Photo Caption Contest

Vintage photo showing a group of young men inspecting a section of grass.

Have a funny idea for what’s going on in this photograph from the University of Rhode Island library archives? Email your caption to, or respond in the comments section at the bottom of this page. Submit entries by January 8, 2018.

Vintage photo of students in ancient Roman clothing on the quad. Several students are in a chariot.
This photo is titled simply “1979 Greek Life” in our archives, but a quick look at the 1979 yearbook identifies it as the “chariot appearance” during that April’s Greek Week, an event the yearbook says was “a time to run and dance and chug and sing.” Remember, this was the year Andy Kaufmann came to campus, and the movie “Animal House” was required viewing; it was also the year Jesse Jackson spoke at Commencement, after receiving an honorary degree from URI.


Winning caption:

“Greek Uber”

– Judy Nazemetz ’72

Runner Up:

Where are those damned horses anyway?

– Ed Tillinghast ’55

Two Honorable Mentions:

Et tu URI.

– Ken Osfield ’74, M.S. ’89

Can I give you a ride to the cow barns?

– Rose McCarthy Martin ’82