Tell Us Why URI?

We want to know why students like you have chosen to make URI their home in 2022. We care about what you think. For inspiration, check out what some of our current students are saying about Why URI. We can’t wait to see what you all come up with.

Share your reasons for choosing on Tiktok, Instagram, or Twitter. Your hard work and creativity will get you noticed by our A-list judges. This contest is open to all majors.

  • 1st Prize: $2000
  • 2nd Prize: $1500
  • 3rd Prize: iPad

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Follow URI Admission on Instagram (@inaturi2022) or TikTok (@uri_admission).
  2. Follow URI Harrington School on Instagram (@uriharringtonschool), TikTok (@uriharringtonschool), or Twitter (@HarringtonURI). 
  3. Create up to a three minute video telling us #WhyURI. 
  4. Make sure your profile is public 
  5. Post your answer to Instagram or TikTok or Twitter using the hashtag #WhyURI by May 1 and tag URI Admission and the Harrington School. 

Your submission will be judged by Kevin Lopes ’05, Vice President of Sports Business Development & Innovation at ESPN and Doug Jossem ’01 Head of International Content Partnerships at Twitter. 

In order to ensure your submission is accessible to the entire diverse URI community, please incorporate captions and to be sure that we can view your videos, please set your profile to public. For more digital accessibility tips, see our digital accessibility page here.

Need some inspiration? Watch current URI student Aniekan’s video! 

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, TikTok, or Twitter. By submitting to this contest, you consent to have your content reposted by URI.

WhyURI: Siobhan Richards

Why URI?

Aniekan Okon