Planning your arrival

We look forward to welcoming you to URI. Below you will find the information you need to help you plan your travel and make the transition to Rhode Island and URI student life.


At Welcome Week, our student orientation event, you will receive information about immigration, registering for classes, and the resources URI offers to help you succeed. You’ll also get to know staff members and peer ambassadors who are there for you when you have questions or just want to talk.

Housing, healthcare, and class registration

Plan your travel

An international student prepares paperwork for the trip to Kingston

Travel checklist

As you plan your travel and get your paperwork in order, make sure you have the necessary information about immunization requirements, how to budget, when to arrive, and what to expect during the US Customs process.

Your Checklist

We’re here to help

A picture of the International Center decorated for the fall semester

Office of International Students and Scholars

International Center, 3rd FL
37 Lower College Road
Kingston, RI, 02881

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm Eastern Time