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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. Each session is 2-days (includes overnight stay). You must pay your enrollment deposit before you can register for orientation. Once URI receives your enrollment deposit you will receive a brochure in the mail that details our orientation program.  At that time you will be able to register online for an orientation session. Once you receive your brochure in the mail you may register for orientation by clicking on the link on the right side of this page.

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

2015 Orientation Dates

Session 1: June 4-5 (Th-Fr)

Session 2: June 8-9 (Mo-Tu)

Session 3: June 11-12 (Th-Fr)

Session 4: June 15-16 (Mo-Tu)

Session 5: June 18-19 (Th-Fr)

Session 6: June 22-23 (Mo-Tu)

Session 7: June 25-26 (Th-Fr)

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



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

Math Placement: Information about math placement. All students will take a proctored math placement exam at orientation.

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 orientation if you have paid your enrollment deposit!

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