Citing financial hardship over the past several years, the University of Rhode Island has made the difficult decision to close W. Alton Jones Campus in West Greenwich, Rhode Island.

Since 1965, W. Alton Jones Campus has been home to the University of Rhode Island’s Environmental Education Center.  For nearly just as long, the property has also been home to Whispering Pine Conference Center, a meeting place for weddings and summer campers alike.  To say the University of Rhode Island staff are disappointed over this decision would be a major understatement.  For more than five decades, the property has hosted a surplus of unforgettable memories and good times, both for summer visitors and URI students.