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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, Cinemax, and MAX GO, 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, 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



  • 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
  • Sustainable efforts computer controlled heating and cooling system with auto off controls when windows are opened - buildings 400, 403, 404
  • On demand hot water - buildings 400, 403, 404
  • 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
  • Smart Burners installed in every stove - building 405


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

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