Tell Us #WhyURI

We want to know why students like you chose to make URI your home. Tell us your reasons for choosing URI on social media by May 15th.

Deadline extended to May 15th!

Your video could be noticed by our A-list judges and reposted on the Harrington School’s TikTok. Our judges will select the top three submissions. First place will receive $2000, second place will receive $1500, and third place will receive $500. 

Are you ready to submit your #WhyURI story?
Here’s how to enter:

1. Follow URI Admission on Instagram (@URIAdmission) and TikTok (@URI_Admission).                                 

2. Follow URI Harrington School (@URIHarringtonSchool) on Instagram and TikTok.

3. Post your own #WhyURI video or stitch/duet our  #WhyURI videos.

4. Make sure your profile is public.

5. Post your answer to social media using the hashtag #WhyURI by May 15. Make sure to tag URI Admission on TikTok and the Harrington School on TikTok and

Meet our judges: 

URI President Marc Parlange: As the University’s 12th president, Parlange aims to amplify innovative ideas, making URI an even more attractive school for top students and faculty.

Tammi Reiss: 2022-23 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year and Head Coach for the Rhode Island Rams women’s basketball team. 

Kevin Lopes: ’05 Communication alum Kevin leads ESPN’s Business Development and Innovation teams, which include identifying and evaluating third-party opportunities, including advanced technology initiatives.

Need some inspiration? Watch our judges’ own #WhyURI stories and what some of our current students are saying about #WhyURI. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.


This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram, TikTok, or Twitter in any way. By submitting to this contest, you consent to have your content reposted by URI.