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Benefits of RIT Housing and Sustainable Efforts

Great Amenities
Campus Proximity
Affordable Value

RIT housing offers you a secure, supportive, and inclusive environment for living and learning. We offer a variety of special interest and lifestyle housing communities, as well as a number of features and amenities all at an affordable value to make your college living experience as comfortable and carefree as possible.

Benefits at a glance...

  • 9-month contracts that coincide with the academic year.
  • No subletting needed
  • Students leaving for co-op or study abroad have no fees for early termination and have a reduced-rent option to hold space.
  • Safe and secure environment with card swipe access, RIT Public Safety patrols, and on-site RIT Residence Life community staff.
  • Close proximity and on-campus convenience ensure a memorable and connected college experience.
  • Affordable value with average per month rates ranging from $434 to $1452 that includes two free weeks of rent. RIT housing is billed by semesters.
  • All utilities and features included (high-speed wireless, local phone and TigerTV - live streaming that includes HBO, HBO GO, and Cinemax, laundry facilities, study rooms and resources, furnished and unfurnished options, and more).
  • Range of housing types that fit any lifestyle need and preference – everything from single to multiple occupancy residence halls rooms and suites to apartments and townhouses.
  • Variety of special interest and lifestyle housing communities.
  • Inclusive environment for living and learning that supports the RIT calendar and academics.
  • Easy online services via the myHousing Portal for students to submit housing contracts and room inventory assessments, search for and select their own roommate(s) and room, and much more.

 

Sustainable Efforts

 

Residence Halls

  • Low water use faucets, shower heads and toilets
  • Individual control of heating for each room
  • Windows are insulated glass systems
  • R-20 insulation under the roofs
  • Light fixtures are fluorescent and CFL fixtures
  • Fan motors are high efficiency motors
  • Buildings have new central boilers and chillers.
  • High efficiency laundry machines

 

Apartments

  • Low flow shower heads
  • 1.6 gallon low flow toilets
  • LED conversion to exterior and interior lighting 
  • All new appliances are Energy Star rated
  • New furnace installs are 90% efficient
  • Utilizing RP Fedder filters, increased units efficiency and reduced RITs carbon footprint
  • Utilizing Miracle Method to refinish bathroom vanity tops, shower enclosures, and kitchen counter tops which has reduced carbon footprint
  • Utilizing S&W Pro-Mar paint which has zero VOC emission
  • High efficiency laundry machines

 

Global Village

  • LEED Silver Buildings
  • Computer controlled heating and cooling system with auto off controls when windows are opened.
  • On demand hot water system in each individual suite.
  • Sloan Ecos dual flush valves 1.28 gpf on all toilets
  • Foam filled exterior walls for optimal insulation
  • Sensor activated lighting in laundries, common area bathrooms and trash rooms

 

Our team is dedicated to supporting you during your time at RIT and we pride ourselves on working with students one-on-one to ensure all of your assignment and maintenance needs are met. Visit us in Grace Watson Hall (GWH) and contact us at 585-475-2572 or housing@rit.edu.

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