About Your Room - Global Village

Your Room

Suites inside Global Village offer single and double rooms. Studio suites are also available. Fully furnished, some apartments have kitchens within the suite and others have access to a communal kitchen. Each room consists of beds, dressers, desks with chair, and closet space. Lounges/study spaces are available to students on the floors. Laundry is located on the first floor of each building. Global Village is a 24/7 card swipe access building with blue light emergency phones.

We advise waiting until your arrival to determine the dimensions of the room and the furniture. Students who are unsure about whether an item will fit in their new space are advised to move-in first and then add additional items.

We are not able to accommodate tours of the upperclassmen apartments.

Technology

TigerTV/STREAM 2 and SHOWTIME ANYTIME® are free for all students living in RIT housing

Once you are on campus and are connected to the RIT campus network you can immediately log into TigerTV/Stream 2 and start watching your favorite sports, shows, and movies. This includes 20 hours of DVR storage.

Get Started:

  • Download the Stream2 App from the App Store to your device. If using a laptop or web browser go to webplayer.mystream2.com
  • Download instructions can be found here
  • Open the app and select Rochester Institute of Technology as your institution
  • Log in using your Rochester Institute of Technology username and password
  • You must be on the RIT campus network to stream TigerTV

Once living in RIT Housing you can stream SHOWTIME ANYTIME® on your favorite device, both on and off-campus. Instant and unlimited access to 1,000’s of choices on any device, whenever you want.

Get Started:

  1. Download the SHOWTIME ANYTIME® app or go to SHOWTIMEANYTIME.COM
  2. Click on “LOG IN”
  3. Select “SEE ALL PROVIDERS” and click on “APOGEE”

If you need assistance - please contact the Stream2- 24/7 help and support desk.

FOR SUPPORT:

All Global Village Suites have wireless network access. Additionally, an Ethernet jack is provided for every student in a Global Village room, which allows you direct access to the RIT network and the internet. To access the RIT network, you must have an RIT computer account and agree to abide by the RIT code of conduct for computer and network use. Students are responsible for protecting their own computer systems with UL-approved surge protectors.

An ethernet jack is provided for every student in a Global Village Suite, which allows you direct access to the RIT network and the Internet.

Room Details

Single bedrooms come with:

  • One bed with a storage unit underneath and a twin XL mattress (7.25" x 36" x 80") with inverted seam and dual-sided firmness
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Window shades

Double bedrooms come with:

  • Two beds with storage unit underneath and twin XL mattress (7.25" x 36" x 80") with inverted seam and dual-sided firmness
  • Two desks and chairs
  • Two wardrobes
  • One bookshelf
  • Window shades

Each room comes with outlets, an overhead light, coaxial inputs, wifi and ethernet jacks.

Automatic air conditioning and heat is provided in the suites. Students have the ability to adjust the temperature.

Only surge protectors are allowed within the apartments. Extension cords are prohibited in RIT Housing.

Our mattresses have a vinyl covering for health and sanitary reasons and have a firm and plush side. Due to safety requirements, only RIT mattresses can be used. We recommend that you bring a cotton mattress cover to place over the vinyl covering. Mattresses in all Global Village rooms are twin XLs. All rooms have window shades. Curtains are not needed and are prohibited. 

All rooms have an overhead light, but we suggest that you bring your own lamps. Torchier or any style lamp(s) that use a halogen bulb 300 watts or more are prohibited. Torchier style lamps that use a compact florescent or incandescent bulb are permitted.

Telephones and phone lines are not provided. If you desire a phone line to be activated in your student room, contact the ITS Service Desk at 585-475-5000 or help.rit.edu to request a line be activated. There will be no charge for the activation and line. You will, however, need to bring your own telephone. On-campus and local calling will be available with an active phone line, but long-distance calls require a calling card.

Suite Details

Suite living rooms come with:

  • Sectional couch
  • Coffee table
  • End table
  • Armchair
  • Entertainment/TV stand
  • Window shades
  • Framed artwork

Bathrooms come with:

  • Shower curtain

There will be a TV on each floor's shared lounge. 

Kitchens are provided in select Global Village apartments. Each kitchen contains an electric stove, oven, a full sized refrigerator, microwave, sink, and cabinet space. Laundry facilities are free and are located on the first floor of the building.

Students are allowed to bring in cooking items such as coffee makers, rice cookers, keurigs, etc., but they must remain in the kitchen.

The post office is located in Global Village. It is a fully functioning post office for mail and package pickup. Mailboxes are available if you choose to have one but are not required to receive packages. Mail is delivered once a day and picked up twice a day at posted hours. You can ship some of your items prior to arriving on campus if you live far away.

The proper mailing address for Global Village is as follows:

(Your Name)
(Your GV suite and room)
6000 Reynolds Drive
Rochester NY, 14623

Storage space is not available. We suggest that at the beginning of the year you attempt to send home as much of your excess luggage, boxes, and crates as possible.

Floor Plans

5-Bedroom Suite with Kitchen

5-bedroom suite at RIT Housing Global Village
Dimensions
Living Room
Length
11
x
Width
12
Kitchen
Length
11
x
Width
11
Bedroom (single)
Length
12
x
Width
8
Bedroom (double)
Length
16
x
Width
11

5-Bedroom Suite w/o Kitchen

5 Bedroom Suite without a Kitchen at RIT Housing Global Village
Dimensions
Living Room
Length
16
x
Width
11
Bedroom (single)
Length
12
x
Width
8
Bedroom (double)
Length
16
x
Width
11

4-Bedroom Suite with Kitchen

4 bedroom suite with kitchen  at RIT Housing Global Village
Dimensions
Living Room
Length
12
x
Width
14
Kitchen
Length
12
x
Width
14
Bedroom (single)
Length
12
x
Width
9

Studio with Kitchen

Studio with Kitchen at RIT Housing Global Village
Dimensions
Living Room
Length
17
x
Width
14
Kitchen
Length
13
x
Width
8
Bathroom
Length
8
x
Width
11
Total
Length
17
x
Width
25

Your Responsibilities

Room care and cleanliness of common areas (bathroom, kitchen, living room, etc.) are the responsibility of the students who share the space—one reason we ask students about their cleaning preferences. Rooms must be kept clean for health and safety reasons. Vacuum cleaners may be obtained from Residence Life.

  • RIT strongly encourages all students to maintain insurance coverage for their personal possessions while attending school. RIT assumes no responsibility for losses of students' personal belongings.
  • RIT is pleased to offer Personal Property Insurance through Gallagher Student Insurance. The College Student Property & Renters Insurance is underwritten byAllianz and offers several different limit and deductible options providing students greater flexibility to select the type and amount of coverage that best serves their needs. All GSI policyholders are automatically eligible to purchase ALL risk coverage for photography related equipment that is rented or borrowed for short term periods up to an additional $25,000 in value per occurrence.
  • The plans are available through Gallagher Student Insurance (888-411-4911). Please refer to their website for additional details and exclusions. Also included are annual rates, additional general information about the program, and an application form.

Accommodation & Services

Strobe light warning equipment is provided in each room where a deaf or hard-of-hearing student might live. All deaf or hard-of-hearing students will be assigned to fire-strobed rooms.

All apartments in RIT Housing have ADA accommodated rooms and spaces for students with disabilities and special medical needs. 

To discuss accommodation needs, contact the Office of Disability Services as early as possible at 585-475-2023. For fall term entrance, the Application for Services for Students with Disabilities must be submitted to Disability Services by May 1. RIT will make all efforts to accommodate your needs based on the availability of resources. Severe allergies that cannot be managed with medication are the only types of allergies that may qualify for a special housing accommodation.

A resident with a disability who would like to request the use of a service or assistance animal due to their disability must contact the Director of Disability Services

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