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​WELCOME WEEKEND – Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25

welcome day 2019

Rhode Island College is so excited to welcome all of our #NewAnchors and their family members to the RIC Community during Welcome Weekend! From the Student Success Welcome, to unique workshops, socials with student organizations & faculty, service projects and more, Welcome Weekend is filled with experiences that will help get you and your family members ready for the start of your first semester at RIC.

WELCOME DAY - Join us on Saturday, August 24th

On Welcome Day all of our students will have the opportunity to explore the RIC campus,. When you check in, you will receive your Welcome Week information packet. Family members are encouraged to join their students. Commuter student parking will be available in front of Roberts Hall in Lot D.


  • 10 am -  Welcome Stories
    Join the leadership of Student Success and the 2019 Peer Mentors as they welcome the newest members for the RIC community. All new students and their families are encouraged to attend this program, as it marks the official start to the year at Rhode Island College.
    The ceremony will take place in the Auditorium at Robert​s Hall and begin at 10 am on Saturday, August 24th.
  • 11:30 am - Taste of Rhode Island lunch
  • 11:30 am - Walk-In Financial Sessions
  • 12 pm - Schedule Tours Begin
  • 12 pm - Activities on the Quad
  • 1 pm - Ed Sessions and Workshops
  • 1 pm - Let's Get Organized
  • 1 pm - Unity Center Reception
  • 2 pm - Greek Life Social

Move-in Day is Friday, August 23rd

The Office of Residential Life and Housing is excited to meet our #NewAnchors
First-Year students move ​in Friday, August 23rd between 9am-4pm.

Move-in times are based on last names – please arrive during your scheduled time-frame:
A-L 9 am-12 pm
M-Z 1 pm-4 pm

For more information about move-in please visit Move-In 2019​ to download the your hall move-in packet . If you should have any questions, please contact our office at 401-456-8240 or​.


Don’t worry, we have programming throughout the weekend and through the first weeks of classes for all of our #NewAnchors. We have days set up for you to get acclimated to our campus, meet other new members of our community, learn from the experts about how to be successful in college, and even give back to our community. You’ll get a full schedule for Welcome Week when you check in on Welcome Day.

Do you have questions?

Ask an Orientation Leader​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Page last updated: August 23, 2019