Frequently Asked Questions

Living on Campus

You've got questions and we've got answers, here are some answers to common questions folks have asked:

Is there a requirement to live on campus?
How many students live on campus?
Is there designated first year housing?
How are room assignments made?
When will first year students receive room assignments?
When can I move in?
How big are the residence hall rooms?
What furniture does my room come with?
What should I bring to campus?
What items are prohibited in residence halls?
Are phones supplied?
Can I have my car on campus?
Can I have guests in my room?
What happens if I get locked out of my room or lose my key?
Can I have my own personal refrigerator?
Where are the laundry facilities and how much does it cost?
Am I required to have a meal plan?
How much does on campus housing cost?

 
Is there a requirement to live on campus?

To live on campus you must be enrolled as a full-time matriculated student at Rhode Island College.

How many students live on campus?

Rhode Island College houses up to 1,198 students.

Is there designated first year housing?

First year students can be assigned to Browne Hall (All Female), Sweet Hall, Thorp Hall, & Willard Hall.  Sweet and Thorp Hall are all first year buildings, while half of Browne and Willard are reserved for upperclassmen.

How are room assignments made?

For first year students, rooms are assigned based on the criteria received through the survey students fill out over the summer prior to their first semester on-campus. First year students are able to fill out their survey from May 1st until July 1st.
Upper-class students who are returning to on-campus living must pay a room deposit. Room deposits can be made from early January until the Friday before spring break in March by clicking here. Students who pay a deposit will receive a selection time in early April which will allow them to choose a room once the selection process has started, traditionally this occurs in the last week of April.

When will first year students receive room assignments?

First year students will receive their room assignment in mid-July.

When can I move in?

Browne, Sweet, Thorp, and Willard Hall residents can move onto campus on Saturday, August 30, 2014.
Incoming first year students move-in based on their LAST Name
A-L: 9am to 12pm
M-Z: 1pm to 4pm

Weber and New Hall residents move-in is on Sunday, August 31, 2014.
Returning and upper-class residents move-in based on their LAST Name
A-L: 9am to 12pm
M-Z: 1pm to 4pm 

We will have limited staff available on Monday, September 1, 2014 for residents wanting to move in after the holiday weekend. 

How big are the residence hall rooms?

The size of each residence hall room can be found here by selecting the hall you are referring to here.

What furniture does my room come with?

The list of furniture that comes with each room can be found here by selecting the residence hall you wish to reference.

What should I bring to campus?

A list of items that students should bring with them on campus can be found here.

What items are prohibited in residence halls?

A list of items that are prohibited in the residence halls can also be found here.

Are phones supplied?

Each Residence Hall suite except Sweet Hall is equipped with a phone that can make local calls.

Can I have my car on campus?

All students who live on campus are allowed to bring vehicles. Students are asked to register their vehicles at Campus Police located in Browne Hall.

Can I have guests in my room?

Students may have overnight guests in their room. Guests must be signed in at the front desk by 7pm of every evening. Guests must also be escorted at all times by their resident host. For more information on our guest policy please click here.

What happens if I get locked out of my room or lose my key?

In the event that a resident becomes locked out of their room, they can go contact one of the designated services below to be issued a key to access their room. In the event a student loses their keys they will be responsible for the appropriate charges. Weekdays: 8:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.: Go to the Office of Residential Life & Housing in The New Hall. 7:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.: Contact the RA on Duty in your building. In the late evening/early morning the Campus Police will also assist with lock outs. 7:00 A.M. to 8:30 A.M.: Contact the Campus Police Office. Weekends: 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 A.M.: Contact the RA on Duty in your building. In the late evening/early morning the Campus Police will also assist with lock outs. 10 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.: Contact the Campus Police Office

Can I have my own personal refrigerator?

Students can have personal refrigerators but they cannot exceed 4.6 cubic feet.

Where are the laundry facilities and how much does it cost?

Each building is equipped with a laundry facility. The cost to wash and dry is approximately $1.50 each. Below is a list of laundry facility locations per building.
Browne: 1st Floor next to the lower lounge
New Hall: Ground Floor
Sweet Hall: The end cap of every floor
Thorp Hall: First Floor, next to the main lounge
Weber Hall: Ground floor
Willard Hall: Attached to the Recreation Room

Am I required to have a meal plan?

Residents are required to select one of the available meal plans. The cost is $2,175 per semester.

How much does on campus housing cost?

The cost of on campus housing for the 2014-2015 contract is as follows:

Hall Type Housing Cost Dining Cost Total Cost
Browne Single $5,744 $4,350 $10,094
New Hall Double Room Suite $6,118 $4,350 $10,468
New Hall Single Room Suite $6,316 $4,350 $10,666
New Hall Double Room Apartment $6,514 $4,350 $10,864
New Hall Single Room Apartment $6,714 $4,350 $11,064
Sweet Double $6,033 $4,350 $10,383
Thorp Single $5,744 $4,350 $10,094
Weber Single $5,744 $4,350 $10,094
Willard Double $5,744 $4,350 $10,094
Willard Single $5,904 $4,350

$10,254

 

 

Page last updated: Oct. 29, 2014