Residence Life Policies

Learn how our rules, expectations and guidelines for living on campus help ensure a safe and mutually respectful residential community.


All policies outlined below apply to every individual living within RISD residence halls, unless otherwise stated. These policies also extend to visitors and guests within the residence halls. 

Policies that pertain to specific housing areas (e.g. 15 West, First-Year Area, etc.) are denoted as such. If not specifically delineated, the content of these regulations apply to all residential facilities. 

The terms “residence hall,” “housing,” and “residential facility” apply to all types of housing. In addition to the following policies, residential students must abide by the contents of the Housing & Dining Contract. These policies may be amended as necessary.

For a full list of RISD’s Policies and the Student Code of Conduct, please visit

Contact Residence Life

four students stand inside a college dorm room, in front of two closets with many clothing items visibly hanging


Mon–Fri: 8:30 am–4:30 pm


South Hall, 1st floor

30 Waterman Street

Providence, RI 02903

401 454-6650