Co-op Students - RIT Housing

The co-op program is a vital part of RIT's educational experience. At RIT Housing, we are here to support you!


If your co-op is local or virtual, you can still stay in RIT Housing even if you are not taking classes. 


Fall Co-op

If you are going on co-op for fall semester and you have an RIT Housing assignment for the academic year, you may choose one of the following two options.
Option 1:
Participate in the ‘held’ option for fall housing

Eligibility and how it works:

  • Make sure you register your co-op properly with your academic department and the co-op office
  • Submit a request to hold your space through the "Report a Problem/Ask a Question" form at or call 585-475-5000.
  • Your co-op must be more than 45 miles away from RIT
  • You must return to your same assigned space for the spring
  • You will receive a 50% rent reduction for the fall semester
  • You will be able to store your items there, but will not have key/card access to the space until the official move-in date of spring semester
  • You will be able to participate in Housing Renewal if you are assigned to a qualified space
Option 2:
If you do not want to hold your fall housing assignment, you can: 

Cancel your contract at no cost

  • Login to the portal
  • Select the ‘Housing and Dining’ icon
  • Select the academic year that applies to you
  • Go to ‘Next Step’
  • Drop Down to Cancellation Page
If you want to apply for RIT housing for spring semester, follow the steps below. 

Reapply for spring housing in mid-October*

  • Login to the portal
  • Select the ‘Housing and Dining’ icon
  • Select the academic year that applies to you
  • Add your preferences

*Housing is guaranteed for students who return in the spring, but preferences are not.

Spring Co-op

If you are going on co-op for spring semester and you are currently living in RIT housing, you will need to terminate your housing contract by moving out at the end of the fall semester.
  • You must check out by the contract end date for fall semester:

    • Remove all your belongings from the space
    • Return the space to move-in condition
    • Return your keys to the RIT Housing Office, or to one of the drop boxes (Grace Watson Lobby outside the Housing Office, or Global Village near the entrance to Shop One)
    • If you live in Global Village 405, you still need to complete a key return envelope (and return your access card, if you have one)
    • If you live at 175 Jefferson or the RIT Inn, check out at the front desk
    • Make sure that you mark ‘co-op’ on the key return envelope as your reason for checking out
  • As long as your spring co-op is properly registered with RIT, you will not be charged a termination fee and your rent charge will be reversed.
  • There is no ‘held’ option for spring co-ops, since all students must move out at the end of spring semester.