer Writing Conference continues the tradition of offering all writers the opportunity to enjoy a weekend of lively interaction with professional writers on the University of Rhode Island’s picturesque Kingston Campus. If this is your first conference with us, welcome! You’ll find a wide range of events that will spark creativity. If you have attended our conference before, welcome back! We offer plenty of new, stimulating opportunities to keep you intrigued and writing.

URI Commencement 2016

Highlights from the University of Rhode Island’s One Hundred and Thirtieth Undergraduate Commencement . Congratulations to the Class of 2016.

Legally Blonde – URI Theatre

URI Theatre presents Legally Blonde as it closes out the 2015-2016 season. The musical is based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the 2001 MGM hit movie. Come see this feel-good story. Tickets & information at

Academic Health Collaborative

The University of Rhode Island is putting in place a sweeping reorganization of its health programs to maximize cross-disciplinary teaching, research, and outreach. See why this new endeavor puts URI students & faculty in a position of strength as health care undergoes rapid change in the United States and around the world.

URI Theatre:columbinus

Join us for this compelling, unnerving study that bears witnessing. Sparked by the April 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. columbinus by the United States Theatre Project.

URI Theatre

The Caucasian Chalk Circle is a play about politics, law, justice, parenthood and more. What defines a family? Who is responsible for taking care of mother earth?… of each other?… of our society? Directed by Vince Petronio – it runs through December 13th.

URI 2015

Think big. Call it our mission statement. Call it our mantra. Whatever you want to call it, it’s what we do every day at URI. Because our students, faculty, and alumni care about making a positive impact in the world.

#URIGiving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving, held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Giving Tuesday marks the start of the giving season and encourages individuals to give back by supporting charitable causes that could benefit from private support. Support #URIGivingTuesday – Make dreams come true.

URI’s Vigil for Remembrance, Peace

More than 1,000 people gathered on the campus quad to listen to poems recited in native tongues, a soaring rendition of the French national anthem, and a French hymn for peace, as words denouncing terrorism echoed across the University of Rhode Island.

URI Theatre 2015: In The Next Room

Interested in theatre? Take a look at a recent URI production! Nominated for the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play and selected as a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. In The Next Room is a tender, sometimes hilarious contemporary take on a comedy set in the Victorian era.

2015 URI Media Coverage Highlights

The University was in the news in 2015- watch just a few examples of Thinking Big.