Housing and Residence Halls

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Residential Life and Housing offers a living community that strives to meet students’ social needs as well as their academic ones.

We support a community based on individual responsibility, where there is an appreciation of individual differences and a respect for individual rights. Our staff offers a wide variety of activities and events. They are designed to offer not only fun, but also opportunities for student interaction, development, and leadership.

Ready to move in?

Move-In information including move in dates and times will be shared by the Office of Residential Life and Housing closer to the scheduled move-in dates.  

  • Bed frame and mattress (regular twin)
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Built in closet or moveable wardrobe 
  • Wall light or desk light
  • Dresser (except Sweet Hall)
  • Computer 
  • Curtain/Shades
  • Pillow, linens and blankets
  • Waste basket
  • Clock radio or alarm clock
  • Portable refrigerator (must be less than 4.6 cubic foot)
  • Television (without antennas)
  • Surge protectors and grounded power strips
  • Posts and pictures
  • Floor rug
  • Cooking appliances - hot pot, hot kettle, toaster, toaster oven, George Forman cooker, hot plate, rice cooker, slow cooker, instapot, etc. 
  • Electric heaters of any king 
  • Any living creature other than yourself or a flake-eating fish 
  • Candles of any kind
  • Incense, incense burners or potpourri burners
  • Alcohol (including empty, decorative bottles)
  • Illegal drugs
  • Halogen lamps
  • Wall tapestry to cloth items that can hang from the wall
  • Christmas lights, hanging lights, rope lights, lanterns or any form of temporary lighting
  • Extension cords (power strips and surge protectors are allowed) 
    United Laboratories approval is for the protection of all electrical items brought into Residence Halls. UL approval has been checked and is electrically safe, without this sticker or tag, electrical items will not be allowed in residence halls.  

Pay Your Housing Deposit

Log onto your MyRIC and pay your housing deposit at any time. Click - Campus Finances and go to Make a Payment.

Browne Hall

Browne Hall


A co-educational upperclassmen and graduate student hall designed in suite style housing. Each suite offers 12 single rooms and a large common living room area. Each room is provided one desk with chair, one bed, one smaller dresser and one closet (two if super). With two suites per floor, Browne is the only high-rise residence hall with six floors and accessibility with elevators.   

Standard Single Room Size 8’x10’ 
Super Single Rooms Size 16’x’10’ 

Exterior Penfield Hall

Penfield Hall

A suite and apartment-style unit, housing upper-class students in both single and double occupancy rooms. The building is equipped with a common laundry room and elevator access.  

Sweet Hall

Sweet Hall

A co-educational freshmen hall designed in a traditional style of housing. With five floors, mainly double rooms and nine triples, each floor has a central lounge area which offers programs and activities. The hall offers a washer and dryer on each floor, vending machines in the central lounge and ground floor and a large TV in the first-floor lounge. 

Double Rooms 10’x18’ 
Triple Rooms 15’x18’ 

Thorp Hall Exterior

Thorp Hall

Thorp is a suite style, co-educational upper-class residence hall offering single rooms and a large living area. Each suite is connected is connected to another suite, of the same sex, through a shared bathroom. Rooms are equipped with one desk with chair, one bed, small dresser and wardrobe. A common laundry room, vending machines and lounge with TV make up the main floor. 

Room Size 8’x10’ 

Weber Hall Exterior

Weber Hall

Weber is a co-educational first-year student residence hall designed in a suite style offering ten single rooms off of a common living room area. Each suite is connected through a small hallway and shares a common bathroom. Rooms each have one desk with chair, one bed, smaller dresser and wardrobe. A shared laundry room takes up the ground floor and vending machines are in the main lounge with TV.  

Room Size 7’11”x10’8” 

Resident Student Organizations

RIC Student Tour Guides in front of Craig-Lee Hall

Resident Student Association (RSA)

RSA is designed to support student’s needs and concerns to provide programming for the Rhode Island College community. By developing programs with other student organizations, meeting regularly or providing students with leadership opportunities at national conferences, the RSA works to create community for resident and commuters on campus.   RSA Meetings Mondays at 9pm in Brown Hall Lounge, all are welcome!  

Students working together

National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)

The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is a premiere honor society for residential college students across the nation. The Anchor Chapter, provides leadership opportunities for personal and professional development.  Members are required to have a 2.5 cumulative GPA, live on campus, demonstrated outstanding service and leadership, has made a positive contribution to the residential life community and in good standing with the College.  

Rhode Island College entrance

Contact Us

Office of Residential Life & Housing

Our office provides facilities that are designed to be safe, clean, comfortable, and conducive to student learning. We offer a variety of housing options from traditional residence halls to suite style living environments.