Residency Requirement Waiver

RISD Residence Life provides a community for students to thrive and develop personally and artistically. Given the rigor of the Experimental and Foundation Studies and the newness of second year in one’s major, all 1st and 2nd year students are required to live on campus. Students can request a waiver for this requirement if they meet one of the following qualifications:

1. Student is married
2. Student is over 21 years of age or older as of September 1
3. Student is living at home home with a parent or legal guardian

Requests are approved on a case by case basis. A waiver is not granted until student received written confirmation from the Residence Life office. Students who do not choose to complete a housing application will be assigned a space after all student housing is completed.

The Housing Residency Requirement form can be completed on the Housing Portal by clicking on “On-Campus Applications,” selecting the academic year term for the upcoming year, and selecting “Residency Requirement Waiver” from the drop down menu.