There’s so much to explore before choosing and settling into your new college home. It can be a life-changing adventure, just like a road trip to an unfamiliar place. That’s why we call it your Rhode to Becoming a Ram. And we’re here to help you map it all out.

FAFSA Progress and Admission Update
We understand that this year’s college admission process has included significant challenges due to ongoing issues with the implementation of the new FAFSA, which is overseen by the U.S. Department of Education. At URI, we’re committed to assisting and supporting your decision-making process. If you require more time to make your decision, please feel free to take it; there will be no penalties.

At this time, we are encouraging those who would like to attend URI this fall to pay their deposits by the end of May. For first-year students wishing to reside on campus, on-campus housing will be available through this timeline.

Your journey begins now.

Welcome, New Rams!

Land Acknowledgment
The University of Rhode Island occupies the traditional stomping ground of the Narragansett Nation and the Niantic People. We honor and respect the enduring and continuing relationship between the Indigenous people and this land by teaching and learning more about their history and present-day communities, and by becoming stewards of the land we, too, inhabit.

Stops on the Rhode

Whenever you encounter this seal on your journey, the information specifically applies to you as a new student on the Rhode to Becoming a Ram.