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Alumni Membership-Exclusive Benefits

Dues-paying members of the URI Alumni Association receive a variety of exclusive benefits in addition to the many programs, services, and benefits offered to all URI alumni. 

Alpine Ski & Snowboard
Alumni Association members will receive a 10 percent discount at Alpine Ski & Snowboard (in store only) for all regularly priced merchandise when they present their membership card at checkout. Members can also take advantage of any ski or snowboard tune-up by paying only half price. The retail price is currently $35 for a tune-up, so members will pay just $17.50.

Bellevue Wine & Spirits
Enjoy a 10 percent discount on bottles of wine, and a 15 percent discount on mixed cases at Bellevue Wine & Spirits of Newport, R.I. Be sure to show your URI Alumni membership ID card at the register.

Brooks Brothers
Members are eligible to enroll in the Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership Program and receive a 15 percent discount on the original retail price on all merchandise (see program details at For more information, or for Alumni Association members wishing to retrieve your Organization ID and Password, contact Sarah Lobdell at

Car Rentals
Receive discounts and special offers when renting cars from Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National; as well as access to AutoEurope, a worldwide car, air, and hotel reservation service. Once you become a member of the Alumni Association you will receive an ID number to reference during the reservation process. If you have not received the ID number, please contact 401.874.2438.

To make reservations, contact:
Alamo: 1.800.354.2322
AVIS: 1.800.331.1212
Budget: 1.800.455.2848
Hertz: 1.800.654.2200
National: 1.800.CAR.RENT
AutoEurope: 1.800.223.5555

Show your URI Alumni Association membership card to the cashier to receive your discount.

Computer Courses
Dues-paying members of the URI Alumni Association have the opportunity to enroll in Information Technology Services Computer Short Courses offered by the University. Most classes take place in Chafee Hall. View the schedule. If you are interested in taking a class, contact Chris DiSano at 401.874.4536 or to reserve a spot, and provide your name, phone number, and email address. Please note that space is limited.

Free Access to Research Databases
Free remote access to three online reference databases is now available to URI Alumni Association dues-paying members, as an added benefit of their yearly membership. These databases are Project Muse, and RefWorks.

Hotel Discounts
Enjoy a 20 percent discount at participating hotels, including Comfort, Quality, Sleep, Clarion, and Rodeway Inns; Econo Lodge; and MainStay Suites worldwide. Once you become a member of the Alumni Association you will receive an ID number to reference during the reservation process. Advance reservations are required at 1.800.258.2847. If you have not received the ID number, please contact 401.874.2438.

Inspire Medical Spa & Wellness Center NEW BENEFIT!
Take advantage of a 15% discount on all services at our newest partner, Narragansett’s Inspire Medical Spa & Wellness Center.  Rejuvenate body and mind with a massage, treatment, or healing therapy.

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
Receive discounts on test prep and admission services from Kaplan. URI Alumni Association members and their immediate families are eligible for a $100 discount on Kaplan courses. This discount will be honored at any Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions location in the United States.

Member Discounts on All Alumni-Sponsored Programs
Dues-paying members of the URI Alumni Association receive discounts ranging from five to ten percent on alumni programs and events.

Mews Tavern NEW BENEFIT!
URI Alumni Association members receive 15 percent off of their total purchase of food and beverages at the Mews Tavern when they present their Alumni Association membership card.  The Mews, which opened as a small fishermen’s tavern in 1947, has been transformed into a legendary Rhode Island restaurant and bar serving up food and fun to the URI community for more than six decades.

Moving Boxes and Moving Supplies
Receive 10 percent off all orders of moving boxes and packing supplies. Visit the Moving Day Boxes website and complete your order online. Once you receive your email order confirmation, simply claim your discount with Moving Boxes and Moving Supplies. Enjoy free shipping on all orders.

Ryan Center and Boss Arena
Receive special discounts on events at the Ryan Center and Boss Ice Arena. Tickets for dues-paying members are discounted on an event-by-event basis, up to 25 percent off the box office ticket price.

To receive discounted tickets to events, members simply call the Ryan Center/Boss Ice Arena Group Sales Department at 401.788.3080 or email

URI Bookstore
All alumni enjoy a 10 percent discount on URI merchandise at the URI Bookstore. (Note: discounts do not apply to sale merchandise, textbooks, or online orders.)

Dues-paying members enjoy a 20 percent discount when they show their Alumni Association Membership Card at the register, or use the promotional code at checkout on the online store. (Note: discount cannot be applied to diploma frames, chairs, custom orders or textbooks.)

University Club
The UClub is situated in the heart of the Kingston Campus, just a short walk from the University's picturesque quadrangle and across the street from the Fine Arts Center. The UClub offers a cozy atmosphere, meeting and banquet facilities, exclusive parking, sumptuous food and drink, a welcoming staff, and a variety of other excellent events and services to its members.

First Time Members receive a one-year University Club (UClub) membership at the discounted rate of $50. This $75 savings is available to first time UClub members only.

Renewing Members are welcomed back at the current yearly membership rate of $125.

Simply call the Alumni Office at 401.874.2438 to confirm your membership, and we will connect you to the University Club to set up your discounted membership.

Whispering Pines Conference Center and W. Alton Jones Campus
Members receive 10 percent off $5,900 facility rental for a wedding at Whispering Pines, complimentary conference room rental when hosting a meeting with at least 20 room reservations per night for two nights, and 10 percent off featured Environmental Education Center Summer Camp program.

Working Advantage
Receive discounts on movie tickets, theatre tickets, hotels, merchant gift certificates, admission to museums, theme parks, and sporting events around the country—and a variety of other products, services, and opportunities—through the Alumni Association's partnership with Working Advantage.

Once you become a member of the Alumni Association you will receive an online ID number that allows you to enjoy the many benefits of Working Advantage. If you have not received the ID number, please contact 401.874.2438.

For more information

Chris DiSano
Specialist, Alumni Relations
Alumni Center
73 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401.874.4536
Fax: 401.874.5957

Membership Dues

Individual: $50
Couple: $75
Golden Grad: $15 (graduated more than 50 years ago)
Golden Couple: $30

New Grad: First year FREE!

Three Year Option:

(Purchase three years of membership at a discounted rate!)

Individual: $125

Couple: $175


You can also join by calling us at 401.874.2242 with your credit card number. Or send your name, address, and a check for the appropriate amount to:

URI Alumni Association
Membership Program
P.O. Box 1820
Kingston, RI 02881

The University of Rhode Island Alumni Association is happy to offer its alumni a number of special services through our partner promotion program. Royalties and sponsorships received from the programs and services offered to you are then used to provide benefits to our alumni and to relevant others (such as students).  Examples of these benefits include alumni communications and outreach programs, Student Alumni Association leadership opportunities, scholarship initiatives, and a range of operational areas that are inherent to a nationally based Alumni Association.