Student Ticket Information


URI students with a valid student ID receive free admission* to all URI Home Athletic Competitions.  Based on limited seating capacities and higher ticket demand for Football, Men's Basketball and Women's Basketball a student cap of 1500 free tickets/access is in place.  Please see below for each sport specific information.  Questions call 401-874-7267 (RAMS).



Rhody Ruckus is the official student fan club of Rhode Island Athletics.

Register today to receive many great benefits including the official Rhody Ruckus t-shirt, preferred seating at men's basketball games, priority access to sold out games and priority access to postseason tickets!

Plus, your membership dues of just $10 go toward exciting giveaways, student section improvements, special events and more!

Be the Ruckus and join now!

To become a member, CLICK HERE - if you do not already have a student ticketing account, you must register your student ID before becoming a Rhody Ruckus member. Registration takes less than a minute and will also allow you to purchase tickets to concerts, shows and other events at The Ryan Center.

NOTE: Members who join online will be contacted with more information regarding dates for t-shirt pick-up.





URI students with a valid student ID receive free admission to all home men's and women's basketball games. The Dunkin' Donuts student entrance opens one hour prior to game time. The student entrance is located on the north side of the Ryan Center (off Plains Road and West Alumni Avenue). 

The student section is located in sections 101, 102, 107, 108, 109, 201, 202, 215 and 301. Seating within the student section is general admission.

There is a limited amount of free student tickets. Once the student allotment has been exhausted, students may or may not be admitted based on extra ticket availability. Students are encouraged to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to tip off to ensure entry and avoid long lines.

Rhody Ruckus:

Rhody Ruckus will have a exclusive members line for each game at the student entrance on the North Side of the Ryan Center. Entry for members will begin 15 minutes prior to the doors opening for each home Rhode Island Basketball game. Additionally, Rhody Ruckus members will be able to skip to the front of the line if they arrive after doors open by utlizing the Rhody Ruckus line. Members must have their membership cards on them to receive these benefits.

Companion Seating: For select games, companion seating is offered to URI students and their guest. When joined by a current URI student, guests may purchase a ticket in the student section. Companion tickets are priced at the lowest available ticket price for that game. Companion seating is based on availability.

Important Student Entry Information:

•Large bags and/or backpacks are prohibited. Only small purses are allowed and must be no larger than one cubic foot size. 
•The Dunkin' Donuts student entrance, located on the northeast side of the Ryan Center, is the only entryway for students
•Doors open one hour prior to tip off
•Students must present their valid student ID to receive free admission
•On-campus students are encouraged to walk down West Alumni Street to the Ryan Center
•Off-campus students are encouraged to park in the Plains Road Lot. 
•Seating within the student section is on a first-come, first-served basis
•Outside food and drinks are prohibited
•For a complete list of prohibited items, see below and visit the A-Z guide  



URI students with a valid student ID receive free admission to all home football games. There are two entry points for students - the northeast gate (off West Alumni Street near Burnside) and the south gate (near the Meade Stadium scoreboard).

There are 1,500 seats reserved for URI students for all home football games. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Gates open one hour prior to kick off. The ticket booth remains open until the end of halftime.

Student seating is located in the east stands. Seating within those sections is general admission.


URI students receive free admission to all other regular season home games including baseball, rowing, men's soccer, women's soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, men's track & field, women's track & field, and volleyball. All seats are general admission.

Postseason events hosted by URI, such as a conference or national championships, are subject to paid student tickets.

For a complete A-Z guide, click here .

Please note the following items are prohibted from the Ryan Center:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Animals (except guide or service dogs for the disabled)
  • Large bags (Book Bags/Backpacks) -Only bags smaller than 11"x 3" will be permitted and are subject to search
  • Beach Balls or other inflatable items
  • Bota bags or wine skins or flasks
  • Bullhorns or noise makers
  • Cameras or recording devices (varies by event)
  • Confetti
  • Fireworks, firearms or other weapons
  • Frisbees
  • Glass bottles or aluminum cans
  • Helium Balloons
  • Ice chests (coolers) or thermos containers 
  • Laser pointers
  • Outside food or beverage
  • Skateboards or roller blades
  • Signage made on foam board or signage with inappropriate wording
  • Sticks or clubs (including signs attached to sticks)
  • Stools or folding chairs
  • Water bottles or mugs