Office of Residence Life

Important Dates:

Early Arrival:
Friday, June 23

Students traveling far distances (i.e. internationally or from the west coast) in need of housing on Friday, June 23rd must complete the Early Arrival Form by Thursday, June 15.

The payment must be available on your risdbucks account. Instructions on making the payment is on the form.

Check-In + Mandatory Meetings

Saturday, June 24, 9:00am - 2:30pm

Student Orientation:
Saturday, June 24 3:00pm

Residence Hall Floor Meeting:
Saturday, June 24 7:00pm

Safety Orientation:
Sunday, June 25


Final Move-out Deadline:
Saturday, August 5 12noon. No students can stay beyond noon.

All students are required to attend all final classes and must be available to remove artwork from the student exhibitions on Friday, August 4 from 2:30pm-5:30pm.

Students may do Final Check-Out anytime on Friday after 5:30pm with parent/guardian oversight and consent.

Shipping Packages

If you will live in RISD housing, you may have boxes or trunks shipped to you before arriving on campus and collect them during In-Person Check-In.

Please ship ahead to ensure that packages arrive at least 48 hours before Check-In.

Label all boxes as follows:

(Your Name)
Two College St., Providence, RI 02903

Mail and Shipping
(During Program)

Design Center Building
30 North Main Street

Monday–Thursday: 11:30am–3:30pm
Friday: 11:30am–1pm
Closed weekends and July 4

Mail Room Fax: 401-454-6320 (To accept personal faxes, include your name and mailbox number.)

Shipping Packages
(from RISD to home - End of Program)

The UPS Store will be on campus during the busy move out week to help you with your shipping and packing.


The MET quadrangle (courtyard)
55 Angell St.
Providence, RI 02903

15 West Lobby
15 Westminster St.
Providence, RI 02903

Check back for specific dates and times UPS will be on campus.

For more information or to schedule a shipment (including artwork from the galleries) please contact UPS by phone or email.

The UPS Store
11 South Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906