To build a strong foundation at RISD, all First Year students stay in 1 of the following 6 buildings known as “The Quad.” In addition to the Residence Halls, the Quad also consists of Health Services, Public Safety, Fitness Center, Residence Life office and RISD’s main dining facility, “The Met.”

Buildings include: Carpenter House, East Hall, Homer Hall, Nickerson Hall, Pardon Miller, South Hall

Amenities Include:

  • Laundry facilities (at least one washer and dryer)
  • Access to a kitchen
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Work lounges
  • “Living room” with couches, chairs, end tables and a flat screen TV

Room Types in The Quad Include (Click on each to learn more):


First Year Housing Floor Plans


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