Living at RWU

When you live at Roger Williams University, you'll discover a safe, supportive, and fun community you'll be proud to call home.

The Roger Williams University is a tight-knit community of open, accepting and affirming citizen scholars, leaders, world travelers, athletes, environmentalists, artists, music fans, thinkers and doers. Our campus is vibrant and filled with opportunities for learning and growth. The Department of Residence Life and Housing is committed to making Roger Williams your home away from home, and helping you discover your path and your passion.

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Residence Halls

University residence halls are comprised of eight different communities, each with a unique vibe.  Traditional residence halls are reserved for our first-year students, while returning can choose from suites and apartment-style residences. All of our halls provide wireless internet access and laundry facilities.

Our Residence Halls

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Incoming Student Housing

Welcome you the community, you are now a Hawk! We invite you to learn more about living at RWU and our housing assignment process for first-year students.

First-year Housing

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Living Learning Communities 

Our Living Learning Communities are designed to help you get the most out of your first-year experience by strengthening the connection between the classroom and the residence hall, and helping you transition from high school to college.

Our Learning Communities

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Returning Student Housing 

Returning students, please take the time to thoroughly read our guides to assist you in making your housing selection for next year. 

Returning Students

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Request for Accessible Housing Accommodations 

Roger Williams University and the Department of Residence Life and Housing are committed to the full participation of students with disabilities in all aspects of college life, including residential and dining experiences.

Request Accessible Housing

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Questions & Resources

The Department of Residence Life and Housing is here to answer any questions you have. We've put together a list of frequently asked questions and resources to put you on the right path.


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The Department of Residence Life and Housing is committed to making your Roger Williams experience the best it can be. Don't hesitate to reach out.

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    Student Life Experience

    Our Staff

    The Roger Williams University Department of Residence Life and Housing Office supervises a staff of trained Coordinators of Residence Education (CORE) and Resident Assistants (RA). Our RAs are students charged with the responsibility of ensuring the health and safety of our resident students. They help establish a safe and welcoming community, provide fun, and educational programming, are knowledgeable resources for students, and enforce university policies and regulations. RAs are selected through a rigorous process, and receive continuous training throughout the summer and academic year. They serve as unit leaders, program facilitators, student advocates, and great campus resources for our students!  Our COREs are full-time, professional staff members who also live in assigned residence halls. They oversee the day-to-day operations of their specific residence hall, including supervision of the Resident Assistants.  

    Rates and Fees

    Undergraduate Housing