Incoming First-Year

2023-2024 RIT Housing Applications are Open Now!

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By supporting student success, campus connections with the advancement of technology, and flexibility, RIT Housing provides the best living solutions for students who are in pursuit of a successful college experience.

Explore campus living within our first-year freshman communities of diverse interests, which is designed with an emphasis on comfort, safety, and easy access to technology. Both RIT housing options have Resident Advisors who facilitate social gatherings and offer personal and developmental support to students. The RIT Shuttle provides free transportation to and from campus, both living locations, and local shopping.

You may choose either the Residence Halls or the RIT Inn during the selection process. Both of our residences are embedded in a learning community of diverse interests and lifestyles. RIT living is exciting and life changing no matter which option you choose!

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Apply for Upcoming Academic Year

Once your admissions deposit is paid or waived, you can apply for housing for the upcoming academic year. Use the myLife portal to complete your housing contract and create your profile.

Housing Options

Residence Halls

RIT Housing has thirteen Residence Halls to choose from—high rises with wonderful views and low rises with beautiful courtyards. Located on campus, Residence Halls are their own community connected by a set of underground tunnels with easy access to dining, postal services, Residence Life support staff, and some academic buildings. 


The RIT Inn offers students an amenity-rich living experience and is ideal for those with independent lifestyles. Premium amenities come at a great value and include air conditioning, indoor pool and sauna, on-site fitness center, bi-weekly housekeeping, and on-site dining. Learn more >

Special Interest & Lifestyle Housing

If you're passionate about a field of study or a special topic, you may want to live in one of our seven special interest houses (floors in our residence halls). If you want the variety of people and experiences gained from living in a residence hall but like the idea of floors designed for a particular lifestyle, consider choosing a lifestyle floor.
Special Interest Housing 
Lifestyle Floors 

First-Year Students Entering Spring 2023

All entering first-year students are required to live in one of RIT Housing’s first-year communities for their first academic year, with the exception of those who live within a 30-mile commuting distance with a parent or legal guardian. 

First-year students entering in the spring semester will be assigned to available space by RIT housing. Entering incoming first-year students are guaranteed housing. RIT first-year student housing includes residence halls and the RIT Inn.

To complete a Housing and Dining contract, follow these instructions:

  • Visit the myLife portal
  • Log in with your RIT computer account username and password
  • Click on the Housing & Dining Applications icon.
  • Select academic year that applies to you
  • You are now ready to begin filling out your RIT housing contract
  • Complete each section of the application


- Residence Halls
Room Size
Per Semester, Per Person
Per 2 Semester, Per Person
Per Summer, Per Day
Multiple Occupancy
Single Occupancy
Large Single
Double as Single
Single with Bathroom