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Event Schedule

Thursday, September 27

RICFEST Kickoff Party
7 - 10 p.m., Student Union and Ducey Media Center Outdoor Patio
Rain Location: RIC Student Union Ballroom
FREE Admission

Enjoy some light bites, desserts from local food trucks (Like No Udder, Kona Ice, Sarcastic Sweets) giveaways, dancing, and the chance to sing live with “Maxxtone,” the Northeast’s leading live band karaoke show. All are welcome on stage! Experience what it’s like to perform live with over 500 songs to choose from, or make a request. Enter our karaoke contest with RIC celebrity judges and win great prizes!
Registration required at
Sponsored in part by Student Community Government

Celebrate Scholars, Celebrate Support!
5:30-7 p.m., ALEX AND ANI Hall

A special networking and recognition event that celebrates scholarship and RICochet award recipients while recognizing the generosity of alumni and donors.
By invitation only.

Friday, September 28

Self Care for Helping Profession​als - Yoga and Meditation lead by MSW Professor Mimi Mumm
9:30-11:30 a.m., Rhode Island College Recreation Center Multipurpose Studio

Indulge in a morning for yourself where you will be taken through relaxing mediation and a yoga class (for all levels). Yoga mats provided!
(2) FREE CEU's offered to every participant.
Water and light bites provided.​
Registration required at or by emailing​.
Call 401-456-9625 for more information.

RIC Student Research Showcase
Noon-2 p.m., Alger Hall 110
Lunch is provided to all guests

Come see academic posters and talk with our students who conducted research this summer, in a variety of disciplines, through support from three federal grants; the Ronald E. McNair program (US Department of Education), the RI Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program (National Institutes of Health), and the RI Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program (National Science Foundation).

Alumni and Student Volleyball Matches- LOCATION CHANGE
Noon-2 p.m.

Due to the inclement weather this event will be moved indoors today from 12 noon -2 p.m. All are welcome to join us in the RIC Recreation Center Field house for friendly and fun volleyball matches, lunch, music provided by RIC's radio station WXIN, and give-aways. If you are driving in from off-campus, please park in the lot closest to the side entrance of the Recreation and Event Center entrance where we will have a team to check you in.

FREE admission includes BBQ lunch, music, fun and giveaways! RIC students and alumni team up for friendly volleyball matches. No experience necessary.
Registration required at

Nine-Hole Par Three Golf Tournament - CANCELED

Due to inclement weather we are cancelling the Nine-Hole Par Thr​ee Golf Tournament that was to take place today from 2-5 p.m. at the Button Hole Golf Course. We thank the RIC community members who registered to participate today and will be in touch about rescheduling in the near future.

Return to RIC Reunion for the 5th-45th Reunion Classes
(1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013)
6-9 p.m., ALEX AND ANI Hall

This exciting reunion celebration features food stations, wine and beer, dessert, a special keepsake, photo and video booths, entertainment, opportunity to reconnect with RIC classmates and friends, and more!
Guests of RIC graduates are welcome.  Guests of RIC graduates are welcome.
$20 per person. Registration required at

Preparatory Enrollment Program (PEP) and Upward Bound Program Reunion
5-7 p.m., Home of President Frank and Lori Sánchez

Graduates of RIC’s PEP and Upward Bound Programs are invited to a reunion celebration hosted by President Frank D. Sánchez along with former PEP Director Joe Costa and Upward Bound Director Mariam Boyajian. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers and reconnecting with old friends and current staff.
Registration required at or call Denise Males at (401) 456-8993.​

RIC FLICKS Screening of the film Tag
7 - 10 p.m., Gaige Hall 100 (Auditorium)

Sit back for a screening of the new summer comedy that features a small group of former classmates who organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that crosses the country. FREE and open to the RIC community, alumni and guests
Registration required at
Sponsored by RIC Student Activities

Saturday, September 29

RICFEST Homecoming 5k Road Race/Walk
8:30 a.m. Registration and Check-in
9 a.m. Race start, Robert T. Black Track 

Homecoming T-shirt and lunch included
Cash prizes and trophies for top race finishers
Pre-registration $20 • Day-of-race registration $25
Student registration $10
Register online at

Homecoming Day Welcome and Info Booth
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., RIC Event and Recreation Center.

Pick up information, event locations and schedules, and tickets for lunch buffet and food trucks.​

RIC School of Nursing Open House
9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. CEU Program: “An Introduction to Social Determinants of Health” (1.0 CEU credit hours offered)
Fogarty Life Science New Nursing Wing.
Register online at​

RIC Admissions Information Session and Campus Tours
10:15-11 a.m. Information Session
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tours of Campus.
Recreation and Event Center

For prospective students and children and grandchildren of RIC graduates.
Join us for Homecoming festivities and a buffet lunch to follow the tour
Registration required at

Homecoming Daylong Activities

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
RIC Event and Recreation Center (unless otherwise noted)
FREE Admission to all activities

  • Local authors book sale and signing (click here for a list of authors)
  • Local crafters and artists sale (click here for a list of crafters/artists​)
  • Henna tattoos
  • NEW! Caricatures
  • Balloon Animals
  • Kid’s Activities include pumpkin and face-painting, “Kids Corner” games and crafts, inflatable bouncer maze, mini golf and bubble bowling!
  • Pottery Workshop - Play with clay on the pottery wheels and create handmade pieces. Aprons and supplies provided.
  • RIC Beehive Tours – Tour the RIC Bee Education Center with our campus beekeeper. Find out what it’s like to wear a bee suit and explore the hives to see honey bees at work. Bee suits and honey samples provided.

RICFEST Mainstage
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Featured performance by “The Billy Harpin Band,” a versatile group of musicians dedicated to reinvigorating the classics with an energetic and composed rock-n-roll vibe and the perfect blend of old and new.

RICFEST Mainstage
1 p.m.

Special performance by the Ocean State Follies – Charlie Hall and his best of Rhode Island award-winning comedy show are back and better than ever!​

Lunch Buffet and Food Trucks
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join us for a lunch buffet that includes hot and cold items, drinks, snacks and more! Plus, every RICFEST attendee receives a coupon toward an item from any food truck. Pick up your free lunch buffet and food truck tickets at the RICFEST Welcome and Info Booth in the Recreation and Event Center lobby.

NEW! Recreation Center Tours and Family Swim
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Bring your bathing suit, towel, friends and family for a swim in the Recreation Center’s Olympic-size pool. Ongoing tours of the center will showcase recent updates.

Homecoming Athletic Games

Men’s Soccer Alumni Game
10 a.m.
Alumni Field
Contact Head Men’s Soccer Coach John Mello at (401) 456-8251 or​ to sign up.

Baseball Exhibition Game
Pontarelli Field

Men’s Soccer vs. Keene State
1 p.m.
Alumni Field

Softball Exhibition Game
1 p.m.
Dayna A. Bazar Softball Complex

Room Dedication Honoring Longtime Supporters
10 a.m.
Anchor Room, Recreation Center

Honoring Bob ’58 and Ann Berlam, Dr. Anne Carty, Jeanne D’Agostino and Len Silva ’87 RSVP by Friday, Sept. 14 at (401) 456-8007 or

2018 Athletic Recognition and Hall of Fame Dinner
Donovan Dining Center
6-7 p.m. Cocktails- 7 p.m. Dinner

Dinner followed by award recognition and Hall of Fame Inductions
Tickets are $50
To purchase tickets or for additional information contact Carol Peck at (401) 456-8007 or​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Page last updated: September 28, 2018