2020-2021 Important Dates

Fall 2020 Move-in

Move-in by appointment time only. Negative COVID-19 test results are required.

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New Incoming Students Move-in

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Returning Students Move-in

Day, evening, and online classes begin

Housing Renewal

For students currently living in Perkins Green, Riverknoll, University Commons, and the RIT Inn who want to renew their contract for the space they are currently living in for the 2021–2022 academic year.

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Renewal Sign-up

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Request a Roommate

Last day, evening, and online classes

No classes - University closes at 2 p.m.

Students NOT returning to RIT housing for the spring semester:
Students not returning to RIT for spring semester classes must check out of RIT housing by 4 p.m. To properly check-out you must remove all of your items and return your housing key to RIT Housing no later than November 25th at 4 p.m.

Students returning to RIT housing for spring semester:
Students who are eligible may remain in RIT Housing throughout the fall to spring semester break.  Eligible students are those who will be registered for on-campus classwork for spring semester. Students who would like semester break housing must register via the myLife portal. Break Housing Registration will be available mid-fall semester. 


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Thanksgiving Holiday

End of Fall Semester

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Final exams online

End of Fall Semester Housing

Students who are registered for on-campus classwork for the spring semester and do not want semester break housing must leave RIT housing no later than December 9th at 10 a.m.  Take with you just the items you are going to need for the break and keep your housing key. Residence Life staff will check all unoccupied rooms during this break to ensure closing procedures were followed.


Final grades due

Spring Move-in

Spring Arrival 2021

Please visit: https://www.rit.edu/housing/spring-arrival-2021

Current Student Room Selection

Room Selection applies to students who are currently living in the Residence Halls, Global Village, and Greek Circle. This process is also for students who are currently in Perkins Green, Riverknoll, University Commons, and the RIT Inn who have not already renewed their contract for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students who are living in non-RIT housing or on co-op or study abroad may also participate in this process.

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Complete contracts and form your roommate group

Appointment times emailed

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Room selection process

End of Year Closing

Last day, evening, and online classes

Convocation and Commencement ceremonies

Commencement Ceremonies

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RIT Housing closes - students should check out of housing within 24 hours of their last exam.


Students in all RIT Housing will need to move out no later than Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 10 a.m.

Graduating seniors and those working graduation have until Sunday, May 16, 2021, at noon to check out of RIT housing.


Final grades due

Summer 2021

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Summer 2021 Housing applications for current RIT students are now available at myLife.rit.edu

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