Check in date and time: 8:00AM on Sunday, September 1st. Move-in will continue until 2:00PM, however we encourage families to arrive in the morning in order to participate in the Orientation programs for families held beginning that day.
BEFORE YOU LEAVE: Know your hall and room. This information has been emailed to students.
For 15 West:
A. Navigate to 15 Westminster Street, Providence RI.
B. From Route I-95 northbound or southbound take Exit 22A for Downtown Providence
– Go straight onto Memorial Boulevard and turn right onto Westminster Street.
– 15 West (Rhode Island Hospital Trust Company building) is on the corner of Westminster and Memorial.
For Charles Landing:
A. Navigate to 73 Charles Street, Providence RI.
B. From Route I-95 northbound or southbound take Exit 22A for Downtown Providence.
For all other halls:
Plan to enter the RISD Campus past the First Baptist Church on Waterman Street. For your GPS/ Navigation purposes we suggest 2 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02903. The intersection of North Main and Waterman would also work. Once you get onto Waterman Street, follow the color coded signs for your particular hall/house. (see below)
Follow signs to the unloading area for your hall/house. When you reach the unloading zone you will unload your entire vehicle onto the sidewalk. Drivers must stay with their vehicles to be ready to quickly move the vehicle on to parking.
Students in Larned and Barstow House should follow signs for Nickerson Hall, students in all other houses or Colonial should follow signs for Carpenter House
Keep in mind:
Once you have unloaded, you will be directed to follow signs to park your vehicle. The Office of Residence Life has purchased parking for the first 250 vehicles to arrive in nearby MetroPark lots. You will be given a parking pass at your unloading station, and the route will be marked with signs. If space is no longer available in these lots, families may also park in any RISD Staff lot on Sunday only. The RISD Rides shuttle service will be looping campus to assist families with getting to and from locations, including parking.
If you are parking in the MetroPark lots, you will need to remove your vehicle from the lot by 4:30PM. At that time you are welcome to seek other local parking to stay on campus, but any vehicles left in the MetroPark lots may be towed as those lots could only be reserved until 4:30PM.
Please let us know if there are any concerns about your check in date or time. If you plan on arriving after 2:00PM on Sunday, September 1, please contact the Residence Life Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Packages: Please contact the RISD Mailroom (email@example.com) with questions regarding shipping your belongings to campus prior to your arrival.