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 Webinar on May 7th 2019
Missed the housing portal webinar? You can watch it HERE!
Housing Application Process
New students will be selecting their own rooms for the first time! Students can start looking for their roommate as soon as they sign the housing contract on the housing portal
Students will receive a time-slot to select housing mid may. Time-slot 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. Time-slots will range from Tuesday, May 28 – Friday, May 31st.
A more specific guide and directions will be emailed to students in May.
Pick a roommate that works for you: Roommate Guide