Living on Campus

Penfield Hall

Living on campus is a great opportunity for students at Rhode Island College. More than just a convenience, it is an important part of social and academic growth of students.

Research has shown that students who live on campus do academically better due to the easy access to the campus academic support resources.

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In addition, living in close proximity to other students who are taking the same classes helps to develop social networks where it is easy to collaborate and organize study groups.
Understanding that college often provides the first experience for students to live away from home, our staff is trained to help make that transition as easy as possible for you.

Room and Board for 2021-2022

The fees given below are subject to change - the Board of Education reserves the right to change fees without notice as conditions necessitate. 

Residence Hall Room Type Housing Cost Dining Cost Total Cost
Browne SIngle $7,354 $5,190- $5,723 $12,544 - $13,077
Browne Super Single $7,818 $5,190- $5,723 $13,008-$13,541
Penfield Double Suite $7,818 $5,190- $5,723 $13,008-$13,541
Penfield Single Suite $8,068 $5,190- $5,723 $13,258-$13,791
Penfield Double Apartment $8,282 $5,190- $5,723 $13,472-$14,005
Penfield Single Apartment $8,532 $5,190- $5,723 $13,722-$14,255
Sweet Single & Double $7,354 $5,190- $5,723 $12,544-$13,077
Thorp Single $7,354 $5,190- $5,723 $12,544-$13,077

Weber

Single

$7,354
$5,190- $5,723 $12,544-$13,077

Willard

Double

$7,354
$5,190- $5,723 $12,544-$13,077

Willard

Single

$7,354
$5,190- $5,723 $12,544-$13,077

Willard


Super Single

$7,818

$5,190- $5,723

$13,008-$13,541
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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have a car on campus? How do I switch rooms? Where is the laundry room? Browse the most frequently asked questions of incoming and current residential students. 

Donovan Dining Center

Meal Plans

Resident students have the option to select from four meal plan options. Browse plans and cost per semester through our Dining Services. 

campus police building

Campus Police

Security and safety of all of our Rhode Island College students is the mission of our Campus Police. As a resident student, they can assist with parking, visitors, and emergency response. 

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Parking Information

Rhode Island College provides FREE parking passes to our campus community. All resident students must obtain a parking permit and park in designated lots as assigned. 

Applying or Releasing From Housing

Incoming New Student

Welcome to our community! Once you have paid your $200 enrollment deposit through Admissions, you can be eligible for housing on campus for the upcoming semester.

  • Pay $200 enrollment deposit with admissions
  • Pay $200 non-refundable housing deposit on MyRIC 
  • Deposit can take up to 5 business days to confirm
  • Electronically sign housing contract on MyRIC
  • Complete roommates questionnaire in MyRIC 

MyRIC

Incoming Transfer Students

The office will make every effort to accommodate students transferring into the College and interested in living on campus.  

  • Return Housing Interest Card to the Admissions Office
  • Pay $200 enrollment deposit with admissions
  • Pay $200 non-refundable housing deposit on MyRIC
  • Deposit can take up to 5 business days to confirm
  • Electronically sign housing contract in MyRIC
  • Complete roommate questionnaire in My RIC

MyRIC

Incoming Graduate Students

On-campus housing is open to all interested graduate students who wish to stay on campus. You can sign up for graduate student housing by directly contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing at housing@ric.edu or 401-456-8240.  

  • Pay $200 non-refundable housing deposit in MyRIC
  • Deposit can take up to 5 business days to confirm

MyRIC

Current RIC Students

On-campus housing is open to all interested students who wish to reside in residence halls. Interested students can sign up with the Office of Residential Life and Housing at housing@ric.edu or 401-456-8240.  

  • Pay $200 non-refundable housing deposit before May 8th for first round room selection
  • Deposits paid after the deadline are not guaranteed housing 

Cancelling Your Housing Contract

Students can cancel their Housing and Dining Contract prior to August 1st. by doing so, you forfeit your $200 non-refundable deposit with no additional penalty.  

If the cancellation request happens after August 1st, student can submit their Residential Life & Housing/Dining Contract Appeal Cancellation Request for review.  

Contract Appeal Cancellation Request

Email: housing@ric.edu 
Fax: 401-456-8501
Mail: Office of Residential Life & Housing 
600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue 
Providence, RI 02908 
In Person: Office of Residential Life & Housing in Penfield Hall 

Withdrawing from RIC and Housing

Residents who are withdrawing from the College need to complete paperwork with the Office of Student Life and the Office of Residential Life an housing.  

Withdrawing from the College does not automatically withdraw you from housing.  

Contract Appeal Cancellation Request

Forms can be sent to the Office of Residential Life and Housing.  
Email: housing@ric.edu 
Fax: 401-456-8501  
Mail: Office of Residential Life & Housing 
600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue 
Providence, RI 02908 
In Person: Office of Residential Life & Housing in Penfield Hall 

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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.