Summer Orientation 2024

We are so happy to welcome you and your family to the University of Rhode Island community! All new students are encouraged to attend summer orientation to meet other new students, finalize course schedules, get IDs, and learn more about campus. We look forward to meeting you! Go Rhody! 

Register for Orientation

First Year and Transfer Students

International Students

Attend one of our Pre-Arrival Orientation Zoom Meetings:

Family and Supporters

While their student is attending their orientation, families and supporters are invited to attend their own two-day orientation to learn about academics, student involvement, campus support resources, and more! Register and learn more about Family and Supporter Orientation.

Get Rhody Ready!

During orientation, you will:              

  • Finalize your course schedule with an advisor.
  • Learn about URI’s online tools for finding internships and searching for employment.
  • Explore involvement opportunities like leadership programs, community service, athletics, honors classes, clubs and organizations, and more.
  • Connect with other students in your major.

Who Should Attend?

All new students are welcome and encouraged to attend one of our two-day summer orientation sessions in June. We also offer additional orientation options for new transfer students (those who are bringing 24 credits or more from another institution), and new international students who live outside the U.S. and are unable to attend orientation in June.


Here’s what you’ll need to do to prepare for your Orientation session after your acceptance
and deposit:

What to expect and What to bring Family and Supporter Orientation Parking and Transportation Frequently asked questions


Office of New Student Programs
Robert J. Higgins Welcome Center
45 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI 02881

GPS Address:
75 Briar Lane
Kingston, RI 02881