Annual & Special Events

Here are some of the regularly scheduled events for alumni and friends sponsored by the URI Alumni Association. Join in, reconnect with old friends, and meet new ones!

Big Chill Weekend

The URI Alumni Association Big Chill Weekend is all about friends, family, food, and fun—with proceeds going toward scholarships. You can customize your weekend and choose the events and activities you like!

Big Thinkers

URI alumni, parents, and friends are cordially invited to join President David M. Dooley in Big Thinkers Series events around the country and learn how URI's big thinkers are shaping the future around the globe.

Family Programs

The Alumni Association sponsors programs for the whole family— including on-campus events and a variety of fun excursions.

Fiftieth Reunion

A special gathering of the class celebrating its 50th year reunion, held each spring during Commencement Weekend. 

Golden Grad Weekend

Alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago are invited to the Golden Grad celebration weekend, held each year in the beginning of June.

Golf Tournament

Hit the links and celebrate the start of summer with our popular annual Golf Tournament—and raise funds for student scholarships!

Homecoming Weekend

In addition to the big game, Homecoming Weekend includes a cornucopia of reunions, rallies and special activities.


A number of class and affinity reunions are held each year. It’s a great way to reconnect with old friends.

URI Night with the PawSox

Enjoy a great night of PawSox baseball and summer family fun at Pawtucket's McCoy Stadium at this popular August event.