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What's there to do on campus?
Students at RIT take their academic pursuits seriously—striving to get good grades and working hard to develop their talents—but they’ll be the first to tell you that there’s more to college than books and professors. At RIT, there’s no shortage of ways to get involved outside the classroom. Take advantage of your free time. Try something new. Our campus is alive with energy and activity, providing round-the-clock opportunities for leadership, entertainment, relaxation and personal growth. Your active participation in the many aspects of campus life helps ensure that you’ll graduate well educated and well rounded. You can join any of more than 175 clubs and organizations on campus related to hobbies, politics, sports, and cultural diversity as well as student government and Greek organizations.
What size are the beds?

The dorm room beds are Twin XL. Some stores have the opportunity to buy where you are and they will be in a store here, when you arrive (Ship to Store). For example, you go on-line with WalMart to order some bedding or dorm supplies. There will be an option for you to choose to have it shipped to the Henrietta, NY store. Simply pick it up when you arrive or during your stay.

What are the residence halls like?
RIT/NTID students have many housing options available to them. You can choose from residence halls, on-campus apartment buildings and a variety of specialty housing including Greek housing.All first-year students (including transfers) are required to live in campus residence halls and are guaranteed housing.

What will your dorm room look like?

Within the residence halls, all rooms and corridors are carpeted, and each room includes beds, desks, chairs and dressers based on the number of students assigned to that room. Window coverings and closet space also are provided. Each corridor has its own bathroom equipped with showers, and floors have two community lounges, one with a television and kitchenette and the other with tables, chairs, and couches used for studying. All residence hall rooms are equipped with cable television access and free, direct, high-speed Ethernet connections to the campus network and the Internet. All deaf and hard-of-hearing students are assigned to rooms with strobe fire alarms and doorbells.

Double rooms in the residence halls come in two basic shapes:
Rectangular, measuring approximately 18' long by 10' wide. These rooms are generally located in the high-rise sections of the residence halls.
Square, approximately 12' long by 14' wide. These rooms are generally located in the low-rise sections.

Several laundry facilities are available in the residence halls and are free to students.

Students and CounselorsOur admission process is a personal one. Each application is reviewed holistically for strength of academic preparation, performance on standardized tests, counselor recommendations and your personal career interests. We seek applicants from all geographical, social, cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds.

Deaf and hard-of-hearing students are required to submit an audiogram to qualify for admission. Students must have a significant hearing loss, and demonstrate the ability to benefit from the models used at RIT/NTID designated specifically to provide access to academic programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Ready to apply? Three ways to get started:

  1. You can request application materials and we'll send them to you via postal mail,
  2. complete the application online via the RIT admissions portal, or
  3. download the application forms, print and mail them in.

Choose the application method that's best for you!

Come and visit 

Once you see RIT/NTID's campus and meet our faculty, staff and students, you'll understand why so many students feel immediately at home and why alumni have fond memories of their time here. Come see for yourself!

Chat with us

Launch ChatHave questions? Chat live with an RIT/NTID admissions counselor and get your answers. Whether you inquiry is about a program, admission requirements, student life or financial options, our admissions counselors can assist you with your needs. 

You can also give us a call at 585-475-6700 or 585-743-1366 (VP) or toll free in the U.S. and Canada at 1-866-644-6843, weekdays 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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