Student Services – CCRI

Student Services


ROTCUnder an arrangement with the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of the Army, Community College of Rhode Island students may attend Military Science classes on the Providence College campus at 549 River Avenue, Providence, RI 02918 while attending CCRI and thereby complete their first two years of the four-year ROTC program.

The courses included are ROTC 1010 - Freshman Military Science, ROTC 2050 - Sophomore Military Science and ROTC 2070 - Sophomore Military Science and Lab.

Students who successfully complete the four-year ROTC program and graduate from college with a bachelor’s degree will be commissioned second lieutenants in the U.S. Army Reserve.


Transcripts are issued from CCRI’s Office of Enrollment Services and are issued only after all financial obligations to the college have been paid. One week is required for transcripts to be processed during grading, graduation and registration periods.


CCRI’s Department of Advising and Counseling offers a full range of academic advising, career, educational and personal counseling services. Academic advising is available for students with program and course selection concerns. Career counseling, consisting of interest, values and personality assessments, is provided to students requesting help in establishing educational and career goals. Counselors also assist students with transfer planning to ensure a smooth transition and maximum transfer of credits to four-year institutions.

Short-term counseling also is available for students who are experiencing personal difficulties as they relate to their academic success. All meetings are strictly confidential.

For information on walk-in hours or to make an appointment, text 401-308-3537, email [email protected] or call 401-825-1240.


Women's B-BallCCRI is home to one of the Ocean State’s finest and most successful intercollegiate athletic programs. Since its inception in 1965, the CCRI program has long been considered a front-runner in New England community college and junior college athletic circles.

The basketball, baseball, volleyball, cross country, and soccer teams have all been nationally ranked. The 2002 women’s soccer team captured the school’s first national championship, while a number of other squads, including men’s basketball and women’s soccer, were national runners-up. With over 5,900 victories, 230 All- Americans, and 914 All-Region selections, CCRI is a leader among New England community colleges. Great coaching is the key to CCRI’s success, and the school has always featured legendary coaches. From Hall of Fame athletic director and men’s basketball coach Vin Cullen, to baseball coaches Whitey Fell and Art Pontarelli, tennis coach Ray Carr and volleyball coach Gail Davis, the tradition of top-flight teaching continues through the present day.

A member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and associate member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the College fields intercollegiate men’s teams in baseball, basketball, soccer, cross country, and indoor and outdoor track. Intercollegiate women’s teams include volleyball, basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, and indoor and outdoor track. Additionally, our Club Sport offerings include men's and women's swimming, women's Beach Volleyball, men's volleyball, and eSports.

The Community College of Rhode Island has proven to be a stepping stone for many student athletes who moved on to complete their academic and athletic careers at four-year colleges and universities throughout the nation.


The College Campus Stores sell school, art, and nursing supplies, imprinted clothing and gifts, snacks and drinks, bus passes, and new and used textbooks. They also offer rental on some textbooks. When classes are in session, the bookstores are open the following hours.

Knight and Flanagan campuses (fall and spring semesters)

Monday through Thursday, 8:15 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Liston Campus

Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Newport County Campus

Open online where books, supplies, and CCRI Merchandise can be ordered online and picked up on campus or shipped.


Please see the bookstores' website for hours during the start of each semester.

When classes are not in session, the Campus Stores are open Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Campus Stores also offer extended hours during the first week of classes. For more information, please visit the bookstores' website and follow @ccricampusstores on Facebook and Instagram.


The college contracts with an outside vendor to operate dining services and vending services on each campus. Menus for each campus can be found at the CCRI Dining Services website and catering can be ordered through the CaterTrax website.


The Office of College Health Services is staffed by a Registered Nurse in collaboration with a medical doctor. Generally, the office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Any change of hours is posted at the office, located in Room 1240 Knight Campus.

For emergencies on campus dial extension x2000 from any CCRI phone or 401-825-2000 on a mobile device. For non-emergencies, Campus Police can be reached at their respective campus: Lincoln, 401-333-7035; Warwick, 401-825-2109; Providence, 401-455-6064 or Newport, 401-851-1650.

Student Health Services' primary function is to ensure all immunization requirements, mandated by the State of Rhode Island Department of Health are met, documented, and maintained.

Rhode Island law requires any student entering college full time (12 credits or more), any student studying on a visa, or any full- or part-time student in a health-related field of study to have the following immunizations or blood proof of immunity:

  • One Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
  • Two MMR vaccines (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Three-shot series of hepatitis B vaccine
  • Two doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or a statement signed by your health care provider stating that you have a history of chickenpox disease
  • Meningococcal vaccine (strongly recommended for students under the age of 22)

In the event students know they received vaccines but cannot obtain their vaccination records from either previous schools or physicians, they can obtain titers (lab tests for immunity). Students who wish to obtain the titers can contact the CCRI nurse at the Knight Campus in Warwick for a discounted lab slip at 401-825-2103.

The Student Health Office is at the Warwick campus Room 1240. Services include: first aid treatment, blood pressure checks, color blindness testing, and health education. The nurse also works in conjunction with the Wellness Committee to organize the Wellness Fair and other wellness initiatives.

Requirements for Health Sciences students

Students and faculty in Health Sciences programs are required to obtain health insurance. Health insurance is not provided by the College or clinical agencies.

Students needing health insurance should contact HealthSourceRI or 1-855-840-4774.

See the Health Sciences program page for more requirements for students in Health Sciences programs. The Health Services nurse can assist you with information about how to obtain necessary documentation: [email protected] or 401-825-2103. Students can fax the Health Services office at 401-825-1077.


LibraryThe Community College of Rhode Island Library offers a welcoming environment and a commitment to support the diverse cultural and intellectual interests of the college and local community. As a full partner in the educational experience, the CCRI Library provides the materials, resources and services to support the college curriculum, enhance teaching and learning and encourage independent and lifelong learning. The library actively promotes information literacy, critical thinking skills, collaborative learning and intellectual development.

Each campus has a library with printer access and online books, journals and other resources. Our catalog and databases can be accessed on or off campus. Each library is equipped with an electronic classroom with networked computers and printers.

Librarians are available to assist students individually with research questions. Librarians also work with faculty to provide specialized library instruction classes. College-level research classes are offered. See course descriptions for more details.

The CCRI Library is a member of the HELIN (Higher Education Library Information Network) consortium. CCRI students with a library-activated CCRI ID may borrow material from all CCRI campuses and HELIN member libraries: Johnson & Wales University, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University, and Wheaton College.

College Success Course (LRCT 1020)

This course will give new students practical tips and strategies that will help them succeed in college. Emphasis is on attitude, study habits, time and stress management. In a setting of active and collaborative learning, students are engaged in a variety of instructional experiences, including discussions with reading, speaking, writing and listening assignments. The course will require the creation of a personal success plan that will include educational and career goals and will introduce and make use of the college's resources and personnel.


The Student Success Centers provide academic assistance through tutoring services, coordinate information and referrals to college resources, seek ways to improve student satisfaction and retention, and assist students to achieve their goals. Academic Coaches help students understand their individual learning needs, develop better study habits and behaviors, and create plans to achieve their goals. 

Academic Coaching, Peer Tutoring, & Study Strategy Workshops

Student Success CentersAn essential part of success at any college is the amount of time and effort students put into preparing for their weekly lectures and exams. The Student Success Centers can help you learn how to use your course materials more effectively, integrate online study materials, explore strategies on how to take notes and prepare for exams. Learn how, when and where to study and to better manage your time.  Special workshops such as HESI test preparation and pre-semester preparation sessions are offered throughout the year.

In addition, the Student Success Centers provide free peer tutoring for CCRI students in most subject areas.  Tutoring allows students to connect with a peer tutor recommended by department faculty to tutor a specific subject. Tutoring is an opportunity for students to ask questions and review course concepts.  There is no charge to receive tutoring or to participate in workshops.  You may schedule tutoring and workshops from any computer, tablet, or cell phone with internet access by visiting the Student Success Center website.


New students are assisted in their transition to college level work through an orientation process comprised of New Student Registration and Knights Connect. New Student Registration sessions review critical academic material, provide an opportunity to meet one-on-one with an academic advisor, help you set up your college computing account, register for your classes, and ensure your financial aid is in place. Knights Connect provides opportunities for you to meet your classmates, become familiar with your designated campus and the resources to support you, learn about opportunities to engage outside the classroom, and meet your faculty over lunch.


The Community College of Rhode Island’s Office of Opportunity and Outreach offers several programs that help Rhode Islanders successfully enter and complete college.

ACCESS/TRIO Student Support Services

ACCESS is a TRIO Student Support Services program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. ACCESS serves 440 students each year across CCRI’s four campuses and offers individualized support to students from acceptance into a program through graduation from CCRI. Services include academic, career, transfer and financial aid advising, and financial literacy. Professional tutoring also is available in several subject areas. Counselors offer workshops designed to address academic skill building and college adjustment. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in an associate degree program, and be the first generation in college (neither parent completed a baccalaureate degree), low-income and/or have a documented disability. Selection for participation in ACCESS is competitive and decisions are made on the strength of an interview and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact 401-825-2305 or visit the Access Website.

Community and Social Resources

The Community and Social Resources office is available to help students facing non-academic barriers to success by connecting them with social support systems in their community.  Examples of such assistance includes emergency food, emergency housing, childcare, medical assistance, mental health/substance dependency treatment, transportation and legal services.  All services are free and confidential.  For more information, contact the Office of Community and Social Resources remotely at 401-484-1650 for talk/text, contact the coordinator Shanna Wells at [email protected], use Starfish, or visit the Community and Social Resources website.

Disability Services for Students

Disability Services for Students (DSS) provides support services and coordinates reasonable academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities under the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Academic accommodations include, but are not limited to, the use of assistive technology, alternative testing, course accommodations, sign language interpreters, reader/audio taping services, scribes and peer note-takers. Students are responsible for identifying themselves to the DSS office and submitting appropriate documentation in advance of the requested accommodation. In addition, the DSS office serves as a resource to faculty and staff, works to dispel negative and limiting stereotypes, and promotes a campus environment that is sensitive, accepting and responsive to the needs and contributions of all CCRI students.

For more information, visit the Disability Services for Students website or contact DSS: 401-825-2164 in Warwick; 401-333-7329 in Lincoln; 401-455-6064 in Providence; or 401-851-1650 in Newport.

Gateway to Success

Gateway to Success is a free program designed to help students enhance their Reading and/or Math skills and possibly improve their Accuplacer test scores.  At the end of the program, students will have an opportunity to re-take the Accuplacer and, hopefully, test into higher-level courses, saving both time and money.  Students interested in learning more about the program can visit the Gateway to Success website or contact Tatianna Williams at 401-384-0717 or at [email protected].

Rhode Island Educational Opportunity Center

The Rhode Island Educational Opportunity Center (RIEOC) is a TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education that provides comprehensive, individualized support to Rhode Island adults who want to continue their education. RIEOC services include financial aid application assistance, admissions application assistance, fee waivers, career counseling, GED® and ESL information, default loan counseling, transfer information and post-secondary placement. RIEOC serves more than 3,000 individuals each year, has offices on all four campuses, and maintains a presence in community-based organizations statewide. For more information, visit the EOC's website or contact 401-455-6028.


Professionally-trained Campus Police are on staff at each campus. Also, in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, campus crime statistical information is available on each campus in the Campus Police office and on the CCRI website.

Officers are also available to escort students on campus, should they feel unsafe or uneasy. Your safety is paramount to everyone at CCRI.

If you have an emergency on campus, don’t hesitate to contact CCRI Campus Police at x2000 from any campus (825-2000). You may also dial 911. For non-emergencies, you can call 401-333-7035 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln, 401-455-6050 at the Liston Campus in Providence, 401-851-1620 at the Newport County Campus, or 401-825-2109 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Campus Police are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 825-2109 and x2000 (Emergencies).

Find out more about campus policies, fire safety, emergency procedures and incident reporting on the Campus Police website.


vetsVetSuccess on Campus is offered at CCRI through the Veterans Benefits Administration and places an experienced vocational counselor on campus who serves as a “one-stop liaison” for student veterans, helping them understand their VA education benefits and access resources on campus and at the VA. Rhode Island was one of the original seven states to have an on-campus counselor from the VA, and the program has now expanded across the country.

Micaela Black is the VetSuccess on Campus representative for Rhode Island and has offices on the Liston and Knight campuses. Veterans can contact her at [email protected] or 401-612-3470.

Student Clubs and Organizations

For the most up-to-date listings, visit the Student Groups website.

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Last Updated: 11/30/20