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The University of Rhode Island

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URI Conference Office
10 Tootell Road, Suite#1

Kingston, Rhode Island 02881-1124

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Event Types Welcomed

Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunion | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:7657
Meeting
Rooms:102
Maximum
Overnight:5000
  • University of Rhode IslandUniversity of Rhode Island
  • URI Campus QuadrangleURI Campus Quadrangle
  • Edwards AuditoriumEdwards Auditorium
  • Hillside Residence HallHillside Residence Hall
  • Mainfare Dining HallMainfare Dining Hall
  • The Ryan CenterThe Ryan Center
  • Meade StadiumMeade Stadium
  • Recreation FieldsRecreation Fields
  • Mackal Indoor Track and Field HouseMackal Indoor Track and Field House
  • Memorial Student Union BallroomMemorial Student Union Ballroom
  • Thomas Ryan AuditoriumThomas Ryan Auditorium
  • University of Rhode Island -  Bay CampusUniversity of Rhode Island - Bay Campus
  • Newport BridgeNewport Bridge
  • URI QuadrangleURI Quadrangle
  • Hillside Residence HallHillside Residence Hall

About

About The University of Rhode Island

How would 400 miles of pristine coastline impact attendance at your next Rhode Island event...

Hard to tell for sure, but many of the groups convening in the Ocean State for the first time report record attendance. Rhode Island enjoys a reputation as being a truly unique destination. URI is conveniently located near beautiful Newport, RI. The University offers award-winning dining, extensive housing accommodations, state-of-the-art Rhode Island meeting spaces, and a complete recreational complex including a 24/7 ice arena. Our amenities coupled with our proximity to Newport (America’s first resort), New England’s finest beaches, and a beautiful rural setting, are the perfect ingredients to create a successful and memorable event. Convenient access to Amtrak, I-95, and TF Green airport, reduces stress for your guests and lowers the cost of travel.

Come experience the “Ocean State” and discover why our Newport venue has a reputation to impress!
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Newport -16
Boston -80
New York City -160
Providence - 30

:
T. F. Green - 30 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Train | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Free

CATERING
University of Rhode Island has full service catering, award winning dining halls and local Newport area restaurants.


In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES



AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Washer/Dryer
Biking
Hiking
Running
Sports Facilities
Swimming Pool
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Laptops
Microphones
Parking On-Site
Pet-Friendly
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
Food and Beverage On-Site
Sound System
Wi-Fi
Team Building
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

7657 Attendees


102 Spaces

:
Theatre Style 7657 | Classroom Style 920 | Standing Reception 500 | Seated Reception 300

TECHNOLOGY
All URI classrooms offers modern amenities to meet all your technology needs. Campus-wide WIFI is available for all groups on campus.

Yes
FreeYES

Yes


LaptopsMicrophonesProjector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

5000 Overnight Guests


Residence Halls (A/C & Non A/C)|Suite/Apt Style|Nearby Hotel(s)

Yes
Free NO
Cost:


Private, Semi-Private, Communal

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Accommodations

Accommodations

5000
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
| Residence Halls | 334 beds | image

A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Residence Halls | 275 beds | image
| Residence Halls | 399 beds | image
| Residence Halls | 241 beds | image
| Residence Halls | 258 beds | image
| Residence Halls | 213 beds | image
| Suite/Apartment Style | 311 beds | image

A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Residence Halls | 157 beds | image
| Residence Halls | 357 beds | image
| Suite/Apartment Style | 239 beds | image

A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Residence Halls | 358 beds | image
| Residence Halls | 403 beds | image
| Residence Halls | 621 beds | image
| Residence Halls | 159 beds | image
| Residence Halls | 118 beds | image
| Residence Halls | 130 beds | image
| Residence Halls | 114 beds | image
| Residence Halls | 128 beds | image
| Residence Halls | 334 beds | image

A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Suite/Apartment Style | 276 beds | image

A/C This accommodation has A/C

Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
Washer/Dryer
Washer/Dryer
Biking
Biking
Hiking
Hiking
Running
Running
Sports Facilities
Sports Facilities
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
Outdoor Tent
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Laptops
Laptops
Microphones
Microphones
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Pet-Friendly
Pet-Friendly
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Food and Beverage On-Site
Food and Beverage On-Site
Sound System
Sound System
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Team Building
Team Building


Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
7657
Overall
920
Classroom
Style
500
Standing
Reception
300
Seated
Catered Event


Meeting + Event Spaces
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Home to the URI Women’s Varsity Volleyball & Men’s Club Volleyball teams as well as locker rooms and showers for teams such as soccer, baseball, volleyball and track along with Men’s & Women’s recreational locker rooms and showers.

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Features an eight-lane Lap Swim Pool, 14-feet deep Diving Pool and a warm water, four-lane Recreational/Instructional Pool. The Tootell Center also includes Men’s/Women’s locker rooms, Group Exercise Studio and West Gymnasium.
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The Fascitelli Fitness Center features the latest technology and has the capability of offering unique interactive fitness equipment and other facility amenities to enhance the user’s experience. Fascitelli includes the West Cardio Area, East Cardio Area, Lower Level, Circuit Training Area and North & South Functional Areas.
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Tennis Courts, Beck Baseball Field, Soccer Practice and Recreation Field, Soccer Complex, Football Practice Field, Meade Stadium, Field Hockey Field, and Softball Field.
 
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The Ryan Center is a 200,000 square foot venue that boasts three tiers of seating in the arena to bring all 7,800 seats within 74-feet of the court, creating a frenzied atmosphere for both sporting events and concerts alike. A portable stage is available for concerts and performance events and the event floor itself can seat up to 500
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Opened in 1991, features a six-lane, 200-meter indoor track, including eight lanes on the straightaways, fitness center, weight room and four basketball courts.

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES
YES


Catering
University of Rhode Island has full service catering, award winning dining halls and local Newport area restaurants.
Dining Options

URI's award winning dining program provides your group with options everyone can enjoy. 
| Seating Capacity: 600 | image

Mainfare Dining Hall is a five time National Grand Prize Winner of the Loyal E. Horton Dining Award.
Mainfare features a burger/hot dog station, asian stir fry/pasta station, deli station and a homestyle station.
https://web.uri.edu/dining/mainfare-dining-hall-2/
| Seating Capacity: 560 | image

Butterfield Dining Hall was named the Gold Winner of the Loyal E. Horton Dining Award in 2017.
Butterfield features an omlet station, pizza/italian pasta station, burritos/quesadilla station, deli station, homestyle station and a soup/salad station.
https://web.uri.edu/dining/butterfield-dining-hall/

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
T. F. Green - 30 minutes
Nearby Cities
Newport -16 miles | Boston -80 miles | New York City -160 miles | Providence - 30
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Train
Lyft
Uber
Onsite Parking

Nearby Attractions

Services

Services

Services

Collaborating with URI Conferences and Special Programs allows you to focus on your program while we manage the details. Our complete consultation, coordination and program development assistance will generate a sense of comfort and ease in the planning process. The following services can be specifically tailored to produce your event at the highest quality:



  • Scheduling of event: Venue, Date, On-campus or Off-campus
  • Hotel/Facility contract negotiations
  • Catering coordination
  • Consulting services regarding content, speaker, etc.
  • Audio-Visual equipment arrangements
  • Menu selection within budget
 

  • Develop a comprehensive budget
  • Monitor registration/budget to ensure financial goals
  • Receive, receipt, deposit all payment types (checks, cash, purchase orders and credit cards)
  • Detailed financial reporting to client to include account reconciliation
  • Invoice/Bill payment
 

  • Online registration
  • Onsite registration
  • Meeting oversight/coordination
  • Preparation of name tags, participant list, meal tickets
  • Coordination of travel arrangements (air, ground, local, etc.)
 

Technology

Technology

Equipment Available On-Site
Laptops
Laptops
Microphones
Microphones
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors

Description
All URI classrooms offers modern amenities to meet all your technology needs. Campus-wide WIFI is available for all groups on campus.
Technology

All URI classrooms have at least one active ethernet port for use with the internet. The classrooms also feature technology stations with VGA, HDMI and video projection equipment. Campus-wide Wi-Fi is also available to the groups on campus, a password will be given to the group to enable access.

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