Current Students Housing

Residence Life provides a wide variety of housing options for our returning, current students. Options include small community-centric houses, suites, studio apartments, and 3-4 bedroom apartments.

2021-2022 Timeline
April 22

7PM EST, Housing Selection Information Session Webinar. Click here to view a recording of the webinar. (You will need to sign into your RISD Zoom account to view.)

April 30

Deadline for Medical Accommodation and Residency Waivers.  Assignments will be sent after room selection.

June 1

Contracts are due for returning students selecting via timeslot.

June 3

Timeslots will be issued to returning students. 

June 7-8

Sophomore Selection: Sophomore students may select from Sophomore Area rooms. Sophomores who do not participate in sophomore selection will need to sign up for the Housing Placement List.

June 10-11

Upperclassmen Selection: Upperclassmen students can select from any remaining rooms. 

residence halls

Select from the areas below to explore our Sophomore and Upperclassmen residence halls, amenities, and view photos.

Sophomore Housing
Upperclassmen Housing

Housing + Dining Rates 2021-2022

Click here for 2021-2022 Housing + Dining room rates.

Medical accommodations

Medical accommodation requests are due April 30.

Room selection guide

Click here for our room selection guide. This page outline the 2 part process to selecting a room, or requesting a guaranteed single and/or to be on the housing placement list.


RISD has a two year live-on requirement. As such, first year and sophomore students are required to live on campus.

Brand new for the 2021-2022 academic year we are pleased to announce the Sophomore Area and Sophomore Experience!

FAQ + Questions

Click here for Housing Selection 2021-2022 FAQ.

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Prepare for housing selection

Here are some resources to help as you prepare for housing selection: