Residential Life

All students in University housing receive email reminders of the date and time by which they must be out of their rooms. Residence halls will close for non-graduating students at 12 noon on Saturday, May 21 after the conclusion of the final exams period. Residence halls will close for graduating students at 12 noon on Monday, May 30 after Commencement. 


Confiscated Items

Students who have had any prohibited items confiscated by the offices of Residential Life or Environmental Health and Safety during the health and safety inspection process are responsible for retrieving these items prior to their departure for the summer break. Please contact our office at 401-863-3502 to make arrangements for pick up. All unclaimed items will be discarded after closing.

To avoid additional fees: 

  • Vacate your room by the closing date and time. Residents who fail to vacate prior to that time without prior approval from the Office of Residential Life will incur a late occupancy fee of $150/day.
  • Ensure all university furniture is in your room - bed, mattress, desk, chair, bookcase, bureau, trash can, and recycling bin. Rehang drapes or shades if you removed them.
  • Remove all adhesives and marks from walls, ceilings, floors and doors.
  • Take all your personal rugs and furnishings with you. Double-check dressers, closets and desks to insure you have everything. Remove all trash from your room. Please do not leave trash in the hallway. There are 15 additional dumpsters outside of residence halls for your convenience.
  • Lock your door behind you when you leave.
  • Return your key(s) no later than the closing date and time to avoid a lock change.  All lock change fees will be charged to the resident's student account.
Damage/Replacement Fees
Late Occupancy Fine $150.00/Person/Day
Keys not returned by Deadline $100.00
Lock Change Range $120.00 - $350.00
Trash Up to $100.00/Person
Wall Paint Up to $250.00/Wall
Door Paint Up to $75.00/Side
Ceiling Paint Up to $400.00/Room
Floor Up to $1000.00/Room
Windows Up to $500.00/Room
Shade/Screens Up to $75.00 Each
Furniture Moving/Re-Assembling $100.00/Piece
Bed Frame Up to $150.00
Mattress Up to $150.00
Dresser Up to $350.00
Desk Up to $350.00
Chair Up to $150.00
Bookcase Up to $150.00
Trash Can Up to $10.00
Recycling Bin Up to $10.00
Drapes Up to $1000.00/Room
Floor Lamp Up to $100.00
Wardrobe Up to $500.00

This price schedule is provided as a reminder that there are specific costs related to readying rooms for the next occupant. Our goal in sharing this information is to encourage you to do what it takes to avoid being charged.

Providing Your Departure Date

All on-campus students must provide their Spring 2022 departure date via the Spring 2022 Departure Date process no later than 11:59pm ET on Sunday, May 8.

Students who are not certain of their specific departure date should select the most likely date for their departure. 

Students who enter a departure date beyond the standard residence hall closing date will be directed to the extended housing request form.  Students must describe the reason for requesting to remain in residence during this period. All requests are subject to review by the Office of Residential Life and approval is not guaranteed.


Returning Room Keys

All keys must be returned prior to your departure from campus and should only be returned to authorized locations. Our authorized key return locations are the Residential Life Key Office, located on the 3rd floor of Graduate Center E (42 Charlesfield Street, Providence, RI 02906) and the key drop box located outside the Key Office accessible via the Charlesfield Street entrance.

Keys must be returned to the Residential Life Key Office by 1pm EDT on the day you intend to leave campus. Failure to return room keys by the published deadlines, may result in key change charges being posted to your student account. Our office does not accept keys that are mailed back to us. 



Moving and Storage Information

If you plan to utilize a moving and/or storage company to pack, ship, or store your items when you depart, you must indicate the name of that company on the Spring 2022 Departure Form, even if you do not plan to remain on-campus beyond the closing date. Please note that all of your items must be removed from your room prior to your departure from campus, and it is your responsibility to make these arrangements with any moving and/or storage company you utilize.

Limited funding is available via the “Emergency Funds, Curricular & Co-curricular Gap Funds (E-Gap)” moving & storage funding UFunds,to assist income-eligible students with the cost of storing their belongings upon departing the area. As with all E-Gap Funds, priority will be given to students with the highest demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid, and certain restrictions apply based on federal and institutional financial aid regulations and guidelines.


Extended Housing

Graduating Students

Graduating students are not charged for, and do not need to request, extended housing for the period from May 21 at noon to May 30 at noon. This period is automatically extended for seniors so they may attend Commencement. Any graduating student who needs housing after May 30 at 12pm ET must request extended housing.

Pricing and Billing

Students who will remain on campus due to a University-sponsored activity (e.g. on-campus employment, athletic competition, performance at Commencement & Reunion Weekend activities) and who have their housing costs covered by a department may note that in the Spring 2022 Departure Date form. Our office will confirm with that department whether they are covering the housing costs during this period.

Students who are not part of a departmental request will receive extended housing charges at the rate of $39 per day from May 21 - May 30. After May 30 at 12pm, summer housing rates begin at $40 per day or $280 per week.


During Commencement & Reunion Weekend, approximately two-thirds of the residence halls will be converted to hotel-style housing for returning Class of 2020 graduates, Commencement Guests (friends and family of the members of the Classes of 2020 and 2022), and Reunion Guests. This housing is commonly known as Commencement & Reunion Housing.

For this reason, non-graduating students who receive extended housing between May 21 and May 30 will have to relocate into designated Extended Housing buildings if they currently live in a Commencement & Reunion building. Any student approved to stay after May 30 may have to relocate as not all residence halls are online for summer housing.

Students who are approved for extended housing and have to relocate will have the opportunity to note one student with or near whom they would like to live during this period. Please note that students who already live in Extended Housing buildings will not be able to request a voluntary relocation.

A full list of building designations during this period may be found below.

Building Spring 2022 Designation
111 BROWN STREET Extended Housing
219 BOWEN STREET Extended Housing
315 THAYER Commencement & Reunion
ANDREWS HALL Commencement & Reunion
ARCHIBALD BRONSON Commencement & Reunion
BARBOUR HALL Commencement & Reunion
BUXTON HOUSE Commencement & Reunion
CASWELL HALL Commencement & Reunion
CHAMPLIN HALL Commencement & Reunion
CHAPIN HOUSE Floors 1-3 Extended Housing
CHAPIN HOUSE Floor 4 Commencement & Reunion
DIMAN HOUSE Floors 1-3 Extended Housing
DIMAN HOUSE Floor 4 Commencement & Reunion
EMERY HALL Commencement & Reunion
EVERETT POLAND Commencement & Reunion
GODDARD HOUSE Floors 1-3 Extended Housing
GODDARD HOUSE Floor 4 Commencement & Reunion
GRAD CENTER A Extended Housing
GRAD CENTER B Extended Housing
GRAD CENTER C Extended Housing
GRAD CENTER D Extended Housing
GREGORIAN QUAD A Commencement & Reunion
GREGORIAN QUAD B Commencement & Reunion
HARKNESS HOUSE Floors 1-3 Extended Housing
HARKNESS HOUSE Floor 4 Commencement & Reunion
HEGEMAN HALL Commencement & Reunion
HOPE COLLEGE Commencement & Reunion
JAMESON MEAD Commencement & Reunion
KING HOUSE Extended Housing
LITTLEFIELD HALL Commencement & Reunion
MACHADO HOUSE Commencement & Reunion
MARCY HOUSE Floors 1-3 Extended Housing
MARCY HOUSE Floor 4 Commencement & Reunion
METCALF HALL Commencement & Reunion
MILLER HALL Commencement & Reunion
MINDEN HALL Extended Housing
MORRISS HALL Commencement & Reunion
NEW PEMBROKE 1 Commencement & Reunion
NEW PEMBROKE 2 Commencement & Reunion
NEW PEMBROKE 3 Commencement & Reunion
NEW PEMBROKE 4 Commencement & Reunion
OLNEY HOUSE Commencement & Reunion
PERKINS HALL Extended Housing
SEARS HOUSE Commencement & Reunion
SLATER HALL Commencement & Reunion
STERNLICHT COMMONS Commencement & Reunion
WAYLAND HOUSE Commencement & Reunion
WEST HOUSE Extended Housing
WOOLLEY HALL Commencement & Reunion
YOUNG ORCHARD 10 Commencement & Reunion
YOUNG ORCHARD 2 Commencement & Reunion
YOUNG ORCHARD 4 Commencement & Reunion