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Key Contacts

Open offices will observe social distancing practices.

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS | | Available by phone or email, limited face-to-face appointments.

Students please contact Holly Shadoian at for academic related matters and contact Patrice Mettauer at for questions related to faculty.

ADAMS LIBRARY | Adams Library will be open to the RIC community for limited hours. All patrons will need to present their RIC ID upon entering.

For general library questions, contact Borrowing Services at 401-456-8126. For research help, contact Reference & Research Support at 401-456-8125. Please check the Library’s website for more information.

BURSARS | (401) 456-8130 | | Available by phone and open for appointments.

CAMPUS POLICE | 401-456-8888 (non-emergencies) | For emergencies, call 911

CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER | 401- 456-8031 | | Available by phone or appointments made via Handshake or Starfish.

CENTER FOR SCHOLAR DEVELOPMENT (PEP, McNair and Upward Bound) | Open and available by phone, email or videoconference.

Margarida DaGraca | 401-456-9098 |
Precious Kafo | 401-456-8062 |
Claudia Erazo-Conrad | 401-456-8081 |

Provides holistic support to students to students in the PEP, McNair and Upward Bound programs through advising, summer programs, research opportunities, and community building.

COUNSELING CENTER | To make an appointment call 401-456-8094 or complete an appointment form | HOPE Line 24/7 | 401-456 - 4673

Conducting outreach calls and telehealth sessions to students with appointments.

DISABILITY SERVICES CENTER | 401-456-2776 | | All student assistance will be conducted virtually or via phone until further notice.

General information about accommodations within remote learning is provided on the RICremote website and Disability Services Center’s Website. Specific questions about a student’s accommodations or accessibility of course materials within remote learning should be directed to the professional staff’s shared mailbox:, which is checked regularly during business hours.

DONOVAN DINING CENTER | Open for Residents, Commuters, Faculty, and Staff

There will be changes to how you access food service, how we deliver our services, and the types of food and beverages we may offer, to maximize the safety of our guests and staff. For more information, please check out Dining Services.

FINANCIAL AID | 401-456-8083 | | Available by phone and open for appointments.

HEALTH SERVICES | 401-456-8055 | Open Mondays-Fridays 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for telemedicine and office-based medical visits, but please call for appointment.

Upon arrival, students will be screened before entering Health Services. Health Services will continue to provide holistic care to students.

IT HELP CENTER | 401-456-8803 |

If you have hardware or technology related issues that require in-person service, please email to schedule an appointment. The Help Center will continue to be available from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Fridays. The Help Center is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

LEARNING FOR LIFE | 401-456-6320 | Available by phone or videoconference, limited face to face appointments.

Support for basic needs and life’s barriers and emergency support for students. Students seeking support should contact Learning for Life for details and may apply using the Student Emergency Funds online form.

OASIS | 401-456-8083 | | Available by phone or videoconference only.

Academic Advising - Students can make appointments with their professional advisor using Starfish. If there are any questions or concerns about advising, please contact Chris DaCosta, Director of Academic Advising, at or reach out to the advising team in OASIS at 401-456-8083 or email

Academic Tutoring - Tutorial Services, Math Learning Center and Writing Center will remain available for students. To make any tutoring appointment, please log on to RIC’s WC Online.

RECORDS | (401) 456-8213 | | Available by phone and open for appointments.

RESIDENTIAL LIFE & HOUSING | 401-456-8240 | housing

Socially responsible and low residency housing will be offered at Rhode Island College.

STUDENT LIFE | 401-456-8061 | | Available by phone, videoconference or in the office, Student Union 408. (It is requested that students call ahead)

Students can call for support regarding extended absences or other matters of concern.

Many locations within the Student Union remain open, but consistent with Executive Order 20-04, we will comply with limits on gatherings of groups of 10 or more.

  • Student ID Office
    Open Monday –Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
  • Student Union Building 
    Open Monday –Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Student Mailroom 
    Packages can be picked up with assistance from the Student ID staff Monday - Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Student Community Government Office | 401-456-8088 | 
    Open Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Closed Fridays

  • The Bookstore will use a curbside pickup for online orders when possible to reduce the number of people entering the Student Union lobby.

UNITY CENTER | 401-216-7601 |

Office will have limited hours. The Unity Center has moved to online platforms to create space and community for students to connect. Please check their Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts @unitycenterRIC for up to date virtual opportunities to see friends, enjoy group movie nights, live karaoke sessions, and a running music playlist.

We will have resources for community engagement and self-care on our webpage:

OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL EQUITY | 401-456-8387 | | Available by phone or videoconference, limited face-to-face appointments.

Provides counseling, technical assistance, compliance, and training as needed, in matters related to equity, affirmative action, unlawful harassment, and sexual misconduct. Works on employee and student requests for accommodations.

If you are unable to obtain the services you need, please send an email to

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Do you feel distressed or wish to speak with someone? Call the 24/7 Rhode Island College HOPE line: 401-456-HOPE (4673).

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Page last updated: September 24, 2020