Listed below are confirmed events for CCRI’s 50th anniversary celebration. More listings will be added as we receive them and details will be added as they are decided. Check back for updates.
Aug. 28 - Opening Day convocation
Faculty and staff were invited to join us in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus in Warwick as President Ray Di Pasquale kicked off the college’s 50th anniversary with a special speaker and a commemorative gift for all who attended.
Sept. 15 – Fall Golf Classic
The 20th annual Fall Classic promises to be bigger and better than ever. This year, golfers and sponsors will enjoy the course and dinner at Alpine Country Club in Cranston as well as the opportunity to golf with celebrities, such as former Friar and Celtic, Kevin Stacom. [Learn more]
Sept. 24 – Time capsule burial
The college will gather small items and written remembrances from students, faculty, staff and alumni and bury a time capsule on the Knight Campus in Warwick to be opened in 50 years. All submissions should be mailed or hand delivered, along with a time capsule submission form, to the President’s Office at the Knight Campus. Any questions should be directed to Richard Coren, director of Marketing, Communications and Publications, at firstname.lastname@example.org. [Learn more]
Nov. 4-25 – Alumni art exhibition
This exhibition features work by former CCRI students who have gone on to become practicing artists in Rhode Island and beyond. Reception: Nov. 5, 4-7 p.m. in the Flanagan Campus Art Gallery in Lincoln, room 1527. [Learn more]
Nov. 21 – Bobby Hackett Theater rededication celebration
The spotlight will be on the refurbished Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus in Warwick as musical stars entertain guests and sponsors during an evening of celebration.
Date TBA – CCRI Day
On a date to be determined, Rhode Island will celebrate CCRI Day in honor of the college’s 50th anniversary. Bells will ring at city and town halls across the state and proclamations will be read as the state’s only community college is honored.
Dec. 2 – "Miracle on Promenade" premiere
Join us in the Bobby Hackett Theater at noon for the premiere of "Miracle on Promenade", a documentary film detailing the early years of Rhode Island's community college on Promenade Street, through the opening of the Lincoln campus.
March 26 – Alumni event: "Celebrating Alumni for 50 years"
CCRI will celebrate and honor its 62,000 alumni at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. The evening will include dinner and entertainment.
April 11 – CCRI 5K run/walk
CCRI will host the college’s first 5K run/walk at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.
Date TBA – Tree planting
The college will plant 50 trees on its four campuses in Warwick, Lincoln, Providence and Newport. Dignitaries will be invited for this special campus beautification event.
May 15 – Commencement
CCRI and President Ray Di Pasquale will celebrate the college’s 50th commencement with a special keynote speaker and recognition of the first graduating class at the Vincent A. Cullen Field House at the Knight Campus.