Welcome Visitors and Community Members

signs of RIC at entrance

An Anchor in the Community

Located in Providence, in the heart of the Mt. Pleasant and Fruit Hill neighborhoods, Rhode Island College is committed to taking an active part in the community and being an anchor in the community.

Together with neighborhood residents, schools, libraries, parks, religious organizations, and businesses, our goal is to strengthen our community through partnerships and programming that will improve the health, economic, social, and cultural quality of life for our neighbors, particularly those from underserved communities.  

While overall outreach from the College will include the entire state, our focus will be the Elmhurst, Fruit Hill and Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods that border the campus. 

Enjoy Our Campus Amenities

Our neighbors are invited to take advantage of a number of amenities that the college has to offer


Important Information

Visit us by car or public transportation

Driving Directions

From Route 95 Northbound

Take Exit 21 (Broadway exit); turn left at second traffic light (Atwells Avenue). Follow Atwells Avenue for 1.5 miles to the intersection with Mount Pleasant Avenue. Turn right onto Mount Pleasant Avenue. The College entrance is 1.1 miles ahead on the left.

From Route 95 Southbound

Take Exit 21 (Atwells Avenue exit). Turn right onto Atwells Avenue. Continue on Atwells Avenue for 1.5 miles to the intersection with Mount Pleasant Avenue. Turn right onto Mount Pleasant Avenue. The College entrance is 1.1 miles ahead on the left.

From Route 295 Northbound

Take Exit 6A to US Route 6 East.  Follow US Route 6 East to the Killingly Street (RI Route 128) exit.  Turn left off exit and follow Killingly Street to end.  Turn right onto Greenville Avenue and follow to first traffic light.  Bear left across the bridge onto Manton Ave.  Continue to the next traffic light and turn left onto Fruit Hill Avenue.  Bear right at the fork in the road. Campus entrance is approximately 0.2 mile ahead on the right.

From Route 295 Southbound

Take Exit 7A to US Route 44 East. Follow US Route 44 East for 2.8 miles to the intersection with Fruit Hill Avenue. Bear right onto Fruit Hill Avenue. The College entrance is 1.0 mile ahead on the left.

From the State House

Follow US Route 44 West (Smith Street) for 2.3 miles. Turn sharp left onto Mount Pleasant Avenue. Follow Mount Pleasant Avenue for 0.4 mile. The College entrance is on the right.

For Those Using GPS Devices

The address of the college is 600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908.  The college is located at 41° 50’ 33” north latitude and 71° 27’ 50” west longitude.

Public Transportation (RIPTA)

The Rhode Island Public ​Transit Authority operates bus service to the Rhode Island College campus. 
Schedule: 92 Rhode Island College / Federal Hill / East Side. Visit www.ripta.com for other routes/details.

Effective August 26, 2019 ​your Rhode Island College student ID will serve as an unlimited RIPTA bus pass.​
Click here for details.

List of hotels near the college

Hotels Within 5 Miles of Campus

Courtyard by Marriott
32 Exchange Terrace
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-272-1191
Fax: 401-272-1416

Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown
58 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-608-3500
Fax: 401-272-3143
Special discount of 10% for commencement weekend
Note: shuttle to and from RIC/to and from airport with advance reservations. $10 fee both ways

Hilton Providence
21 Atwells Avenue
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-831-3900
Fax: 401-751-0007

Homewoods Suites by Hilton
5 Exchange Street
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-942-2001
$199/night; complimentary breakfast & shuttle service

Hotel Providence
139 Mathewson Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-861-8000
Fax: 401-861-8002

Graduate Providence
Kennedy Plaza
11 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-421-0700 or 800-294-7709
Fax: 401-455-3050

Providence Marriott Downtown
1 Orms Street
Providence, RI 02904
Phone: 401-272-2400 or 800-228-9290
Fax: 401-553-0488

Hilton Garden Inn Providence
220 India Street
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-272-5577
Fax: 401-272-5577

Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
(GPS: 120 Francis St)
5 Avenue of the Arts
Providence, RI 02903
401 919-5000
Fax (401) 273-0026
15% code: RI3

Omni Providence Hotel
I West Exchange Street
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-598-8000 or 800-937-8461
Fax: 401-598-8200

Hotels Close to the Airport (20- 25 minutes from campus)

Best Western Providence-Seekonk Inn
45 Mink St.
Seekonk, MA 02771
Phone: 508-336-4927
Fax: 508-336-0282
Complimentary hot/cold breakfast and free parking 

Best Western Airport Inn
2138 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-737-7400
Fax: 401-739-6483

Courtyard by Marriott Providence-Warwick
55 Jefferson Park Road
Warwick, RI
Phone: 401-467-6900
Fax: 401-861-8002

Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick (Airport)
801 Greenwich Avenue
Warwick, RI
Phone: 401-732-6000
Fax: 401-732-0261

Econo Lodge Cranston
101 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI 02902
Phone: 401-942-4200
Fax: 401-943-8807 

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Providence Airport Warwick
1940 Post Road
Warwick, RI
Phone: 401-732-0470
Fax: 401-732-4247

Hampton Inn & Suites Providence / Warwick Airport
2100 Post Road
Warwick, RI
Phone: (401) 739-8888
Fax: (401) 739-1550

Hilton Garden Inn Providence / Warwick
1 Thurber Street
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone 401-734-9600
Fax 401-734-9700

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Smithfield-Providence
1010 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917
(401) 231-6300
Website ​​

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites / Warwick-Providence (Airport)
901 Jefferson Boulevard
Warwick, RI
Phone: 401-736-5000
Fax: 401-736-5030 

Homewood Suites by Hilton, Providence-Warwick
33 International Way
Warwick, RI
Phone: 401-738-0008
Fax: 401-736-0562

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Warwick-Providence Airport
36 Jefferson Boulevard
Warwick, RI 02888
Phone: 401-941-6600
Fax: 401-785-1260

Radisson Airport Hotel Providence
2081 Post Road
Warwick, RI
Phone: 401-739-3000 or 800-333-3333
Fax: 401-732-9309

Sonesta ES Suites Providence - Airport
500 Kilvert Street
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-737-7100
Fax: 401-739-2909

Spring Hill Suites by Marriot Providence-West Warwick​
14 James P. Murphy Industrial Highway
West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone: 401-822-1244 or 800-228-2800

Wyndham Providence Airport Hotel
1850 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02889
Phone: 401-738-4000
Fax: 401-732-6872