Arrival and Travel Information

Arrival and Travel Information 2019

Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference

Rhode Island College

600 Mount Pleasant Avenue

Providence, RI 02908

(401) 456-8000

Getting Here

Rhode Island College (RIC) is located in Rhode Island’s capital city, about 3 hours north of New York City and about 1.25 hours south of Boston. There is Amtrak service to Providence.  A Peter Pan Bus service arrives in Kennedy Plaza, Providence: affordable, with electric plugs and WiFi. 

The nearest airport is TF Green, which is about 21 min (11.4 mi) via I-95 N. The TF Green Airport website provides information about transportation options to Providence. Thrifty Car Rental provides reliable shuttles to their location from the airport terminal, should you decide to rent a car. 

This page on the RIC website offers additional information: driving directions and public transportation.

Conference Site = Gaige Hall at Rhode Island College

Our conference takes place in RIC’s recently renovated Gaige Hall — the greenest building on campus. Registration is in Gaige 200 — accessible by elevator.

Parking Directions 

Free parking is available at H lot, which is only about 50 steps from Gaige Hall. 

Enter from Fruit Hill Avenue, go left on College Road, go left on 6th Street, and take a final left into H lot.

Accommodations

Rhode Island College is located in a residential neighborhood. If you’d like to stay on campus, RIC has reserved dorm rooms. Contact c4tuna31@gmail.com for more information on reserving a dorm room. 

There are also a number of Airbnb spaces in the area, and downcity Providence hotels are about 3 miles away.

Getting around and Experiencing Providence

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority offers a trip planner if your hotel or inn is outside comfortable walking distance from the RIC campus.  

The Convention and Visitors Bureau provides information about attractions and events, should you be able to extend your visit to our capital city.

Here’s a list of walking tours of Providence.

What’s Happening in the Providence area the weekend of November 8?

 Keep checking back for dates as they become available…

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