Student Experience

RIC Students at Orientation

Rhode Island College offers a rich and rigorous environment for each student to engage in learning - in and out of the classroom. We believe that your educational experience should have many dimensions.

Wholistic Growth for Our Students

You will experience growth in skills and factual knowledge, in self-confidence and self-esteem, in your ability to imagine and create, and in your awareness of others in this increasingly diverse community. We hope that you will make a commitment to grow in each of these dimensions because we know your satisfaction with your educational experience will be directly related to such a commitment.​


Student Organizations

Browse our diverse group of student organizations which provide endless leadership and networking opportunities to create a more well-rounded co-curricular experience.

Cars Driving

Commuting to Campus

We encourage all students that commute to campus to get involved and stay active and engaged. From parking, campus shuttles and study spaces to stay in between classes, browse commuter services and opportunities.

Capital Building in Providence

Explore Rhode Island

Rhode Island College is located in the heart of Providence, offering a small town feel with big city culture. Check out local shopping, dining, performing arts, historical sites and more, we encourage RIC students to explore all Rhode Island has to offer. 

Donovan Dining Center

Dining Services

College Dining Services offers multiple locations on campus, whether you are looking to have a sit down meal or grab-and-go, browse the daily menu, meal plans and more. 

Students in Dorm Room

Living on Campus

Living on campus offers the traditional college experience for our students. Residential students can be a part of a community by choosing to live in one of our six residence halls located throughout campus.

Students in Campus Garden

Student Health, Wellness & Support

The health and well-being of our students leads to success in and out of the classroom. Health Services, the Counseling Center, the Unity Center, and the H.O.P.E. Line offer resources and services to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

Students in School of Nursing

School/Life Balance

The challenges of being a student and balancing other responsibilities can become overwhelming, but you don't have to do it alone. We recommend you explore resources offered by Counseling Services, the Career Development Center and more to help navigate your road to graduation. 

Students in orientation group

Office of the Dean of Students

We improve the quality of student life by addressing students’ needs and issues and work to maintain student safety.

Student Life

Office of Student Life

The Office of Student life consists of the Center for Student Activities, the Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership, the Unity Center and the Military Resource Center.