All About Rhody

Rhody the Ram is the spirit of the University of Rhode Island both at home and on the road. The Ram became our mascot on March 8, 1923. On November 21, 1929, the first actual "live" ram made an appearance. Live mascots were actually housed on campus for many years until the 1960s. 

Invite Rhody to be a special guest at your event

Rhody is always the life of the party. Now you can invite our beloved mascot to be a special guest at your next event. All Rhody appearances are booked at the discretion of the URI Alumni Association on a first-come, first-served basis, are dependent on availability.

To request a Rhody appearance at your event, please submit your request at least four weeks prior to your scheduled event. Requests submitted after that time may not be processed.

How to Request Rhody: Events and Rhody Rates

  • URI Recognized Club, Organization, or Academic Program/Campus Department: Free
  • K-12 School Visit: $25/hour
  • Non Profit/ Fundraiser: $50/hour
  • Birthday/Graduation Parties/Weddings: $75/hour
  • For-Profit Organization Apprearance/Special Events: $100/hour
One hour minimum applies to all appearances. All prices are subject to change in accordance with event location and availability. For off-campus events, a mileage reimbursement charge at the current IRS rate will be added to the fee. In many cases Rhody will need space to change before and after your event.

Request a Rhody appearance!