Higgins Welcome Center

Reserving Space

*Please note: we are not accepting any new reservations for Spring 2024.

Step 1: Check availability

If you would like to hold your meeting, conference, or special event at the Higgins Welcome Center, please check availability using our calendar before booking.

Higgins Welcome Center Calendar


Step 2: Request space

If you have booked a room in one of URI’s other facilities before (College of Pharmacy, Memorial Union, Multicultural Student Services Center, Recreational Facilities, and the Quad), you should be able to log in as usual with your EMS account. 

If you have never booked a room using our EMS system, you will need to request an EMS account. Once approved (usually within 24 hours), you will be able to request rooms in the Higgins Welcome Center. 

EMS Room Request Portal


Step 3: Receive confirmation

Once your room request is reviewed and approved by the Higgins Welcome Center reservation team, you will receive a confirmation email and be able to view the event on the Higgins Welcome Center calendar with the status “confirmed” or “confirmed-web.”  Please note that all requests for the Meeting Room are automatically confirmed. Confirmation of the Meeting Room requests can be found on your EMS portal.

Need catering?

URI Catering is making some exciting changes, including the implementation of an all new menu! Our team is available to help you plan your next event.
Email catering@etal.uri.edu or call 401.874.9408 to begin planning.


If you have any questions about your EMS account, please email reserve@etal.uri.edu.                                               

If you have any questions about room reservations in the Higgins Welcome Center, please email welcomecenter@uri.edu.