Student Services


ROTCUnder an arrangement with the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of the Army, Community College of Rhode Island students may attend Military Science classes on the Providence College campus while attending CCRI and thereby complete their first two years of the four-year ROTC program.

The courses included are ROTC 1010 - Freshman Military Science, ROTC 2050 - Sophomore Military Science and ROTC 2070 - Sophomore Military Science and Lab.

Students who successfully complete the four-year ROTC program and graduate from college with a bachelor’s degree will be commissioned second lieutenants in the U.S. Army Reserve.


Transcripts are issued from CCRI’s Office of Enrollment Services and are issued only after all financial obligations to the college have been paid. One week is required for transcripts to be processed during grading, graduation and registration periods.


CCRI’s Department of Advising and Counseling offers a full range of academic advising, career, educational and personal counseling services. Academic advising is available for students with program and course selection concerns. Career counseling, consisting of interest, values and personality assessments, is provided to students requesting help in establishing educational and career goals. Counselors also assist students with transfer planning to ensure a smooth transition and maximum transfer of credits to four-year institutions.

Short-term counseling also is available for students who are experiencing personal difficulties as they relate to their academic success. All meetings are strictly confidential.

For information on walk-in hours or to make an appointment, call 401-333-7160 in Lincoln, 401-825-2301 in Warwick, 401-455-6063 in Providence, and 401-851-1625 in Newport.


Women's Basketball player.CCRI is home to one of the Ocean State’s finest and most successful intercollegiate athletic programs. Since its inception in 1965, the CCRI program has long been considered a front-runner in New England community college and junior college athletic circles.

The basketball, baseball, tennis, volleyball, cross country, golf and soccer teams have all been nationally ranked. The 2002 women’s soccer team captured the school’s first national championship, while a number of other squads, including men’s basketball and women’s soccer, were national runners-up. With nearly 5,600 victories, 221 All- Americans, and 864 All-Region selections, CCRI is a leader among New England community colleges. Great coaching is the key to CCRI’s success, and the school has always featured legendary coaches. From Hall of Fame athletic director and men’s basketball coach Vin Cullen, to baseball coaches Whitey Fell and Art Pontarelli, tennis coach Ray Carr and volleyball coach Gail Davis, the tradition of top-flight teaching continues through the present day.

A member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and associate member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the College fields intercollegiate men’s teams in baseball, basketball, soccer, cross country, golf, and indoor and outdoor track. Intercollegiate women’s teams include volleyball, basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, and indoor and outdoor track.

The Community College of Rhode Island has proven to be a stepping stone for many student athletes who moved on to complete their academic and athletic careers at four-year colleges and universities throughout the nation.


The College bookstores sell school and art supplies, imprinted clothing and gifts, computer software, and new and used textbooks. They also offer rental on some textbooks. When classes are in session, the bookstores are open the following hours.

Knight and Flanagan campuses (fall and spring semesters)

Monday through Thursday, 8:15 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Liston Campus

Monday and Tuesday from 8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Newport County Campus

Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

When classes are not in session, the bookstores are open Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The bookstores also offer extended hours during the first week of classes. For more information, please visit the bookstores' website.


Career Planning services guide students in making informed career decisions that lead to effective planning and preparation for the work world. Career support is available at every stage of a student’s education. Students are encouraged to meet with a Career Planning advisor or placement officer early and often. To find out more or schedule an appointment, please visit the Career Planning website or contact us: or 401-825-2322.

Career Development

Career counseling sessions help undecided students explore careers and clarify goals. Assessments are often part of the career planning process to generate career options matching a student’s interests, values and abilities. Access to resources for researching occupations, trends, salaries and area businesses is also provided. Career advisors assist students with a variety of career concerns from making a career choice, matching majors to occupations and devising a career action plan to reach one’s educational or occupational goal. To find out more or to schedule an appointment, please visit the Career Planning website or contact us: or 401-825-2322.

Jobs and Internships

Career placement officers help students to prepare for and acquire employment. Career Compass, the employment database, is accessible to all students and includes listings of both part and full-time jobs, as well as experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom. Internships that match students’ career goals enable them to develop real-world experience in their field of study prior to graduation. Assistance is provided to students seeking internship opportunities, job search help, résumé review, interview preparation and on-campus and off-campus employment. To find out more or to schedule an appointment, please visit the Career Planning website or contact us: or 401-825-2322.


The college contracts with an outside vendor to operate full-service cafeterias and vending services on each campus. Hot and cold meals are served daily when classes are in session.


The Office of College Health Services is staffed by a registered nurse in collaboration with a medical doctor. Generally, the office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Any change of hours is posted at the office, located on the Knight Campus, Room 1240, in Warwick, and on a voice message accessed at 401-825-2103.

For medical emergencies, students should contact the Campus Police on their respective campus: Lincoln, 401-333-7035; Warwick, 401-825-2109; Providence, 401-455-6064 or Newport, 401-851-1650.

Central office services include first aid treatment, emergency medical care, blood pressure checks, health education and counseling, treatment referrals and color blindness testing for students, faculty and staff. The nurse also works in conjunction with the Wellness Committee to organize the Wellness Fair and other wellness initiatives.

The primary function of Health Services is to ensure all immunization requirements mandated by the state of Rhode Island are met and documented upon enrollment at CCRI and that those records are maintained.

Rhode Island law requires any student entering college full time (12 credits or more), any student studying on a visa, or any full- or part-time student in a health-related field of study to have the following immunizations or blood proof of immunity:

  • One Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
  • Two MMR vaccines (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Three-shot series of hepatitis B vaccine
  • Two doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or a statement signed by your health care provider stating that you have a history of chickenpox disease
  • Meningococcal vaccine (strongly recommended for students under the age of 22)

In the event students know they received vaccines but cannot obtain their vaccination records from either previous schools or physicians, they can obtain titers (lab tests for immunity). Students who wish to obtain the titers can contact the CCRI nurse at the Knight Campus in Warwick for a discounted lab slip.

Requirements for Health Sciences students

Students and faculty in Health Sciences programs are required to obtain health insurance. Health insurance is not provided by the College or clinical agencies.

See the Health Sciences program page for more requirements for students in Health Sciences programs. The Health Services nurse can assist you with information about how to obtain necessary documentation: or 401-825-2103.


LibraryThe Community College of Rhode Island Library offers a welcoming environment and a commitment to support the diverse cultural and intellectual interests of the college and local community. As a full partner in the educational experience, the CCRI Library provides the materials, resources and services to support the college curriculum, enhance teaching and learning and encourage independent and lifelong learning. The library actively promotes information literacy, critical thinking skills, collaborative learning and intellectual development.

Each campus has a library with printer access and online books, journals and other resources. Our catalog and databases can be accessed on or off campus using a current, library-activated CCRI ID. Each library is equipped with an electronic classroom with networked computers and printers.

Librarians are available to assist students individually with research questions. Librarians also work with faculty to provide specialized library instruction classes. College-level research classes are offered. See course descriptions for more details.

The CCRI Library is a member of the HELIN (Higher Education Library Information Network) consortium. CCRI students with a library-activated CCRI ID may borrow material from all CCRI campuses and HELIN member libraries: Johnson & Wales University, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University, and Wheaton College.


The Student Success Centers provide academic assistance through tutoring services, coordinate information and referrals to college resources, seek ways to improve student satisfaction and retention, facilitate New Student Orientation (NSO) sessions, and help students achieve their goals. Student Success Center staff members help students understand their individual learning needs, develop better study habits and behaviors, and create plans to achieve their goals. There are five main program areas within the Student Success Centers.

Peer Tutoring

CCRI students connect with a peer tutor who has been recommended by a faculty member to tutor for a specific subject. There is no charge to receive tutoring. Tutoring supplements students’ learning in the classroom. It is not a substitute for class attendance or assigned work. Students should approach tutoring as an opportunity to ask questions, have work reviewed and work with peers to attain mastery of course content. Students may request a tutor by visiting the Success Center website and clicking on the “Schedule a Tutoring Appointment” link.

Study Strategy Workshops

Student Success CentersAn essential part of success at any college is the amount of time and effort a student puts into preparing for weekly lectures and exams. Student Success Centers offer several study strategy workshops: Basic Study Skills, Testing Strategies, How to Study for Anatomy, and How to Survive NURS 1010. Faculty may request the study strategy workshops in their classroom. Students may request a workshop by visiting the Success Center website and clicking on the “Study Strategy Workshop” link.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) is designed to make sure all new students are prepared for their college experience. NSO offers students an early start on challenging key issues, as well as the programs and services available to help students succeed. NSO addresses financial obligations, classroom technology, and opportunities for students to get involved in campus life outside of the classroom.

College Success Course (LRCT 1020)

This three-credit course is designed to assist students in the transition to college. This course will focus on practical tips and strategies that will help students succeed. Emphasis will be on attitude, study habits, time and stress management. This course includes readings, discussions of readings, speaking, writing, and listening assignments. It also reviews the use of the Student Success Centers, library resources, and classroom technology.

Test Prep Workshops

ACCUPLACER and HESI workshops are quick-paced programs to refresh Math, English and Reading concepts. Students may view and register for a Prep workshop by visiting the Success Center website and clicking on the “Accuplacer and HESI Test Prep” link.


The Community College of Rhode Island’s Office of Opportunity and Outreach offers several programs that help Rhode Islanders successfully enter and complete college.

ACCESS/TRIO Student Support Services

ACCESS is a TRIO Student Support Services program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. ACCESS serves 440 students each year across CCRI’s four campuses and offers individualized support to students from acceptance into a program through graduation from CCRI. Services include academic, career, transfer and financial aid advising, and financial literacy. Professional tutoring also is available in several subject areas. Counselors offer workshops designed to address academic skill building and college adjustment. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in an associate degree program, and be the first generation in college (neither parent completed a baccalaureate degree), low-income and/or have a documented disability. Selection for participation in ACCESS is competitive and decisions are made on the strength of an interview and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact 401-825-2305 or visit the Success Center's website.

Disability Services for Students

Disability Services for Students (DSS) provides support services and coordinates reasonable academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities under the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Academic accommodations include, but are not limited to, the use of assistive technology, alternative testing, course accommodations, sign language interpreters, reader/audio taping services, scribes and peer note-takers. Students are responsible for identifying themselves to the DSS office and submitting appropriate documentation in advance of the requested accommodation. In addition, the DSS office serves as a resource to faculty and staff, works to dispel negative and limiting stereotypes, and promotes a campus environment that is sensitive, accepting and responsive to the needs and contributions of all CCRI students.

For more information, visit the Disability Services for Students website or contact DSS: 401-825-2164 in Warwick; 401-333-7329 in Lincoln; 401-455-6064 in Providence; or 401-851-1650 in Newport.

REACH (Realizing Educational and Career Hopes)

REACH assists Rhode Island Works participants throughout Rhode Island to acquire the educational, vocational and personal skills required to be self-sufficient and gainfully employed. The program provides academic and career guidance to help participants develop educational and career plans. In addition, RI Works referred participants are assigned a REACH coordinator who provides case management, mentoring and direction to support services during their program of study at CCRI. REACH is funded by the Rhode Island Department of Human Services.

For more information, visit the REACH website or contact the REACH office nearest you: 401-825-2290 in Warwick, 401-333-7166 in Lincoln, 401-455-6067 in Providence or 401-851-2290 in Newport.

Rhode Island Educational Opportunity Center

The Rhode Island Educational Opportunity Center (RIEOC) is a TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education that provides comprehensive, individualized support to Rhode Island adults who want to continue their education. RIEOC services include financial aid application assistance, admissions application assistance, fee waivers, career counseling, GED® and ESL information, default loan counseling, transfer information and post-secondary placement. RIEOC serves more than 3,000 individuals each year, has offices on all four campuses, and maintains a presence in community-based organizations statewide. For more information, visit the EOC's website or contact 401-455-6028.


Professionally-trained Campus Police are on staff at each campus. Also, in accordance with the Campus Crime Awareness Act, campus crime statistical information is available on each campus in the Campus Police office and on the CCRI website.

Officers are also available to escort students on campus, should they feel unsafe or uneasy. Your safety is paramount to everyone at CCRI.

If you have an emergency on campus, don’t hesitate to contact CCRI Campus Police: 401-333-7035 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln, 401-455-6050 at the Liston Campus in Providence, 401-851-1620 at the Newport County Campus, or 401-825-2109 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Campus Police are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Find out more about campus policies, fire safety, emergency procedures and incident reporting on the Campus Police website.


vetsVetSuccess on Campus is offered at CCRI through the Veterans Benefits Administration and places an experienced vocational counselor on campus who serves as a “one-stop liaison” for student veterans, helping them understand their VA education benefits and access resources on campus and at the VA. Rhode Island was one of the original seven states to have an on-campus counselor from the VA, and the program has now expanded across the country.

Micaela Black Estrella is the VetSuccess on Campus representative for Rhode Island and has offices on the Liston and Knight campuses. Veterans can contact her at or 401-648-1597.

Student Clubs and Organizations

For the most up-to-date listings, visit the Student Groups website.

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Last Updated: 11/8/18