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Residential Life & Housing​

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Greetings from the Office of Residential Life and Housing​​​​

Move-In 2018

Freshmen Move-in is Friday, August 24th please click the link to find your hall’s move-in packet.

If you are an upperclassman and would like to volunteer as Freshmen Move-In Crew, please visit the Living on Campus webpage for more information.

Upperclassmen and Transfer student Move-In is Sunday, August 26th please visit the Living on Campus webpage to find your hall’s move-in packet.

Opportunity to Live on Campus for 2018-2019 Academic Year

The Office of Residential and Housing is now accepting $250 non-refundable deposits to reserve your space for the 2018-2019 academic year. Single rooms are available for current RIC students and fully matriculated transfer student.
Please pay the $250 deposit to the Bursar's Office in order to be eligible for the room placement.

Additional information about Freshmen Housing can be found on the Apply for Housing​ page. Please follow the instructions under Incoming New Student to pay the $250 housing deposit before June 15th for first round of freshmen placements.

There is an informational session during Day 2 of New Student Orientation to help answer any questions.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 401-456-8240 or housing@ric.edu.

Our Mission

The Office of Residential Life and Housing at Rhode Island College is dedicated to providing an open and respectful environment that is caring, positive and safe.

Through a student centered approach to learning that values shared responsibility, empowerment and leadership; our staff strives to inspire personal growth and academic success.

Our office is represented by a diverse and educated professional staff committed to providing students with the highest level of quality and efficiency through continued professional development and a proactive approach to problem solving.

By building a supportive community that celebrates creativity and diversity, our goal is to provide lasting connections that instill a commitment to leadership and citizenry.


The Office of Residential Life and Housing is located in the Penfield Hall. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.​m. We can be reached at (401) 456-8240.​​​​​​​​

Page last updated: August 01, 2018