In the event of rain on Sunday, May 18 the University-wide Commencement Ceremony will be held at the Ryan Center.
If the rain plan is to be implemented, the decision will be made in the early morning, and information will be available here, on the URI home page and on automated phone lines (401.874.7669 and 401.874.1000). Signs will also be posted at all campus entrances. Please sign up for SMS to receive notification of any updates.
Two Rain tickets for Main Commencement Ceremony: Every bachelor’s degree recipient will receive two guest rain tickets for the Main Commencement Ceremony that are required for entry into the Ryan Center. All tickets will be given to students by their degree-granting college.
Guests with College Ceremony tickets: If the Main Commencement Ceremony is held in the Ryan Center, other ticketed guests should go to the individual College Ceremony location that is indicated on their ticket. Children two years of age and older must have a ticket and be seated at the College Ceremony. The Main Ceremony will be simulcast to these locations.
The Main Commencement Ceremony will also be simulcast to the Swan Hall Lobby and the Memorial Union, Ram’s Den.
We regret that in the event of rain, due to space constraints, graduate degree recipients cannot attend the Main Commencement Ceremony.