Big Chill Weekend

Save the Date • March 5–8, 2015

This is the Chill that thrills! All money raised directly benefits student scholarships at URI.



Cocktail Party at Jacky's Waterplace & Sushi Bar in Providence


Wine Tasting at Newport Vineyards

Craft Beer Tasting at the Mews Tavern


URI Men’s Basketball game and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction
and brunch at Quidnessett Country Club

Blue Tie Wine Pairing Dinner, Silent Auction, live music by Brass Attack and dancing
at the Providence Public Library


Brunch at Shula’s 347 Grill in the Hilton Providence, specially discounted for guests staying at the hotel

More details coming soon!

Big Chill 2015 Planning Committee

Laura Dee '09
Paul DePace '66, M. '75
Kathleen Duffy '80

Gail Frechette '72
Jill Mainelli '64
Brina Masi '01

Deborah O'Brien '85, M. '96
Jeffrey Ross '75
Matthew Curley '83

Big Chill 2014: Featured Videos

 Blue Tie Dinner at Rosecliff

 Bay Voyage Inn Wine Tasting

A Thank You From Our 2014 Scholarship Winners

“You didn’t have to donate, but you did. Your investment in me is making my future career goals and aspirations possible. As the first person in my immediate family to go to college, the foundation and support that URI has provided me with has been my key to a successful college career. I am a firm believer that knowledge is not only power but also a pathway to freedom.”

Gianelle Alba ’15
Hometown: Providence, RI
Major: Sociology and gender and women’s studies with a minor in Africana studies

“With the rising cost of college tuition, donations such as yours are priceless. The Alumni Scholarship Award means opportunity to me—opportunity to fulfill my aspiration of becoming a pharmacist. I’ve always hoped to be part of a profession that helps others. With the generosity and financial support from this scholarship, I’m one step closer to my dream.

Julia Jarmoszko ’17
Hometown: Burlington, CT
Major: Pharmacy

“I am extremely grateful for the scholarship and will always remember the generosity of the donors who supported me through my college years. Even more than the monetary value of the scholarship, the recognition of being a hard-working student is priceless.”

Lauren Petrie ’14
Hometown: Pawcatuck, CT
Major: Communication studies with a minor in general business

"This scholarship means so much to me because it shows that the students who graduated URI in the past still care about URI and facilitating the education of its current students. I have always planned to give back to URI in the future when I become financially able, and receiving this award just reinforces that idea."

Arjun Ughreja ’15
Hometown: Burlington, MA
Major: Pharm. D.