NOTICE : Beginning Sept. 15, members of RIC Community must have valid parking permits. Click for details.
Programs and ServicesRhode Island College commitment to cultural inquiry, personal development and engagement extends beyond the classroom. Take advantage of the many services, programs and activities available to you. Get involved in campus life and enhance your college experience!
Student organizations, leadership opportunities, Greek life, bus trips...there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.
Athletics and Recreation
Rhode Island College fields 21 competitive NCAA Division III varsity athletic teams, as well as many intramural sports.
Residential Life & Housing
Nearly 1200 students live on campus in six residence halls. Five are co-ed, and one is for women only. The college's four freshman halls feature social lounges, laundry area and kitchen facilities. Browne and Thorp have suites of 8-12 single room clustered around a common study-living area. Sweet and Willard feature double occupancy rooms, and Sweet has provisions for students with disabilities. Upperclassmen live in suites in Weber, or in the newest and largest hall with apartment and suite-style rooms.
Office of Academic Support & Information Services (OASIS)
Academic advising, freshman and transfer orientation, and a host of other academic services and support are available to RIC students through OASIS.
Internship opportunities, career counseling, workshops, job fairs...the Career Development Center helps prepare you for the job market and life after graduation. And...if you need help figuring out what to choose for a major, the Career Development Center has a number of programs and tools designed to help you explore majors and fields of study. Looking for a job on campus? The Student Employment Office is also part of the Career Development Center.
Rhode Island College is committed to providing accommodations for students with disabling conditions and supporting them in the academic environment. Support services are provided within a campus environment that is physically and socially accessible and that enables students to achieve their academic goals.
The Unity Center is Rhode Island College's multicultural center. It promotes opportunities for exploring human dignity, social identity and cultural equality.
The Counseling Center at Rhode Island College exists to help students fully develop their intellectual, emotional and social potential, and to alleviate the distress and conflicts which may interfere with that development.
Open Books-Open Minds
Rhode Island College's common book project fosters dialogue and links students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and the greater Rhode Island community through book discussions and participation in a rich array of programs and activities.
Students from all religious backgrounds are welcome to take advantage of volunteer opportunities and service-based events, such as Alternative Spring Break.