by Rashmi Jeswani, Information Science and Technologies MS student
One of the most integral parts of the graduate experience is finding the correct housing; from trying to cut on expenses to having more freedom and privacy, there are a lot of on as well as off-campus housing options available to the graduate student at the university that works for almost every student’s needs. I have talked about the various housing options and the shuttle service associated with that community in this blog.
Let’s get right into discovering these options:
Perkins Green and Riverknoll
Owned by RIT, 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.
Riverknoll is located on the west side of campus just minutes from the academic buildings and academic computer labs.
There’s a shuttle dedicated that runs on a definite route solely for Perkins as well as Riverknoll that houses a majority of the undergraduate as well as graduate students. The best thing about Perkins is that the apartments are being completely furnished for the coming Fall 2019 semester.
Perkins offers one bedroom as well as two-bedroom apartments whereas Riverknoll offers one, two and three bedroom apartments and townhomes(unfurnished). To find out more about the amenities and pricing at Perkins and Riverknoll and to have a look at virtual rooms, visit these links:
Park Point and The Province
The most famous destinations for graduate students have to be Park Point and The Province. With campus proximity and furnished houses, these communities provide flexible lease options to undergraduate as well as graduate students who prefer commuting to the college on a regular basis. The best part about living in these communities is that both of them have their own shuttles running all day!
Surrounded by restaurants, gym, clubs, bookstore, state-of-the-art recreation centers, swimming pool, hot tubs, volleyball and basketball courts etc., Park Point and The Province have several more facilities like flexible floor and lease plans, roommate matching services, numerous community events, technology facilities, smooth application process and 24-hour service staff.
For more information on Park Point and The Province, visit these links: https://www.americancampus.com/student-apartments/ny/rochester/park-point#faq
Rustic Village and Brighton Village Apartments
For students who prefer their privacy away from the campus and are looking for cheap housing options, these communities serve their requirements pretty efficiently. These properties are situated within almost 3-4 miles to the RIT campus; this makes walking to campus tedious, however, there is a direct shuttle (MCC Annex) dedicated completely for these communities. Located in Brighton, these communities offer close proximity to various prime locations in Rochester (UofR, RIT, MCC, Strong Memorial Hospital, etc) and have various cheap apartment-style options for students. For more information about them, visit these links: http://rusticvillageapartments.com/RochesterRegion/RusticVillage.aspx
(The Brighton Village apartments were primarily known as the Crittenden Way apartments)
The newest residence complexes situated in one of the best parts of the campus is Global Village. Global Village provides upper-class students with a global living experience and community. Global Village prepares students to enter the culturally diverse and changing workforce through unique activities, and a worldly living environment.
In addition to suite and studio style housing with lounges, community kitchens, meeting spaces, and laundry rooms, the complex also features a number of services just a few feet away. These services include the Global Village Post Office, Global Village Cantina and Grille, The Market at Global Village, Shear Global Hair Salon, and Shop One Fine Art & Craft Gallery. Also featured are a beach volleyball court and a mixed-use plaza offering year-round activities with heated outdoor seating, a small stage area for concerts and student programming, fire pit, and water feature.
For more information, visit here: https://www.rit.edu/fa/housing/housing-option/global-village?show_desktop_mode=true
RIT Inn and Conference Center
The RIT Inn & Conference Center offers upper-class students a premium living experience. The RIT Inn is located off campus proper at 5257 West Henrietta Road. These fully-furnished state of the art center provides premium style apartments and bedrooms that are gender inclusive and equipped with wireless access, standard cable and TigerTV, ethernet jacks, fitness center, indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, telephone service, business center, dining facility and state of the art lounges. The center has a shuttle dedicated solely for this area called the RIT Inn.
For more information about the Inn, visit this link: https://www.rit.edu/fa/housing/housing-option/rit-inn-conference-center?show_desktop_mode=true
The River Meadow Dr. is situated along the boundaries of Rush-Henrietta Central School District which is approximately a mile away from the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. River Meadow is situated right along the lines of the University Commons and provides great options for students who are looking for renting their own partially furnished four-bedroom houses. Although RIT runs no shuttle service for this community, its proximity to campus and cheap housing options makes it a favorite for some students.
To find apartments on the River Meadow Dr. you can visit this link: https://hotpads.com/79-river-meadow-dr-rochester-ny-14623-smp6qe/pad
University Commons is located on the west side of campus the newest complex is just minutes from the heart of campus. Suite-style housing offers students their own private sleep room accompanied by a common living room, kitchen, and two full bathrooms. Situated right alongside the Global Village you can walk to class through the UC without any hassle. There is also a shuttle dedicated to the UC and several other residential complexes on the campus called the B-Lot Campus Shuttle that takes you all around the campus.
For more information, visit here: https://www.rit.edu/fa/housing/housing-option/university-commons?show_desktop_mode=true
To find out more information about the bus schedule and the shuttle service, visit this link: https://www.rit.edu/fa/parking/transportation/bus