The Harrington Experience

At the Harrington School of Communication and Media, learning happens everywhere. It starts with our Living and Learning Community for first-year students, housed in Butterfield Hall, URI’s most modern and energy efficient residence hall.

Beyond your living space, you’ll find modern, high-tech learning spaces highlighted by the newly built Harrington Hub, offering all the equipment and facilities you need to support your academic and creative endeavors.

You’ll also have ample opportunities to get involved in the campus and local community, solve real-world problems, and develop relationships with the Harrington School’s many local and global partners.


Student Groups and Organizations

The Good 5 Cent Cigar

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URI’s award-winning, student-run news organization, publishing a weekly newspaper, daily online news updates, and frequent TV newscasts.               

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WRIU Radio Station

WRIU 90.3 FM
An independent, non-commercial station that reaches the Southern New England area at 90.3 FM, along with sister station RIU2, featuring all-student radio.               

Visit WRIU

  • The Christiane Amanpour Lecture
    This speaker series brings well-respected journalists to campus each year.
  • The Taricani Lecture Series
    This speaker series features journalists speaking on First Amendment Rights.
  • Harrington Brand Ambassadors
    Embody the values of the Harrington School and represent us to the world.
  • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
    Develop skills in public relations, marketing, journalism, and communications as a member of this national professional organization.
  • Student Film Collaborative
    Create the films you want and share them with your peers.
  • Anchor Sports Network
  • Sports Media Internship Program
    Film, record, photograph, report and broadcast on URI Athletics, offering 18 intercollegiate sports in the Atlantic 10 Conference (football is in the Colonial Athletic Association).
  • The Daily Ram Student TV Show
    Produce a variety of entertaining and informational programs as a way to develop skills in media production.
  • 20SomethingsTV Show
    Entertaining and engaging produced by students for students.
  • URI Debate
    Test your rhetorical skills and develop your argumentation abilities with a winning team.
  • Harrington Media Agency Internships
    Work for our in-house media agency managing all social media platforms, writing articles, and distributing e-newsletters to over 10,000 alumni.
  • Student Entertainment Committee
    Help plan major rock and rap concert and special events that attract thousands of people to campus every year.
  • VIP trips to NYC and LA
    Get inside the action and join us for exclusive trips every semester to participate in the audience for TV shows like the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Harry, The View, and others.