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Request a Roommate


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A How-To Guide for the Request a Roommate Process

Request a Roommate

For students who want to fill vacancies.


A student who is assigned to the apartment does this:

1. Go to and return to the 2020-2021 academic year housing contract.

2. Select Request a Roommate and fill in the preferred name and RIT username of the student being requested.

You will only be able to request a student who has completed a 2020-2021 RIT Housing contract.

When you request a roommate, the other students on contract for the same RIT housing will receive an email informing them of your request. They will take no action unless they do not approve of the roommate being requested. If they do not approve of the requested roommate, they will follow the instructions in the email.

It is up to the student making the request to notify the person they are requesting. The person being requested will not receive any email notification.

When the requested roommate accepts the request an email will be sent to all the students on contract for that same housing informing them of the new roommate.


The student who is the requested roommate does this:

1. Go to and fill out a 2020 - 2021 academic year contract

2. Select Accept Roommate Requested and fill out the following

> RIT housing location

> Unit / apartment number

> Name and RIT username of the student who submitted the request


Processing of a Roommate Add Request by RIT Housing

When a roommate request is submitted by one student in the apartment, the request is held for 24 hours from the date and time it was submitted to see if anyone objects to the person being added. If no one objects within that 24 hours, the roommate request is processed as long as the student that was requested accepts the request.

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