Sea Services Symposium

Friday, September 29, 2023 at 9:00am to 2:00pm

Edwards Auditorium
64 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

Preserve, Protect, and Defend our Oceans
Explore career paths in government and industry as well as educational opportunities here at URI!

We hope you will join us this fall for the University of Rhode Island's inaugural Sea Services Symposium. Representatives from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be on hand to familiarize you with sea service missions, career paths, and benefits. The symposium will also showcase opportunities available through URI maritime-related degree programs and industries in the Blue Economy that closely relate to URI's programs and the sea services.

Program includes:

  • 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Informational exhibits on the Quadrangle
  • 10:30–11:45 a.m. Speaking program in Edwards Hall

Registration and more details to follow

Free and open to the public

Hosted by URI's Department of Marine Affairs and Center for Military and Veteran Education

The first annual URI Sea Services Symposium will foster and promote the linkage between the sea services (U. S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U. S. Coast Guard, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the University of Rhode Island as a top maritime center of education and excellence.  The symposium will serve to boost students’ (URI students and R.I. high school students familiarity with sea service missions, career paths, and benefits.  The annual symposium will further serve to boost undergraduate and graduate enrollment in URI maritime-related degree programs.