On- and Off-Campus Housing

Whether you are returning to campus or joining us for the first time, RIT Housing is here to support you.

Spring Move Out

All students in RIT housing are encouraged to move out within 24 hours after their last exam. All students in RIT housing must move out no later than 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15. Graduating seniors and those working graduation have until noon on Sunday, May 16, to check out of RIT housing.

Learn more on the RIT Housing website

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Quarantine Requirements and Options Ahead of Spring Semester

Students may be required to quarantine before arriving to campus for the Spring Semester. All students need to review the quarantine requirements set forth by New York state and RIT. Students with an RIT housing assignment who are required to quarantine before circulating on campus may choose to quarantine on their own independently. The deadline to participate in the University Coordinated Quarantine option has passed.

Learn more about quarantine requirements and options

Orange Alert Level Changes

Orange Alert Level Changes

All common residential areas (lounges, kitchens, etc.) are reduced to 25 percent capacity or fully closed. Eating is not permitted and masks must be worn at all times in the spaces that remain open. Students living in university residential areas are not permitted to have guests, and residents are not permitted to visit other floors or apartments.

Learn more about RIT's COVID-19 Alert Levels

End of Fall Semester Procedures

Fall Semester on-campus classwork concludes on November 24. Exams will be held online December 1-8. There are several steps to take for students currently living in RIT Housing as well as off-campus students before the end of Fall Semester.

End of Fall Semester Checklist

Guidelines for Winter Break

Health and Safety Considerations

Reduced occupancy
In order to promote physical distancing, only two students are allowed to room together in residence halls. Additional rooms are available at the RIT Inn and Conference Center for the first time to first-year students.

A micro-fridge (microwave/refrigerator/freezer) is provided in all residence hall and RIT Inn rooms to allow students to prepare and warm their food. Students are not allowed to bring their own refrigerators.

Air purification
RIT is installing bipolar ionization systems in its residence halls, apartments, and academic buildings to help neutralize viruses, bacteria, allergens, mold, and other airborne contaminants.

Enhanced cleaning
Cleaning in restrooms and high-touch areas including lobbies and elevators occurs twice a day in residence halls.

Physical distancing
Elevators in residence halls have limited occupancy. Face masks are required in common spaces. And an app will be available to enable students to hold virtual appointments with the housing office.

Off-Campus Housing

Students concerned about issues regarding off-campus housing can reach out directly to landlords to discuss options. Additionally, the Off Campus and Commuter Services team in RIT’s Center for Campus Life can provide information and resources about the rental process.

Learn more about commuter resources

Frequently Asked Questions

More information on guests is available on the Visitors to Campus page.

Air purification ionizers are being installed in residence halls and apartments, and paper towel dispensers are replacing hand blowers in residence hall bathrooms. Cleaning will occur twice a day in bathrooms and high-touch areas including lobbies and elevators. Everyone is expected to wear a face mask when in common areas.

For more information regarding visitors and move-out, go to the Visitors to Campus webpage.