Directions to the University of Rhode Island (URI)
The main campus of the University of Rhode Island is located in Kingston, 30 miles south of Providence, 75 miles from Boston, and 160 miles from New York City. R.I. Route 138, which connects with Interstate Route 95 ten miles to the west, passes through Kingston.
Set your GPS to: 45 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI (URI Visitors Center)
Our main entrance is at the traffic light signaling the junction of Route 138 and Upper College Road. On your right, just past the first intersection on Upper College Road, you will find the Visitors Center, open year-round Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Saturdays during the academic year 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) If you have special needs, please call 401.874.2133.
If you plan to park your car on campus Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., you MUST get a parking pass from the Visitors Center.
Aqua Blue (Narragansett, RI)
Conference dinner on Friday 4/29/2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM will be held at the Aqua Blue Hotel.
Hampton Inn (South Kingstown, RI)
The conference has reserved a block of 50 rooms for Thursday, April 28th, 2016 and Friday, April 29th, 2016 at a rate of $109.00 per night + taxes. The rate is inclusive of our breakfast buffet.
Guests must reserve these rooms with a credit card guarantee by 03/30/2016 ; after this date the rooms will no longer be available in your block. Late reservations may not have access to the group rate.
To book rooms online:
Go to www.southkingstown.hamptoninn.com enter the arrival and departure dates, click on ADD Special Rate Codes and enter ASE in the line for Group / Convention code.
To book rooms by phone:
Guests have the group code and date of arrival they may call 1-800-HAMPTON or the hotel directly at 401-788-3500
- Holiday Inn, South Kingstown, RI - 4.4 miles
- Ocean Rose Inn, Narraganset, RI - 6.9 miles
- Marriott – Towneplace Suites Providence, North Kingston, RI - 13.2 miles
What to do
Official RI Tourism Link (great site)
Whether your interests lean toward the historical, shopping, dining or water-based activities, there’s a little something for everyone in Rhode Island. So much of Rhode Island is in reach of Kingstown; Here is a quick list of things to see and do in the area.
- Newport County, Rhode Island is home to lighthouses and mansions of the Gilded Age. Take in some of the cultural sites or enjoy the waterfront. Notable locations in Newport:
- Three major scenic walks through Newport itself offer a variety of historical and maritime views. Choose from the Cliff Walk, the Bay Walk or the Scenic Ocean Drive; whichever way you wander, you won’t be disappointed.
- The Vanderbilt’s summer “cottage,” The Breakers is located on Ochre Point in Newport. It and many other Newport mansions are open to tourists, providing a glimpse into Gilded Era luxury.
- The Newport Storm Brewery/Newport Distilling Company, located in Middletown, RI, still employs the same methods to produce their “Thomas Tews Rum” as those used by the original 22 rum distilleries that made Newport a rum capital back in the late 1700′s. They offer tours — and tastings, for the adventurous.
- Rhode Island has some 400 miles of coastline. Narraganset Bay and the beaches of Rhode Island offer a wonderful way to explore RI through it’s waterways. Whether walking along the beautiful beaches or taking to the water under your own power or through one of the many tour boats available, Narraganset is a must see.