PROVIDENCE

TRAVEL & ARRIVAL

Note: Review the Important Dates below to ensure when to arrive on campus

 

Important Dates

UNDERGRADUATES & GRADUATES

 Fall Semester (2021)

Travel Form Due date: August 9, 2021
Residence Hall Arrival: TBD
Mandatory International Orientation: August 25, 2021
ESL Placement Test: August 26, 2021 10 a.m.
Institutional TOEFL Exam: August 26, 2021 1 p.m.*
First Day of Classes: August 30, 2021

 

Spring Semester (2022)

Travel Form Due date: Dec 10, 2021
Residence Hall Arrival: TBD
Mandatory International Orientation: Jan 5, 2022
ESL Placement Test: Jan 6, 2022 10 a.m.
Institutional TOEFL Exam: Jan 6, 2022 1 p.m.*
First Day of Classes: Jan 10, 2022

 

Summer Semester (2022)

Travel Form Due date: April 18, 2022
Residence Hall Arrival: TBD
Mandatory International Orientation: May 4, 2022
ESL Placement Test: May 5, 2022 10 a.m.
Institutional TOEFL Exam: May 5, 2022 1 p.m.*
First Day of Classes: May 9, 2022
 

*TOEFL Exam:

Students who attain a qualifying ESL Placement Test score will have the opportunity to take the Institutional TOEFL Exam.
$25 fee; photo ID required.
 

 

ORIENTATION

Mandatory International Orientation on August 25th, 2021.
Student will receive private invitation once they sign up for orientation.

 


 

TRANSPORTATION

TF Green Airport

From TF Green, please go directly to your Residence Hall on campus by taxi.

 

Peter Pan Bus

This runs from Boston’s Logan Airport to Providence. From the station, take a taxi to our campus.

 

AMTRAK Train

Take a taxi from the station to our campus. Go outside the bus/train station. Take a taxi (US $30) to our campus, at your own cost.

 

Travel Issues

Delays & Cancellations

Please inform our office if there is a delay on your arrival by emailing us or call us at
  • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm: 401-598-4669
  • 4:30 pm - 8:30 am: 401-598-1103 (Safety & Security)
 

 

ACCOMMODATION

On-Campus

Students who have secured on-campus housing will be able to move in directly to their assigned residence hall.
 

Off- Campus

Students who are not living on-campus are recommended to secure your own housing prior to arrival.

 

Find Housing

In jwuLink, click "Providence Services," and find out about Off Campus Living Resources.

 

Visit the Den

Call Off Campus Student Services, 401-598-4595 to get help with convenient housing options and potential roommates.

 

Utilities

Once you have secure housing, Off Campus Student Services will help you set up your electricity, water and gas.
 

 

SHOPPING TRIP

Join us any weekday afternoon! (Only offered during our arrival services period)

Providence Place Mall

Walk to the mall to:

  • Open a bank account (you must have a US address)
  • Buy/set up cell phones
  • Buy toiletries and bedding

Target or WalMart

Ride to Target or Walmart to

  • Buy food
  • Buy/set up cell phones
  • Get toiletries and bedding

 


 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST

This test determines which level of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes you will be placed in.

ESL FAQs

 

Plan Your Travel

If you miss your test date, you will automatically be placed in Beginners level ESL. Review test dates to see when you should arrive:

  • Undergraduates & Graduates
  • Fall Semester 2021: August 26, 2021 10 a.m.
  • Spring Semester 2022: Jan 6, 2022 10 a.m.
  • Summer Semester 2022: May 5, 2022 10 a.m.