Rhody the Ram is the spirit of the University of Rhode Island both at home and on the road. The Ram became our mascot on March 8, 1923. On November 21, 1929, the first actual "live" ram made an appearance. Live mascots were actually housed on campus for many years until the 1960s. Want to know more about Rhody? Read his full history! Invite Rhody to be a special guest at your event Rhody is always the life of the party. Now you can invite our beloved mascot to be a special guest at your next event. All Rhody appearances are booked at the discretion of the URI Alumni Association on a first-come, first-served basis, are dependent on availability. To request a Rhody appearance at your event, please submit your request at least two weeks (14 days) prior to your scheduled event. Requests submitted after that time may not be processed. Events and Rhody Rates URI Campus Event: No fee for a visit up to 15 minutes on the Kingston or Providence campus K-12 School Visit (1 hour minimum): $25/hr for events up to two hours Non Profit/ Fundraiser: (1 hour minimum) $50/hr for fundraising functions up to two hours Photo Shoot (1 hour minimum): $50/hr for a photo shoot with Rhody up to two hours Birthday/Graduation Parties (1 hour minimum): $75/hr for birthday and graduation parties up to two hours Weddings/Special Events (1 hour minimum): $125/hr for weddings and special events up to two hours Corporate Appearances (1 hour minimum): $250/hr for a corporate event up to two hours All prices are subject to change in accordance with event location and availability. For off-campus events, a mileage reimbursement charge will be added to the fee. In many cases Rhody will need space to change before and after your event. Request a Rhody appearance!