URI has a lot to offer students, and they have just about everything they need within walking distance. The Union is one of the most popular places for students on campus. Since there is a high volume of commuters at URI, it is a good place to go during downtime and in between classes. Residents also enjoy and benefit from all that the Union has to offer. Students can get food, play games, get their hair done, join or learn about student organizations, or just hang out, all in one building. Most students who live on campus do not need to go off campus to find what they are looking for because just about everything is accessible through campus facilities. The Emporium is another place that has a lot of stores and eateries for students to enjoy. Since the URI campus is in a somewhat remote area, it is essential that URI has a variety of things available for students in order to keep them coming back.
The campus has a lot of cool attractions, like the Ryan Center, which holds a lot of sporting events and concerts. Also, the gym is a great retreat for students who have some extra time and want to work out. Overall, there are few complaints about the facilities and activities on campus.