RICFest Homecoming Update: All outdoor activities planned for Oct. 1 have been moved indoors. Click here for details.




Suzanna Alba
Director

Alumni Staff

(401) 456-8086
(401) 456-8851 (fax)


Location

Kauffman Center (KC)
East Campus

Alumni and College Relations

RICFest 2016 Homecoming & Reunion Weekend
September 29 - October 1

A festival of fun and entertainment for alumni and the RIC Community!

Click to view Homecoming events.

Three ways to register for Homecoming events:

1. Outside LinkRegister online today!

2. Register by emailing alumni@ric.edu.

3. Call the Alumni Office at 401-456-8086.

History & Tradition

Rhode Island College, the first of the three public institutions of higher education in Rhode Island, was founded in 1854 as the Rhode Island Normal School on Benefit Street in Providence. The college's goal was to provide teacher preparation to qualified high school graduates in Rhode Island. In 1898 a new building adjacent to the State House was dedicated and in 1920 the name was changed to the Rhode Island College of Education. During the 1958-59 academic year, the college moved to its current location, a 180-acre park-like campus in the Mount Pleasant section of Providence. In 1959 the college was renamed Rhode Island College to reflect its mission as a comprehensive institution of higher learning.

The first alumni association was formed in 1887. Today we are proud to serve as a resource to the more than 50,000 alumni who continue to support the college and contribute to the Rhode Island and the region in multiple ways.

Alumni facts: (including January, 2016 graduates)

  • Total – 68,861
  • Living – 60,298
  • Reachable – 56,252
  • International – 110
  • Number of states with alumni representation – all 50 states and the District of Columbia
  • Deceased – 8,563

Page last updated: Thursday, August 25, 2016