The state of Rhode Island is a very unique state to live in during your college years. With many great inventions that are only found in Rhode Island, every student that comes from out of state has a lot to experience before graduation. Here are 4 things you will learn about Rhode Island during your time at our beautiful state university.

1.People in Rhode Island have an accent. 

The rumors are true, if you are from out of state and spend some time in Rhode Island, you will realize that people from the state have accents. Some are very thick, and some aren’t very noticeable, but regardless, everyone has one. It is a funny concept considering we are the smallest state in the country, however it is something you will notice early into your time at the University of Rhode Island.Image result for rhode island towns


2. How tasty Del’s Lemonade is!

You will grow to love Dels lemonade during your time at URI and you will miss it during the warm summer months if you are an out of state student. Be sure to get the experience of a cold cup of Dels lemonade during your time spent at URI, because you can not find it in any other state!Image result for del's lemonade


3.How gorgeous Narragansett Beaches are.

During the warmer months of the school year, you are bound to pay some visits to the gorgeous Rhode Island beaches just a few minutes off campus. You will come to love the gorgeous scenery and will want to be at the beach for every warm weekend there is during your time in Rhode Island. See how many RI beaches you can make it to during your time at the University of Rhode IslandImage result for narragansett beaches


4. Coffee Milk is a serious matter.

As if Rhode Islanders didn’t have a Dunkin Donuts on every corner, most residents are also crazy about coffee milk as well! Found only in Rhode Island, out of state students will soon grow to love the taste of coffee milk and will be dying for some when they return home from breaks. Luckily, URI offers coffee milk in every dining hall to satisfy instate students, and show out of state students what they are missing. Image result for coffee milk


5. In state students will only be drinking iced coffee, no matter the weather.

Believe it or not, Rhode Islanders live and breath iced coffee, even in the middle of the winter. There is iced coffee in our veins and there is no denying it. So, if you walk around campus and see someone with a hot coffee in their hand, odds are they are not an instate student. If you’re feeling up to it on one of the chilly mornings you spend in RI, order an iced coffee instead of a hot one to be considered a true Rhode Islander! Image result for iced coffee dunkin donuts


During your time at the University of Rhode Island, you will find that there are many things that are specific to the culture of Rhode Island. Luckily, they are all great and will make your experience at URI even better! Go Rhody!


Kayleigh McElroy

Hi! My name is Kayleigh McElroy and I am a student at the University of Rhode Island! Being on campus has taught me a lot about learning how to manage my time, cope with stress, and adjust to the different living conditions! I hope to supply my fellow college students with advice and comfort on all of the situations that come along with being a college student.

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