RISD does not have any parking available for students.  Like many cities, Providence has limited parking and parking is not particularly cheap.  Generally we encourage students not to bring a car.  RISDRides, Zipcars, and rideshare opportunities are plentiful around RISD, and so most students are better off avoiding the costs and hassle of having a car. 

Students who require parking in Providence must seek parking through private lots. Here are 3 resources for overnight parking in downtown Providence.  These are not sponsored by RISD, but offer overnight, 24/7 and restricted access parking for monthly rates.

Metropark 401-274-9290  various downtown parking locations

The Arcade Garage  401-331-0050  66 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI

Downcity Parking  401-400-9524 various downtown parking locations