Student Activities


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The Office of Student Activities organizes trips and programs, assists with event planning, supports student organizations and advisors, and offers leadership development opportunities. 


  • Check out the complete schedule of RIC Kick Off events on the Student Activities Calendar page.  Boston, Block Island, Jurasic World, 90's Flashback Roller Skating, and more!

Upcoming Events:

Move-In Crew
Saturday, August 29th & Sunday, August 30th, 2015
Residence Halls
Welcoming all resident students to the RIC campus, volunteers will be helping residents move in to their dorms and help them get situated so that they may feel ready for the school year. This event is hosted by Student Activities and cosponsored by Res Life and Housing.

Late Nite @ the Student Union
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Student Union
Hosted by Student Activities, Late Nite @ RIC is a fun filled night of Music, Performances, Games, Free Food, Contests and Prizes throughout the halls of The Student Union. In an effort to build community and provide a carefree and entertaining event for the first night that residents spend on campus,. Late Nite provides students with music from WXIN 90.7 and live performances by the Indian Association of Rhode Island as well as RIC students during the Late Nite Talent Show.


Welcome Depot
Monday, August 31 & Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Are You Lost? Hungry? Confused? Please join us with starting the Fall 2015 Semester on August 31st and September 1st from 7:30am to 12:15pm. Whether you're a Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or a Transfer Student; you are all invited to our Welcome Depot in the East side of the Quad! (In front of the Craig Lee Building). We will be providing FREE Breakfast, DIRECTIONS to buildings, MAPS, and even give you some INFORMATION about where your classes may be!

Transfer Student BBQ
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
SU Cafe Patio (Rain Location: Unity Center)
The Transfer Student BBQ is an informal opportunity for transfer students to meet each other and to enjoy a complementary picnic lunch.  Lucy Rios Saunders, who does transfer admissions, will be present to answer questions and share information about Tau Sigma, the National Transfer Student Honor Society.

First Year Convocation
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Sponsored by Academic & Student Affairs, the program is designed to welcome freshmen to RIC’s academic community for an opportunity to connect with faculty in every field of interest.

Open Mic Night
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Student Union Cafe
Have a talent, but just require a stage to show it to the world? Or prefer to keep your talents to yourself but enjoy watching live performances? Then Open mic Night is for you! Every first Thursday of the month Student Activities will be putting this event on in the Student Union Lobby between &-30pm and 10:30pm. See you there!

Outdoor Movie: Jurassic World
Friday, September 4, 2015
Weber Beach (Residence Hall Area)
Rain location: Sapinsley Hall
Rrrawwwrrrr! Want to watch Jurassic World on the big screen? Now you can! Student Activities is hosting an Outdoor Movie Night complete with popcorn and drinks. Feel free to bring your own snacks and be sure to invite your friends. The rain location for this event will be in Sapinsley Hall located at The Nazarian Center towards East campus.

RIC Trip: Boston
Saturday, September 5, 2015
$1 RIC, $5 Non-RIC 18+
Tickets on sale at the Student Union Welcome and Information Center beginning Saturday, August 29th
We're shipping out to Boston! Join Student Activities for adventure filled day in Boston. $1 for RIC Students/$5 non-RIC guests (Age 18+). Transportation and customized maps provided.

90's Flashback Roller Skating
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Quad (Rain Location: Henry Barnard School Gym)
The 90s called and it’s coming to RIC! Come in your best 90's fashion clothes! If your tired of skating stick around for some glow in the dark twister, popcorn, cotton candy and more!!!

RIC Trip: Block Island
Monday, September 7, 2015
$15 1st 10 RIC, $20 RIC, $25 Non-RIC 18+
Tickets on sale at the Student Union Welcome and Information Center beginning Saturday, August 29th
Join Student Activities for a scenic voyage to Block Island. We will ride the ferry and explore one of Rhode Island’s most popular tourist destinations. There, students will be able to experience the Island’s beauty and vibrant culture that is Block Island.

Greek Kick Off Fair
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Quad (Rain Location: Ballroom)
The Greek Life Kick Off is the start to fall recruitment that includes RIC’s seven campus recognized fraternities and sororities, the city-wide chapter of Zeta Phi Beta sorority, and Theta Delta Sigma, a multi-cultural co-ed society, and Phi Beta Sigma, a historically Black fraternity, seeking to join our community.  Students who participate will be able learn more about these organizations and Greek Life, get some free Del's, and pay Lazer Tag.  Most of the organizations will continue to hold individual events throughout the year for those students who are interested in joining.  Three of our sororities, Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Phi Epsilon, and Theta Phi Alpha, do a joint recruitment process the week of September 21st which students have to sign up for either at the event or on the Greek Life website.

Campus Activities Day
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Quad (Rain Location: Ballroom)
Come check out all of the student organizations we have to offer!  Learn more about the organizations and sign-up to join.

Fraternity Informational Night
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The Interfraternity Council is hosting an informational night where you can learn more about the fraternities and how to join.

Sorority Recruitment
Monday - Thursday, September 21-24, 8pm - 10:45pm
$5 to participate. Submit transcripts to SU408.
Register Outside Linkhere.

For more upcoming events, check out the SA Briefs and the Student Activities Calendar.

For all RIC trips, non-RIC individuals must be at least 18 years of age to attend, unless otherwise noted.  RIC students who are not yet 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver form prior to attending the trip; waiver forms can be found at the Student Union Welcome & Information Center, and Student Union 408.  Tickets for RIC trips can be purchased at the Student Union Welcome and Information Center, 456-8148.  The Info Center only accepts Campus Points! To pay with cash, credit card, or debit card, go to Campus Card, 456-8394, to put money into your Campus Points.  For all trips, meet in the Student Union Lobby to check in.


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Page last updated: Aug. 24, 2015