Conferences and Special Program Development (CSPD)

URI's One-Stop Resource for Event Management

25 W. Independence Way, Suite H Kingston, RI 02881

URICSPD@etal.uri.edu401-874-2170 (v)

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CSPD, a department within the Division of Student Affairs, focuses on attracting external groups and organizations to gain access to our vast resources at URI.  Some of these include our award-winning Dining, extensive housing accommodations, state-of-the-art meeting spaces, and complete recreational services. Our amenities coupled with our proximity to Newport (America’s first resort), New England’s finest beaches, and a beautiful rural setting, are the perfect ingredients to create a successful and memorable event. Convenient access to Amtrak, I-95, and TF Green airport, reduces stress for your guests and lowers the cost of travel.

Each summer, approximately 50,000 people experience a short-term stay in our community. Traveling from around the nation and world, our guests attend a variety of academic, athletic, and general public, programs. For many, this is their first encounter with The University of Rhode Island.

Our ultimate goal is to provide a great experience and facilitate the overall transition from being a guest to becoming a community member and student at The University of Rhode Island.

Come experience the “Ocean State” and discover what the smallest state in the Union has to offer you!


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