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How to Participate in Online Room Selection (2-Part Process)
STEP 1: Request a time-slot by March 4, 2019
STEP 2: Select a Room
To Keep the Same Room “Renew Current Bed”
A current sophomore, junior, senior, 5th year, or graduate student who wishes to retain his/her current room assignment for the 2019-20 academic year, may do as follows:
All students will then be required to log in to the portal to select their meal plan to complete their application.
*students that are squatting cannot leave their belongings in their rooms over the summer. Residents of Charles Landing can do this ONLY if they request housing for the Summer for an additional fee.
**Charles Landing residents may not be able to stay in their room over the summer as we will be renovating several apartments.
Individual Room Selection
Group Room Selection
How to Create a Group:
Required Residency for Rising Sophomores (Current First Year Students)
All first and second year students are required to reside on campus and are guaranteed housing. Students can request a waiver for this requirement if they meet one of the following qualifications:
To request a waiver of this requirement, students will need to submit an online request to the Residence Life Office before February 16th, 2018. Requests are NOT approved until you receive written confirmation from the Office of Residence Life. Rising sophomores who do not pay a deposit and do not choose to participate in room selection will be assigned a space from those remaining following Online Room Selection.
EHP Applicants for Fall 2019
Due to the strong demand for upper-class housing, those students who apply to attend the EHP program in Rome, Italy for the Fall 2019 semester are not eligible for room selection for the fall semester on the Providence campus. If any of those students are subsequently denied the opportunity or choose not to attend EHP in the fall, we will place their name on a priority waiting list for housing, if requested.
Dual Degree Students
Brown University requires six semesters of residency on campus. Dual Degree students in their 2nd year must live at Brown University. Dual Degree Students in their 3rd year can fulfill this requirement at either Brown’s or RISD’s campus. However, you cannot choose rooms on both campuses. If you do, you will be charged a cancellation fee. If you are a rising junior, senior, or 5th year senior, you have the option to participate in Room Selection to live on RISD’s Campus. To participate in RISD’s Room Selection, you must request a timeslot by March 3rd.
On-Campus Housing Rates
While room rates have not been formally approved for next year, in general single rooms cost more than shared rooms and apartment spaces cost more than those in the Hill Houses. Tentative Rates are posted on the Residence Life Housing website as soon as they are available. Rates include heat, water, electricity, and internet connection. 15 West and Charles Landing rates also include cable TV service and air conditioning. Student parking is available at Charles Landing to any student for an additional fee.
Please be aware of the following Meal Plan Rules:
Special and Medical Needs Housing
Students with special or medical needs that impact their housing assignment should complete an application for a housing accommodation. The forms are due by Saturday, February 18th for students looking to participate in Room Selection. More information about accommodation requests can be found here; Medical Accommodations.