Graduate Housing Resources

While Roger Williams University does not offer university-sponsored housing for graduate students, we make every effort to provide you with the support you need to find a place to live while pursuing your studies at RWU. Please utilize the resources below to start your housing search.

If you have questions about housing or the local area, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 401-254-6200 or gradadmit@rwu.edu and we would be happy to assist you. You may also call the Office of Residential Life and Housing at 401-254-3161.

Housing Map

The highlighted areas in the map below display some of the communities where our graduate students choose to live in the local area. We've also included some of the apartment complexes in the area on the map. Individual rentals in homes will be shared on the RWU Graduate Students Facebook Group.  If you expand the map (use the [ ] button in the upper right), you can customize your view with things to do, restaurants, hotels, airports, and more. You can also select the arrow button in the upper left of the map window to view specific categories. 

Resources

Please utilize the resources below as you begin your search for housing as a graduate student at Roger Williams. If you need assistance, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 401-254-6200 or gradadmit@rwu.edu.

Disclaimer
The listings and resources made available here are offered as a courtesy to aid RWU graduate students in their search for off-campus living arrangements. RWU makes no endorsement and undertakes no inspections of, and assumes no responsibility for, the listed rental properties, landlords, or realtors. In addition, RWU makes no promises, representations or guarantees concerning the condition of the listed premises. RWU is not a party to any contractual or other legal relationship regarding housing arrangements made between students/faculty/staff and individual landlords and is not responsible for any lease or its terms that are negotiated with any landlord. No information provided here or on any websites provided herein creates a legal relationship between RWU and any third-party regarding such facilities. Renters are encouraged to only reside in housing that is compliant with local and state housing codes.

Graduate students take advantage of a variety of housing options in the local area ranging from rooms in homes and in-law apartments to apartment complexes and multi-unit houses.Costs can vary widely depending on the housing option you select. Below provides some estimated costs for housing options in our area:

Housing TypeEstimated Monthly Costs
Private rooms$500 - $700+, plus utilities
Studio apartments$700 - $1000+, plus utilities
1-bedroom apartments$900 - $1300+, plus utilities
2-bedroom apartments$1100 - $1450+, plus utilities

Note: You may take federal student loans to help cover your housing expenses while pursuing your degree. Visit the Financial Aid page for more information.

Increasingly, graduate students are interested in bringing pets when they relocate to the area. As you search for accommodations, you may find that some housing types may not typically accept pets. Generally, apartment complexes in our area are more favorable to allowing pets. Private landlords are less willing to allow pets for room rentals. 

Our local apartment complex list indicates which properties are open to allowing pets including approved sizes and/or types of pets. Please consult the individual property websites for the most current information and policies.

Below is a list of apartment complexes throughout the area and are in easy driving distance to campus. If you will not have a car, please be mindful of selecting housing that is accessible to a regional bus stop. More information is provided on the transportation tab.

This list is provided as a resource only and no endorsement or support of these complexes is implied. 

East Providence, RI

East Shore Apartments
260 Boyd Ave.
Pet Friendly (35 lb), Studios+

Landings on the Trail Apartments
1355 Wampanoag Trail
Pet Friendly (35 lb), Studios+

Middletown, RI

East Bay Village
969 W. Main Rd.
Pet friendly, studios+

Harbor Village
40 Harbor Village Dr.
Pet friendly, 1+ BR

Landings Apartment Community
131 Lake Erie St.
2+ bedroom options only, pet-friendly (any size)

Northgate Apartments
3 Admiralty Dr.
1+ bedroom, pet-friendly

Oxbow Farms
80 Rogers Lane
Pet-friendly (25 lbs), 1+ br

Portsmouth, RI

Bay View Estates Apartments
2121 West Main Road
Cats only, studio+

Tiverton, RI

Bourne Mill Apartments
1 Mill St.
Pet friendly, 1+ bedroom

Riverside, RI

Crescent Park Manor
243 Crescent View Ave.
Pet friendly, 1+ bedroom

Warren, RI

East Bay Warren
700 Metacom Ave.
Cats only, 1+

Tourister Mill
91 Main St.
Pet friendly, 1+

Warren Apartments
624 Metacom Ave.
Pet friendly, 1+

The majority of area apartments are listed on a variety of public websites. Many of these websites have related apps for your mobile devices as well. Please use these sites and apps carefully, particularly those that list apartments by private sellers. 

Realtors can be a great resource as you look for housing in the area. They often know about properties that may not be listed elsewhere and can watch for properties if you have some time before you move to RWU.

Below is a list of some local realtors available to you. This list is provided as a resource only. RWU does not endorse or support specific realtors or agencies in our area. 

Century 21 Topsail Realty
(401) 254-1900
Primary contact: Ken Ascoli

William Raveis
423 Hope St
(401) 396-9849

Harborside Realty
13 State St
(401) 253-0009

RE/MAX River's Edge
47 Bradford St
(401) 254-1776

Keller Williams Realty
259 Thames St # 10
(401) 253-1400

Coldwell Banker
495 Hope St # 2
(401) 253-3295

The Kimberly Group
676 Hope St
(401) 996-6799

Graduate students can find some local housing options listed on the following RWU-affiliated websites:

  • RWU Graduate Students Facebook Group
    This is a private Facebook group for RWU graduate students and those connected directly with the RWU graduate community. In addition to connecting graduate students, this group is where you can find any individual apartment postings that are shared directly with the Office of Graduate Admission or shared by members of the RWU community. The Group is also a great resource for finding roommates.
     
  • RWU Off-Campus Housing website
    This is the official off-campus housing website hosted by the RWU Office of Residential Life. 
     
  • JumpOffCampus
    RWU partners with the third-party website JumpOffCampus for local apartment listings provided by area landlords. Landlords can post directly to the site if they wish to rent to college students. The site is restricted to use by college students only. 
Disclaimers

The listings available on the JumpOffCampus website and RWU Graduate Students Facebook Group are offered as a courtesy to aid RWU community members in their search for off-campus living arrangements. RWU makes no endorsement and undertakes no inspections of, and assumes no responsibility for, the listed rental properties or landlords. In addition, RWU makes no promises, representations or guarantees concerning the condition of the listed premises. RWU is not a party to any contractual or other legal relationship regarding housing arrangements made between students/faculty/staff and individual landlords and is not responsible for any lease or its terms that are negotiated with any landlord. No information provided here or on the JumpOffCampus website creates a legal relationship between RWU and any third-party regarding such facilities. Renters are encouraged to only reside in housing that is compliant with local and state housing codes.