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Student Phonathon Program

Students Helping to Raise Awareness & Funds

Each semester the URI Student Phonathon Program employs 30 enthusiastic and hardworking students to reach out to more than 80,000 URI alumni, parents and friends in an effort to increase participation in the Fund for URI. Serving as “student ambassadors,” our student callers provide alumni with the latest information about new programs and initiatives that are occurring all across campus. Most importantly, they also seek to increase support for the Fund for URI, which provides immediate and flexible funding to the programs and people that help to distinguish URI from its peers.

Student Phonathon Program application


How your Gift Makes a Difference

The URI Phonathon continues to expand by leaps and bounds. During the recently completed fiscal year, the URI Phonathon raised more than $227,000 from over 3,360 alumni and parents. Thanks to your support, URI is able to continuously improve the educational experience for all students.

A new season of calling will begin in October, so when your caller ID reads “Go Rhody,” pick up the phone and talk to one of our energetic students. You'll be interested in what they have to say and they'll be happy to connect with you!

Francesca Merwin

Phonathon Coordinator