First-Year Checklist

FAFSA Progress Update
URI has started to receive FAFSA data from the U.S. Department of Education and we are working hard to prepare financial aid awards. To assist first-year admitted students (Fall 2024 entry) in their decision process, URI will be extending its deposit deadline to May 15, 2024.

STEPS TO COMPLETE AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED

  • Complete your Enrollment Confirmation Form. This will let us know your plans for the upcoming semester. Once you submit your form, you’ll be able to pay your enrollment deposit via your applicant status page. If you don’t plan to enroll at URI, you can also let us know that through the form. 
  • Log into your applicant status page to pay your deposit (NOT required for Talent Development Scholars). Once you complete your Enrollment Confirmation Form, you can pay your enrollment deposit by clicking the link in the checklist in your portal. Be sure to share your excitement by using #InAtURI on social media!
    • An enrollment deposit confirms your intent to attend URI. The deposit is $300 for commuters or $500 if you plan to live in a residence hall. Note that enrollment and housing deposits are refundable until May 15, 2024. After this date, deposits are not refundable.
  • Review URI’s Financial Aid Checklist for information on how to apply for aid and navigate the FAFSA process.

Connect to URI


Attend Welcome Days for Accepted Students

Saturday, March 23 | Saturday, April 6 | Sunday, April 21

We encourage all newly accepted students who may be joining us in the fall to attend a Welcome Day event. Explore campus, learn more about next steps, and meet your new RamFam! Learn more and register now.


STEPS TO COMPLETE AFTER YOU HAVE PAID YOUR DEPOSIT

SET UP ACCOUNTS AND LOG-IN

  • Set-up your e-Campus account.
    Note: Students must complete this step before proceeding to the next steps. 
    After you make your deposit and receive your URI ID number, you should set up your e-Campus account through the e-Campus registration system. You’ll need to enter your first name, last name, and student ID number. You’ll then receive a username and create an e-Campus password — keep these somewhere safe!
  • Activate Your Single Sign-On (SSO).
    For most students, 1-2 business days after you pay your deposit and set up your e-Campus account, your Single Sign On (SSO) and e-mail account will be active, but you must set up your Single Sign-On (SSO) password to complete the process. Your URI SSO gives you convenient, secure access to many URI applications — so don’t forget this step!
    • Once complete, you can start using your new URI SSO to access all of your key programs and systems. These include, but are not limited to, your URI Gmail account, Microsoft tools, and Brightspace.
  • Access URI Email: After setting up your SSO, you can go to gmail.com and log in with your URI SSO credentials to start using your URI email and all of our key programs and systems.
  • Complete your Student Financial Responsibility Agreement. This step is mandatory for all URI students. The agreement clearly explains our policies related to e-billing, late payment penalties, contact methods, etc.  You will need to log in to e-Campus and follow the steps provided.
  • Contact the IT Service desk if you have questions or need assistance. 

Orientation and Advising

Housing and Food

  • Complete your Housing Application by June 3, 2024, 4 p.m. ET.  
  • Roommate Search (optional; link available May 1 in MyHousing app): Deadline: June 5, 2024, 4 p.m. ET. NOTE: If you miss the priority housing deadlines, you can still submit a housing deposit and apply to live with us using the Late First-Year Student Housing application. (Available June 10, 2024). Housing will be assigned on a rolling basis if/when space becomes available. However, we may not be able to assign you to your LLC or with a preferred roommate.
  • Select your Meal Plan or the Campus Plus Plan will be selected for you. (You can change your selection anytime before September 13, 2024). For dietary accommodations, please contact Karen Orabona, our Registered Dietitian: karenorabona@uri.edu.