Engineering Kick-Off Day September 5th

Building Community

We’re starting a new academic year in style.

September 5th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The day includes a meet-and-greet of new faculty and staff, a graduate student welcome, and an undergraduate student fair where students get a chance to explore the various student organizations, engineering innovation and entrepreneurship offerings, minors and concentrations, and the International Engineering Program (IEP). It even includes a food truck and ice cream – what a great way to kick-off engineering!


Welcome New Faculty and Staff (9 a.m. – 10 a.m. | Bliss 410)
Join us to give a warm welcome to the College of Engineering’s newest faculty and staff members. Come together to connect with colleagues and be part of our vibrant engineering community as we kick-off the new academic year!

Undergraduate Student Academic Advising (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Bliss 420)
Get set for success: Our professional academic advisors will be on hand all morning to assist you in fine-tuning your fall semester schedules and ensuring you’re on the path to academic excellence.

Food Truck and Ice Cream (12 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Engineering Quad)
Join us on the Engineering Quad for lunch: Grab a bite, enjoy some music, and meet Rhody The Ram. There will be free food for the first 200 first-year engineering students, just bring your student ID. Come hang out and have a great time!

Welcome New Graduate Students (1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Toray Commons)
Calling all graduate students! Join us to welcome new graduate students and kick-off the new academic year. Connect, unwind, and enjoy. And yes, there’s a sweet treat – free ice cream for our new grad students!

Undergraduate Student Fair (2 p.m. – 4 p.m. | FCAE 010/025)
Explore Your Options: Join us at the Undergraduate Student Fair and dive into a world of opportunities. Discover student organizations, find undergraduate research opportunities, learn more about the world-renowned International Engineering Program, and academic programs like Engineering Entrepreneurship, the Naval Science Technology Concentration, and other minors including Robotics, Environmental Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and more. Your journey starts here!

View the event on the URI Calendar of Events