Individual College Ceremonies: Day 1
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Individual College Ceremonies: Day 1

Fri May 20 9:00 AM
Individual College Ceremonies: Day 1
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The University of Rhode Island is happy to celebrate this milestone of your undergraduate journey with you and wishes you much success in the future. Thank you for thinking big!

Commencement exercises begin at 9:00 am in the Ryan Center. Tickets ARE required for the Ryan Center graduate commencement ceremony and all URI commencements. 


The Schedule of different schools are as follow:

Day One: All Ceremonies at the Ryan Center

9:00: Doors Open for the College of Health Sciences Ceremony

10:00-12:00: College of Health Sciences Ceremony 

2:00pm: Doors Open for College of Engineering Ceremony

3:00pm-4:30pm: College of Engineering Ceremony

5:00pm: Doors Open for College of Environmental Life Arts and Sciences Ceremony

6:00PM-7:30PM: College of Environmental Life Arts and Sciences Ceremony 


Please Note:  Tickets for the ceremony will be available until two (2) hours prior so guests should reserve tickets as soon as possible.  Upon your guest securing tickets, they will be sent an email from with the subject "Your URI Mobile Tickets Have Arrived!". 

Prior to your guest’s arrival, they should open the email on their phone and download the ticket to their Apple wallet or G Pay wallet.  This process is similar to an airline boarding pass.  You do not need to print the ticket. No hard tickets will be distributed. 

For detailed instructions on how to secure tickets please CLICK HERE.


Important In-person Ticketing Information

  • Tickets are non-transferable and may not be sold.
  • The arena will open for guest seating beginning 60 minutes before the ceremonies.
  • No large bags and/or backpacks. Small purses are allowed and must be no larger than one cubic foot in size.
  • No outside food or drinks will be allowed.

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