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 Advisor 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
Incoming New Students complete a housing application through the RISD Housing Portal. Beginning in January for Early Decision students and May for all new students, the RISD Housing Portal will open. Students will be able to tell us their preferences and begin searching for roommates. All applications must be completed by the deadline given.
To start the application, sign in to the Housing Portal
You will find information regarding various housing choices, rates etc. here: Residence Halls
Housing information and items to note before you begin your housing application:
Video Tutorial for New Student Housing Application
Pick a roommate that works for you: Roommate Guide