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Request a Roommate Instructions

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 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 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.


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 2019 - 2020 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



Cancellation of a Roommate Add Request by Housing Operations

If all required housing contracts and/or approvals have not been submitted by the deadline given to the students in the apartment with the vacancy, Housing Operations will cancel the Roommate Add Request. 


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