Moving In Sunday September 4


We are excited to welcome you to campus! Though some of you have arrived already for International Orientation or P.O.S.E, many students will arrive in a short span of time on Sunday, September 4.  Below are some tips for making the move-in process as smooth as possible. 

  • Weather reports for the Labor Day weekend include predictions of wind and rain. To help in your planning, keep an eye on the forecast. Any weather related changes to the Sunday, September 4 move-in schedule will be posted here.

  • If you experience travel delays due to the weather or other unforeseen circumstance and expect to arrive at RISD later than 2:00 pm, please email us at

  • Check your RISD email regularly for updates.

  • Label everything you have with your name, hall name and room number.

  • Using a GPS? Use this address: 2 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02903. You will see signs as you drive up the hill directing you to your Residence Hall. 

  • Look for the color coded sign for your particular Residence Hall. 

  • Move in time is between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm.

  • WaterFire, a citywide event that attracts thousands of people will take place Sunday evening

    • Avoid WaterFire street closures, parking bans and traffic by moving in as early as possible. Parking for RISD families is provided until 4:30 pm on Sunday, September 4. 

    • If you plan on arriving after 1:30pm, please refer to the WaterFire street closures.

  • The Residence Life office will be open if you need assistance on move in day. Call us at 401 454-6650.

  • Our move in Information Center will be staffed from 8:00am to 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 4. Find us on the first floor of Carr House at 210 Benefit Street.

  • Questions? Email us at