What We Do

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Composed of full-time staff and peer leaders, the Residence Life team is available to help you 24/7. Get to know us and what we do below.

Residence Life staff work together to provide an inclusive environment of learning and transformation. We emphasize knowledge of and care for self, active community engagement and social justice, aiming to encourage your personal and creative development.

In addition to experienced full-time staff, our team also includes student staff members in the roles of either resident advisor (RA) or advocate for inclusion in residence (AIR). RAs and AIRs are supervised by community coordinators—live-in professional staff members who oversee all aspects of community development and management in a given residential area.

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Our educational mission

Through our work, we aim to help you reach the following personal goals. Read more below about these key outcomes of your experience living in a residential campus community.

Professional staff

For contact information and to learn more about our team, click the names below. Unless otherwise noted, you can find us at the Residence Life main office at 30 Waterman Street.

Student staff leaders (Resident Advisor and Advocate for Inclusion)

If you’re a student interested in learning more about the RA or AIR role, please see the information below, along with additional information on Involved at the “Student Staff Leaders” page.

If you are interested in applying for the 2024–25 RA or AIR positions, please apply at the Involved website. This year’s deadline is Wednesday, January 17th, 2024.

If you have questions, email studentleaders@risd.edu.

Contact Residence Life

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Mon–Fri: 8:30 am–4:30 pm (main office)


South Hall, 1st floor

30 Waterman Street

Providence, RI 02903

401 454-6650