Graduate Students

WELCOME TO URI!  As a new international graduate student you will be expected to attend and/or respond to events and regulations from the URI Graduate School, your respective academic department and the Office International Students and Scholars.

Graduate students may reside near campus or other locations far from the Kingston campus.  Regardless of where they attend classes (Bay Campus, Urban Campus, other), all are expected to bring their documents (academic, health, financial, etc.) to various locations in the Kingston Campus that include Green Hall and the Graduate School (course registration and billing); Potter Building (Immunizations and Health Records); immigration documents (the International Center), etc.

For these reasons and many others, the Office of International Students and Scholars and the Office of International Education have organized an International Welcome Week that include facilitation of various tasks and services that will help you join the URI community successfully.

Please be aware that the Immigration Workshop is mandatory for all international students as are registering your Immunization and Health Records, and submitting a URI Health Insurance Waiver.  You must submit a waiver if you do not plan to use the URI’s Health Insurance Plan (and your Health Insurance Plan is compatible with the U.S. Affordable Care Act mandated by the U.S. federal government).

  • For information on the Graduate School, go to Course Registration
  • For information on your academic department visit their respective website.
  • International Teaching Assistants – If you have been granted a Teaching Assistantship/TA, you will be expected to take an oral proficiency test in English.  If and when applicable, you may be exempted from taking this test.

To access information about the regulation and test dates, go to English Proficiency Policy

Haven’t found what you’re looking for yet? Try our frequently asked questions section. Go to New International Students


  • Registration of Immunization and Health records (a requirement prior to attending classes)
  • Update of students’ Immigration Status (a requirement of the Department of Homeland Security)
  • Social Security Workshop (Submission of documents for a social security card/denial letter)
  • Immigration Orientation (discussion of regulation affecting immigration status)


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