Students share what they love most about URI for Valentine’s Day

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KINGSTON, R.I. – Feb. 12, 2016 – While many of the couples of URI have already made their Valentine’s Day arrangements, plenty will wait until the last minute. But there is one thing most of us do share around here and that is the love for URI.

The URI Marketing and Communications department asked a few students about what they love most about their beloved university.

When we asked senior Katrina Karpeichik about the topic, her smile couldn’t get any bigger. “I live a block away from Scarborough State Beach, and it’s absolutely awesome. It doesn’t matter how cold the weather is, the sunrises and sunsets are always beautiful,” said Karpeichik.

Many students at the University elect to live off campus during their junior and senior years as many of the housing options are near local beaches.

Communication studies major Eric Rosa finds his schedule filled with numerous campus activities. “The amount of activities is great. No matter what day of the week it is, I can always find an activity to do, or an event to attend,” Rosa said. “URI is also the perfect size. It’s not too big, or too small. It’s just right.”

When you think of studying on campus, the Carothers Library and Learning Commons is the first place that comes to mind when you are looking for peace and quiet. At URI, the library isn’t your only option. Chemical engineering major Meghan Perrino has a number of places to study. “The amount of places to study on campus is perfect for someone who lives off campus. For instance, you can study in Swan Hall’s lounge, the engineering computer center, the computer lab in Swan Hall, as well as the other undergraduate lounges,” Perrino said.

Many students who attend URI happen to come from the northeast. This isn’t the case for junior Cherish Prickett. Prickett who is majoring in engineering and German is from Georgia, where snow is rare. “My favorite part of coming to URI is the snow. I could watch snowfall all day. It’s something I haven’t gotten to experience until coming to school here,” said Prickett.

Sophomore Keven Brito loves sports. “Playing soccer on the quad is my favorite thing to do on campus. On a nice day, my friends and I will study and kick the soccer ball around for hours on the quad. The quad is so beautiful, and during the spring and fall, the colors of the scenery are so bright,” said Brito.

Dominick LaFerrera, an intern in the department of marketing and communications and a communication studies major wrote this release.

Photo byCory Woodbine