Residential Experience Packages

Room and Board Options and Rates for 2015-2016

RISD offers three types of room and board packages: “Essential RISD”, “Suite Experience”, and “Apartment Experience”. Essential RISD and Suite Experience packages include one of two full meal plans with a varying mix of meal swipes and dining points. Apartment Experience rooms come with the “Flex 7-60” dining plan. Students living in these rooms can choose to enroll in the "Foundation" or "Residential" dining plans for an additional fee, or can opt for reduced plans depending on their class standing.    

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Room and Board Options and Rates for 2015-2016

The Essential RISD Experience

Essential Experience rooms are the foundation of the RISD Residential Community. All First-Year, and many upper-class students, will reside within Essential Experience Rooms. Located in the First Year Quad and Hill Houses, Essential Experience rooms house one, two, three, or four students. Rooms are located within a larger hall or floor with shared community resources like study and work rooms, kitchenettes, social lounges, and communal or semi-private bathrooms. All First Year students are enrolled in the Foundation Dining Plan. Other students living in Essential Experience rooms have their choice of either the Foundation or Residential Plans.

The following are part of the Essential Experience Room Collection:

  • Shared FY Quad Rooms (Double, Triple, Quads - Shared Rate)
  • FY Quad Single Rooms (Single Rate)
  • Shared Hill House Room (Doubles and Triples - Shared Rate)
  • Single Hill House Rooms (Single Rate)

Essential Experience Room and Board Pricing (Per Semester)

Shared Rooms: $6,300
Single Rooms: $7,325

The Suite Experience

Living in the Alcove Suites in 15 West affords students a higher level of privacy and independence than the Essential Experience rooms. Each unit features a shared entry and bathroom. For occasional snacking and light meals, the small kitchenette comes in very handy! 15 West amenities include air conditioning, social lounges, laundry and work rooms, and easy access to the Fleet Library and Portfolio Café. All students living in Suite Experience rooms have their choice of either the Foundation or Residential Dining Plans.

The following are part of the Suite Experience Room Collection:

  • 15 West Shared Alcove (Shared Rate)
  • 15 West Alcove Single (Single Rate)

Suite Experience Room and Board Pricing (Per Semester)

Shared Rooms: $6,450
Single Rooms: $7,825

The Apartment Experience

Students living in Apartments enjoy the highest levels of independence and privacy afforded to students at RISD. Apartments feature bathrooms, common space, and full kitchen facilities throughout our upperclass facilities including: 15 West, Charles Landing, Colonial Apartments, and Dwight House. Depending on amenity level and configuration apartments at RISD are identified as either "Cooperative" or "Independent". Independent Apartments are typically highly desirable with amenities such as one bathroom per student, private/single occupancy apartments, etc.

All Apartment Experience rooms come with the Flex 7-60 Dining Plan. Students living in apartments may also select from the Foundation or Residential Dining Plans for an additional fee. Sophomores and Juniors may select a smaller Flex 5-40 Dining Plan. Senior, 5th Year, and Graduate Students may elect to cook entirely on their own, or to select any dining plan.

The Cooperative Apartment Collection includes:

  • Charles Landing Shared One Bedroom Shared Apartment (Shared Rate)
  • Charles Landing 2 Bedroom – One Bath Apartments (Single Rate)
  • 15 West 2 Bedroom Loft (Single Rate)
  • 15 West 3 and 4 Bedroom Apartments (Single Rate)
  • 15 West Mini Lofts (Single Rate)
  • 15 West Shared Triple Loft (Shared Rate)
  • Colonial 2 and 3 Bedroom Apartments (Single Rate)
  • Dwight 2 Bedroom Apartments (Single Rate)

The Independent Apartment Collection includes:

  • 15 West Studio Loft (Single Rate)
  • 15 West Shared Double Loft (Shared Rate)
  • Colonial Studio (Single Rate)
  • Dwight Studio (Single Rate)
  • Charles Landing Town House (Single Rate)
  • Charles Landing Studio (Single Rate)
  • Charles Landing One Bedroom Private (Single Rate)

Apartment Experience Room and Board Pricing (Per Semester – With Flex 7-60 Dining Plan)

Cooperative Apartments   Independent Apartments  
Shared Rooms: $5,865 Shared Rooms: $6,615
Single Rooms: $7,215 Single Rooms: $8,115

Optional Apartment Experience Dining Plan Choices:

  • Upgrade to the Foundation or Residential Dining Plan: (Any resident) (+$710 per semester)
  • Drop to the Flex 5-40 Dining Plan (Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students) (-$425 per semester)
  • Drop to the Connect 3-25 Plan (Seniors, 5th Year, and Graduate Students only) (-$1140 per semester)
  • Opt out of all dining plans (Seniors, 5th Year, and Graduate Students only) (-$1990 per semester)

RISD Dining Plans

Foundation Plan: The Foundation Plan provides unlimited meal swipes to The Met, RISD’s “All-You-Care-To-Eat” facility. Students on the Foundation Plan receive 6 guest meals and may also choose to use one meal swipe per day at the Portfolio, Watermark, or Jolly Roger, or may purchase items using their Dining Points. Students on the Foundation Plan receive a total of $450 Dining Points per year. Other benefits include 3 guest meals per semester, two free exchangeable to-go (Ozzi) containers, and membership to the RISD Dining Club (RDC), which includes a complimentary celebration cake for birthdays or other celebrations! All first year students participate in this plan.

Residential Plan: The Residential Plan provides 2 meal swipes per day and 6 guest meals, which can be used to access The Met, RISD’s “All-You-Care-To-Eat” facility, or to purchase a meal at the Portfolio, Watermark, or Jolly Roger. Students on the Residential Plan also get 1500 points per year (the equivalent of $45 Dining Points per week) which rollover from semester to semester. Other benefits include 3 guest meals per semester, and two free exchangeable to-go (Ozzi) containers.

Flex 7-60 Plan: The Flex 7-60 plan provides 7 meal swipes per week, plus 6 guest meals, which can be used to access The Met, RISD’s “All-You-Care-To-Eat” facility, the Portfolio, Watermark, or Jolly Roger. Students on the Flex 7-60 plan also get a total of $2,000 Dining Points per year (approximately $60 per week), which are loaded at the start of each semester. Other benefits include 3 guest meals per semester, and one free exchangeable to-go (Ozzi) container and grocery bag.

Flex 5-40 Plan: The Flex 5-40 plan provides 5 meal swipes per week, which can be used to access The Met, RISD’s “All-You-Care-To-Eat” facility, the Portfolio, Watermark, or Jolly Roger. Students on the Flex 5-40 Plan also get a total of $1,360 Dining Points per year (~$40 per week), which are loaded at the start of each semester. Other benefits include 2 guest meals per semester, and one free exchangeable to-go (Ozzi) container.

Connect 3-25 Plan:The Connect 3-25 Plan is designed for Graduate Students and commuter students who want to stay connected to RISD and take advantage of RISD Dining at discounted rates. The Connect 3-25 Plan provides a block of 50 meals (this averages 3 meal swipes per week), which can be used to access The Met, RISD’s “All-You-Care-To-Eat” facility, the Portfolio, Watermark or Jolly Roger. Students on the Connect 3-25 Plan also get a total of $800 Dining Points per year (average $25 per week), which are loaded at the start of each semester, and a complimentary travel mug for coffee/tea on the go! This plan is available to off-campus residents, 5th Year, Senior, and Graduate students living in Apartment Experience housing. Sophomores, Juniors, and anyone living in Essential RISD or Suite Experience Housing are not eligible for the Connect 3-25 Plan.

ROOM AND BOARD PACKAGE DETAILS

Package

Essential RISD

Suite Experience

Apartment Experience

Price *

Shared: $6,300
Single: $7,325

Shared: $6,450
Single: $7,825

Cooperative Apartments
Shared: $5,865
Single: $7,215
Independent Apartments
Shared: $6,615
Single: $8,115

Class Year

All Class Years

All Class Years

FY, Sophomores, Juniors

Seniors, 5th Years, Graduate Students

Foundation Plan

Included Option
Required for First Year Students

+ $710 per semester

+ $710 per semester

Residential Plan

Included Option

+ $710 per semester

+ $710 per semester

Flex 7-60 Plan

Not Available

Not Available

Included

Included

Flex 5-40 Plan

Not Available

Not Available

- $425 per semester

- $425 per semester

Connect 3-25 Plan

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

-$1140 per semester

No Meal Plan

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

-$1990 per semester

*All prices quoted are per person/per semester


 


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