Apply for Housing
Curious About Housing at FIT?
If you are thinking of joining the thousands of students living on campus you have come to the right place! Here we will walk you through the different housing options, applications, and terms.
|Dates Application is Available||Important Information|
Winter Housing Application
October 1, 2023 to December 19, 2023
|Available to students enrolled in Fall 23 and Spring 24 only|
|Spring Semester / Mid-Year Application||November 1, 2023 to January 24, 2024||Available only for students who want to apply for housing and are NOT already residents for Fall 23|
|Summer Housing Application||March 1, 2024||Available to all FIT students with no credit threshold|
Returning Student Housing Selection
|March 20, 2024||Available to all current FIT residential students who meet eligibility requirements for Fall 24 and Spring 25|
|New Student Housing Application||May 1, 2024||Available to all new and incoming students to FIT for Fall 24 & Spring 25|
All of the applications listed above can be found by logging into a student's myFIT account and selecting myHousing. On the myHousing page students can view information about their current assignments and click on Forms and Applications to view any available housing applications. If you can't see an application or having trouble completing a form, please contact us for additional support.
For a complete overview of winter housing and the application process, you can visit Break Housing. Please note that only students who are enrolled in housing for both fall and spring semesters are eligible for Winter Housing.
Students newly admitted to FIT for the spring semester or who simply wish to join us on campus midway through the year are welcome to apply during mid-year applications. These open on November 1, 2023 and will require a $500 in order to complete your application.
Student placements are on a rolling basis and housed in the order in which their application was received. Due to limited availability of housing, student preferences for room types and roommates are not guaranteed. New students to housing move in early in January, you can view move in times via the Residential Life Calendar.
FIT offers both student housing and intern housing during the summer session. If you are interested in staying with us for the summer, check out Summer Conferences and Intern Housing.
The room selection process is broken into two separate phases for both returning and new students. Although these processes happen at different points in the year, they mirror each other in their application.
Phase 1 Process
- Step 1: Submitting an application and housing deposit
- Step 2: Confirmation of participation in Phase 1 Housing Process
- Step 3: Roommate Selection
- Step 4: Available housing options are viewable on myHousing
- Step 5: Room selection
- Step 6: Any students still waiting for an assignment are automatically assigned
The Housing Deposit & Application
The housing application will be available on students' myHousing portal. We strongly encourage residents to apply as early as possible. Any applicant after our application threshold will automatically be moved to Phase 2 of the process.
Students will submit a non-refundable $500 housing deposit in order to complete the housing application. This is NOT an additional fee and will be credited toward your total housing charges. Acceptable forms of payment are Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Students will begin to have the opportunity to form a roommate group during this time. Roommate groups can be anywhere from 2-4 people. Note, the student in the group with the lowest selection number should be prepared to choose the room for the group during room selection. A step by step guide for this process will be provided to all students participating in this process via their FIT email.
If you can not find your desired roommate, these are the two most likely reasons why:
- Your roommate is not a part of Phase 1 Housing and does not have a confirmed bed space. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to choose to live with them in this process.
- You and your roommates do not have matching Gender Inclusive answers. You may revisit your Gender Inclusive answer by editing your application OR going to your All About Me section.
During the final step, students will choose their room and room number. More information about this process will be sent to students via their FIT email as room selection approaches!
Phase 2 Process
Phase 2 of Housing Selection is the second part of the Housing Selection process. This is for any student who was not a participant of Phase 1 Selection and does not have a confirmed room after phase 1 has ended.
How Does it Work?
Phase 2 is a rolling process, beginning after phase 1 and continuing throughout the summer. Students can expect weekly updates from Residential Life regarding the status of available rooms and selection numbers chosen to move ahead with selection for the week. Students still receive a Selection Priority Number the same as Phase 1.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are many similarities between the two phases but also some key differences. In Phase 2 students do not get to form a roommate group. Instead students are able to see available BED spaces and choose from those options.
Past precedent shows the majority of students in Phase 2 Housing are provided an opportunity to live on campus before the start of the Fall Term. Residential Life works tirelessly to ensure as many students as possible are given the opportunity to live on campus.
Once the number of applicants is equal to beds available for first year housing
or by June 2, 2023
Whenever one of the above parameters are reached FIRST, Residential Life begins moving additional applicants to Phase 2 Housing.