Commencement 2017: Media Information

Thank you in advance for your time and interest in covering the University’s 131st Commencement, May 20-21. Our Commencement website ( provides all the basics about the events, but to provide you with the best access to the activities, here’s some information we thought would be helpful:

  • Our office is on the second floor of the Alumni Center.

URI Day at Statehouse to mark University’s 125th anniversary

WHO: Gina Raimondo, governor; Nicholas Mattiello, speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives; M. Teresa Paiva Weed, president of the Rhode Island Senate; David M. Dooley, president of the University of Rhode Island; faculty, students and staff.

WHAT: URI Day at the Statehouse. More...

URI rally planned in response to Trump executive order on immigration

WHO: University of Rhode Island students, faculty, staff and the wider community.

WHAT: Resist and Rise Up, a rally to affirm community values of acceptance and inclusion and to communicate to all members of the University community that they have a right to be at the University, regardless of nationality or immigration status, and the community welcomes them. More...