There’s no better way to reach the URI campus than through The Good 5 Cent Cigar! We look forward to helping you advertise to the URI community through our print newspaper and website.

Contact us at to get started or fill out a classified form! Contact our business manager directly at

Why advertise with us?

  • Undergraduate students: 14,653
  • Graduate students: 1,982
  • Certificate/non-degree students: 1,339
  • Faculty: 1,146
  • Alumni-base: Over 125,800

*All numbers are based on Spring 2019 data

The Good 5 Cent Cigar

Published every Thursday morning while classes are in session 
Print distribution: 1,700 copies, distributed free to 32 locations on campus

Online Traffic from Fall to Spring semesters (February 2018 – February 2019):

  • 58,625 unique users
  • 138,870 page views
  • 1.85 pages/session; 1:04 average session duration
  • 60.75% mobile users
  • Top users from Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, Connecticut, Washington, New Jersey, and 43 others…

Print Ad Rates


If you are a business within Washington County you are eligible to be listed under the local deals page of our website, which will allow you to place an ad or coupon at a 20 percent discounted rate. Interested, eligible businesses should contact our business manager at