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Peter Peterson Hall


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COVID-19 Information and Updates
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The RIT Fall Planning Committee is meeting regularly to review the best and safest ways to organize move-in and orientation for new first-year, transfers, returning, and graduate students. The University will be communicating directly with you and your family to your RIT email account in the coming weeks regarding when and how you will be moving in, including a time slot that will ensure we are maintaining physical distancing procedures, and proper safety precautions.

First and foremost, our thinking and protocols will be guided by safety considerations, and are subject to change. A decision has been made that all multiple-person rooms in the residence halls will be assigned as double rooms. This means that roommate groups set up by incoming freshmen can be no larger than two students

Peterson Hall (abbreviation: PTH) is a residence hall offers doubles, triples, quads and singles. Peterson offers suites- three double rooms shared by one adjoining bathroom. The floors offer a combination of co-ed and single sex housing options. The building has two floors. Students have access to kitchenettes with a microwave and TV.

First year Freshman and Upperclassmen living in a Residence Hall are required to have a meal plan. A Tiger 10 meal plan will be automatically applied to your account. View all Freshman or Upperclassman meal plan options.

Who is Eligible?

  • Freshmen
  • Current Students
  • Transfers
  • Graduates

      Room Types
      Single with bath

      Occupancy requirements
      Double (two persons)
      Triple (three persons)
      Quad (four persons)
      Single (one person)

      See virtual tours for room dimensions and furniture information


  • Gender - Inclusive floors
  • Co-ed floors
  • Mainstream floors - Where deaf/hard-of-hearing and hearing students live together as floormates
  • Furnished
  • Free shuttle bus service
  • Wireless access
  • Ethernet jacks
  • Air conditioning
  • TigerTV - live streaming that includes Showtime
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Volleyball court
  • Grills & picnic area
  • Smoke-free
  • Locked 24/7 with card access required
  • TV and Microwave - in kitchenette
  • All utilities included
  • Fire strobe lighting


Double rooms in the residence halls come in two basic shapes (These are approximations. Room sizes, shapes and layouts vary from building to building, even room to room on any given floor):

Rectangular, measuring approximately 17' long by 10' wide. These rooms are generally located in the high-rise sections of the residence halls.

Square, approximately 12' long by 14' wide. These rooms are generally located in the low-rise sections.

Bedding and decor not included.

In addition, there are approximately 120 triple and quad student rooms located throughout the residence halls. These rooms are larger to comfortably accommodate multiple students. Residence rooms no matter their occupancy level are assigned on a random basis.

Furniture for each occupant:

lofting unit
closet or wardrobe
window shades

Each room is equipped with a wastebasket and recycle trash can.

All rooms are carpeted* and have window shades. Visit our Room with a View page for inspirational room decorating ideas provided by local businesses!

*Beds in triples and quads are no longer bunked.

*Some residence hall rooms have no carpet in anticipation of meeting an ADA accommodation. Student without accommodations may be placed in these rooms.

2019-2020 - Residence Halls
Room Size
Per Semester, Per Person*
Per 2 Semesters, Per Person*
Summer 2020 Per Person, Per Day
Multiple Occupancy
Single Occupancy
Large Single
Single with Bathroom
Alternate Occupancy

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Building name, Room number
5000 Nathaniel Rochester Hall
Rochester New York, 14623

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