Undergraduate Degree Students

Welcome Week will include events and meetings planned, specifically, for international undergraduate students.  Several events that include the Immigration Orientations, Check-in and the visit to Health Services held are mandatory.  Others, like the shopping trip or coffee hours are optional.

Students are required to submit the Welcome Week Events Form to identify which optional events they are choosing to attend and whether or not they will join the Peer Ambassador Program.  Students must also complete the Arrival Services Form indicating their travel plans, even if they do not request pick-up services.

Fall 2017 Welcome Week Events Form – Deadline July 15, 2017
Fall 2017 Arrival Services Form  – Deadline August 1, 2017

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Pick-up Services

Arrangement for pick-up services from the Kingston-Rhode Island Train Station; and the T.F. Green, Providence – Rhode Island will be completed after receiving the Arrival Services Form.  Transportation from these two locations or any other will be at the expense of the traveler/student.

To facilitate the participation of students during the International Welcome Week, housing will be available, at an additional cost.

Welcome Week Calendar - Fall 2017

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Please NoteThe information below targets international FALL admissions only!

The Office of New Student Programs invites you to join one of orientation meetings and events planned for domestic and international freshman and/or transfer undergraduate students.

Typically, the New Student Orientation Events include:

  • Overview of University Services
  • How to get involved at URI
  • Overview of University Systems
  • Information about to URI Academics
  • And much more

For more information on the New Student Orientation, visit: new student orientation

Please Note

  • If you are not already in the United States, secure a tourist visit to attend a URI Orientation event/session in June. You will need to exit the US and reenter with the F1/J1 visa.
  • If you already have a tourist visa that permits you to remain in the US prior to the start of school, you will still need to exit the US and reenter with the F-1/J-1 visa.
  • Unless you planned to enroll for classes (summer session 1 or 2), your student visa (F1/J1) will not be issued by the US State Department more than 1 month prior to the start of your studies (fall semester).


If you will not attend a June orientation session organized by the Office of New Student Programs, review and submit this form Academic Advising Form to complete your enrollment in courses for the fall or spring semester.

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