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!

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 (now Alumni & Family Weekend)

Our new Alumni & Family Weekend includes the Homecoming game, reunions, family festivities, special events, and entertainment. Alumni, parents, and families –– come home to campus together! 


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