Location and Travel


The 2014 URI Cotton Summit will be held in the Ballroom (Room 227) on the second floor of the Memorial Union, University of Rhode Island.

memorial union


By Car From the North 
Take I-95 South to R.I. Exit 9
(a left-lane exit onto Rte. 4 South). Follow Rte. 4
to Rte. 1 South until you reach Rte. 138 West, just past the Holiday Inn. (Don’t take the first Rte. 138 exit—this would take you east to Newport.) Travel approximately 4 miles on Rte. 138; URI will be on the right.

By Car From the South
Take I-95 North to R.I. Exit 3A
to Rte. 138 East. URI is about 7 miles down Rte. 138, on the left. Come through the main entrance on Upper College Road and stop at the Visitors Center (on the right) for a parking permit.

By Bus
Service from Providence to URI’s Kingston Campus, Memorial Union is provided by (RIPTA) Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority. route 66, for more info-(401-781-9400).

By Train
Amtrak service along the Northeast Corridor includes Kingston Station, about 2 miles from the URI campus. For information on fares and schedules, call 800-872-7245.

By Plane
T.F. Green State Airport is about 20 miles from
URI. Bus transportation and car rentals are
available at the airport.

Airport Taxi & Limousine Service
(401) 737-2868
2000 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Serving customer transportation needs between T.F. Green Airport and area communities.

If you plan to drive to URI, please print out the Group Parking Pass and display the pass in full view on the dashboard of your vehicle. The Fine Art parking lot and the Memorial Union is within walking distance (Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/avss0). Location of the parking lot, suggested driving & walking route and map can also be found in the attached PDF file. To provide further assistance:

  • There will be direction signs alongside the suggested walking route from the Fine Art parking lot to the Memorial Union.
  • From 8:20AM—9:10AM, our staff will stand at the cross road of Upper College Road and Bills Road (https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4874939,-71.5253628,3a,75y,25.29h,69.18t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1s3scVjIcD9J3xd46E_gie2g!2e0!3e5 ) with a yellow-background “URI Cotton Summit Parking” sign in hand. You may approach our staff for directions and questions.
  • In case you forget to print out the group parking pass on the day of the event, you can first drive to the Visitor Center (45 Upper College Rd, Kingston RI 02881) and pick up your group parking pass.
  • For any special parking needs, you may directly contact the URI parking service (874.4910).

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