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Residential Life & Housing​



Do you feel distressed? Do you wish to speak with someone? Please call the 24/7 Rhode Island College HOPE line: 401-456-HOPE (4673). The HOPE line is in addition to the counseling center and has been established to provide continuous support to our campus community. Please note that if you are in need of immediate support, please dial 911 and proceed to your local emergency room.

Greetings from the Office of Residential Life and Housing​​​​

Live on Campus for 2019-2020 Academic Year

The Office of Residential and Housing is now accepting $250 non-refundable deposits to reserve your space for the 2019-2020​​ academic year. Single rooms are available for current RIC students and fully matriculated transfer students​.
Please pay the $250 deposit to the Bursar's Office in order to be eligible for the room placement.

Additional information about Freshmen Housing can be found on the Apply for Housing​ page. Please follow the instructions under Incoming New Student to pay the $250 housing deposit before June 21st. Deposits will be accepted after the deadline; however, room & roommate preferences may not be granted.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 401-456-8240 or

Our Mission

The Office of Residential Life and Housing at Rhode Island College is dedicated to providing an open and respectful environment that is caring, positive and safe.

Through a student centered approach to learning that values shared responsibility, empowerment and leadership; our staff strives to inspire personal growth and academic success.

Our office is represented by a diverse and educated professional staff committed to providing students with the highest level of quality and efficiency through continued professional development and a proactive approach to problem solving.

By building a supportive community that celebrates creativity and diversity, our goal is to provide lasting connections that instill a commitment to leadership and citizenry.

The Office of Residential Life and Housing is located in the Penfield Hall. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.​m. We can be reached at (401) 456-8240.​​​​​​​​​​​​

Page last updated: June 10, 2019