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.
6:00PM Wed 9 Jan 2019GNN is a great opportunity to explore and expand your Harvard Network. This unique biannual event brings alumni together in cities around the world to network in fun, informal, and relaxed settings.
5:00PM Wed 23 Jan 2019We are looking for more RI based graduates of the College to interview high school seniors as part of their application process. All interviews will be pre-scheduled by our Schools & Scholarships team.
5:30PM - 10:00PM Fri 22 Feb 2019Come cheer on Harvard Men’s Basketball with a pregame pizza and conversation with a special guest to be named. Proceeds benefit Ben Abercrombie, the first year Harvard football player tragically injured during the 2017 Harvard game at URI.
5:30PM - 8:00PM Wed 8 May 2019Our 2019 annual meeting & dinner will be held on Wednesday May 9 from 5:30PM. Location and speaker to be announced soon.
3:00PM - 7:00PM Sat 14 Sep 2019The popular all-Ivy Newport Polo Tailgate & Potluck Picnic will hit the field Saturday, September 14. Local Ivy clubs will cheer on Team Newport USA.