After sophomore year, RISD students are permitted to live off campus if they desire. We encourage students to discuss and weigh the pros and cons of living on/off campus with their friends and families. For many students living on campus is ideal in location and convenience, but for others off campus housing may better suit their lifestyle needs. Each year we see students who regret their decision to move off campus and vice versa. To help ensure you make the best informed decision for you, following are some resources for students and parents regarding on and off campus housing.
Potential benefits to living off-campus
Benefits of living on-campus
If you think that living off-campus might be in your future, we suggest that you do the following: