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


Cheryl Bradley
Department Operations and Communications Coordinator
401 277-4878

Brendan Cody
Assistant Director of Housing Operations

Melynda Heying
Associate Director for Housing Operations
401 454-6715
Residence Life main office (30 Waterman Street)

Selena Hocker
Community Coordinator
401 277-4835

Josh Jones
Director of Residence Life
401 427-3156
Residence Life main office (30 Waterman Street)

Brandon Kottwitz
Community Coordinator

Jasmine Mahoney
Associate Director, Residential Education
401 427-6761
Residence Life main office (30 Waterman Street)

Emma Michels
Community Coordinator

Zach Raso
Assistant Director, Community Development
401 709-8623