Residence Life

The Residence Life program at RISD provides a safe and supportive environment empowering students to create inclusive communities that foster their artistic and personal development. Our programs and services offer opportunities for student engagement, leadership, health, cultural competence, and responsibility.

The Residence Life website provides:

  • Overview of Residence Life
  • Residence Life policies and processes
  • Residence Life programming and events
  • Student Staff selection process
  • Housing selection process
  • Residence Halls pictures, rates, and amenities
  • Housing resources
  • Off campus housing resources
  • Staff contacts and bios
  • Frequently asked questions and answers


Ali Blake
Resident Director
401 709-8431

Kevin Forti
Director of Residence Life
401 454-6651

Anu Meschisen
Associate Director for Housing Operations
401 709-8404

Ashley Montague
Area Coordinator
401 427-6914
15 West Office

Daniel Murphy
Area Coordinator
401 454-6715
Colonial Office

Joshua Peipock
Senior Associate Director for Residential Education
401 454-6654

Kyle Penrod
Resident Director
401 709-8658
15 West Office

Zach Raso
Resident Director
401 427-3441
Colonial Office

Mary Anne Shanahan
Department Coordinator
401 277-4967

Kyle Stuber
Area Coordinator
401 454-6652