Summer Housing

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Applications for Summer 2021 housing are now open for current RIT students. Apply today in the myLife portal.

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Welcome to RIT Summer Housing

RIT Housing is here for you for all your housing needs. Whether you're enrolled in summer classes, working on campus or participating in a co-op locally, we look forward to providing you with a place to stay for the summer.

Summer Assignments

Your summer housing assignment is dependent on your current spring assignment and upcoming fall assignment. Students not living in RIT housing for spring or fall may still apply for Summer 2021 housing. A confirmation email will be sent to your RIT email once you have been assigned summer housing.

  • You will be assigned to a room in the Kate Gleason Residence Hall for the summer term.
  • All rooms will be assigned as singles.
  • See Summer to Fall Move section for details on when you will move to your fall assignment.
  • You will be assigned to your current spring assignment for the summer term.
  • See Summer to Fall Move section for details on when you will move to your fall assignment.

You will remain in your current suite/apartment for the summer and will not be relocated, pending an apartment/suite inspection. This is a Continuous Unit. You are responsible for cleaning the unit before Fall 2021 residents arrive. Learn more

Changes or Cancellations of 21-22 Housing Assignment

  • If you live in summer housing and cancel your 2021-2022 RIT housing assignment during the summer term, you will be relocated to the Residence Halls at the time of your cancellation.
  • If you live in summer housing and change your 2021-2022 RIT housing assignment during the summer term, you may be relocated to your new assignment.
  • You will be assigned to a room in the Kate Gleason Residence Hall for the summer term.
  • All rooms will be assigned as singles.
  • See Summer to Fall Move section for details on when you will move to your fall assignment.
  • Students not living in RIT housing for Fall 2021 are required to move out of summer housing no later than Wednesday, August 11, 2021 by 10:00 a.m.

Move In and Key Pick-up

Students assigned to Residence Halls for the summer term are not required to move out of their spring assignments on May 15. You are to remain in your current spring assignment until Monday May 17. Summer housing keys may be picked up on Monday May 17, 2021 between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the RIT Housing office in Grace Watson Hall.

Rates

Summer housing charges are billed at the beginning of summer and posted as one charge for the entire summer on the student account. The charge reflects the number of days you select for summer housing on the summer housing contract.

  • Billing for summer housing begins on the move-in date selected on the summer housing contract. Final billing is determined by the date keys are returned. Rent adjustments will only be completed after you return your key(s).
  • The daily rate is based on per person. There is no required occupancy during summer housing. 2020-2021 Terms and Conditions apply to summer housing.
  • If you will move into your Fall 2021 assignment prior to the end of summer, summer term rent rates will continue to be used through August 14. Fall rent rates will be applied for the fall semester beginning August 15.

 

Summer Housing Rates

Location Person/Day
Residence Halls $35
University Commons $36
Global Village Single with Kitchen $36
Global Village Single without Kitchen $35
Global Village Studio $38
Riverknoll 1-Bedroom $26
Riverknoll 2 or 3-Bedroom $24
Perkins Green 1-Bedroom $26
Perkins Green 2-Bedroom                                   $24

 

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Meal Plan Rates

Summer Meal Plans Available

All students living in the Residence Halls are required to select a summer dining plan. Tied to your RIT ID card, meal plans take one more worry off your plate with pre-loaded Dining Dollars that can be used throughout the summer term at all RIT Dining locations. 

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Your Responsibilities

It is your responsibility to clean your summer housing assignment before you vacate. Please review the following Cleaning Responsibilities. If you participated in Housing Renewal and will stay in your housing assignment over the summer, review the information on Continuous Units.

Please read the cleaning responsibilities list found in the Return Your Housing to Move-in Condition section carefully. You must complete each task outlined. If you share your apartment/suite, your group should coordinate these tasks among yourselves. Each summer student will be held responsible if the unit is not properly prepared for the incoming/returning students for the 2021-2022 academic year. Totally vacant units will be cleaned by a contract cleaning service. If the contractor is required to do cleaning outside of the normal scope to properly prepare your unit for the academic year’s students, you are responsible for the additional cleaning charges incurred. You may also lose housing renewal privileges if you fail to properly prepare the unit for incoming students.

An apartment/suite that is not vacated for the summer will be refreshed for cleaning only as this unit will be considered “continuous”.  No paint touch ups or project work will be completed. Apartments/suites will be inspected at the end of the spring semester to determine if there are any damages to approve the unit for an continuous summer assignment. Any damages discovered will be applied to spring resident's student accounts.

The responsibility to clean a continuous unit and prepare it for the next academic year’s students falls upon the summer student(s), even if the occupants for the next academic year are the roommates you renewed the unit with. Failure to maintain the unit or properly prepare it for the next academic year’s students may result in damage/cleaning charges being applied to the summer resident's student account and/or losing the opportunity to remain a resident of the apartment/suite.

Summer Assignment to Fall Assignment Move

Students who have a 21-22 housing assignment that is different than their summer assignment will move to their 21-22 housing assignment according to the schedule below.

  • Summer assignment: Riverknoll, Perkins, Global Village, University Commons
    • Date to pick-up key: Friday July 23 
    • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. RIT Housing office in Grace Watson Hall
  • Summer assignment: Residence Halls
    • Date to pick-up key: Monday August 9
    • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. RIT Housing office in Grace Watson Hall
  • Students who do not have a 21-22 housing assignment  
    • Must move out of summer housing no later than Wednesday, August 11, by 10:00 a.m.

Summer Storage

Storage of personal belongings is not permitted in RIT housing. Students living in RIT housing for summer are prohibited from storing other students’ personal belongings. Students who are not on contract for summer and leave personal belongings in a unit will have summer housing rent charges applied to their student accounts until items are removed or discarded.

If you are assigned to the apartment/suite you will be occupying for the 2021-2022 academic year for summer, you may not allow spring term students to leave items through summer and you may not allow incoming students to drop off their belongings prior to the official move-in date for the 2021-2022 academic year.

If you plan to leave RIT for the summer, you may not leave your personal belongings in the apartment/suite you renewed for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Scheduled Utility Work

May 17 and 18

Electrical Shutdowns

In order to safely maintain and test major electrical switchgear, a shutdown will occur. All campus buildings will be affected except the Red Barn. The electrical shutdown is to take place each of these days at 5:00 p.m. and power is to be restored at 7:00 a.m. the following morning. If inclement weather should occur, electrical shutdowns will occur May 19-20.

July 1-August 30

Fire Hydrant Testing

All fire hydrants and their associated water system valves will be flow tested and flushed throughout campus as part of our annual maintenance and certification program. This operation may cause some discoloration or cloudiness of the potable water, but does not pose a health hazard. Testing will be conducted during regular business hours Monday through Friday.

Residence Entry

RIT Housing performs general maintenance and monthly inspections to inspect and repair housing units throughout the summer. RIT Housing, its agents, or respresentatives reserve the right to enter any room, apartment, or suite. Learn more about entry for general maintenance in section 9.5 and about monthly fire safety inspections in section 13.01 of the 2020-2021 Terms & Conditions.

Cancel Contract

Summer contracts can be canceled by visiting help.rit.edu and submitting a "Report an Issue / Ask a Question" ticket.

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