New Student Housing

The Residence Life staff strives to foster a community that empowers you, as a student, to explore your personal and artistic development in an open and inclusive environment. When you arrive on campus our talented Resident Adviser and Orientation Leader staff members will welcome you. They will offer activities and support to ensure your successful transition to RISD. Orientation programs will teach you more about RISD, help you meet new people, and start your college experience at one of the most prestigious art and design schools in the country.

Housing Application Process

New students select their own rooms. Students can start looking for their roommate as soon as they sign the housing contract on the housing portal

Students will receive a timeslot to select housing, usually in late Spring or early Summer. The timeslot is a specific time that will be randomly generated and emailed to students. This will be the time that the student and their roommate will be able to log on to the portal and pick a room.

A more specific guide and directions will be emailed to students prior to selection beginning.

Pick a roommate that works for you: Roommate Guide

Please contact the Office of Residence Life at (401) 454-6650 or housing@risd.edu if you have any questions about housing. We look forward to assisting you with your accommodations on campus.

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