125th Anniversary Celebration: Founders' Day Festival

Please Note: Due to anticipated weather conditions, this event will be held on Thursday, April 27!

A brief speaking program will begin at 3:15 p.m. on the Quad, followed by festivities including hayrides to Watson House tours, zip-lines, animals from Peckham Farm, games, historic clothing exhibit, music by Roger Ceresi’s All Starz, and complimentary food including hot dogs, kettle corn and Del’s lemonade! Live broadcast by WRIU.

  • First 125 guests will receive a free T-shirt!
  • Free and open to the public

Join South County's own 8-piece horn-driven band, Roger Ceresi's All Starz, that will be on the Quad for this big event. High-energy R&B and rock 'n roll for your soul!

The band will be joined by R.I. Music Hall of Fame guitarist Gary Gramolini and bassist Richard Ribb. For more information on the band, visit www.rogerceresi.com.

If you can't be here in person you can watch everything online!

**Parking Directions:**
Guests are encouraged to park in the large lot behind the Visitors Center Lot located off Upper Upper College Road. Directions to the Visitors Center lot:  From the Rt. 138/Upper College Road Main Entrance onto campus, proceed straight ahead. After the four-way stop, take the right into the Visitors Center entrance and park in the main, large lot behind the building.
For questions or more information, please call 401.874.9455.

April 27, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

URI Quadrangle
University of RI

Event Type

Special Event


President's Office


Free and Open to the Public

125th Anniversary


Contact Person

Joanne Esposito

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