URI’s Facts about Fall 2014

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20 sets of twins, a set of triplets and an America’s Got Talent contestant are among the largest group of college freshmen in Rhode Island


KINGSTON, RI – August 27, 2014 — The University of Rhode Island will be welcoming one of its largest incoming classes — about 3,650 new students, including 3,150 first-year freshmen and 500 transfer students this weekend, Aug. 30-31.


When combined with returning and transfer students, the University will be the home away from home for more than 13,000 full-time undergraduate students and about 3,000 graduate students. In a carefully scripted fashion over this weekend, about 6,000 students will move into URI’s 24 residence halls. They will be greeted by scores of staff, parking guides and plenty of programs. President David M. Dooley and other members of the administration will also be on hand at select spots. Classes begin on Wednesday, Sept. 3.