Spring Arrival 2023

Whether you are returning to campus or joining us for the first time,
RIT Housing is here to support you with your spring semester move-in.

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Move-In Dates and Key Pick-Up

This information is for incoming first years, transfers, graduates and returning students who were not on campus Fall 2022. 

Students assigned to Residence Halls, Global Village, University Commons, Perkins Green, or Riverknoll should visit the RIT Housing office located in Grace Watson Hall during the following times to check into housing and pick up your key(s):

  • Thursday, Jan 12     8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.*
  • Friday, Jan 13          8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan 14     10 a.m.-4 p.m. 
  • Sunday, Jan 15       10 a.m.-4 p.m.  

*Incoming students that want to participate in new student orientation will need to move in on this date. 

  • If you are an incoming new student and arrive after the above times, there will be staff present in the housing office (Grace Watson Hall, Room 1400) who can assist with key-pickup until 11 p.m. 
  • After 11 p.m. you will not be able to check in and will be required to find alternative arrangements. 
  • A limited number of moving carts will be available at move-in and can be signed out at the RIT Housing office.

Current students approved to move to a new space for spring semester who are unable to move prior to the break must plan to pick up their keys during the office hours above. 

Spring Assignments

Spring Assignments are based on student preferences self-selected on the application. Preferences are a guide, but not guaranteed based on space availability. Students will receive a confirmation email once they are assigned December - early January.

The confirmation details of your RIT housing assignment are in the My Assignment section on the myLife portal. Students can view their room assignment, roommate(s) information, meal plan, and mailing address.

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Access My Assignment

  • Visit the myLife portal
  • Log in with your username and password
  • Click on the My Assignment button

Contact Your Roommate

Your roommate(s) RIT username is provided in the My Assignment section. Add @rit.edu to the username to email your roommate(s).

Frequently Asked Questions

All About Your Room pages provide detailed information on everything you need to know about your room, apartment, or suite. Choose your RIT Housing residence to navigate to the respective All About Your Room page:

  • RIT strongly encourages all students to maintain insurance coverage for their personal possessions while attending school. RIT assumes no responsibility for losses of students' personal belongings.
  • RIT is pleased to offer Personal Property Insurance through Gallagher Student Insurance. The College Student Property & Renters Insurance is underwritten by Allianz and offers several different limits and deductible options providing students greater flexibility to select the type and amount of coverage that best serves their needs. All GSI policyholders are automatically eligible to purchase ALL risk coverage for photography-related equipment that is rented or borrowed for short term periods up to an additional $25,000 in value per occurrence.
  • The plans are available through Gallagher Student Insurance (888-411-4911). Please refer to their website for additional details and exclusions. Also included are annual rates, additional general information about the program, and an application form.

Mainstream floors encourage intentional interaction between hearing and deaf/hard-of-hearing students while providing opportunities to learn from each other by sharing a floor. Mainstream floors are located in Sol Heumann HallMark Ellingson HallPeter Peterson Hall, and Residence Hall D.

RIT Housing does not assign hearing and deaf/hard-of-hearing students as roommates unless both students request an assignment together. Students may be placed on a mainstream floor without requesting this option.

The RAs assigned to these floors have varying American Sign Language skill levels, and are inclusive of all residents who select or are placed in this housing option. RAs may be hearing or deaf/hard of hearing.

Learn more about our Lifestyle Floors.

Residence Halls, Global Village, Perkins Green, and Greek Circle beds are twin extra-long beds. University Commons and RIT Inn are full-size beds.

No pets are allowed except for fish. Piranhas, oscars, and other carnivorous fish are not allowed. The tank size may not be larger than 10 gallons.

All of RIT housing has wireless internet connection. Additionally, all RIT housing, with the exception of Riverknoll apartments, have high-speed Ethernet jacks. If you are assigned to Ellingson Hall, Peterson Hall, or Residence Hall D and want to utilize the Ethernet jacks, you will need to bring a 15-foot Ethernet cable with you.

To access the RIT network, you must have an RIT computer account and agree to abide by the RIT code of conduct for computer and network use. Students are responsible for protecting their own computer systems with UL-approved surge protectors.

RIT allows students to bring a car to campus. Having a car is not required or necessary. Alternate modes of transportation include the free on and off-campus shuttle, bicycling, ride-sharing, and walking. RIT Transportation Services offers a robust schedule of shuttles for both on and off-campus travels. Shuttle services are available for transportation between the Residential areas and academic areas on campus.  Students in RIT Housing are required to register their vehicle and purchase a Residential Permit.  Please note Residential permits do not allow for parking outside of assigned residential lots on weekdays between 5 a.m.-5 p.m., including parking lots near the academic side of campus.  

Purchase a Parking Permit Online

Vehicle registrations are required to be processed within the first few days of arrival to campus. To register your vehicle online, visit the RIT Parking portal. You will need your RIT username and password to log in. Visit RIT Parking & Transportation to learn about campus parking regulations and view different parking options available.