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 www.metroparkltd.com various downtown parking locations
The Arcade Garage 401-331-0050 www.thearcadegarage.com 66 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI
Downcity Parking 401-400-9524 www.downcityparking.com various downtown parking locations