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Family Orientation: First-Year Students

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The family orientation is a 2-day experience that will not only provide you with valuable information and understanding of the URI community, but is also a chance to show us your Rhody Pride! The family program is separate from the student program, but occurs at the same time over the 2-days. The cost of family orientation is $35/person and includes materials and lunch on both days. Family members can be added to the student’s registration, which can be found here

Draft of schedule: Below is a draft of the family orientation schedule (subject to change):

Draft of Family Orientation Schedule

Accommodations for family: For information about on-campus and off-campus overnight accommodations for family, please visit this website:

Below are our 2016 first-year student orientation dates:

Session 1: June 6-7 (Monday-Tuesday)
Session 2: June 9-10 (Thursday-Friday)
Session 3: June 13-14 (Monday-Tuesday)
Session 4: June 16-17 (Thursday-Friday)
Session 5: June 20-21 (Monday-Tuesday)
Session 6: June 23-24 (Thursday-Friday)
Session 7: June 27-28 (Monday-Tuesday)
Session 8: June 30-July 1 (Thursday-Friday)

The Family Orientation Advantage:

  • Academic Insight: discuss URI curriculum, meet with your student’s academic dean, interact with faculty, and even experience a real URI course.
  • Presentations: attend presentations that are specifically designed for freshman student families.
  • Campus Resources and Services: discover and meet with numerous URI services and resources. Learn about housing and residence life, dining, financial aid, student involvement and many more!
  • Transitioning Your Family to URI: learn new skills, resources, and tools to assist you with the transition to URI
  • Local Community: explore and enjoy our beautiful South County community. We’ll help you discover the perfect after orientation activity or restaurant for dinner!


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