Class of 2028 & Transfer Students – Welcome to Friartown!

All members of the Class of 2028 and Transfer Students are scheduled to move onto campus and begin Orientation on Thursday, August 29, 2024* unless they are participating in a preseason sport or pre-orientation programs (see below for list). Students participating in the programs below will receive information from Athletics or their program director about their move-in schedule. (Click here for returning student move-in details)

  • International Student Welcome Program
  • Urban Action
  • Faithworks
  • Multicultural Student Summer Transitions Program

Students will be assigned a specific move-in time between 7:00 am and 2 pm on Thursday, August 29th.

*Students who have a permanent address that is considered an extreme distance (defined as greater than 250 miles away) can request to move in one day early on Wednesday, August 28, 2024. Students can request early arrival by completing the Early Arrival Request for Fall form available on their eRezLife account after they receive their housing assignments. Please note students are responsible for their own meals until orientation begins and there is no programming scheduled for new students until the start of orientation. 

Per RI State Law, students must have submitted their medical files to the Student Health Center prior to move-in day. To ensure your move-in day goes smoothly and without delay, make sure you have submitted your medical records by following the instructions on the Student Health Center website.

Early Drop-Off Days!

We are pleased to be offering students and families the option to drop off their belongings in their room, suite, or apartment during Early Drop-Off Days.* Early Drop-Off Days are scheduled for Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. More information will be available in mid July.

Students participating in Early Drop-Off Days are expected to move the majority of their belongings into their room on that day. They will be directed to not wait in the move-in queuing lines on move-in days and will be instructed to go directly to a parking area and walk from the parking area to their building. Students should bring with them on move-in day only what they can reasonably carry to their buildings from a parking area. More information and directions will be provided to students who sign up in early August.   

*The Early Drop-Off option may not be available for all residence halls depending on summer maintenance projects.

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