Guided campus tours to resume Monday, March 1

As the University congratulates its newly accepted students, it announces that in-person guided tours of the Kingston Campus will resume Monday, March 1.

Tours are available this spring to admitted students only by reservation and must be made at least 24 hours in advance. The maximum group size is 10, including the tour guide. If a tour is at capacity, admitted students are asked to choose another date.

The University also offers self-guided and podcast tours, and it has asked those doing these tours to refrain from entering URI buildings. Those taking self-guided or in-person guided tours must wear masks covering their noses and mouths while visiting.

In its messages to admitted students, the University of Rhode Island emphasized its commitment to health and safety guidance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Here are the steps admitted students and their families need to take before coming to campus.

  • Consult the Rhode Island Department of Health travel guidelines to determine their eligibility for travel into the state. Note: Visitors from a state with a positivity rate of COVID-19 greater than 5% are expected to affirm that they have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of visiting campus.
  • Families must complete a health assessment questionnaire to help them determine if they will be allowed to tour the campus. Families whose questionnaire responses would disqualify them from participating in in-person campus tours are asked to reschedule.
  • Upon arrival to campus, all visitors will complete a COVID-19 health screening and temperature check before they exit their vehicles. Visitors whose results would disqualify them from participating in an in-person campus tour will, unfortunately, be asked to leave campus. These individuals will be informed that they should not come to campus if they are unable to pass the COVID-19 health screenings and temperature checks. Those unable to attend their tours are asked to cancel their visits.

The University looks forward to seeing our admitted students and their families as they get to know our campus and wonderful community.