Life on Campus

JWU Student Life on Campus At JWU, academics are only half the story. Life outside the classroom is equally important. Home to more than 10,000 students from 50 states and 76 countries and and fully integrated into the city's historic downtown, JWU’s Providence Campus provides a full university experience — with the extracurriculars to match.

Not sure where to start? We’ve got some ideas.

Whether you’re a serious team player or just want to stay in shape, our athletics programs cover all the bases, thanks to 16 NCAA Division III varsity teams, intra/extramurals and club sports, as well as fitness classes from aerobics to yoga.

Getting involved in student activities is a great way to experience JWU from a different perspective. Our 90 clubs and organizations span social and cultural interests, Greek life, professional development and student-run publications — as well as leadership and community service programs. By taking part in activities you're passionate about, you’ll express your creativity, meet new friends and build career skills.

From study breaks to movie nights, road trips to dorm dinners, our residence halls buzz with activity. We even have living-learning communities, where you can live with your peers and take part in co-curricular activities tailored to your academic interests.

All this activity is bound to make you hungry. Our 11 dining halls offer a full array of tasty foods, from quick fuel like granola bars, smoothies and breakfast wraps to market-fresh salads, delicious soups and made-to-order burgers with all the fixings, as well as vegetarian and international entrées. We even have an on-campus Starbucks to settle your caffeine cravings.

Life off campus is just as exciting. Small but dynamic, Providence is full of historic neighborhoods, acclaimed restaurants and funky shops. With your free public transit pass, you’ll be able to explore the entire city — and state — whenever you want. And, now that you’re sharing space with 10,000 potential new friends from all over the world, what are you waiting for?

Student Life Video

JWU has a lot to offer outside the classroom, including events, clubs and organizations, athletics and more. In this student life video, students talk about life at the Providence Campus. read more