257 Thayer Provides Rhode Island School Of Design Students The Living Experience They Deserve.

We have taken the following initiatives to ensure our community enhances your artistic journey and academic pursuits. Located on College hill, 257 Thayer provides the best student living in Providence with unmatched proximity to your classes.

Nick Bibby, renowned wildlife sculptor and RISD graduate, created “Rafi”, an Indian rhino, who will reside at 257 Thayer’s community room. Help him feel at home with a strong RISD student presence in our community. We have also commissioned Forbes 30 Under (Art and Style) honoree and Society of Illustrators NY Gold Medalist Victo Ngai, a NY based illustrator from Hong Kong, who graduated from Rhode Island School of Design, to create the custom illustration pictured below. An original illustration will also hang in the lobby of 257 Thayer when completed. We take pride in being able to showcase these pieces in our new community and know they will enhance your living experience.

Reserve one of our study room’s for every day studying or special projects. You can transform one of these rooms into your personal studio for the day! We will have basic art supplies, easels, and drop clothes for your use. All you need is your personal ID to reserve the supplies you need from our office for the day.

Historic houses and on-campus dorms can have strict decorating regulations. Experience creative freedom in your new apartment at 257 Thayer. Paint your walls, hang artwork, and bring accent pieces to create your perfect space. Some limitations do apply, please refer to your lease document for a full list of acceptable modifications.

Each month we will feature a resident and their artistic work. You can submit a sample and statement at the office regarding why you should be chosen. When you are chosen, we will feature your work for the duration of one month in our community. We will also highlight your talents on our Website’s featured blog, and you can set up a specific table at our community event for increased exposure.

We want to enrich your living experience by providing resident events catered towards your interest. We will have a vast range of residents events based on your suggestions to our office and via social media. These will include but are not limited to: open mic nights, art showcases, and a “restaurant week” highlighting your favorite restaurants in town.

Our Roommate matching profile supplies ample information to help us find the best roommate for you. We will make it our top priority to find other students and artists that compliment your lifestyle preferences.

Turn by turn directions get you from our front door to your next class. See our directional map below to see just how close we are to campus. Turn by Turn Directions: Walk out of 257 Thayer and continue left down Thayer Street. Turn right at Angell Street and continue down past Brown and Prospect street. Turn left onto Benefit Street to reach the heart of RISD’s campus. This route takes 9 minutes walking and 4 minutes by bike.