RICFEST Homecoming & Family Weekends

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Registration

Registration is required for ALL events. We will not be able to accommodate walk-in admission. Register for events and purchase your RIC Spirit package and individual tickets on Eventbrite! For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@ric.edu or by phone (401) 456-8086.

RICFEST 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use the hashtag #RICFEST2021 on social media throughout the month of October to check into events, post pictures and win prizes for sharing!  

RIC Spirit Package

  • Admission into the RICFEST All-Day Marketplace on October 2nd (includes a BBQ lunch)
  • Bookstore Discount Coupon
  • $5 LaSalle Bakery Gift Card
  • RIC Drink Koozie
  • RIC Sticker/Decal

** Discount code for HALF OFF RIC SPIRIT PACKAGES for Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 graduates | Discount is for ONE spirit package per graduate ** Code can be found in our bio on our Instagram page @ricalumni

All in person events are subject to change or cancellation based on health and safety guidelines.

Schedule of Events

Click the drop down menu to look at the specific dates and an overview of each day's activities. 

Register for all events and activities throughout the month of October (except the 1971 Golden Reunion) are available on EVENTBRITE

LatinX/Hispanic Alumni Happy Hour 

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Welcome Center
Admission: FREE

Join fellow LatinX and Hispanic alumni and guests to reconnect and enjoy drinks and appetizers and learn more about new initiatives from our Alumni Association.  

RICFEST Marketplace & Activities 

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Campus Quad
Admission: RIC Spirit Package ($12 Per Person)

Parents, families, alumni, students and future anchors are invited to stroll on the Quad and enjoy the day of fun, food, and festivities. Wear your RIC apparel to show your #RICSpirit while enjoying the RICFEST Marketplace, featuring small business owners, artisans and authors. The festive atmosphere features an array of children’s activities including pumpkin painting, inflatables and more!  

Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 can get into the RICFEST Marketplace for half off with our exclusive discount code. Check out our Instagram bio for the code to apply at checkout. 


RIC School of Nursing CEU Workshop & Building Tour 
10:00 a.m.  | Fogarty Life Science New Nursing Wing & on Zoom 

Registration Required.  

"Alzheimer’s Disease: Improving Professional Practice," presented by Dr. Lynn Blanchette, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, this program was designed as part of the Lifespan Respite grant through the Office of Health Aging (OHA) and includes information on assessment, early detection, treatment and family support for those living with Alzheimer's Disease.  This continuing education program has been approved by the RI State Nurses Association for 1.0 CEU. It does meet the licensing requirement for a Rhode Island Nursing license.  

Stained Glass Window

Continental breakfast and tours of the nursing labs will be provided. Every participant will receive one CEU credit hour.


Class of 1968 Stained Glass Window Dedication 
11:00 a.m. | Roberts Hall

Join President Frank Sanchez and class leaders in dedicating a stained glass window installation created by New England Stained Glass, donated by the class of 1968.


Library Exhibit 
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

The Anchor Archive Goes Online 

Step into RIC history and explore The Anchor archives! Visitors to Adams Library can browse a display of student newspapers over time, and use a kiosk to view digitized Anchors from 1927 to the 1970s that are available in the library’s Digital Commons repository. Digitization of The Anchor is currently underway. More issues will be posted as they are scanned, so stay tuned to @riclibrary on Facebook and Instagram for project updates. 


Information Session & Campus Tours 
Info Session 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. | Tours from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Whether this is your first time at RIC or you have been part of our community for years, we are opening doors so you can explore campus and learn more about our distinctive academic programs and initiatives. Even if you think you already knew what goes on, we guarantee you will be surprised at all the changes on campus!  

Information Session & Campus Tours can be scheduled through Admissions here

Beehive Tours | Bee Apiary Behind the Sherlock Center 
Tours at 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (20 people per tour)  

Tour the RIC Bee Education Center with our campus beekeeper, James Murphy ’07. Find out what it’s like to wear a bee suit and explore the gives to see honeybees at work. Bee suits and honey samples are provided.  
Limited Space Available | Registration Required


Pottery Workshops  
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Alex and Ani Hall 

Play with clay on the pottery wheels and create handmade pieces. Aprons and supplies provided.  
Limited Space Available | Registration Required


Athletic Games & Matches
  • Women's Volleyball vs. Young Alumni 6:30 p.m. @ Murray Center (Friday, October 1st)
  • Women’s Tennis vs. University of Southern Maine 1:00 p.m. @ Varsity Tennis Complex 
  • Men's Tennis vs. Alumni 9:00 a.m. @Varisty Tennis Complex
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Plymouth State University 1:00 p.m. @ Alumni Field 
  • Men's Soccer Young Alumni 10:00 a.m. @ Soccer Field
  • Women’s Softball 1:00 p.m. @ Softball Field
  • Men’s Baseball vs. Young Alumni 1:00 p.m. @ Baseball Field
Interfaith Service
9:00 a.m. | St. Thomas Church, 65 Fruit Hill Avenue, Providence

Honoring Alumni and Members of the RIC Community Who Passed during COVID followed by a continental breakfast, sponsored by RIC Athletics

RIC Athletics Hall of Fame Recognition and Dinner 
Donovan Dining Center 
6 p.m. Cocktail, 7 p.m. Dinner 

Enjoy a lovely meal followed by award recognition and Hall of Fame inductions. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Carol Peck in the Athletic Department by calling (401) 456-8007 or email cpeck@ric.edu.  

Celebrate Scholars, Celebrate Support 

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Welcome Center
Invitation Only

This recognition event celebrates student scholarship and RICochet fund recipients and recognizes the generous alumni and donors who made their support possible.  

This event is sponsored by the Rhode Island College Foundation. 

Class of 1971 Golden Anniversary Reunion

Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: RIC Campus
Admission: FREE

REGISTER HERE

The Class of 1971, Golden Reunion Committee cordially invites members of the Class of 1971 to join us for dinner to celebrate 50 years! Enjoy reconnecting with classmates, strolling down memory lane, taking a tour of the campus to see the changes over the last 50 years.  

Black Alumni Happy Hour 

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Welcome Center 
Admission: FREE

Join fellow alumni and guests to reconnect and enjoy drinks and appetizers while learning more about new initiatives and programs from our Alumni Association and the Black Alumni Network. 

Drive Thru Trick 'or Treat

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Campus Wide 
Admission: FREE

Bring your whole family to campus and drive around (in costume) to the different trick-or-treat sites with your guided map of the RIC campus! Stay in your car and RIC students, faculty and staff will be there to greet you and safely hand out packages candy to celebrate the Halloween festivities!  


Carpool Cinema: Hocus Pocus

Time: 7:30 p.m. Showtime
Location: Parking Lot A
Admission: $10 Per Car

Drive your car to campus and watch a movie on our giant screens! Join us for the Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus featuring your favorite Sanderson Sisters. Decorate your car with spookiest decorations and be eligible to win giveaways all night long! Movie snacks provided to each passenger. 

Parking spots are first come, first serve. The lot will be open 30 minutes prior to showtime.   

Running Time: 1 hour, 36 minutes  

Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

RIC Chamber Orchestra

Date: October 1st
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Sapinsley Hall
Admission: FREE

RIC Dance Company 

Date: October 1st
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium 
Admission: FREE

RIC Theatre

Date: October 2-3
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Forman Theatre
Admission: FREE

RIC Wind Ensemble 

Date: October 8th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Sapinsley Hall
Admission: FREE

RIC Orchestra 

Date: October 15th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Sapinsley Hall
Admission: FREE

October Choral Concert

Date: October 17th
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: All Saints Memorial Church | 674 Westminster Street, Providence RI 02903
Admission: FREE

The RIC Concert Chorus, Chamber Singers and Women's Chorus will perform in concert a selection of celebratory and contemplative pieces as we rejoice in singing together in person again! No admission charge, but donations to the All Saints Memorial Church is encouraged. 


RIC Dance Company

Date: October 22nd
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Sapinsley Hall
Admission: FREE

Wednesday Chamber Music Series

Date: October 27th
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Sapinsley Hall
Admission: FREE

MENC Collage Concert

Date: October 29th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium 
Admission: FREE
marketplace

Marketplace

Parents, families, alumni, students and future anchors are invited to stroll on the Quad and enjoy the day of fun, food, and festivities. Wear your RIC apparel to show your #RICSpirit while enjoying the RICFEST Marketplace, featuring small business owners, artists, artisans, crafters and authors. The festive atmosphere features an array of children’s activities including pumpkin painting, crafts, inflatables and more!  

RIC Honey

Beehive Tours

Tour the RIC Bee Education Center with our campus beekeeper, James Murphy ’07. Find out what it’s like to wear a bee suit and explore the gives to see honeybees at work. Bee suits and honey samples are provided.  

Pottery Workshop

Pottery Workshops

Play with clay on the pottery wheels and create handmade pieces. Aprons and supplies provided.  

Anchor Archives

Anchor Archive

Step into RIC history and explore The Anchor archives! Visitors to Adams Library can browse a display of student newspapers over time, and use a kiosk to view digitized Anchors from 1927 to the 1970s that are available in the library’s Digital Commons repository. Digitization of The Anchor is currently underway. More issues will be posted as they are scanned, so stay tuned to @riclibrary on Facebook and Instagram for project updates. 

Student

Schedule Info Session & Tour

Whether this is your first time at RIC or you have been a part of our community for years, we are opening doors so you can explore our campus and learn more about our distinctive academic programs and initiatives. Even if you think you already knew what goes on, we guarantee you will be surprised at all the changes on campus! Children and and grandchildren of RIC grads welcome!

Baseball

Athletic Games & Matches

Women's Volleyball vs. Young Alumni 6:30 p.m. @ Murray Center (10/1)
Women’s Tennis vs. University of Southern Maine 1:00 p.m. @ Varsity Tennis Complex 
Men’s Soccer vs Plymouth State University 1:00 p.m. @ Alumni Field 
Women’s Softball 1:00 p.m. @ Softball Field
Men’s Baseball vs. Young Alumni 1:00 p.m. @ Baseball Field

Halloween

Drive Thru Trick or Treat

Bring your whole family to campus and drive around (in costume) to the different trick-or-treat sites with your guided map of the RIC campus! Stay in your car and RIC students, faculty and staff will be there to greet you and safely hand out packages candy to celebrate the Halloween festivities!

Hocus Pocus

Carpool Cinema: Hocus Pocus

Drive your car to campus and watch a movie on our giant screens! Join us for the Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus featuring your favorite Sanderson Sisters. Decorate your car with spookiest decorations and be eligible to win giveaways all night long!

Affinity Group Events

Athletics Hall of Fame Recognition & Dinner

RIC Athletics Hall of Fame Recognition and Dinner 
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021 
Time: 6:00 p.m. Cocktails, 7:00 p.m. Dinner 
Location: Donovan Dining Center

Enjoy a lovely meal followed by award recognition and Hall of Fame inductions. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Carol Peck in the Athletic Department by calling (401) 456-8007 or email cpeck@ric.edu.  

LatinX-Hispanic Alumni Happy Hour

Join fellow LatinX and Hispanic alumni and guests to reconnect and enjoy drinks and appetizers and learn more about new initiatives from our Alumni Association.  

Date: Friday, October 1st
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Welcome Center

Black Alumni Happy Hour

Join fellow alumni and guests to reconnect and enjoy drinks and appetizers while learning more about new initiatives and programs from our Alumni Association and the Black Alumni Network. 

Date: Saturday, October 16th
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Welcome Center

Golden Anniversary Reunion

The Class of 1971, Golden Reunion Committee cordially invites members of the Class of 1971 to join us for dinner to celebrate 50 years! Enjoy reconnecting with classmates, strolling down memory lane, taking a tour of the campus to see the changes over the last 50 years.  

Register Here for 1971 Reunion

Date: Friday, October 15th
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: RIC Campus

**Please Note: Registration for the Golden Anniversary Reunion is separate from RICFEST tickets**

School of Nursing

RIC School of Nursing CEU Workshop & Building Tour 

Date: Saturday, October 2nd
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Fogarty Life Science New Nursing Wing & on Zoom 

"Alzheimer’s Disease: Improving Professional Practice," presented by Dr. Lynn Blanchette, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, this program was designed as part of the Lifespan Respite grant through the Office of Health Aging (OHA) and includes information on assessment, early detection, treatment and family support for those living with Alzheimer's Disease.  This continuing education program has been approved by the RI State Nurses Association for 1.0 CEU. It does meet the licensing requirement for a Rhode Island Nursing license.  

Continental breakfast and tours of the nursing labs will be provided. Every participant will receive one CEU credit hour.

School of Social Work

2021 Fall Workshops 

All workshops will be held via zoom. 

 

Friday, October 8th
Friday, October 15th

A Needed Shift from Cultural Competency to Cultural Humanity 

Workshop Learning Objectives:

· Participants will gain an understanding of the tenets of Cultural Humility and its application
· Participants will identify and explore how their own values, culture, and beliefs may impact their interaction with others, including their patients
· Participants will learn methods by which Cultural Humility can be incorporated

Presenter: Aswood Bousseau, DSW, LCSW
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
3 contact hours; 0.3 CEU (Diversity)

Register

Diversity in Supervision 

Workshop Learning Objectives:

· Discuss how diversity issues impact the supervisor and supervisee relationship
· What does the research say about diversity in Supervision
· Strategies to address diversity in Supervision
· Discuss case example of diversity in supervision
· How to discuss culturally sensitive self-care with supervisees

Presenter: Jennifer Gaviria, LICSW
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
3 contact hours; 0.3 CEU (Diversity) 

Register

Friday, October 22nd
Friday, October 29th

Trauma Integrated Addition Treatment 

Workshop Learning Objectives:

· Participants will be able to describe the impact of trauma on the brain, body, and behavior
· Participants will be able to conceptualize a case study from a trauma-informed framework
· Participants will be able to implement 3 clinical interventions for addressing trauma

Presenter: Chris Dorval, LICSW, LCDCS, LCDP
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
3 contact hours; 0.3 CEU (General)

Register

Social Work with Children and Adolescents: Ethics and Risk Management Challenges 

Workshop Learning Objectives:

· Identify common ethical dilemmas pertaining to social work with children and adolescents
· Implement ethical decision-making frameworks and protocols
· Apply relevant ethical standards
· Identify ethical issues that pose malpractice and liability risks
· Design strategies to prevent ethics complaints and lawsuits

Presenter: Frederic Reamer, Ph.D. 
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
6 contact hours; 0.6 CEU (Ethics)

Register

 

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