Homecoming 2016 Event Schedule

RICFest Homecoming Update: Due to an unfavorable weather forecast, all outdoor activities planned for Saturday, Oct. 1 have been moved the indoors.


Friends of James P. Adams Library
Honor RIC Alumni Authors

4–5:30 p.m.  Program, Main Lobby
Reception, Reinhardt Room, including light refreshments
For more information, call (401) 456-9651.

RICFest Student Carnival
4-7 p.m. Campus Quad
Meet the students and student organizations of Rhode Island College with fun, carnival-themed activities and food at this FREE event.
Co-Sponsored by Student Community Government.

RICFest Kickoff Concert and Reception
All bands feature at least one RIC alumni band member!
Featuring Roz and the Rice Cakes (2016 Motif Magazine Best Female Rock Vocalist) with Roz Raskin ’16 and Casey Belisle ‘11, Royal Street with Viana Newton ‘15, Infusion Evolution with David Upegui ‘97 and The Drama Kings with Jeff Robitaille ‘97, plus concert opens with the comedy of special guest Hillary Costa ’14.

Reception before concert includes appetizers, beer and wine and giveaways.
5:30–7 p.m.  Reception, Roberts Hall Lobby
7–10:30 p.m.  Concert, Roberts Hall
RIC students and alumni free
General admission $10
Registration required


RIC Alumni and Student Volleyball Tournament and BBQ
Featuring music and giveaways
Noon–2 p.m.  Weber Hall Beach
Admission free, registration required

Return to RIC Reunion
For the 5th-45th Reunion Classes (1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011) and academic majors and alumni affinity groups. Event includes heavy appetizers, wine and beer, giveaways, photo and video booths, opportunity to reconnect with RIC classmates and friends, meet and greet with faculty and RIC’s new president, Frank Sánchez, and more! Guests of RIC graduates are welcome. Music by DJ Norday ’12.
5:30–8:30 p.m.  ALEX AND ANI Hall, Lobby & Lounge
$10 per person
Registration required


Homecoming and Reunion Welcome Tent
Schedules and maps for all activities
Pick up BBQ tickets
Opens at 9:30 a.m.
New Location: Donovan Dining Center

Open Houses
All open houses include free continental breakfast. Meet Deans, faculty and alumni.

8:30-9 a.m. School of Nursing, Fogarty Life Science. Tour newly renovated nursing facility.
9 a.m. CEU Program. Register at (401) 456-8013.

8:30-9 a.m. Feinstein School of Education and Human Development & Henry Barnard School. 
9 a.m.  Tours/program updates. Register at 401-456-8110

8:30-9 a.m. School of Management. Alger Hall.
9 a.m. Demo of Finance Lab. Register at 401-456-8009

8:30-10:30 a.m. Unity Center Open House & Reunion Gathering, DDC mall area.
Register at (401) 456-8791.

8:30-10:30 a.m. Career Development Center, Roberts Hall. Tour of state-of-the art facility.
Includes free career workshop.  Register at (401) 456-8031.

RIC Chorus Alumni Reunion and Concert
9:15 a.m. Reunion/continental breakfast for RIC Chorus alumni
10 a.m. Rehearsal  11:30 a.m. Grand Finale Free Concert featuring RIC Chamber Singers and Alumni Choir, Roberts Hall
Everyone welcome!
For information and registration call Teresa Coffman at (401) 456-9883, or email tcoffman@ric.edu.

Admissions Office Information Session and Campus Tours
Open to children and grandchildren of alumni and Homecoming attendees
10:15-11 a.m. Information Session
New Location: Student Union Room 307
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tours of Campus
Registration required online at www.ric.edu/admissions/visit.php.

RICFEST Activities and Events 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free BBQ Lunch and ice cream sundae bar
New Location: Donovan Dining Center

Kids's Pumpkin and Face Painting
New Location: Lobby of Student Union (Outside bookstore)

Kid's Games & Activities
New Location: 2nd Floor Donovan Dining Center

Arts & Crafts Vendors and Author Tables (Adobe PDFlist of authors)
New Location: Student Union Ballroom and entryway to ballroom

Mainstage Performances
New Location: Student Union Ballroom

Drumming Circle
New Location: Student Union Cafe  Lower Level

Balloon artist and Mime
New Location: Inside Student Union and Donovan (floating)

Outdoor Inflatables

Community Drumming Event – All invited to make music and have fun! No experience necessary
New location: Student Union Cafe, Lower Level
Featuring Casey ’11 and John Belisle – www.DrumGroupServices.com.
Drums and percussion instruments provided or bring your own.

Pottery Workshop, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. ALEX AND ANI Hall

Return to RIC Reunion Continues Under the Tent for the 5-45th Reunion Classes 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
New Location: Student Union

NEW! Main Stage 11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
New Location: Student Union Ballroom

Featuring cultural dance groups from Portugal and the Dominican Republic, RIC performers, music, dancers and more.
1:30-2:30 p.m. Free Concert: The Company Bees. A tribute to our veterans featuring nostalgic songs of the 1940s.

Athletic Events

5K Race & Walk
8 a.m. Registration, Robert T. Black Track
9 a.m. Race
For more information, call (401) 456-4615.
Register online at g2racereg.webconnex.com/ric5k2016.

Recreation Center Tours and Family Swim
Noon-3 p.m.

Alumni Athletic Matches and Games
Alumni baseball and softball games, women’s soccer alumni game, women’s tennis alumni tournament and golf ball drop.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. at RIC fields and facilities

RIC Athletic Matches and Games
1 p.m. RIC Women’s Soccer vs. UMASS Dartmouth
1 p.m. RIC Women’s Tennis vs. UMASS Boston

RIC Athletic Recognition Event and Hall of Fame Dinner
5:30 p.m. Cocktails
6:30 p.m. Dinner, Donovan Dining Center
Admission $45
To purchase tickets, call (401) 456-8007.

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