Rhody the Ram is the spirit of the University of Rhode Island both at home and on the road. The Ram became our mascot on March 8, 1923, and on November 21, 1929, the first actual "live" ram made an appearance. Live mascots were actually housed on campus for many years until the 1960s.
Rhody's Newest Look
On February 25, 2009, the URI Alumni Relations Office and Department of Athletics unveiled a new Rhody that reflects the optimism and big thinking of the University. Although his name has changed from Battering Ram to Ramses to Rhody the Ram, and he's had a few makeovers over the years, our much-loved mascot has always been at the heart of URI spirit. Take a look at Rhody through the years. GO RHODY!
Want to be king of the campus? The Student Alumni Association and the Alumni Office are looking for student,faculty and staff volunteers for Rhody appearances, including both on-campus and off-campus community events. At the end of the school year, student volunteers will receive $25 per appearance from the Rhody the Ram Endowment Scholarship. Mileage reimbursement may be applicable for off-campus events. Learn more.