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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 | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremonies | Wedding Receptions | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:7657
Meeting
Rooms:102
Maximum
Overnight:5000
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Winner: Best Mid-Market Venue
  • University of Rhode Island, Classic New England CampusUniversity of Rhode Island, Classic New England Campus
  • Blended with Modern ArchitectureBlended with Modern Architecture
  • with State of the Art Classroomswith State of the Art Classrooms
  • 16 miles to Newport, RI16 miles to Newport, RI
  • 9 miles from Narragansett Beach, RI9 miles from Narragansett Beach, RI
  • URI Campus QuadrangleURI Campus Quadrangle
  • Edwards Auditorium Edwards Auditorium
  • Hillside Traditional Residence HallHillside Traditional Residence Hall
  • Brookside Residence Hall SuitesBrookside Residence Hall Suites
  • Brookside Residence Hall Suites -  Living RoomBrookside Residence Hall Suites - Living Room
  • Brookside Residence Hall Suites - KitchenBrookside Residence Hall Suites - Kitchen
  • Brookside Residence Hall Suites - Private BedroomBrookside Residence Hall Suites - Private Bedroom
  • Brookside Residence Hall Bistro Brookside Residence Hall Bistro
  • Brookside Residence Hall LoungeBrookside Residence Hall Lounge
  • Mainfare Dining HallMainfare Dining Hall
  • Ryan Center, 7657 seat arenaRyan Center, 7657 seat arena
  • Meade Football StadiumMeade Football Stadium
  • Recreation and Varsity FieldsRecreation and Varsity Fields
  • Yoga on the QuadYoga on the Quad
  • Thomas Ryan AuditoriumThomas Ryan Auditorium
  • Memorial Student Union BallroomMemorial Student Union Ballroom
  • Unique Dining LocationsUnique Dining Locations
  • Exhibitor SpaceExhibitor Space
  • Tent w/seating for 600 guests Tent w/seating for 600 guests
  • Lobster BakeLobster Bake
  • Youth TournamentsYouth Tournaments
  • FundraisersFundraisers
  • Over 30 acres of multi-purpose green spaceOver 30 acres of multi-purpose green space
  • Keaney Gym, RI Special Olympics State Games Keaney Gym, RI Special Olympics State Games
  • Boss Ice ArenaBoss Ice Arena

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 conferences and gatherings 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 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 Rhode Island 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 coastal venue in Kingston, RI has a reputation to impress!
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

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

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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.


Must Use In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES



AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
24-Hour Check-In
Dry Cleaning Services
Washer/Dryer
Biking
Hiking
Historical Landmarks Nearby
Running
Sightseeing
Sports Facilities
Swimming Pool
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Eco-Friendly
Fitness Center
Laptops
Microphones
Parking On-Site
Pet-Friendly
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
Custom Lighting
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 offer modern amenities to meet all your technology needs. Campus-wide WIFI is available for all groups on campus.

Yes
FreeYES

Yes

Yes


LaptopsMicrophonesProjector ScreenLCD ProjectorsCustom Lighting

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
| 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
| Suite/Apartment Style | 500 beds | image

A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Suite/Apartment Style | 239 beds | image
Garrahy Private Bedroom

A/C This accommodation has A/C

Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
24-Hour Check-In
24-Hour Check-In
Dry Cleaning Services
Dry Cleaning Services
Washer/Dryer
Washer/Dryer
Biking
Biking
Hiking
Hiking
Historical Landmarks Nearby
Historical Landmarks Nearby
Running
Running
Sightseeing
Sightseeing
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
Eco-Friendly
Eco-Friendly
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Laptops
Laptops
Microphones
Microphones
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Pet-Friendly
Pet-Friendly
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Custom Lighting
Custom Lighting
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
| 920 Classroom Style | image
Edwards Auditorium Floorplan
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Edwards Auditorium

https://web.uri.edu/cma/edwardsauditorium/
| 500 Classroom Style | image
Chaffe 271

https://web.uri.edu/cma/chafee-271/
| 243 Classroom Style | image
Beaupre 100

https://web.uri.edu/cma/beaupre-100/
| 231 Classroom Style | image
Swan Auditorium

https://web.uri.edu/cma/swan-auditorium/
| 198 Classroom Style | image
Pastore 124

https://web.uri.edu/cma/pastore124/
| 167 Classroom Style | image
Quinn Auditorium

https://web.uri.edu/cma/quinnauditorium/
| 161 Classroom Style | image
Pharmacy 170

https://web.uri.edu/cma/phmc170/
| 155 Classroom Style | image
Kirk Auditorium

https://web.uri.edu/cma/kirk-auditorium/
| 154 Classroom Style | image
White Auditorium

https://web.uri.edu/cma/white-auditorium/
| 150 Classroom Style | image
East Auditorium

https://web.uri.edu/cma/east-auditorium/
| 122 Classroom Style | image
Chafee 277

https://web.uri.edu/cma/chafee-277/
| 300 Banquet Style | 360 Classroom Style | image

http://web.uri.edu/memorialunion/event-services/rooms-and-rates/
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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
Custom Lighting
Custom Lighting

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

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