Visit Providence, R.I.

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.

Join Us on Campus

On-Campus Tour

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.

Book Your Campus Tour 

Open House

Get ready to explore everything JWU has to offer! Participate in a student-led walking tour and meet with Admissions, Student Financial Services, Faculty, Residential Life and more. Learn about academics and the college, and what it means to be a Wildcat.

Attend an Open House


Discover Providence, R.I.

Plan some time to explore the sights and attractions in Providence after your campus tour. 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. 

Providence Visitor Guide


Plan Your Campus Visit

 JWU Campus Map

Browse the JWU campus map to get familiar with our Downcity and Harborside campuses.

  • See where residence halls, academic buildings and safety and security are located.
  • Use the regional map to view the location of each campus. 

Download Campus Map

Parking & Directions

JWU offers free parking for visitors, and we’re just a few miles from the airport and train.

  • Downcity University Parking Garage: 185 Pine St. Providence, RI 02903.
  • Harborside: 320 Harborside Blvd. Providence, RI 02905.

Directions and Location

Nearby Dining

Grab a bite to eat after your campus tour at one of Providence's accessible eateries.

  • Providence ranks as a U.S. “foodie city” due to its restaurants’ diversity and quality.
  • Many restaurants are owned or operated by JWU alumni!

Find Places to Eat

 

Where to Stay in Providence, R.I.

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