As quickly as it came, summer has already past. Now we are back to the countless all-nighters, dwindling bank accounts and endless Razzbull and Starbucks purchases. One good thing students can always look forward to throughout the year is our variety of entertainment that rolls through the University of Rhode Island. In the past few years, we’ve seen famous names like Fetty Wap, Kevin Hart and even “Friends” star, Matthew Perry. In addition to live entertainment, clubs and organizations sponsor fun events to look out for on campus. There are free movies, exciting concerts and great networking opportunities for the URI community. Here are some events you should look out for throughout the semester:


Rhode Warrior–Sep. 23

Based after the show “American Ninja Warrior,” this event will be hosted on the Tibbit Field and will test students’ agility and strength through various physically intense courses.


Jay Leno–Oct. 1

Late night legend Jay Leno will visit URI during Family Weekend 2016. Friends and family are invited to come together to share a night of laughs and entertainment.


Leslie Odom Jr.–Oct 21

Tony Award-winning actor and singer Leslie Odom Jr. will be performing and lecturing at URI’s  The Ryan Center on Oct. 21. Odom Jr. is known for his role on Broadway’s hit show Hamilton: An American Music, making this event one you don’t want to miss.


The Rocky Horror Picture Show–Oct 28

Hosted by RKO Army, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is an extravagant and wonderfully weird event that guarantees a night of fun for their audience.


Hannibal Buress–Nov. 3

On November 3rd, stand-up comedian, actor and, writer Hannibal Buress is heading to URI for a night of absurd comedy and bizarre laughs.


Newport Mansions Holiday Tour–Dec. 3

Take a trip to Newport and tour the incredible mansions that line the sea-wall. These tours give you an opportunity to see mansions such as Marblehouse and The Breakers.


Annual Holiday Mini Mall–Dec. 7 & 8

URI has got you covered on finding those perfect presents for friends and family. Visit the holiday mall in the Memorial Union and browse through booths of various local vendors.


NYC Day Trip–Dec. 10

Head out for a day of free reign in the city that never sleeps. Enjoy your time walking around Central Park, take the subway down to iconic buildings such as the Flat Iron or the Brooklyn Bridge, or catch a show on Broadway.


In addition to these events, more are scheduled every week. To stay updated and find more information about any of these events listed, visit URI’s event calendar at