On campus housing provides students with the advantage of being closer to classes and opportunities to make friends and get involved in campus life. Our on campus housing allows your college living experience to be as comfortable and worry-free as possible by providing ammenities such as: free shuttle bus service, wireless access, TigerTV (live streaming that includes HBO, HBO GO, Cinemax, and MAX GO), utilities included, free laundry facilities and more.
Global Village is RIT’s newest residential and commercial complex, providing upper-class students a state-of-the-art global living experience and community. In addition to suite-style housing with lounges, community kitchens, meeting spaces, and laundry rooms, the complex features a number of services just a few feet away. Also featured within the Global Village complex is a volleyball court and a mixed-use plaza offering year-round activities including heated outdoor seating, a small stage area for concerts and student programming, and a fire pit. Suites include both single and double occupancy rooms.
On the eastern edge of campus, Perkins Green is just a few minutes from the residence halls, academic buildings, Gracies and The Commons. Apartment residents enjoy other community benefits such as volleyball courts, barbecue and picnic areas. Rooms include one bedroom apartments (one/two persons) and two bedroom apartments (four persons).
University Commons is located on the west side of campus, just minutes from the heart of campus. University Commons consists of furnished and carpeted four-bedroom suites with a kitchen, living room, two full baths, and laundry room. These apartments also feature wireless access and Ethernet connection, basketball courts, free standard cable and local phone service, and a washer and dryer in each suite. Students will share a four bedroom apartment.
The RIT Inn & Conference Center
The RIT Inn & Conference Center offers students a premium living experience just six and a half kilometers away from campus and combines hotel amenities with student living accommodations. In addition to furnished rooms with a private bath and shower, in-roomcontrolled air and heat, television with free standard cable, high-speed Internet, and common lounges. The Inn also has several additional services on premises such as on-site laundry facility, express shuttle service to campus, café dining and a gourmet coffee shop, indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, whirlpool, fitness center, and free light housekeeping service bi-weekly. Students will share a double-occupancy room.
Please note that when applying for housing, your preferences will be taken into consideration but placement in your top choice is not guaranteed.
For any questions or concerns regarding RIT housing please contact Jessica Mallon at Jessica.Mallon@rit.edu
Living Off Campus
Many students, especially graduate students, choose to live off campus. The rent may be lower than on campus, but be aware of additional costs (utilities, fees, furniture rental, etc.) that vary greatly from place to place. A very important consideration is access to a bus line. Be sure to check the Rochester public bus map and only rent an apartment that is served by a bus line. The only off-campus apartments that are within walking distance of RIT are The Province and Park Point. You will need access to #24 bus if you choose to live anywhere else.
RIT's Off Campus and Commuter Services (OCCS) assists students who are commuting to RIT from off-campus residences. Their services will be available to you once you arrive.
If you decide that off campus housing is the best option for you, please note that you will have to manage any housing contracts, as well as the purchasing or moving of furniture without the assistance of the RIT Global staff.
For more information and other considerations about off campus housing go here.