The University of Rhode Island campus offers several hidden treasures to explore such as URI’s medicinal and botanical gardens and an art gallery. There will be opportunities for fun outings in the afternoons to explore the beautiful RI coastline and beaches, enjoy Brickley’s ice cream, or tour the Narragansett Tomaquag Museum.
Accommodations will be dormitory style in Garrahy Hall. These air-conditioned, apartment-style suites feature single rooms (5-10 rooms per suite) with 2-3 private restrooms, a common living area and kitchen with full-size refrigerator, microwave, stove, and dishwasher.
Our housing offers both privacy and community depending on your preferences and selections. During the registration process, individuals and couples may request suite-mates (this must be a mutual request). Families will have their own suite, unless you’d like to share a suite with others attending the Northeast Faculty Conference. "With kitchens stocked with appliances, private single rooms with full sized beds, living rooms and floor to ceiling window views, the apartments make for a great off campus style experience but with the on campus conveniences that so many residents enjoy." (Garrahy Hall, URI Residential Life).
Attendees will have access to URI’s athletic facilities for an additional per-day fee. For more information about registration or housing, please contact us.
There are several convenient ways to travel to URI in South Kingston, RI. Amtrak trains stop at Kingston Station, only a 5 minute drive to URI (we can pick you up if you arrive by 5 pm on Thursday, 8/6). If you are flying, particularly from the DC-Baltimore area, please check Southwest Airlines as they often have inexpensive flights to T.F. Green airport in Warwick, RI. Conference check in begins Thursday at 3 for those who do not attend the day-ahead option. Please plan to arrive well before dinner at 5:30 if you will need a ride from the airport or train station.
A Transportation Form is provided in your registration confirmation so if you already registered and don't have your travel details planned yet, please refer to the confirmation email to let us know how we can be of help.