Parking and Transportation

Bus Transportation and Parking

Bus Transportation 

Bus transportation is provided by the Providence School Department via their contract with First Student Transportation, for all children (K-5) who live in Providence. Only Providence residents with bus passes may use First Student/Providence buses for transportation to and from school. Parents must register for bus passes during the summer. Information will be sent home in June.
Transportation for children who reside in other communities is the responsibility of the parents, though Statewide Transportation now provides service from most RI cities and towns.
We anticipate that HBS learners will behave on the bus in the same appropriate way they do in class.

RIC parking map 2015

Parking Procedures at
Rhode Island College

Commuter Students (Gold)

Parking available in lots B, E3, E6, F, H, I, J (lower two-thirds), T, and Y. 

Resident Students (Green)

Parking available in lot L. Parking also available in lot E3 (Recreation Center) after 5 PM.

Faculty/Staff, Adjunct Faculty, Part-Time Employees (Burgundy)

Parking available in lots D, E1, E4, E5, E8, E9, E10, G, J (upper third), M, N, Q, R, S, U, V, and W. Parking also available in lot E3 (Recreation Center) after 5 PM. 


All visitors MUST check in with Campus Police at  Browne Hall to obtain a visitor parking tag. Visitors can park in ANY lotwith an authorized visitor tag.

Open Parking (Grey)

Parking lots A, C, E2, and K, as well as street parking, represent open parking which is available to all groups with the exception of resident students.

Rhode Island College has partnered with iParq to institute specific parking procedures for the campus. This is a FREE service offered to our campus community. Under these new procedures, parking lots on campus have been assigned to specific groups of the campus community. Each is color coded differently. Only those vehicles whose colored permit matches the color coded parking lot signage will be allowed to park in that lot. All existing reserved and handicap spaces will remain the same.