Housing Selection is the process you must participate in to secure RIT housing for the 2023-2024 academic year
To Complete a 2023-2024 Housing and Dining Contract
The Housing Selection process is now closed. Students may still complete a 22-23 housing application. Current students that did not participate in housing selection and all incoming transfers and graduate students are assigned at a space available basis.
Students who live in the RIT Inn, Perkins Green, Riverknoll, or University Commons this year are eligible to participate in Housing Renewal. Students that decide not to renew their current space or miss the opportunity to renew for 2022-2023, may still participate in Room Selection.
February 6 - February 12
Students who live in Residence Halls, Global Village, 175 Jefferson, or Greek Circle this year are eligible to participate in Room Selection.Students who did not renew their current room during Housing Renewal and students living in non-RIT housing, on co-op, or studying abroad may participate in this process.
Students living in RIT Housing consistently perform better academically than students living off campus.
The Housing Renewal Process occurs in Fall Semester. This process is to renew your current renewable housing for the next academic year.
Criteria to be able to renew:
You must live in a renewable housing location. These locations are:
The RIT Inn (*Exception: RIT Inn will be able to renew that location but not the space. You will receive an email when you have been assigned to the upper class community. Once you have been assigned, please return to mylife.rit.edu and click on the My Assignment button to view your room assignment, roommate, and additional information.)
You can renew any of these spaces including singles and one bedrooms. If you fail to renew your space during the renewal process you must participate in the Room Selection process.
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 6 - 12: Complete contracts and form your roommate group
February 16: Room selection appointments emailed
February 20 - March 3: Select your room
Students currently living in Residence Halls, Global Village, 175 Jefferson, 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 6-12, 2023, visit the myLife portal to complete a 2023-2024 RIT Housing contract. Students who submit their contracts between these dates will receive an appointment to select a room.
Log onto the myLife portal and complete the 2023-2024 RIT Housing contract
After room preferences, you will have the chance to form roommate groups
If you are the group leader, select "Create Group"
The group leader will then create a group name and password
Be sure to select the box that says "let other people search for this group" so your other group members will be able to locate your group
Select the "Create Group" button again to submit
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 2023-2024 RIT Housing contract
Students can search for a group and click Join Group after they have completed a housing contract
Any student that is invited to join a group MUST accept the invitation to be linked
The invite will be expire after three days if not accepted
If a student wants to remove themselves from being a group leader they may choose an alternative group member to take their place. This must be done BEFORE the student leaves the group.
If you are not the group leader you will select one of the other three options:
Join Group (if you are a member of a group)
Search for Roommates by Personal Details
Search for Roommates by Profile
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.
Are You Ready to Apply?
The first steps start by completing your RIT Housing contract in the myLife portal.
On February 16, 2023, 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.
If you did not complete a housing contract before Feb 12th, 2023, you will not receive an appointment time to self-select your space. Housing will be in communication and will work on assigning you after the room selection process is completed based on space availability.
Step 3: Room Selection
The process when students select a room occurs between February 20 - March 3, 2023. 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.
Students who do not fill the vacancy(ies) in their apartments/suites by 11:59 p.m. on November 20, 2022 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.
If you did not complete a housing contract before February 12th, 2023, you will not receive an appointment time to self-select your space. Housing will be in communication and will work on assigning you after the room selection process is completed based on space availability.