Living at URI

When you live at URI, you’ll be joining a campus community where you are welcomed, respected and valued for who you are. The URI campus is home to a diverse, global community that includes a wide range of cultures, lifestyles, beliefs, abilities, religions, political systems, and philosophies, and we embrace and acknowledge our differences. Here in Housing and Residential Life, our commitment is to create an inclusive and supportive environment where each individual can thrive.

URI is a big place with many things to explore. Here are a few staples to get started:

Moving In: We’ve perfected the move-in process to make it run smoothly and get you settled in fast. Find everything you need to know about Move-In here.

students cookingDining: Dining Services is a multiple award-winning organization that features home style favorites, regional and ethnic specialties, lower fat/lower calorie options, and vegan and vegetarian selections.

Mail and Packages: Union Express is the student mailroom operated by Housing and Residential Life for students living in the residence halls.

Laundry Services: Each residence hall or apartment cluster contains a commercial laundry room equipped with front-loading washers and dryers available for residents’ use.

Disability Accommodations: URI is committed to accessibility for all residents. Learn more about Undergraduate Housing Accommodations.

Gym: Fitness & Wellness provides a diverse schedule/array of programs, collaborative educational, initiatives, and professional student development.

Technology: We use the latest in wireless technology to provide reliable and fast internet access for our residents. Wired internet connections are also available.  How to connect to URI Wireless.

Health Services: URI Health Services provides caring and well-respected health care resource.  Emergency Medical Services is 24/7/365 operation that provides emergency prehospital care and transport to ill and injured persons.

Cleaning: The University regularly cleans common areas, but residents are required to regularly clean their rooms, remove trash, and otherwise follow safety standards.

Parking: Residents may park on campus, but be sure to get a valid permit from Parking and Transportation Services.

Maintenance: The URI Facilities Services Office, located in the Sherman Building, provides all maintenance services to Kingston campus residence halls.

Fire and Safety Procedures:  Evacuation plans are inside the door of every room. Fire drills and evacuation assessments are conducted in each residence at least twice per semester. Smoke alarms, sprinkler systems, and all other equipment is inspected and maintained according to governing codes. Learn about Fire and Life Safety at URI.

What is an RA / RAM?  An RA, or Resident Advisor, is a point of contact for residents seeking informal counseling, mentoring and guidance.  RAs are students who assist the building directory with community organizing, event programming, and other administrative duties.  Learn more about Resident Advisors or apply to become one.  A RAM, or Resident Academic Mentor, has similar duties to an RA, however, a RAM also assists with first year students’ academic transition to college.

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