Where You'll Live
Special-Interest Housing: Life Outside the Classroom
An Art Studio Just Two Doors Down...
More than Just Computers
Supporting Future Engineers
The Adventure of Science
The House of General Science (HoGS) promotes a friendly environment for students who share diverse interests in science. The house attracts students who are interested in the traditional sciences (i.e.., chemistry and physics), the medical science professions, mathematics and statistics, and innovative fields like biotechnology, bioinformatics, and imaging science. Through interaction with your housemates, you'll get the chance to gain a better understanding of the different sciences, share your curiosity, and expand your sense of discovery. The house maintains a close link with the faculty of the College of Science, and provides many social, recreational, and educational activities to encourage communication and learning between house members and the campus scientific community. The house not only provides students with a great way to establish lifelong friendships, but also a great way to make professional contacts in your career field.
Diversity at Its Best
"Diversity is the one thing we all have in common. We celebrate it every day."
International House (I-House) is made up of students from all backgrounds and cultures, who share a sense of passion for diversity. Although our name may include ‘international’, many members were born and raised in the United States. I-House is a place where students can learn about other cultures and be a part of an open, friendly community. The house holds many events and activities, including trips to amusement parks, ski/snowboarding trips, and its most popular event, the semesterly floor dinner. For the floor dinner, members cook dishes from their own cultures in the floor kitchen, a fully equipped kitchen/lounge, an unique facility in the residence halls. Members and alumni come together to enjoy these home cooked meals with each other and celebrate the community that they are a part of.
I-House also has a separate lounge on floor, an area used by many members to study, hang out, or play video games. The floor is diverse not only culturally, but academically as well. Any student is bound to find an upperclassmen on floor who is in the same major that they are in, so there is always someone there that can help guide them. Living in International House is a rewarding experience, and students will come to find that there is never a dull moment on floor.
Photography at All Hours
Photo House is the ideal place for RIT students with a passion for photography, whether they are photo majors or not. Photo House draws students from many programs, including film, industrial design, and computer science. Photo House provides convenient facilities that are open 24 hours a day. Without leaving your hall you can shoot in the studio, print in one of two black-and-white darkrooms, mount in the print finishing room, and present your work in the gallery or on the Photo House social media.
Members are always finding fun things to do in their free time, including movie-nights, gallery visits, Special Interest House events, and annual picnics.. Looking to develop your photographic style? Several times a year, professionals in the field come to speak at Photo House and share their real-world experiences. Photo House members also benefit from mutual critiques of their work as well as study groups in a supportive atmosphere. If you are planning on coming to RIT, why not join Photo House? - RIT's residential center for photographic creativity.
United for Student Leadership, Cultural Enrichment, and Academic Achievement
Unity House (U-House) is dedicated to a supportive community focused on developing AALANA (African American, Latino American, Native American) student leaders. Unity House has built a tradition of welcoming new students and provides a variety of academic workshops, programs, and community service activities in an environment that promotes academic achievement and awareness of diverse cultural issues.
Members develop leadership skills through a first year project, diverse cultural celebrations, personal development opportunities, and other social events. A number of Unity House members hold leadership positions in various clubs including: AALANA Collegiate Association (ACA), Latin American Students Association, National Society of Black Engineers, Caribbean Students Association, and Student Government.
Most importantly, Unity House focuses on academic achievement by creating connections between students to provide academic mentorship. Unity House also assists students in accessing academic resources provided on campus for individuals of under-represented minority groups, with intimate affiliations to the Multicultural Center for Academic Success, TRiO Student Support Services, HEOP, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.