Directions & Locale

Ready to visit JWU’s Providence Campus? Find directions, campus maps, nearby hotels and parking information. 

JWU has two distinct hubs. Our Downcity Campus is at the heart of Providence, near restaurants, theaters, concerts, parks and much more.

Our nearby Harborside Campus is home to our Alan Shawn Feinstein Graduate School and Culinary Arts facilities, and overlooks beautiful Narragansett Bay.

DOWNCITY MAP

HARBORSIDE MAP

Download our printable campus map (1.37M PDF) and our accessibility map (671K PDF) to help get you where you need to go..

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Admissions Events

If you’re visiting JWU for a campus tour or other Admissions event, download our printable campus map (1.37M PDF).

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General Directions

Directions to Downcity

GPS: 233 Weybosset St., Providence RI 02903

I-95 South (Boston, points North)

Take Exit 22A off Interstate 95 South in Rhode Island and follow signs to Downtown. At the end of the ramp, continue straight onto Memorial Boulevard. At the next light, take a right onto Exchange Street. At the stop sign, take a right onto Exchange Terrace. At the next light, continue straight onto Sabin Street (between Providence Journal building and Convention Center). Continue with directions, "Once on Sabin Street" listed below.

I-195 West (Cape Cod, points West)

Follow Interstate 195 West to Rhode Island. Continue on I-195 West to I-95 North (you will bypass Exit 1 off I-195 West in Rhode Island). Then, follow " I-95 North" directions below.

I-95 North (Connecticut, points South)

Take Exit 22A off Interstate 95 North in Rhode Island and follow signs to Downtown. At the end of the ramp, continue straight onto Memorial Boulevard. At the next light, take a right onto Exchange Street. At the stop sign, take a right onto Exchange Terrace. At the next light, continue straight onto Sabin Street (between Providence Journal building and Convention Center).

Hartford, points West

Take Route 6 East to the Route 295 South on-ramp in Rhode Island. At the end of the on-ramp to Route 295, stay to the right and take Exit 6A (Route 6 East, Providence). Follow for four miles to Route 10 North. Continue on Route 10/Route 6 North to the Downtown Providence Exit. At the end of the ramp, continue straight onto Memorial Boulevard. At the next light, take a right onto Exchange Street. At the stop sign, take a right onto Exchange Terrace. At the next light, continue straight onto Sabin St. (between Providence Journal building and Convention Center).

Directions from Downcity to Harborside

Want to visit our Harborside Campus next? Follow these directions:

From Johnson Lot: Take a left out of the lot onto Pine St. Continue straight to stop sign. Turn right and continue to first traffic light. Turn left at light. At next traffic light turn left and follow signs to I-95 South.

From the Weybosset Garage: Take a right onto Weybosset St. Continue straight to the fourth traffic light. Turn left and follow sign to I-95 South.

From I-95 South: Take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Bear left off exit toward Route 1A South (Allens Avenue). At the bottom of the hill, bear right onto Allens Ave. Continue approximately one mile. Take first left after Shell Station onto Harborside Boulevard. The Grace Welcome Center will be on your right.

Directions to Harborside

GPS: 265 Harborside Boulevard Providence, RI 02905

I-95 South

Take Interstate 95 South to Exit 16 (Route 10). Follow off-ramp to the Park Avenue exit. Follow the expressway to the end. Take left onto Route 12 East (Park Avenue). Then, follow "Route 12 East" directions below.

I-195 West (Cape Cod)

Connect with Interstate 95 South in Rhode Island (you will bypass Exit 1 off I-195 West in Rhode Island). Then, follow "I-95 South" directions below.

I-95 North

Take Interstate 95 North to Exit 16 (Route 10, Cranston). When exiting, bear right at the fork (to Elmwood Avenue) and follow exit ramp to the bottom. At light, bear right onto Elmwood Avenue (Route 1 South). At the next light, take left onto Park Avenue (Route 12 East). Then, follow "Route 12 East" directions below.

Hartford & points West

Take Route 6 East to the Route 295 South on-ramp in Rhode Island. At the end of the on-ramp to Route 295, stay to the right and take Exit 6A (Route 6 East, Providence). Follow for four miles to Route 10 South (Cranston) exit. Follow Route 10 South to the end to Route 12 East. Take a left onto Route 12 East. Then, follow "Route 12 East" directions below.

Route 12 East

Follow Route 12 East for approximately one mile. At the light at the intersection of Route 12 and Warwick Avenue (Route 1A), take a left. Follow Warwick Avenue to the second traffic light and proceed across the intersection onto Norwood Avenue. Sovereign Bank will be on your left. Follow Norwood Avenue to the traffic light and take a left onto Narragansett Boulevard. Follow Narragansett Boulevard to the next traffic light. Take a right onto Harborside Boulevard. The Grace Welcome Center is the first building on the right.

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Parking

Visitors must park in designated visitor areas, or obtain a temporary parking pass from JWU. If you are visiting campus for an Admissions event, parking is available at:

Downcity Campus

233 Weybosset Street
Providence RI 02903

Take your ticket to Admissions for validation.

Harborside Campus

265 Harborside Boulevard
Providence, RI 02905

Student Parking Information:

transportation.jwu.edu
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University Parking Garage

Johnson & Wales University Parking Garage
185 Pine Street. Providence, RI 02903

I-95 South from points North of Providence

In RI, take Exit 21 towards Atwells Avenue. Go straight through 4 traffic lights and turn left at the 5th traffic light onto Broad Street, which becomes Weybosset Street. Continue straight on Weybosset Street. Turn right onto Page St. after the Providence Performing Arts Center. Turn right onto Pine St. The JWU Parking Garage is one block ahead on the right. On entry into garage, press help button. Attendant will give you a ticket. Proceed to admissions spaces on left.

I-95 North from points South of Providence

In RI, take Exit 20 towards Point Street. Go straight through 2 traffic lights and turn right onto Friendship Street. Go straight through 2 traffic lights and turn left onto Richmond Street. At the next traffic light, make a left onto Pine Street. The JWU Parking Garage is on the right. On entry into garage, press help button. Attendant will give you a ticket. Proceed to admissions spaces on left.

After You Park
Follow the blue/yellow walkway to exit on Richmond Street. Turn left on Richmond Street to Weybosset Street. Turn right onto Weybosset Street and proceed one block to the Johnson & Wales University quad. Proceed through the gates to the Yena Center (large gray building on the left).

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Transportation

There are a variety of ways to take a flight, train or bus to visit JWU's Providence Campus.

Airport

Fly into Rhode Island’s TF Green Airport in Providence/Warwick, then take the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (“T”) shuttle into Providence.

You can also fly into Boston, then take the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to Providence.

Train

The high-speed Amtrak Acela travels through Providence on its way from Washington, D.C., to Boston.

You can also take an Amtrak train to Providence, using the route from Virginia to Boston.

Bus

Bus service throughout Rhode Island is available through the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, RIPTA. Many JWU campus transports are provided by RIPTA, and are designated on JWU bus schedules.

Learn more about ways to visit Providence.