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.
Upcoming Events Below
Annual Meeting of the HCRI returns to the Agawam
6:00PM - 9:00PM Wed 10 May 2023, Eastern timezoneOur annual dinner is finally back with a very engaging guest speaker on a topic all can appreciate and enjoy: Professor Michael Brenner who teaches the wildly popular undergrad course "Science & Cooking"
Save the date - 3rd Annual Big Ivy+ Alumni Potluck Picnic
12:30PM - 4:30PM Sat 24 Jun 2023, Eastern timezoneBack by popular demand! An afternoon of frolic, food and fun for all at Bristol Town Beach. Sponsored by the Rhode Island alumni clubs of Brown, Columbia, Harvard and Yale.
Save the date - All Ivy Newport Polo & Tailgate Picnic @ Glen Farms in Portsmouth
2:30PM - 6:00PM Sat 16 Sep 2023, Eastern timezoneThe popular all-Ivy Newport Polo Tailgate & Potluck Picnic will hit the field Saturday, September 16th. Local Ivy clubs will cheer on Team Newport USA vs Team South Africa.