Summer Institute in Digital Literacy 2018


The Hotel Providence is offering a special rate of $159/night + taxes to participants of the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy.  Make reservations by June 14th to get this special rate by calling the Hotel’s Reservations Department at 1-800-861-8990. To receive the special rate, please let them know you are attending the URI Summer Institute when making reservations.

You must provide a credit card to guarantee the reservation otherwise Hotel Providence cannot guarantee that the reservation will be held. Hotel valet parking is available for $29/day or you can park for free at the Providence Convention Center Garage.


The nearby RISD DORMS are available for a 5-night minimum rental (arrive Sunday – depart Friday) with a special rate of $350 for a single XL bed with shared bath.

Stay in a private bedroom in a 3 or 4 bedroom suite with a shared bathroom (arrive on Sunday July 14 and depart Friday, July 19) This option is not available on a per-night basis.


  • Check in on Saturday, July 13 to add an extra day before the Summer Institute to explore Providence. Cost: $70

  • Stay an additional evening after the Summer Institute and depart on Saturday, July 20. Cost: $70

This is a spartan option, but rooms are air-conditioned. Room Includes: Bed and bath linens (2 sheets, 1 blanket, 1 pillow and pillowcase, 2 bath towels and 1 face cloth), which will be provided in a package supplied to each bed. Beds will not be made up. Wi-Fi service is included. RISD does not provide soap or other bathroom supplies (other than toilet paper) and no kitchen supplies such as pots, pans, dish ware or cutlery are provided.