Homecoming Weekend 2016


HOMECOMING 2016 • OCTOBER 17 – 23

We can't wait to see you back in Rhodyville for this year's Homecoming! 
Browse our Schedule of Events to see what we've got planned.
Want to see a particular group of former classmates or friends? We can help plan a Mini Reunion! Scroll down to learn more.



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Click the day of the week to find out what's happening!
Be sure to check back for updates.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17

Del's on the Quad • 12 – 2 p.m.
The Student Alumni Association will serve free Del's lemonade on the Quad.  

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18

We're still finalizing the details of our Tuesday events –– check back soon! 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19

SAA Nearly Naked Mile on the Quad • 5 p.m.
Donate stuff, run in the buff! Join the Student Alumni Association in its 5th Annual Nearly Naked Mile Walk and Run Clothing Drive. 

Kisses to the Children Film and Discussion • 6 p.m.
Kisses to the Children follows the story of five Greek-Jewish children who were saved by Christian families during the German Occupation. Five hidden children, who lived in total silence, tell their stories. It also depicts the life of the Greek-Jewish Communities before the War, complemented with rare images of Occupied Greece from archival material, as well as amateur films by German soldiers and illegal footage shot by Greek patriots. Following the screening, Director Vassilis Loules, will lead a discussion. Reception begins at 6 p.m. with the screening following at 7 p.m.

Men's Soccer vs. UMass • 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

Dunk Tank • 12–2 p.m.

SAA continues to host spirit-building Homecoming Week activities on the Quad. 

Rhody Rally in Keaney Gym, followed by a Bonfire • 7 p.m.
SAA warms up the crowd with their annual pep rally in Keaney Gym, followed by the traditional Bonfire. 

Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire • 7:30 p.m.
In Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire's funny, edgy contemporary play Good People, Margie Walsh, 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.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

Harrington School of Communication and Media: Ribbon Cutting & Open House • 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
The URI community, Harrington School Advisory Board, and friends of URI will celebrate the Ribbon Cutting of Phase One Project of the Harrington School of Communication and Media.  Guests will be able to participate in an open house and guided tours of Ranger Hall followed by a reception with light refreshments.

College of Pharmacy Class of 1971 Tour and Reception • 5–7 p.m.
The College of Pharmacy Class of 1971 will kick off their 45th reunion on Friday evening with a tour of the new Pharmacy facility, followed by a cocktail reception.

Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire • 7:30 p.m.
In Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire's funny, edgy contemporary play Good People, Margie Walsh, 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.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

South Kingstown Farmers Market • 8:30 a.m.– 12 p.m.
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 farmfresh and local vegetables, fruits, seafood, jams, cheeses, and much more.

Oliver Watson House Tour • 9–10 a.m.
Bring your family and stop by the Oliver Watson House Museum between 9am and 12pm 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.

Women’s Rugby vs. University of Connecticut • 11 a.m.

Rhodyville • 10 a.m.– 12 p.m.
The URI Alumni Association is putting together all the ingredients for a perfect party, from the kid-thrilling Family Fun Zone 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. 

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 avaiable as well for $5/person.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Fordham • 5 p.m.

Shabbat Services and Dinner • 5:30 p.m.
Join URI Hillel for a Shabbat Evening Service and Dinner.  Services begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow.  The Hillel Shabbat Evening Service is student-led and varies in style, according to the background of the student leading.  Dinner is free for current URI students and $15 for non-student guests. For more information or to make your reservation please visit www.urihillel.org/shabbat.html

Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire • 7:30 p.m.
In Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire's funny, edgy contemporary play Good People, Margie Walsh, 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 Peoplein its investigation of "Inequality and the American Dream."  Tickets are $20 General; $15 Seniors, URI Faculty/Staff, and Students.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

Be 5K Race/Walk for Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention • 10 a.m.
Start your day with a 5k run around campus.  The race will begin on the URI Quad.  All proceeds will benefit the Heather Fund, which was established by Josephine and Roger Vennewald and the entire Vennewald family to support services and programs in the prevention and treatment of depression and suicide run by the URI Counseling Center. The Vennewalds started the fund in 1996 after they lost their daughter, Heather, to suicide while she was a senior at URI.

Women's Soccer vs. Duquesne • 1 p.m.
 

Plan a Mini Reunion! 
When you think back on your years at URI, who are the people you think about most? Maybe it’s your former teammates, fellow members of a campus club, or your fraternity brothers or sorority sisters. Just tell us what group you'd like to gather at Homecoming, and we'll create a contact list and send an email invitation. On Homecoming Saturday, we'll have a special table or area reserved for your group in our Alumni Reunion Tent. Get started by contacting Samantha Rodrigues '11 at  401.874.4536. 

Here are a few of the Homecoming 2016 Mini Reunions already underway:

See the Photos from 2015!

Homecoming Weekend 2015 was so much fun—we loved seeing alumni, students, family, and friends in Rhodyville! Take a look at our photos from a great weekend!

Go Rhody! See pics from the Rhody Rally and Bonfire.

Welcome to Rhodyville! See the pics here.