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

How to Submit A Residency Requirement Waiver

The Housing Residency Requirement form can be completed on the Student Life Portal:

  1. Select ‘Student Forms’
  2. Select ‘Housing Forms’
  3. Select the academic year term for the upcoming year
  4. Select ‘Residency Requirement Waiver’ from the drop down menu.