URI to celebrate opening of new 500-bed residence hall Feb. 10

Brookside Hall features new cafe, easy access to new URI Bike Path Spur

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862 |
Brookside Hall
Brookside Hall. Photo by Nora Lewis

WHAT: University of Rhode Island officials to celebrate completion of Brookside Hall, a 500-bed, 203,000-square-foot residence hall that features a cafe open to the entire community, full kitchens and living rooms and landscaped sitting areas around a restored White Horn Brook. Just outside the $94 million residence hall’s front door, students have safe access to Wakefield, Peace Dale and Narragansett thanks to the URI Bike Path Spur, which opened in November and connects to the William C. O’Neill Bike Path. This is the First new residence hall at URI since Hillside Hall opened in October 2012.

WHO: URI President David M. Dooley; Vice President for Student Affairs Kathy Collins; Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Housing and Residential Life Frankie Minor; Nam Kim ’00, M.A. ’06, Brookside Hall director, Housing and Residential Life;  Student Senate President Nick Marotta; Community Leadership Board President James Cocozza; faculty, staff and students. Brookside is designed for juniors and seniors who want to live on campus. There are 122 student apartments, the majority of which are four- and six-bedroom units, with full kitchens and living rooms. Each individual bedroom is fully furnished with a full-size, lofted bed/mattress; three-drawer dresser; wardrobe; mirror; desk and two-position chair.

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, 11 a.m.

WHERE: Brookside Hall, 40 West Alumni Avenue, Kingston Campus. Media should park in the lot at 210 Flagg Road. Brookside is nearby.  To watch the ribbon-cutting ceremony online, go to, https://stream.uri.edu/

TO MAKE COVERAGE ARRANGEMENTS: Contact Dave Lavallee, URI Marketing and Communications, 401-874-5862, or dlavallee@uri.edu.