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Fall Arrival

The following information should prove helpful to you in your preparation for taking up residence on the campus of Providence College. 

Please note: first-year and transfer students will be receiving their housing assignments in early August.

FALL RESIDENT ARRIVAL SCHEDULE

Students are reminded that they are to plan their travel accordingly for arrival on their scheduled move-in date:

Class of 2017
All members of the class of 2017 are scheduled to move onto campus and begin orientation on Wednesday, August 28 (see schedule for August 28 below) unless you have been approved to participate in any of the following pre-orientation programs:

Pre-Orientation Programs

  • International Student Welcome Program: Students participating in the mandatory International Student Welcome Program are scheduled to move into campus on Friday, August 23.  Students arriving by car are asked to arrive to campus between 9:00am and 4:00pm and report directly to the Center for International Studies in Harkins Hall 215 to check in for the program and to receive access to your residence hall.  Students with an F-1 visa must also bring their passport and form I-20 with them for check in.
  • Urban Action: Students participating in the Urban Action program are scheduled to move onto campus on Saturday, August 24th between 9am and noon. Students are asked to arrive through the Huxley Avenue gate and report to the rear of Raymond Hall to check in for the program and to receive access to your residence hall. Urban Action student coordinators and SAIL office staff will be there to greet you. (In the case of inclement weather, registration will occur in the Raymond Dining Hall Lobby.)
  • FaithWorks: Students participating in FaithWorks are scheduled to move onto campus on Saturday, August 24th between 9am and noon. Students are asked to arrive through the Huxley Avenue gate and report to the rear of Raymond Hall to check in for the program and to receive access to your residence hall. FaithWorks student coordinators and campus ministry staff will be there to greet you. (In the case of inclement weather, registration will occur in the Raymond Dining Hall Lobby.)
  • New Student Transitions: Students participating in the New Student Transitions program are scheduled to move onto campus on Sunday, August 25.  Students are asked to arrive to campus between 10:00am and 3:00pm and to report directly to Harkins Hall 213 to check in for the program and to receive access to your residence hall.
  • Advising Day: Students participating in the August 27th Advising & Registration Day program (who have not already moved into their residence halls for pre-Orientation programming) are scheduled to move onto campus the morning of August 27th. Students are asked to arrive on campus between 8:30am and 11:00am and report to the Office of Residence Life to receive access to their residence halls.  Upon checking in at residence life, students will be able to register for the orientation program and begin moving into their rooms. Please refer to the Orientation website for a schedule of the rest of that day’s required activities: www.providence.edu/ORIENTATION

Class of 2017 Orientation Program - Wednesday, August 28, 2013

All members of the class of 2017 are scheduled to move onto campus and begin orientation on Wednesday, August 28 unless approved to participate in any of the above pre-orientation programs.  Students arriving to campus on August 28 are asked to arrive to campus according to the following schedule:

Residence Hall           Arrival Time

Guzman Hall                between 8:00am and 11:00am

McVinney Hall              between 8:00am and 11:00am

McDermott Hall           between 8:00am and 11:00am

Raymond Hall             between 8:30am and 11:30am

Aquinas Hall                between 8:30am and Noon

Meagher Hall               between 9:00am and Noon

Upon arrival, students should report directly to their residence hall to check-in. Once students have checked-in and brought their items into their rooms, students are asked to report to the Slavin Center to check-in for the Orientation program. Please refer to the letter from the director of Safety and Security.pdf for parking procedures and the Move In Day Parking Pass.pdf.

 If you have any questions regarding moving into your residence hall, please contact the office of residence life at reslife@providence.edu.  If you have any questions regarding the orientation program, please contact the SAIL office at 401-865-2211.

Transfer Students - Friday, August 30, 2013
All transfer students are asked to arrive on campus between 8:30am-11:30am and report to Slavin 106 to receive access to their residence halls (unless you are participating in a pre-orientation program).  Please refer to the letter from the director of Safety and Security.pdf for parking procedures and the Move In Day Parking Pass.pdf. 

Returning Residents - Monday, September 2, 2013
All sophomore, junior, and senior residents are asked to arrive between 9:00am-4:30pm and to report to their assigned residence halls.  If you will be a resident of Bedford, Davis, Suites, DiTraglia, MalBrown, Cunningham, or the 1st floor in St. Joseph Hall, please encode your ID card in Safety and Security or the Office of Residence Life.  Please refer to the letter from the director of Safety and Security.pdf for parking procedures and the Move In Day Parking Pass.pdf

FALL HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS

On-campus housing assignment letters (including roommate information) will be emailed to your PC email account the second week of August. Please review the information included in your housing email carefully to ensure a successful move-in (see information below). If a student has not received his/her assignment letter  email by August 14th, we ask that he/she contact the Office of Residence Life.  

Note: Room changes will not be permitted prior to October 15, 2013.

Move-In Information:

FURNISHING OF YOUR ROOM

Furniture provided by Providence College must remain in student rooms. Students are permitted to bring their own desk chairs, however, desk chairs provided by Providence College may not be removed. Rooms that are missing desk chairs, or any other Providence College furniture, at the end of the year will be billed as damages to the responsible students’ accounts.  Any questions about the furniture policy should be directed to fixit@providence.edu.

Although you may share your room with one, two, or three roommates, each student is provided with his/her own furniture.  Your room is equipped with a bunkable bed (except McVinney Hall), desk, chair, and either a bureau or under-the-bed-storage unit.  The sheet size for your bed is 36” x 80” (a long twin).  Suites on the third floor and above have carpeting, as do the bedrooms in all apartment buildings.  The common areas of Bedford Hall apartments are also carpeted.  All college-supplied furniture must remain in the rooms at all times or a charge will be assessed to each student of the room.

WHAT TO BRING (Personal Items)

In addition to a comforter, pillows, linens, towels, blankets, and clothes hangers, students surveyed recommend that you consider bringing the following personal items: a computer, surge protectors, desk lamp, a clamp-on bed lamp, light bulbs, batteries, a raincoat or umbrella, an alarm clock, an area rug (if room is not carpeted), metal crates, shower shoes, microwaveable bowls, glasses, some silverware, an iron, a carrier for shower items, and general toiletries.

WHAT TO BRING (Common Use Items)

Since you will receive the name(s) of your roommate(s), you may wish to call or write them to decide on who will bring what for common use.  Some items you might want to consider: a refrigerator (2.5 cubic feet in size), a microwave oven, a stereo, a telephone, a garbage can, and a television (all rooms receive cable TV service provided by the College).  Extra furniture is not permitted (please refer to the Prohibited Furniture Listing).

PERSONAL COMPUTERS

It is highly recommended that you have a surge protection device and cable lock for your laptop or desktop computer since rooms are not hard wired.  For your own protection, please make sure you have insurance coverage for computers and other personal items (CD players, stereos, etc.).  Please see the link for National Student Services Personal Property Insurance above if you are interested in purchasing property insurance.  The college is not responsible for the loss of personal items.

WHAT NOT TO BRING FOR USE IN ROOM

Providence College takes fire safety seriously, and therefore the use of some items in student rooms are not permitted.  These regulated items include: electric blankets, curling irons, flat irons, popcorn poppers, hot plates and pots, broiler ovens, coffee makers, toasters, immersion heaters, and halogen lamps.

Many of the above items, such as hot plates and curling irons, can be used in common areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.  Ironing boards are provided in most bathroom areas.

ALL CANDLES (including those for decoration only), incense, and any open flames are strictly prohibited.

A word about PLASTICS.  Because plastics emit hazardous fumes in fire situations, we ask that you limit your use of plastic items.  For under-the-bed storage, cardboard sweater-style boxes are recommended.

Most types of extension cords are not permitted.  Multi-plug, 4’ x 6’ length, extenders with surge protection and 3-prong extension cord (one per student) are allowed.

DUCT TAPE is not to be used when hanging posters and pictures on the walls. 

Pets (except fish in ten gallon tanks or less) are not allowed in the room either.

There is no smoking permitted in any of the Providence College Residence Halls or buildings.

VOICE MAIL

Providence College has a campus wide and off campus Voice Messaging System.  You will NOT need to bring an ANSWERING MACHINE.  Important student information is periodically broadcast over the Voice Messaging System.    It is strongly urged that you activate your voice mail and check it periodically.

SPECIAL NEEDS

If special needs (not mentioned on the Housing Application Form) develop which would impact your housing assignment, please notify the Office of Residence Life (401-865-2392) immediately.

Fire Safety Regulations 2013-2014

Walls, Windows, and Floors

  • Posters and wall hangings of any size are allowed. Fabric wall decorations must be flame resistant.  All hangings must be anchored on all four corners.
  • Plastic or metal hooks and mirrors may be placed on the walls or closet doors. They may be left there at the end of the year if in good condition.
  • Keep wall decorations a foot below the ceiling.
  • Make sure extension, phone, or cable cords do not run under the carpet. All cords must be taped down.

Doors and Room Access

  • Message boards are not allowed on the hallway side of bedroom doors.
  • All rooms must have a fire exit chart provided by the college on the backside of the entrance door.  Nothing can cover this chart and any hangings must be 6 inches below the chart.
  • Nothing should impede the full opening of an exit door. Students cannot arrange furniture in a manner that blocks physical access into a room.  There must be 4.5 feet of entry space into each room

Ceilings

  • Nothing can be hung on/from the ceiling at any time.  This includes stickers(stars), toys, wind chimes, bed sheets, blankets, hooks, wires, and curtain rods.
  • Nothing is to be hung from the sprinkler heads.

Furniture

  • Excessive plastics in room are discouraged.
  • Beds are allowed to be raised with rack raisers only.  Cinder blocks are not allowed.  Bed raisers with electrical outlets are not permitted. 
  • Attachments are not allowed on beds (including tape, string, privacy sheets, etc.).
 

Electrical Appliances

  • Banned items in all Residence Halls are: Halogen lamps, hot plates, hot pots, broiler ovens, toasters, toaster ovens, space heaters, and two prong extension cords.
  • Banned items in Traditional Residence Halls and the Suites are: Halogen lamps, hot plates, hot pots, broiler ovens, toasters, toaster ovens, space heaters, two prong extension cords, and George Forman Grills.
  • Hair dryers are allowed in student rooms, as are single-serve "pod" coffee machines, i.e. Keurig or Tassimo.
  • Items that may be used only in bathrooms or kitchens in the Traditional Halls are: popcorn makers, curling irons, flat irons, coffee makers, and clothes irons.
  • Acceptable items in all Residence Halls are: refrigerators (5.0 cubic feet or fewer), small microwaves, three prong extension cords with UL-approved circuit breakers.

Candles, Hallways, Pets

  • Candles of any kind are not permitted.  In addition incense, potpourri burners, and/or any item that can/does have an open flame are prohibited.
  • Hallways must remain clear of all items including drying racks, welcome mats, clothes, shoes, etc. 
  • Pets and stray animals may not be kept in on-campus apartments or in the residence halls.  Fish in small aquariums (10 gallons or less) are permitted

Items Prohibited in Residence Halls

 
Prohibited Items
  • Electric blankets
  • Couches
  • Providence College lounge furniture
  • Love seats
  • Tables over 2’x2’
  • Recliners
  • Futons
  • Folding cushion furniture, large cushions/mattress
  • Hammocks
  • All halogen bulb type lamps
  • Any other upholstered and framed furniture
  • Cement blocks/bricks/pipes to raise beds. All bed raisers must be college approved.
  • Real trees or plants larger than 3 feet.

 

Permitted Items
  • Adjustable wheeled desk chairs
  • Bookshelves (must reasonably fit with other furniture in room)
  • Knee-high coffee tables
  • 1' x 1' eating tray
  • End/bed stand (no bigger than 1' x 1')
  • Husband bed-pillow
  • Bean bags
  • Collapsible/beach/camping chairs
  • Small entertainment centers
  • Under bed storage containers
  • Lamps
  • Trunks
  • Small folding work table no larger than 2’x2’
  • College approved bed raisers.
  • Ottomans (cushioned footstool)
  • Holiday/string lights (1strand per person)
  • Artificial Christmas Trees less than 3 feet.
 
Please take notice of the following important information regarding your housing for the 2013-2014 academic year:

Please e-mail fixit@providence.edu by August 2nd with any special requests for your room. 

All Providence College issued furniture must stay in your room/apartment. Furniture left in the hallway is against fire code and will result in a $100 fine.

 

Voluntary Overcrowded Room Furniture Policy:

All furniture that is documented in your Room Inventory and must stay in your apartment/suite for the entire year. For example, if your bedroom is voluntarily overcrowded during the fall semester, i.e. three students in a bedroom in an apartment or suite, the furniture will not be removed if the student vacates the following semester. All furniture must remain in the room and/or apartment for the duration of the year. Please note that a roommate will not be assigned to the third bed unless you request one.

Inventory inspections will take place during school closings and at the end of the year. Replacement costs will be charged for any missing furniture and disciplinary action may result.

Please contact The Office of Residence Life at 401-865-2392 if you have questions regarding these policies.

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