Time capsule

On Sept. 24, 1964, students walked through the doors of Rhode Island Junior College on Promenade Street in Providence to attend classes for the first time. Fifty years later, on Sept. 24, 2014, college officials will be burying a time capsule at the Knight Campus in Warwick, to commemorate that auspicious occasion. The time capsule will be unearthed and opened in another 50 years, on Sept. 24, 2064.

Through Sept. 1, the college will be gathering items to place in the time capsule. We encourage students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to submit items that they are willing to donate for burial. The time capsule is limited in size, so we are asking that items be no larger than 8½ inches by 11 inches (flat) and smaller items are preferred (less than 4 inches all around). Since space is at a premium, we are also limiting submissions to two per person, and not all items submitted will be chosen for inclusion. Items not included in the time capsule may be used for another part of the 50th celebration. You may see your items at an upcoming event or even shared on our social media pages.

Ideas for submissions include, but are not limited to:

  • Pins
  • Tassels
  • Pens
  • Buttons
  • Blueprints
  • Photos
  • Campus maps/aerial photos
  • Relevant/historical news clippings
  • Notes/letters
  • Coins
  • Golf ball
  • Brochures/fliers/rosters/posters/programs/pamphlets/postcards, etc., from past CCRI events, clubs, teams, etc.
  • Receipts for textbooks, tuition bills, ticket stubs, etc.
  • Items that show signs of the times – dated materials, technology items (iPhone, thumb drive, etc.)
  • Student ID/Staff ID
  • Ideas about what education will look like in 50 years
  • Letters

Use the time capsule submission form to find out more details and information about how and where to submit items. Please note: To be considered, a printed out, completed and signed submission form must accompany each submitted item.

This is a great way to share your memories and to preserve history. We look forward to your submissions.

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