South Kingstown Farmers Market • 8:30 a.m. – Noon
The longest running farmers market in the state of Rhode Island is located right here at URI’s East Farm. Come see the seasonal farm- fresh offerings including local vegetables, fruits, seafood, jams, cheeses, and much more.
Side Walk: URI Master Gardener Program: Community Garden Tour and Demonstration • 9 – 10 a.m.
Start out your day by stopping in to check out our new URI Graduate Village Community Garden, located at the URI Graduate Village Apartments (2900 Kingstown Road, Kingston). Meet some of our community gardeners and learn about their work in the development of our garden from seed to fruition. URI Master Gardeners will also be on hand to give a demonstration on fall garlic bulb planting. Our community garden provides benefits in responsible food production, community collaboration, and personal enjoyment. If the weather is inclement, then the event will be held in the Graduate Village Community Center, located adjacent to the garden. Register here.
Side Walk: Exclusive Tour of Peckham Farm • 9 – 10 a.m.
Before heading over to Rhodyville, stop by URI's Peckham Farm for an exclusive tour and enjoy a meet-and-greet with some furry friends. From the newest member of the donkey family to goat kids and piglets, this farm tour will show you why URI uses Peckham Farm and its animals for hands-on learning for its 200 students who major in animal science. Register here.
Side Walk: Oliver Watson House Tour • 9–10 a.m.
Bring your family and stop by the Oliver Watson House Museum between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. to learn about the history of URI in the building that started it all! Today, the Oliver Watson House is a farmhouse museum. This event will feature self-guided tours of the property. History and archival graduate students will be available to answer questions. Parking is free and available in the library lot and adjoining lots. Register here.
Women’s Rugby vs. University of Connecticut • 11 a.m.
Rhodyville • 10 a.m.– Noon
The URI Alumni Association is putting together all the ingredients for a perfect party, from the kid-thrilling Family Fun Zone (featuring inflatables, a climbing rock wall, face-painting, and more!) to Spirit Stations with all the free accessories you'll need to show your Rhody pride. We'll have plenty of pregame eats to keep you energized, and all Rhodyville attendees get to participate in our free raffles; prizes will include baskets overflowing with fun URI gear. Online Registration has closed. Walk-ins are welcome!
StoryWalk at Rhodyville:
Rhody Ram's Rhode Island Adventure • 10 a.m. – Noon
Back by popular demand! All the kids we know are crazy about Rhody Ram's Rhode Island Adventure, the picture book by Kerri Lanzieri '97. She'll return with Rhody to campus for a special StoryWalk on the Quad to show kids (and future alums!) some of the qualities that make URI special. Kerri will be selling copies of Rhody Ram's Rhode Island Adventure for $14.95, and is also signing books!
Food Truck Trail
Enjoy a variety of foods from local vendors including Catering Gourmet, Tummy Yummy Thai Truck, Solar Cart Cafe, 210 Oyster Bar and URI Police. Regular rates will apply.
Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire • 7:30 p.m.
URI vs. Maine Homecoming Football Game • Noon
Go Rhody Football! The Rams take on UMaine at Homecoming 2016.
Men’s Rugby vs. Norwich University • 1 p.m.
Public Skate at the Boss Arena • 1–2:50 p.m.
The Boss Arena is open for public skating. Cost is $3 for current URI Students, Faculty/Staff and $6 for General Public. Rentals are available as well for $5/person.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Fordham • 5 p.m.
2016 Distinguished Achievement Awards and Gala • 5:30 p.m.
Each year, URI recognizes Distinguished Achievement Award recipients who have brought distinction to themselves and the University through their professional achievement, exceptional leadership, or community service.
In Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire's funny, edgy contemporary play Good People,
Margie Walsh, a single mother of a disabled adult daughter––just fired from her Dollar Store job and facing eviction––looks to an old boyfriend, now married and a father, Dr. Michael Dillon for help. Though Margie and Mike had their beginnings in Southie, lower working-class Boston, Margie remains embedded there while Mike has escaped to the well-to-do Chestnut Hill area. Through Margie's predicament, Abaire explores life as a game of chance like the Bingo that she and her cronies play or do character choices play a role? The URI Honors Colloquium is cosponsoring Good People
in its investigation of "Inequality and the American Dream." Tickets are $20 General; $15 Seniors, URI Faculty/Staff, and Students.