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Cuba Spring 2018 Semester Program

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Please see the full Spring Semester in Cuba 2018 Flyer for details

Welcome New URI Students! Orientation days are here and we can’t wait to meet you!

It’s June again and that means that new-student orientation days are finally here. If you are a newly accepted URI student and have not signed-up for an orientation date yet, please click here to register. Orientation days are a great opportunity to get to know the URI campus and get all the info you need about the huge variety of programs URI has to offer.

If you are a new URI student interested in the Honors Program, we are excited to share a ton of great information with you during the day one afternoon session right here in Lippitt Hall (home of the Honors Program) and during the second day advising sessions in the library. Your orientation leader(s) will fill you in on the details when you arrive for your registered orientation days.

Orientation 2017 dates are as follows:

Session 1: June 5-6 (Mon. & Tues.)

Session 2: June 8-9 (Thurs. & Fri.)

Session 3: June 12-13 (Mon. & Tues.)

Session 4: June 15-16 (Thurs. & Fri.)

Session 5: June 19-20 (Mon. & Tues.)

Session 6: June 22-23 (Thurs. & Fri.)

Session 7: June 26-27 (Mon. & Tues.)

Session 8: June 29-30 (Thurs &. Fri.)

For more information on the First-Year Student Orientation, visit

Congratulations Class of 2017 !!!!

The Class of 2017 has official graduated. Congratulations and we wish you all the best.

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Graduating Honors Senior Jacob Santos celebrating after graduation May 21, 2017.

Thank You for Joining Us!

Thank you to all those that joined us for our Honors Conference on Wednesday May 3rd, 2017.

Congratulations to our all our students who presented their poster or oral presentations. The ceremony and presentations were spectacular and we are proud of each and every one of you!

Photos of the 2017 Honors Conference are available in our Photo Gallery.


Upcoming Events

Honors Colloquium 2017

This year’s Honors Colloquium is titled “Origins: Life, The Universe, and Everything”. Please visit the Colloquium home page for more details on the beginning schedule of individuals participating and check back periodically for updates.

Fall 2017 Honors Courses Available 

Please see our great selection of Fall 2017 Honors Courses.



URI Student Receives Scholarships to Study in Taiwan Next Year

Six years ago, Alexander Jimenez was shining wingtips in the men’s shoe department at Nordstrom to make ends meet. Now the University of Rhode Island student is brushing up on his Chinese as he prepares to study for a year at a university in Taiwan. Please read his inspiring story here.

Three URI Sophomores Earn Prestigious Hollings Scholarship from NOAA

Congratulations to three of our Honors students; Dawn Parry, Sara Shapiro, and Samantha WardThe award provides the students with a total of $19,000 toward tuition in their final two years of undergraduate study plus a paid summer internship at a NOAA laboratory.

URI Student Awarded Prestigious Truman Scholarship, Eeceives $30,000 for Graduate Study

Congratulations Autumn Guillotte! Read about how this brilliant Honors student won the prestigious Truman Scholarship and will be using those funds to assist with her life-long dream of becoming a lawyer.

And The Honors Go To…

In addition to Honors student Autumn Guillotte winning a Truman Scholarship, read about 10 other students who all won prestigious scholarships and fellowships and give credit to Kathleen Maher, Assistant Director of the Office of National Fellowships and Academic Opportunities (ONFAO).

Cassie Jacobs ’17 

This amazing Honors students tells her story about her experience on the University of Rhode Island campus and how it changed her life for the better.

The Big Story – Challenge Yourself

Please read this amazing story about three Honors Students and why they enrolled in the Honors Program. The story features honors students; Jeffrey Munoz, Kira Wencek and Wilfredo Tangui.

Catherine Linh ’17 

Despite this student’s busy schedule majoring in Chemistry, she still found time to minor in Honors. Read her inspiring story here.



Applicants for these awards receive support and guidance from the Office of National Fellowships and Honors Program staff. To learn more about each fellowship, click on the name of the award below.



  • Hilary Lohmann ’15 (MA Marine Affairs) has been offered a Fulbright Research grant to Barbados for her project on “Linking Human Development to Protected Areas Priorities.”


  • Cherish Prickett ’18 of Georgia (Industrial & Systems Engineering; German)


  • Rachel Bellisle ’18 of Rhode Island (Honors, Biomedical Engineering)

2017 U.S. Department of State CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP Recipient

  • Evan Cummiskey ’19 (Honors, Political Science and History)


  • Lauren Buchholz (Honors, ECN/PSC/CHN junior) $20,000 to subsidize cost of academic year of Chinese Flagship capstone study abroad year in China
  • Nikki Turgeon (Honors, MLS senior) Full funding to participate in a Portuguese immersion program in Mozambique, preceded by a 10-week intensive program at the U. of Florida


  •  Hilary Lohmann (MS in Marine Affairs) 10-month fully funded research project in Barbados
  • Abbey Miklitsch (PSY/SOC senior) 9-month fully funded English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia


  •  Brandon Lovejoy (Honors, THE/PRS freshman) three-week fully funded program in London at the Globe Theatre


  •  Ben Concepcion (Honors, BIO junior)  $5,000 towards study abroad in Bhutan


  • Sam Spink (BME junior)  The most prestigious national award for STEM undergraduates($7,500) who aspire to pursue research careers.



  •  Johann Becker (MBIO/OCE sophomore)  $19,000 and a 10-week, full-time, paid summer internship at a NOAA facility


  • Sterl Carpenter (Honors, PSC/ECON junior)

Seventeen URI students have been selected as 2016 BEATRICE DEMERS FOREIGN LANGUAGE FELLOWS! In total, they will receive $238,545 to support their participation in foreign language immersion programs.

Three URI students have received 2016 awards from the MICHAEL P. METCALF MEMORIAL FUND for a combined total of $18, 440.


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