Housing Selection 2021-2022

Room Selection Has Ended

RIT Housing will continue to assign students throughout the spring and summer to available space. View your assignment in the myLife portal under My Assignment.  

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Housing Renewal

Part 1 of Housing Selection has ended.

Students who lived in the RIT Inn, Perkins Green, Riverknoll, or University Commons this year were eligible for Housing Renewal. If you missed the opportunity to renew for 2021-2022, you may still participate in Room Selection. 


Room Selection

Part 2 of Housing Selection began February 8, 2021.

Room Selection is the process of applying for and selecting your RIT housing for the 2021 – 2022 academic year.

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Students living in RIT Housing consistently perform better academically than students living off campus.

Room Selection

As you choose your RIT housing, consider if you will search for housing as an individual or with a roommate(s). Make sure to review our residences, rates, and housing comparison tool to choose the housing option that is the best fit for you.

Save these Dates

  • February 8 - 17: Complete contracts and form your roommate group
  • February 18: Room selection appointments emailed
  • February 22 - March 5: Select your room


  • Students currently living in Residence Halls, Global Village, or Greek Circle
  • Students who did not renew their current room in RIT Inn, Perkins Green, Riverknoll, or University Commons during Housing Renewal 
  • Students previously living in non-RIT housing, on co-op, or studying abroad

Room Selection Steps

Step 1: Contracts and Roommates

Between February 8-17, 2021, visit the myLife portal to complete a 2021-2022 RIT Housing contract. Students who submit their contracts between these dates will receive an appointment to select a room. 

Do you plan on having roommates? You will need to form a group. 

  • The person who creates a group is the Group Leader. The Group Leader can invite other students to join the group. The Group Leader will only be able to invite other student(s) if the student(s) have completed a 2021-2022 RIT Housing contract.
  • Students can search for a group and click Join Group after they have completed a housing contract.


Are You Ready to Apply?

The first steps starts by completing your RIT Housing contract in the myLife portal.

Complete Your Contract


Step 2: Appointments Emailed

On February 18, 2021, RIT Housing will email your appointment information to you. Save this information. This date and time is the earliest that you may sign in to the myLife portal to select a room.

Step 3: Room Selection

The process when students select a room occurs between February 22 - March 5, 2021. On your appointment day and time, visit the myLife portal and select a room or place yourself on a waitlist. 

Note: Room Selection will be grayed out and unavailable until your appointment.

View the following instructions to complete each step of selecting a room:

Log into the myLife portal on your appointment day and time. Room Selection will be on the left menu bar.

  • Group Leaders – you can assign yourself and your group into a room.
  • Members of a group – you can let your chosen group leader assign you into a room. You can also decide to assign yourself. If you decide to assign yourself, you will go as an individual. Your group will no longer be linked.
  • Students not in a roommate group – you will assign yourself as an individual to a space.

Select Room Selection.

  • You have the option to filter by Locations or Floor/Suites.
  • A list of available bed spaces will populate and you may pick up to 5 different selections to add to your cart.
  • There is a 5 minute time limit on items in your cart. You can add/remove selections from your cart.

A group leader or individual will choose the bed spaces to assign in a room/suite/apartment.

  • Select Bed option – select this box is to assign a bed to yourself.
  • Select for Roommate option – select this box is to assign your roommate(s).

You will be asked to re-confirm the bed space assignments on another page. The orange Make Room Assignments button must be clicked in order for the assignment(s) to be finalized.

If you do not see the type of housing you are looking for, you may choose to place yourself on a waitlist. You can sign up for up to 5 different waitlists. 

Review this information before choosing to place yourself on a waitlist:

  • Putting yourself on a waitlist as an individual means that you are no longer part of a group.
  • Putting your name on a waitlist for a certain type of housing does not guarantee that you will be assigned to that housing.
  • You can see your place on a waitlist when you select it.

There is an option to change your assignment during the Room Selection process – the last day to change your assignment is March 5, 2021.

Changing your assignment is done on an individual basis. If you and a roommate want to change your booking, you will each sign in to the myLife portal and go to Room Swap under Next Steps.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Appointment dates and times are assigned in class standing order with current first year students going first, followed by second-, third-, fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-year students.
  • Within each year level, students will be randomly ordered by a computer program. This random ordering will not occur until the day before appointment times are emailed to students.

For the purpose of Room Selection, you will remain in the first-year grouping.

The residence halls, RIT Inn, Perkins Green and Riverknoll apartments, University Commons suites and Global Village suites will be available during room selection.

If you complete a 21-22 RIT housing contract for Room Selection, but do not select a room or add yourself to a waitlist, RIT Housing will add you to a waitlist based on your preferences.

Students who do not fill the vacancy(ies) in their apartments/suites by 11:59 p.m. on November 13, will no longer have the opportunity to request a roommate(s). The vacancy will be entered into the available space pool for Room Selection process.

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