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Graduate Student Housing 

On-Campus Housing 

On-campus housing is open to all interested full time graduate students who wish to reside in a residence hall. Suites in Browne Hall have been designated specifically for graduate students. Interested graduate students can sign-up with the Office of Residential Life and Housing by calling (401) 456-8240 or email

Living on campus is a great opportunity for students at Rhode Island College. Research has shown that students who live on campus do better academically due to proximity to campus academic support resources. In addition, living in close proximity to other students who are taking the same classes helps to develop networks where it is easy to collaborate and organize study groups. 

Residential Life and Housing offers a living community that strives to meet students’ social needs as well as their academic ones. We support a community based on individual responsibility, where there is an appreciation of individual differences and a respect for individual rights. 

Our office provides facilities that are designed to be safe, clean, comfortable, and conducive to student learning. We offer a variety of housing options from traditional residence halls to suite style living environments. 

For a price break down and other policies, please refer here​. Interested students should contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing for more information. The Office of Residential Life and Housing is located in the Penfield Hall. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. They can be reached at (401) 456-8240.​ 

Office-Campus Housing 

The Office of Residential Life also provides listings of local housing options.  This information can be consulted in the office at Penfield Hall. 

The Office of Residential Life is not responsible for these listings.  Rhode Island College does not complete background checks for the listings.  Anyone can submit a posting using the link provide.  Students seeking to live off-campus are encouraged to complete their own background checks on the property, property owner and/or leasing agents prior to signing any documents or paying a deposit.  ​​​

Page last updated: July 14, 2017