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First-Year Student Orientation

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Welcome to the University of Rhode Island!

We offer 8 sessions of first-year student orientation during the month of June. Each session is 2-days (includes overnight stay). You must pay your enrollment deposit before you can register for orientation and there will be a delay of at least 2 business days between your deposit posting to e-campus and the orientation registration portal being available to you.

You can register for orientation here.

You can view a draft of the student orientation program schedule here and a copy of the orientation brochure can be viewed here.

The fee for the student orientation program is $200, and the fee for the family orientation program is $35 per person.

Remaining 2015 Orientation Dates

Session 8: June 29-30 (Mo-Tu)


New Student Orientation FAQ: Answers to common question about Rhody Orientation.

Social Media: Connect with us through Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Math Placement Information: All students will take a proctored math placement exam at orientation. *If you have a disability and require a time extension on the Math Placement test during orientation, please contact Disability Services for Students with your Psychological/Educational Testing or medical documentation BEFORE your orientation session begins.  Staff in Disability Services will certify your accommodation need(s) to the Math Department so you will be given the extra time during that session. Disability Services can be reached at 401-874-2098 or

Family Orientation: We offer a popular 2-day family orientation program that occurs at the same time as student orientation.

Early-Arrival: Information about arriving early to orientation due to distance from URI.

Frequently Asked Questions for First-Year Students: Answers to frequently asked questions.

Housing at URI:  For more information about housing at URI

URI Common Reading Program: Learn about the program and this year’s book.

Books and Computers: URI Bookstore and RAM Computer Store.

Disability Services for Students (DSS): For support to achieve academic success.

Honors Program: Offers learning enrichment opportunities that will broaden and enhance your undergraduate educational experience.


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Register here for Transfer Orientation on July 30th or Fall Advising Day if you have paid your enrollment deposit. Please note that there will be a delay of at least 2-4 business days between your deposit posting to your e-campus account and the registration portal being available to you.

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