Since its founding in 1882, the Harvard Club of Rhode Island has strived to connect Harvard alumni with each other. The Club offers a wide variety of activities, including social, networking, educational and sporting events. Many of these take advantage of both our close proximity to Cambridge as well as to Ivy League rival, Brown University. We also coordinate outreach to identify, interview and help foster the next generation of Harvard students from Rhode Island.
One of our most important goals is to help you reconnect with old friends while making new ones. Like Harvard, our membership is a diverse group of alumni from a wide range of class years, most of the various Harvard schools and diverse professions. We aim to promote fellowship and lifelong learning among our members in the spirit of Harvard University. We hope you'll participate in an event soon and get to know the fascinating community of local Harvard grads. Click here to join or renew your membership. While our all volunteer team strives to keep expenses low, we rely on dues to fund our philanthropic efforts and support complimentary networking events that build our community here in to Rhode Island.
This year we are adding a new purpose to our club - the chance to giveback to a very important cause with a tragic Rhode Island link. Join us in helping defraying the medical and rehab expenses of Harvard football player Ben Abercrombie ’21, who suffered a severe neck injury during his first college game at URI last fall and remains paralyzed. The Harvard Varsity Club started a fund to support Ben and his family through his arduous recovery process. To donate now click here: Ben Abercrombie '21 Fund.
2:00PM - 6:00PM Sat 14 Sep 2019 ( Timezone: Eastern )The popular all-Ivy Newport Polo Tailgate & Potluck Picnic will hit the field Saturday, September 14. Local Ivy clubs will cheer on Team Newport USA vs New Zealand
6:00PM - 8:00PM Wed 18 Sep 2019 ( Timezone: Eastern )Join us at Rhode Island PBS studios for an exclusive evening with world-renowned, Newport-based nautical photographer Onne van der Wal.
6:00PM Wed 2 Oct 2019 ( Timezone: Eastern )Please join us in welcoming the Class of 2019 this fall! The College Classes of 2009-2019 will be coming together for a fun, informal way for recent graduates who may be new to town to connect with other local, recent Harvard alumni.
7:00PM - 9:30PM Fri 15 Nov 2019 ( Timezone: Eastern )Come watch the Harvard Crimson Men’s Ice Hockey team take on the Brown Bears @ 7pm. Buy your own ticket in behind the Harvard bench and we''ll meet up informally at the game.
12:00PM - 3:00PM Sat 23 Nov 2019 ( Timezone: Eastern )Don't want to drive to New Haven but want a festive way to cheer on the Crimson? Come join us in watching the Game on TV right here in Rhode Island. Food & drinks will be available for purchase.