Chowder & Marching

Upcoming Events

June 14th –  Summer Olympics and BBQ, 1PM

Bring your lab mates, bring your SURFOS, bring your advisors to compete for glory in this year’s Summer Olympics event. Teams must have a minimum of 4(?) people to compete. Immediately following our grueling games (detailed below), we will be hosting a BBQ. Burgers and dogs (hotdog supremacy!!!) will be served along with sides and condiments. All are welcome to attend the BBQ even if you do not compete in the games, but you will get some major side eye for skipping out on athletic glory (and for missing out on the chance to FINALLY use the nerf projectile launching devices). [If your professors don’t want you to “have fun” on a friday afternoon, tell them that you have an extremely important C&M student meeting… on the quad… with the rest of campus… team building?]



Triathlon: Swimming at the beach, running up the hill, and then crab walking across the quad.

Chaotic Badminton: 3v3 with 3 birdies active, score tallied at the end when all birdies are down. First to 11, tournament style.

WheelBarrow Beach Cleanup Race: 2 players, one person is the wheelbarrow, the other is the Good Samaritan cleaning up the beach (quad)? Run through the quad and pick up as much debris as possible, most pieces after 2 minutes win. If a wheelbarrow tips, people can clean up their mess.

Baby (blind) Sea Turtle Race: Similar to the blindfolded egg carrying race but you’re a sea turtle. Your partner (the moon and guiding light) has to give you instructions on how to navigate a course to get your sea turtle to safety. Watch out for hungry shore birds.

Dizzy-bat Knot Tying Relay Race: A popular comeback despite Jason’s disdain for it. Spin around a bat and run to your station deckhand, the sea is a cruel beast and you need to be ready to batten things down despite the sea state! The featured knots will be a bowline, square knot, and clove hitch; get practicing landlubber.

Corn hole: It’s just corn hole. Take some time to unwind before the last event and play in teams tournament style.

Dueling Pirates: Crush your favorite beverage and place the empty can on your head. Turn around as your partner attempts to take the target down (with a foam projectile launching device). Take turns back and forth until you stop or until 5 minutes is up!

June 23rd – Outdoor Sunday on Narrow River, 12PM

Join us for a day on the water at Narrow River with kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, or an old barrel with a human sized hole cut in the side. More details to come regarding this event, will be held weather permitting

June 26th – Shell Painting by the Water, 4:30PM

She (the crabby sea witch) will be PAINTING seashells by the sea shore. Let your creative juices flow at this artistic event and practice your miniature mural skills. Shells and painting supplies will be provided by C&M. If the weather is not fair then this event will be held in the Student Center.

Stay connected!

Instagram: @candm_gso 

Twitter: @CandM_GSO


Executive Board (2023-24)

Philip Yang (President)

Jake Harrington (Vice President) Fiona Kamhawi (Treasurer) Lindsay Agvent (Communications Chair) Jason Noel (Ocean Engineering Representative)

The new C&M board at the 59th annual Boat Burning


Chowder and Marching (C&M) is a student organization at the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay Campus, whose major objective is to address all GSOE (Graduate School of Oceanography and Ocean Engineering) students’ professional, academic, and social needs and concerns.

C&M is heavily involved in the social environment of the Bay Campus, sponsoring and organizing GSOE activities such as Boat Burning, barbecues, trivia, and more throughout the year. We provide a framework which enhances communication between GSOE students, faculty, and administration, enabling us to identify and address specific issues of concern to students.

C&M determines its specific goals based on the input of the student body. Progress on these goals is reported and discussed at hour-long meetings held on a weekly basis. The organization is led by an Executive Committee elected annually by peers. The primary source of revenue for the Society comes from the generous donations of Faculty, Students, and Alumni. Valid expenditures of these funds are those which promote the goals of C&M.

Past Executive Boards

Academic YearMembers   
2023-2024Philip Yang - President
Jake Harrington - Vice President
Fiona Teevan-Kamhawi - Treasurer
Lindsay Agvent - Communications chair
Jason Noel - Ocean Engineering Representative
2022-2023Andria Miller – President
Mollie Passacantando – Vice President
Bryan Plankenhorn – Treasurer
Raul Guiterrez – Communications Chair
Phil Parisi, Shawn Chambers, Shawn Albertson – Ocean Engineering Representatives
2021-2022Josh Pi – President
Ginny Cousens – Vice President
Rebecca Lippitt – Treasurer
Coralie Rodriguez – Communications Chair
2020-2021Kotachi Liu – President
Izak Hill – Vice President
Isabel Dove – Treasurer
Erin Jones – Communications Chair
2019-2020Luis Pomales – President
Matt Dunn & Kyle Turner – Vice President
Sarah Nickford – Treasurer
Diana Fontaine – Communications Chair
2018-2019Victoria Fulfer – President
Catrina Nowakowski – Vice President
Jacob Stock – Treasurer
Basia Marks – Social Media Chair
2017-2018Joe Zottoli – President
Afonso Goncalves – Vice President
Sam Gartzman – Treasurer
Rebecca Stevick – Communications Chair
Joe Langan – Outreach Chair
2016-2017Kira Homola - President
Sierra Davis – Vice President
Colin Jones – Treasurer
2015-2016Kira Homola - President
Casey Hearn – Vice President
Colin Jones – Treasurer
Austen Blair – Social Media Chair