Frequently Asked Questions


  • How can students be notified of their admission decision? 
    Students will receive an email notifying them of an update to their application status. When they log into their applicant portal, they will be able to view their decision. 
  • What is the deadline to commit to URI? 
    Due to lengthy federal FAFSA system outages and delays, to assist first-year admitted students (Fall 2024 entry) in their decision process, URI will be extending its deposit deadline to May 15, 2024. These deposits are fully refundable through May 15, but non-refundable after May 15. Admitted students will receive important updates about enrollment through our Rhode to Becoming a Ram (R2R) emails and website. 
  • What are the next steps after submitting an enrollment deposit? 
    New students can view next steps in the New Student Checklist.


  • When will students receive their financial aid award?
    Please note that although the 2024-25 Federal Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) became available on 12/31/2023, there are lengthy federal system outages and delays. We encourage students to file the FAFSA as soon as they are able, but we understand that some students are unable to do so because of a variety of factors.

    For students who have filed the FAFSA, Financial aid award letters will be delivered to the student’s applicant portal. As of mid-March 2024, URI has started to receive FAFSA data from the U.S. Department of Education and we are working hard to prepare financial aid awards. Please visit the Financial Aid website for more information
  • Who can I contact to learn more information about tuition and billing?
    Contact URI Enrollment Services for assistance with tuition and billing.  


  • How can I learn more about academics? 
    We encourage you to join us on campus for one of our events to learn more about academics at URI. Our admitted student Welcome Days will be held on March 23, April 6 and April 21. Registration for these events will open by the end of February.
  • When is Orientation? 
    New Student Orientation is a two-day, overnight program beginning in late May through June. We also offer orientation options for transfer and international students. Registration is open for this event.
  • Who is eligible for the Honors Program? 
    The URI Honors Program will enrich students’ academic experience with smaller, seminar-style classes; interdisciplinary subjects; and an annual colloquium with distinguished speakers exploring current and emerging issues. Learn more about Honors Program eligibility requirements.


  • Where can students learn more information about on-campus housing?Approximately 95% of incoming first year students live on campus in the first-year residence halls. 
  • How can students select a meal plan?
    URI Dining Services offers two styles of meal plans and six options to fit student needs. 
  • Can first-year students purchase a parking permit?
    First-year students living on campus are not eligible to purchase a resident parking permit to park their vehicle on campus; however, students can use off campus satellite parking options, which are available to all of our students.
  • Where do I find more information about student involvement opportunities? 
    Visit the student involvement website for more information.



  • Are health and wellness services available on-campus? 
    URI Health Services is a comprehensive health center centrally located on the Kingston Campus. Services include: ambulatory medical services, office visits, specialty clinics, allergy, immunization and travel services, psychiatric services, and pharmacy, x-ray and laboratory services on site.
  • Where can I find more information about campus safety?
    At the University of Rhode Island, the safety of our campus population is a priority. Please visit The Department of Public Safety for more information. 

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