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"Tour "the Quad" at Univ. of Rhode Island" Kingston Things to Do Tip by Pawtuxet

Kingston Things to Do: 5 reviews and 14 photos

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  • Tour "the Quad" at Univ. of Rhode Island - Kingston
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  • Tour "the Quad" at Univ. of Rhode Island - Kingston
  • Tour "the Quad" at Univ. of Rhode Island - Kingston

The main "quad" or quadrangle of the University is a handsome vast space with sturdy stone buildings surrounding it. Students enjoy the open space of the university grounds... in addition to the playing fields which are further north and west of the quad. Farms and rural homesteads surround the school for miles around. It isn't far to get to a beach or the highway access... but most of the university is quite remote from the balance of our densely populated centers and towns.
The University of Rhode Island, commonly abbreviated as URI, is the principal public research university in the State Its main campus is in Kingston, with three other campuses located throughout the state, including Providence's Feinstein Campus, (where I took the majority of my classes) the Narragansett Bay Campus in Narragansett, and the W. Alton Jones Campus in West Greenwich. It is a land grant, sea grant, and urban grant institution. There are many well recognized areas of study at the university including the Colleges of Pharmacy and Nursing, and the Graduate School of Oceanography. Graduate degrees are offered in business, labor studies, and more.

You might want to check out the school of Oceanography website. The school of oceanography has some exciting history and programs.

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  • Updated May 6, 2009
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