Almeida is an “on-campus” residence hall with a twist! When you live in Almeida, you’re choosing to live in an apartment complex two miles away from main campus while still reaping all the benefits of living in a residence hall. Don’t have a car? That’s okay! There is a shuttle bus that runs about every 30-minutes between the hours of 7am and 2am on weekdays, and about every hour from 10:30am to 2am on the weekends. Click here for a more detailed shuttle schedule can be found by following this link.
Almeida consists of three large, separate buildings and a series of units called the Flats and Townhouses.
The "200", "300" and "400" buildings have approximately 22 apartments. There are ten one-bedroom apartments available for three residents and 12 two-bedroom apartments for four residents. Each apartment is carpeted, fully furnished, and equipped with a living room, kitchen with a full-sized electric stove/oven and refrigerator, dining room area, and bathroom. Each building has three floors with entrances located on the second floor and a laundry room on the first floor.
The "Flats" are two buildings with five entrances in each building. The buildings are the Flats Odd-Side and the Flats Even-side. Each entrance house 4 one-bedroom apartments housing two residents. Each apartment is carpeted, fully furnished, and equipped with a living room, kitchen with a full-sized electric stove/oven and refrigerator, dining room area, bathroom.
There are a total of 12 Townhouses - three are Graduate Housing, seven are undergraduate and two house professional staff. The apartments are actually a series of shared two-bedroom, three person Townhouses (a shared-two person bedroom and a private-one person bedroom). Each Townhouse comes fully furnished with a common living room, kitchen, dining area, bathroom and two bedrooms. Each bedroom is furnished with twin extra-long bed, desk, desk chair, and a bureau per person. There is plenty of closet space. The apartments are fully carpeted with the exception of the bedrooms which have hardwood floors.
The Townhouses are two-story apartments with individual entrances. The first floor has a 330-square-foot kitchen, dining area, living room and 1/2 bath with laundry services. On the second floor are both bedrooms (165 sq. ft - shared bedroom and 115 sq ft - private bedroom), full bathroom, and linen closet. There is a special selection process for the undergraduate townhouses and prioritty is given to those students with senior status.
While Almeida is equipped with private kitchens, residents can still participate in the University's board plan in the Dining Hall. Board options range from full board plans (Cart Blanche Platinum or Gold Plans) to the 125 Block Plan which is ideal for apartment dwellers. This plan can average 7-8 meals per week in the main dinning hall and $400 in Hawk Dollars throughout the semester.
The staff of the Almeida Apartments is comprised of one Coordinator of Residence Education, one Graduate Assistant, one Head Resident Assistant, and six Resident Assistants. The Coordinator of Residence Education serves to oversee the day-to-day operation of the complex, including supervision of the residence hall staff. The Graduate Assistant lives in the flats and assists the department with graduate and law housing. The six RAs live 2-each in the three apartment buildings, and the Head Resident Assistant lives in the flats.
While Almeida offers students the experience of an off-campus residential environment, all University policies remain in effect.
Hello! My name is Kayley Robsham and I am currently the CORE of the Almeida Apartments and the Baypoint Residence and Conference Center. I come to Roger Williams after spending two years completing graduate work while simultaneously working in residence life at the University of Rhode Island. A native of Massachusetts, I completed my undergraduate work at Bridgewater State University in Business Management and Public Relations where I had the privilege to travel abroad for community service and serve as a student leader in a variety of roles. Some of my passions are serving the community and making connections, so please say hi if you see me in my office or on campus. In my personal time, I enjoy listening to all kinds of music, shopping in consignment stores, adding to my bookshelf, and dreaming of the next area to explore (currently New Zealand). I will also be taking on running as a regular hobby, in hopes of running my first 10k by the end of the year. I am a lover of all things organic and sustainable, my road bike, coffee, yoga, and cats. I enjoy helping students reaching their individual goals while in college and often remind students of one of my favorite quotes, "Don't compare yourself to others. That's when you start losing confidence in yourself."