Visit Providence, R.I.

So Many Ways to Visit JWU

We offer several ways to visit JWU so you can experience our campus at your convenience. If you’re able to visit Providence, R.I., we highly encourage signing up for a student-led walking tour where you can explore our labs and classrooms firsthand, check out the surrounding area and get a better sense of the JWU community. Can’t make it to Providence? Take a virtual tour or hear from students and faculty through our Explore From Home option.

Take an In-Person Guided Tour

Visiting our Providence campus is the best way to get the Wildcat experience. Our student-led walking tours allow you ample time to meet with Admissions, explore our Downcity or Harborside campuses and spend the afternoon in Providence. Get an up-close look at where you’ll live, learn and enjoy all JWU has to offer. We can’t wait to show you campus!

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JWU students touring Providence campus

Discover Providence 

Providence, R.I., is a thriving city centrally located just one hour from Boston and three hours from New York. When visiting Providence, you’ll walk along the historic district’s charming brick-lined street where you can spend the afternoon browsing the rows of unique shops. Boasting large-scale murals throughout the city and home to impressive art galleries, Providence has earned its nickname of “The Creative Capital” for its dynamic art scene. Renowned restaurants, innovative food trucks, quaint cafés and heavenly bakeries also make this vibrant college town a foodie paradise. 

When students are looking for a quick break from city life, there’s plenty to explore outside of Providence. Just a short trip away is Newport’s scenic Cliff Walk, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Block Island, and numerous state beaches that have earned Rhode Island the title of the Ocean State. 

Students’ Top Providence Picks

Ignite the Night Event at JWU's Providence Campus
JWU cheerleaders

Explore From Home

Johnson & Wales offers a unique undergraduate experience. If you haven’t yet had a chance to visit, check out campus and student life through this immersive online resource.

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Where to Stay in Providence

Our Providence campus is just a stone's throw away from several beautiful hotels, all of which are located near the city's top attractions. Make your campus tour an experience by planning an overnight trip. Explore local art from Rhode Island's talented artists, grab dinner at a JWU alumni-owned restaurant or spend the afternoon browsing one-of-a-kind boutiques. 

jwu admissions staff with pom poms cheering at omni hotel

Plan your stay in Providence, R.I. at any of the following options:

32 Exchange Terrace, Memorial Blvd, Providence, RI
58 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI
191 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI
Enter promo code JWN
1 West Exchange Street, Providence, RI
100 Sabin Street, Providence, RI
90 Westminster Street, Providence, RI
11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI
21 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI
139 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI
Enter promo code JWU22 
5 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI
5 Exchange Street, Providence, RI