Campus Life

Students talking and working in RIC building lobby

Rhode Island College offers a rich environment for each student to engage in learning - in and out of the classroom. We believe that your educational experience should be multidimensional.

Holistic Growth for Our Students

You will experience growth in skills and factual knowledge, in self-confidence and self-esteem, in your ability to imagine and create, and in your awareness of others in this increasingly diverse community. Fully immerse yourself in the college experience by taking advantage of all RIC offers:

Student Life


Choose to live in one of our many types of residences:

  • become part of a community within a community
  • form close friendships
  • gain study partners
Students eating together in Donovan Dining Hall


Enjoy food that suits your tastes:

  • eat in our comfortable facilities
  • grab food for on the go
  • don't worry about food prep or buying groceries
Latin American Student Organization students


Get involved with your peers in student clubs, organizations, government, and sports and recreation:

  • have fun and try new things
  • be heard
  • be healthy and compete

More on What Matters to You

Penfield Hall

Why Should I Live on Campus?

Living on campus offers the traditional college experience for our students. Residential students can be a part of a community by choosing to live in one of our six residence halls located throughout campus.

Donovan Dining Center

What are My Options for Food?

College Dining Services offers multiple locations on campus, whether you are looking to have a sit down meal or grab-and-go, browse the daily menu, meal plans and more. 

students at student activity fair

How Will I Find My Place at RIC?

The Office of Student life consists of the Center for Student Activities, the Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership, the Unity Center and the Military Resource Center. 

Your Well-being is Important to Us

While you dive into all aspects of student life here at RIC, we want you to know that you'll be supported in all that you do.

RIC student with staff member completing forms

How We Support Your Health, Wellness and Safety

We have an entire division at RIC devoted to Student Success. Helping students succeed in all areas of their lives is the sole purpose of this area of the school. And while our students are here, learning and improving, their safety is always our priority.