Congratulations, Class of 1968!

The URI Class of 1968 was on the leading edge of the baby boomer generation. We were among a unique group destined to be healthier, wealthier, and more active in our later years than the generations before us. We also displayed a defiant spirit for the things we were passionate about. Many of us are proud to say we’ve taken that same spirit into our retirement years!

One of the things we are still passionate about is our connection to the University of Rhode Island. Though our years here were marked by the ever-present shadow of the Vietnam War, there were many bright spots. Our Kingston campus was bustling, the seventh URI president was appointed, new programs and many buildings opened, and we too were thriving and growing. As we look back, we can appreciate all that we experienced. We persevered and truly made the most of our opportunities. 

Now, as we prepare for our milestone reunion on May 18-20, 2018, we invite you to celebrate your time here by honoring the giving tradition of the University’s 50th Reunion Classes. Together, we hope to raise more than $300,000 from members of the Class of 1968. We are also striving for a high level of participation. Whether you give $19,680, $1,968 or $168 commemorating our graduation year (or any other amount you wish), every gift, multi-year pledge, and planned gift made by June 30, 2018, will count toward our goal.  

You can choose to support the programs that are important to you, such as scholarships, personal affinities, research, athletics, or vital Annual Fund initiatives. To make your reunion gift today, please click here. No matter where you direct your gift, your contribution will positively impact the campus community. We hope you will come back for your reunion—and give back for this milestone occasion!

Your Class of 1968 Reunion Committee

What do you recall from your time at URI?

Andrea Hopkins '68 remembers a time as a senior when her favorite professor sat at the edge of a desk after class one day and asked the students very earnestly what they would do for URI after they graduated. “We were puzzled at first. Then he explained that our degrees are only as good as the day we say we hold the degree from URI, and as alumni we have a responsibility to ensure our alma mater remains strong and vibrant for future generations by supporting our University.”

Great advice, especially during this milestone reunion for the Class of 1968!