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Your career starts with your academic plan. We’re here to support and advise you at every stage of your academic career.

  • University College provides academic advising as well as information about orientation, choosing a major, internships and experiential learning.
  • The Harrington Rangers, undergraduate student leaders, offer peer advising in the Harrington Hub.
  • Advising for advanced students is offered by faculty members in each of the Harrington School majors.

Make an advising appointment.

Declare your major

All first-year students and transfer students with less than 24 credits take URI 101, a seminar covering academic planning and use of university resources and programs for academic success. Additionally, monthly workshops on finding your major are held the first Monday of each month in the Barlow Hall lounge from 5 to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit University College for Academic Success.

Get an internship

1. Schedule a meeting with your department chair or academic advisor for approval of the internship. At this meeting, you’ll receive confirmation of available free elective credits (a minimum of 6 are required), and get a referral to the Center for Career and Experiential Education (CCEE) office.

2. Next, you’ll participate in an information session with CCEE.  Information sessions are held Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Roosevelt Hall on the first floor.  No registration is necessary.

3. Meet with a CCEE advisor for registration, confirmation of internship site and paperwork, and orientation to the internship seminar. The Harrington School has dedicated Specialists, Ashley Foley and Jenna Visinho, assigned to specifically support students within the Harrington School academic disciplines.

Find a course

Use URI’s course catalog to search for courses. Your advisor can also help you to design a course of study that allows you to explore your interests, fulfill your major’s requirements and stay on track to graduate on time.

Find your curriculum sheets:

Explore College of Arts and Sciences forms

Graduate students

Refer to your specific program for information about advising, internships and research opportunities.

Advising information for Library and Information Studies.