New Student Programs

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Family Orientation: First-Year Students

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New Student Checklist:

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.
  • Beneficial Workshops: participate in workshops and discussions that are specifically designed for freshman student families.
  • Campus Resources and Services: discover and meet with numerous URI services and resources. Learn about housing, dining, financial aid, student involvement and many more!
  • Transitioning Your Family to URI:┬álearn 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!

The family orientation is a 2-day experience that will not only provide you with valuable information and understanding of the URI community but also a chance to show us your Rhody Pride!

Sample Schedule:

Please note: This is only a sample schedule. Upon check-in, we will provide you with a detailed schedule for your session.

Accommodations:

Family Orientation costs $35 per person. This will cover program materials, continental breakfast, and 2 lunches. Payment can be made electronically when registering. Overnight accommodations are not included. However, we have negotiated many options for you. Click here for accommodation information.

Directions:

Please follow these directions to our Kingston Campus. We hope to see you soon!

What to Bring:

  • Any questions you may want to ask URI faculty and staff
  • Writing utensil, notebook, or other means for taking notes
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes: we will be exploring campus!

(If you require assistance getting around campus, please call 401.874.5927)

  • Prepare for inclement weather (i.e. umbrella, rain jacket, etc.)

Please note: After checking in, students and families will not meet again until checkout, which occurs at 4pm on Day 2, so please pack separate bags.

 

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