NOTICE: Classes/activities resume Thursday, Jan. 29. Click for details.

For Parents & Friends

Maps and Diagrams

  • Adobe PDFCommencement Map
    • Seating, Vendors, and Amenities for Commencement Exercises.
  • Campus Map
    • Official Map of the Rhode Island College campus.
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Directions to Campus

From Route 95 Northbound

Take Exit 21 (Broadway exit); turn left at second traffic light (Atwells Avenue). Follow Atwells Avenue for 1.5 miles to the intersection with Mount Pleasant Avenue. Turn right onto Mount Pleasant Avenue. The College entrance is 1.1 miles ahead on the left.

From Route 95 Southbound

Take Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue exit). Turn right onto Atwells Avenue. Continue on Atwells Avenue for 1.5 miles to the intersection with Mount Pleasant Avenue. Turn right onto Mount Pleasant Avenue. The College entrance is 1.1 miles ahead on the left.

From Route 295 Northbound

Take Exit 6A to US Route 6 East. Follow US Route 6 East to the Killingly Street (RI Route 128) exit. Turn left off exit and follow Killingly Street to end. Turn right onto Greenville Avenue and follow to first traffic light. Turn left at the traffic light, then bear right at the fork. Campus entrance is approximately 0.2 mile ahead on the right.

From Route 295 Southbound

Take Exit 7A to US Route 44 East. Follow US Route 44 East for 2.8 miles to the intersection with Fruit Hill Avenue. Bear right onto Fruit Hill Avenue. The College entrance is 1.0 mile ahead on the left.

From the State House

Follow US Route 44 West (Smith Street) for 2.3 miles. Turn sharp left onto Mount Pleasant Avenue. Follow Mount Pleasant Avenue for 0.4 mile. The College entrance is on the right.

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Click here for a list of hotel accommodations near Rhode Island College.
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Special Services

Sign Language for Hearing Impaired

There will be a sign language interpreter at the Commencement exercises. If you have relatives or friends who will be attending the ceremony and who are hearing impaired and able to read sign language, let us know who they are and at what address we may reach them.

Adobe PDFClick here to obtain the form for sign language accommodations.

Print and return the completed form by May 10th to Patricia Nolin at the following address:

Roberts Hall 302
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

Closed Circuit Television

Commencement will be held outdoors– rain or shine.

However, please let your guests know that wide-screen video broadcast of the ceremonies will be available at:

Auditorium, Gaige Hall
Auditorium, Roberts Hall
Lecture Halls, Clarke Science, 125 & 128
Lecture Hall - Fogarty Life Science 050

Please Note: The ceremony will also be available via live webcast.

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Class of 1964

Delegates representing the Golden Anniversary class should have received information from the Alumni Office. The line of march for delegates will begin in the Student Union Ballroom and proceed to the Commencement site. In case of rain on Commencement morning, delegates should report to the second floor of The Murray Center, where marshals will direct the proceedings.

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Job Search

The Career Development Center extends Best Wishes to the Class of 2014! Please visit us before...or after...graduation for assistance with:

  • Résumés
  • Cover Letters
  • Interviewing & Networking Skills
  • Identifying jobs in your field
  • Presenting yourself as a Professional (In-Person and On-Line)
  • Developing a Personal Action Plan

Schedule an appointment by calling (401) 456-8031.

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Page last updated: February 26, 2014