Commencement 2024

URI introduced a new tradition and format for the spring 2024 commencement ceremonies to better celebrate graduates and provide an enhanced and inclusive experience for graduates and guests. The University honored graduates over three days, May 17-19, in formal ceremonies at the Ryan Center, and hosted other celebratory events throughout the weekend. The ceremonies recognized both undergraduate and graduate degree candidates from the respective colleges.

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Spring 2024 Commencement Schedule

Thursday, May 16
3 p.m., Academic Excellence Awards Ceremony – Watch

Friday, May 17
11 a.m., College of Business – Watch
3 p.m., College of Pharmacy – Watch

Saturday, May 18
10 a.m., College of Arts and Sciences – Watch
3 p.m., College of Nursing – Watch
6 p.m., College of Engineering – Watch

Sunday, May 19
9 a.m., College of Health Sciences – Watch
2 p.m., Feinstein College of Education – Watch
5 p.m., College of the Environment and Life Sciences and Graduate School of Oceanography – Watch

Monday, May 20
11:00 a.m., ROTC Commissioning Ceremony – Watch

cover art for the URI Spring 2024 Commencement program

2024 Commencement Program

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