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Public Programming and Special Events

THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC PROGRAMMING AND SPECIAL EVENTS produces events that showcase our many outstanding programs, faculty, alumni, and facilities. We welcome you to participate in the variety of cultural, athletic, recreational, and academic offerings.

ShovelGroundbreaking Ceremony for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Center
April 16, 2014 • 10 a.m.
19 Upper College Road, Kingston Campus 
Please join us for light refreshments immediately following the ceremony at the Women's Center across the street. RSVP online by April 15, 2014. When you arrive on campus (at the Upper College Road entrance), look for signs directing you to event parking. For more information, please contact us at 401.874.2024.

Chemistry BuildingGroundbreaking Ceremony
Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences

Monday, May 5, 2014 • 2 p.m.
Robert L. Carothers Library and Learning Commons
94 West Alumni Avenue, URI Kingston Campus
Please join us immediately following for light refreshments. RSVP online by April 28, 2014. For more information, please call 401.874.4101, or Take a tour of the Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences Building.

CommencementCommencement 2014
May 17 and 18, 2014
Congratulations, graduates!
 The University of Rhode Island is proud of your accomplishments and we are delighted to celebrate your achievement at the 128th Commencement. Please know that to accommodate the increasing number of graduates and guests, complimentary tickets are required to attend all of the University's Undergraduate Commencement Exercises, with the exception of the main ceremony that takes place on the Quadrangle. Tickets will be provided to graduating students in April. Learn more.

Coming Events




JUNE 7, 2014
University of Rhode Island
President’s House Lawn
56 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI 02881

Benefitting URI Women's Athletics

For More Information

Diana M. Blanda, CMP, CMM, Director
Public Programming and Special Events
Alumni Center
73 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
p: 401.874.2024