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Campus Housing

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Could be worse. It's what you make of it.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing itself is fine and it's probably the same a a lot of other schools, there's a ton of teenagers in a small space.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The campus housing really isn't as bad as the students say. The greek life is actually a lot more prominent than the university claims. Showers are kinda gross but that's with all schools. Dorms are fairly close to the classes. It would be nice to have air conditioning because it gets so muggy in the dorms.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I loved living in Browning for my freshman year. It was a great building to experience my first year of college. Everyone easa very friendly including hallmates, RA's, and even our custodial staff. Don was my custodian and he did a wonderful job at keeping our floor clean! He was always smiling and greeted me with a "Good Morning" or "how are you?". Overall the campus housing expereince was 9/10 the only problem I had was the heat in the beginning of the year but other than that I have no other complaints

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is like a dungeon but i love it because its cool

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Dorms are typically for freshmen and sophomores, although there is no requirement for living on campus. Most students have a good time living in the dorms, until they move off campus and realize what life could be like. There’s a wide range of dorms that students can live in, and there are pros and cons to each. Although the newer dorms, like Barlow, Weldin, Bresseler, and Butterfield, are nicer, cleaner, and in the center of campus, they are more strict, so it is harder for students to drink and be loud here. In the older dorms, like Coddington, Dorr, and Burnside, students are able to get away with a lot more but have to put up with poor living conditions.

All dorms require a student ID to enter, and after 9 p.m., your ID will only work for your dorm, so students can’t freely go in and out of different buildings. All the residence halls differ from one another. Some buildings have balcony rooms and private bathrooms, while others have air-conditioning and community bathrooms. There are two students per room, but when there is a housing shortage, the University will squeeze three in a room. However, students put into a triple will get compensation. If a student isn't satisfied with his living conditions or roommate situation, Housing and Residential Life makes it easy for students to switch rooms. No matter which dorm you live in, you‘ll probably have a memorable time.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
6,119
Average Housing Costs
$7,406
Undergrads Living On Campus
45%
Number of Dormitories
20
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Dorms
  • Barlow
  • Bresseler
  • Browning
  • Butterfield
  • Weldin
Worst Dorms
  • Merrow
  • Tucker
What You Get
  • Cable TV
  • Closet or wardrobe, some with a dresser
  • Desk and chair
  • Ethernet access
  • Free campus and local phone calls
  • Twin-sized bed
Also Available
  • All buildings are smoke free.
  • The IEP House (International Engineering Program) and the Rainbow Diversity House
  • There are sorority and fraternity houses on campus along with the Rainbow diversity house.
Available for Rent
Microwaves Minifridges
Did You Know?
  • Eddy, Garrahy and Wiley Halls are the newest dorms on campus, and while the other dorms may not be brand new, URI has done a lot of renovating and most of the residential buildings are now updated. Hutchinson, Merrow, Peck and Tucker were renovated in spring 2007.
  • All residents get cable TV, the URI TV channel, and the school's very own movie channel.
  • Always losing your keys? Half of URI's dorm rooms go by a code, so all you have to do is remember four to six numbers, and you're in.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Adam's
Floors: 4 plus basement
Number of Occupants: 197
Bathrooms: One per hallway
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard double, corridor
Special Features: Laundry rooms, lounges, television area, designated study area, vending machines
Aldrich
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 157
Bathrooms: One private bathroom shared by two rooms
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard double
Special Features: Laundry rooms, lounges, television area, designated study area, vending machines, balcony rooms
Barlow
Floors: 4 plus basement
Number of Occupants: 297
Bathrooms: One per hallway
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard double
Special Features: Laundry rooms, lounges, television area, designated study area, vending machines, air-conditioning
Bressler
Floors: 4 plus basement
Number of Occupants: 240
Bathrooms: One per hallway
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard double, some triples
Special Features: Laundry rooms, lounges, television area, designated study area, vending machines, security cameras
Browning
Floors: 4 plus basement
Number of Occupants: 346
Bathrooms: One per hallway
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard double, corridor
Special Features: Laundry rooms, lounges, television area, designated study area, vending machines, security cameras
Burnside
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 257
Bathrooms: One private bathroom shared by two rooms
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard double
Special Features: Laundry rooms, lounges, television area, designated study area, vending machines, balcony rooms, pool table
Butterfield
Floors: 4 plus basement
Number of Occupants: 207
Bathrooms: One per hallway
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard double, Some triples
Special Features: Laundry rooms, lounges, TV area, designated study area, vending machines, two level rooms available, security camera, dining hall located in building
Coddington
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 266
Bathrooms: One private bathroom shared by two rooms
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard double
Special Features: Laundry rooms, lounges, TV area, designated study area, vending machines, balcony
Dorr
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 209
Bathrooms: One private bathroom shared by two rooms
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard double
Special Features: Laundry rooms, TV/study lounges, vending machines, balcony rooms, pool table
Eddy
Floors: 5
Bathrooms: Two or three per suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Single and double
Special Features: Large atrium main lounge, atrium spanning "Bridge Lounge," two seminar/group study rooms, catering kitchen, laundry room
Ellery
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 155
Bathrooms: One private bathroom shared by two rooms
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard double
Special Features: Laundry rooms, lounges, TV area, designated study area, vending machines, balcony rooms
Fayerweather
Floors: Basement and lower and upper 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors
Number of Occupants: 274
Bathrooms: Two rooms directly connected by one bathroom
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard double
Special Features: Laundry rooms, lounges, TV area, designated study area, vending machines
Gorham
Floors: Basement and lower and upper 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors
Number of Occupants: 272
Bathrooms: Two rooms directly connected by one private bathroom
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard double
Special Features: Laundry rooms, lounges, television area, designated study area, vending machines
Heathman
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 367
Bathrooms: Two rooms directly connected by one private bathroom
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard double
Special Features: Laundry rooms, lounges, television area, designated study area, vending machines, pool table
Hopkins
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 159
Bathrooms: One private bathroom shared by two rooms
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard double
Special Features: Laundry rooms, lounges, television area, designated study area, vending machines, balcony rooms
Hutchinson
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 113
Bathrooms: One per hallway
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard double
Special Features: Laundry rooms, lounges, television area, designated study area, vending machines
Merrow
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 127
Bathrooms: One per hallway
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard double
Special Features: Laundry rooms, lounges, television area, designated study area, vending machines
Peck
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 114
Bathrooms: One per hallway
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard double
Special Features: Laundry rooms, lounges, television area, designated study area, vending machines
Tucker
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 127
Bathrooms: One per hallway
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Standard double
Special Features: Laundry rooms, lounges, television area, designated study area, vending machines; Wellness dorm.
Weldin
Floors: 4 plus basement
Number of Occupants: 297
Bathrooms: One per hallway
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Standard double, corridor
Special Features: Laundry rooms, lounges, television area, designated study area, vending machines, air-conditioning, security cameras

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Garrahy Apartments & Suites
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: 2 per apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Center building atrium and "Grand Lounge". Since these apartments have full kitchens, students are not required to purchase meal plans and can occupy apartments during campus recess periods.
Wiley Apartments & Suites
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: 2 per apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Center building atrium and "Grand Lounge". Since these apartments have full kitchens, students are not required to purchase meal plans and can occupy apartments during campus recess periods.

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