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Advising Options:

  • Individual and Group Appointments: All students are assigned an academic advisor for their major and should plan to meet with their advisor at least once a semester. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, log into eCampus and click “URI Advisement” from the left menu.
  • Walk-in Office Hours: Each day, limited walk-in office hours are available for quick questions. No appointment is needed. The Fall 2014  schedule is below:
Room Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
General Roosevelt 108 9 – 4 9 – 4 9 – 4 9 – 4 9 – 4
A & S Undeclared Weldin RA  10:30 – 12
Business (cancelled 10/6-11/7)
Roosevelt 17A 1 – 3:30 1 – 3:30 9:30 – 11:30 9:30 – 11:30 9:30 – 11:30
Business Roosevelt 17B  9-11:30 10 – 11:30  1-2 1 – 3:30  1-3
Elementary Education Roosevelt 15C  11:30-12
Engineering Roosevelt 109 1 – 4
Honors Lippitt 302D 4 – 7
Psychology Chafee 302 3-4 2-3 1-2 2-3
Psychology Peer Chafee 203  3:30-4:30  2-4  11:30-1:30 2-4  1:30-3:30
Secondary Education Roosevelt 15C 11:30 – 12
Secondary Education Roosevelt 15A  11 – 11:30

Transfer Resource Center (TRC):

  • The TRC provides supports students transferring into the University.  Visit The Transfer Resource Center for more information.
  • Transferring Courses to URI? Visit here for step by step instructions.

Undeclared Advising and Resources:

  • Undeclared academic advisors: It is never too early to start working on finding your “right” major.  Begin by meeting with an academic advisor who specializes in working with students who are exploring majors.  Log into ecampus to make your appointment.
  • Meta-majors: Know what your general interest area is but not sure of the exact major to choose?  Check out the majors that fit your interest area by clicking on “categories” at the top of this page.
  • URI101:  Students undeclared in their major will take URI101: Planning for Academic Success that focuses on helping to explore interests, complete personality assessments, research academic requirements, and set academic goals.
  • Undeclared Living Learning Community (LLC): Most majors have a living learning community, and so do students who are exploring their majors.  Even if you do not live in Barlow Hall, you are still welcome to attend programs and see the advisor and the Resident Academic Advisor (RAM), all available to help you explore and declare a major.
  • Majors and Minors Fair:  This is an opportunity for all students to meet faculty from every major and minor at the University, and to ask questions about academic requirements without having to make any commitments. The Fall 2014 Fair is scheduled for the afternoon of October 8th in the Memorial Ballroom.
  • UCS270 Course: This 1-credit career development seminar provides an individualized approach to career concerns, skill identifications, self-awareness, and decision making, with an emphasis on understanding long and short term goals. Students will identify their skills, interests, values, and goals as they relate to choice of college major. Reflection, community outreach, and career research are required. This is the perfect course for the students ready to apply intentional efforts in finding their major.
  • Easy Steps to Finding a Major: Follow these Steps in Finding a Major to self-explore and discover a major. Remember, these are guidelines and our professional advisors are here to help!

Student-Athlete Advising:

We are proud to offer our over 450 student-athletes, across 16 sports, an academic support system designed to foster responsibility and enthusiasm for learning. Our athletic advising support services emphasize the University’s commitment to education, involvement, and graduation.

  • Services to all student-athletes: Freshman orientation meeting, informational team meetings, student-athlete study halls, Rhody Ram Computer Lab, drop-in supplemental advising.
  • Special Advisement: Student athletes who need additional academic support, or who have encountered serious academic difficulty, are assigned to one our learning specialists. They will meet on a weekly basis and offer close academic monitoring, discuss academic problems, develop time management and study skills,  and design a customized plan to work closely with Academic Enhancement Center and/or Disability Services.

Finish What You Started (FWYS)

  • FWYS provides a path to a degree for students who separated from URI prior to earning their degree. We offer personal advising, guidance for admission/readmission, and the possibility to earn academic credit for out-of-classroom experience.  Learn more about this exciting program here.


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