School/Life Balance

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Being a college student, at any age, is a challenge. However, at Rhode Island College we provide countless resources to help you navigate your undergraduate or graduate experience while also balancing family, jobs, and health.

Helping You Maintain Balance

Not finding the right balance between your academics and other outside responsibilities can take its toll on your physical and mental health. We know at Rhode Island College many of our students wear multiple hats - you are students, parents, friends, workers and more. We want our students to work towards success by completing your degree without having to make sacrifices. 

Assisting with Mental Health & Stress Management 

Finding balance with life and school can be extremely stressful. We encourage all of our students to utilize services and resources such as the Counseling Center, Health Services and the Recreation Center to assist with reducing stress and finding balance for your physical and mental health.  

Guiding You

Our professional Student Success staff are here to instruct you on:

  • planning ahead and setting a schedule 
  • making to-do lists
  • prioritizing deadlines for your classroom work 
  • setting goals and deadlines
  • recognizing your own personal limits
  • asking for help 

Resources for Students with Children 

Rhode Island College can connect students who have children with childcare opportunities. These opportunities can be tremendously helpful as you transition into college life.

Learn about Our Cooperative Preschool

  • BrightStars: helping families in Rhode Island access quality child care, early learning and school-age programs
  • Student Parent Association: an on campus advocate providing resources and programming to fellow student-parents

Lactation Rooms

Private spaces are available to breastfeed or pump throughout campus. More parent resources are available through the Unity Center

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Contact Us

Dean of Students Office

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