Returning Students – Welcome Back to Friartown! 

All students returning to Providence College are scheduled to move onto campus Sunday, August 27, 2023 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Office of Residence Life & Housing will allow a limited number of students to voluntarily arrive on Saturday, August 26.  Students choosing this option are responsible for their own food as meal plans are not active until Sunday, August 27th with dinner. Students must notify the Office of Residence Life & Housing of their intention to arrive on Saturday by completing the Saturday 8/26 Early Arrival Intention form available on the left hand side of their eRezLife account. This form is open on a first come first serve basis and will close once we have reached capacity for Saturday move in. Students should now wait for a confirmation to receive approval for their request. Please do not arrive outside your scheduled move-in day as we may not be able to accommodate you

Students should plan to arrive according to the following schedule on Sunday, August 27, 2023: 

  • Cunningham, Guzman (even numbered rooms), DiTraglia, Koffler, McCarthy, Shanley residents should plan to arrive between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. 
  • Bedford, Davis, Guzman (odd numbered rooms), Mal Brown, St. Joseph, and Sullivan residents should plan to arrive between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. 
  • College owned houses (formerly known as hybrid housing) residents should plan to arrive between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

Students who have submitted an intention to arrive on Saturday, August 26, 2023 should plan to arrive according to the following schedule:

  • Bedford, Davis, Guzman (odd numbered rooms), Mal Brown, St. Joseph, and Sullivan residents should plan to arrive between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. 
  • Cunningham, Guzman (even numbered rooms), DiTraglia, Koffler, McCarthy, Shanley residents should plan to arrive between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. 
  • College owned houses (formerly known as hybrid housing) residents should plan to arrive between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

We ask that families make every effort to follow their assigned move-in window to minimize vehicle congestion on campus and reduce wait times at the buildings and move in queuing line.  

Directions for Move In

Students were emailed directions for move in and a move in day parking pass on Wednesday, August 16.

Students living in the following buildings should enter campus through the Huxley Gate (GPS Address 240 Huxley Avenue)

  • Cunningham Hall
  • DiTraglia Hall
  • Guzman Hall
  • Koffler Hall
  • Mal Brown Hall
  • St. Joseph Hall
  • Sullivan Hall

Students living in the following buildings should enter campus through the Eaton Street Gate (GPS Address 61 Eaton Street)

  • Bedford Hall
  • Davis Hall
  • McCarthy Hall
  • Shanley Hall

New This Year – Early Drop-Off Days! (Now Full)

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 19 and Sunday, August 20 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.  The Early Drop Off sign up form is now closed.

Students and families participating in early drop off days should enter campus through the Huxley Gate (GPS address 240 Huxley Avenue).

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 is not currently available to students living in college-owned houses (formerly known as hybrid houses) or St. Joseph Hall due to planned maintenance and renovation projects.  

Early Arrival Requests 

Students who believe they are eligible for early arrival, must apply for early arrival and receive approval from the Office of Residence Life & Housing.  Students may apply through eRezLife by completing the Early Arrival Request for Fall form.  Please do not complete this form if you are part of an approved student group for early arrival (e.g. pre-orientation programs, resident assistants, orientation leaders, pre-season athletes, etc.) as the faculty or staff member working with the group will apply for early arrival on behalf of the group.  Students may be eligible for Early Arrival if… 

  • They live an extreme distance from the College. Extreme distance students are permitted to request to arrive one day prior to their scheduled move-in date. (See Extreme Distance FAQ for more information).  Extreme distance returning students are eligible to arrive on Saturday August 26, 2023 and should complete the Saturday 8/26 Early Arrival Intention
  • They are an international student. 
  • They have an on-campus job and have received authorization to begin work prior to the start of the semester.  Your supervisor must verify your dates of employment via an email to reslife@providence.edu
  • For more information, please review our Early Arrival Policy

Early arrival approvals are not guaranteed, and students should not assume that by submitting their request, their request will be approved. 

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