In their first-year, BRDD students are housed on one or two floors together in the RISD Quad. There are predominantly shared rooms (doubles or triples) in the Quad, though single rooms may also be available. Students go through the RISD roommate pairing process and can elect to room with another BRDD first-year student or with a RISD first-year student. Learn more about RISD first-year housing.
In their second-year, BRDD students are housed at Brown. Most second-year BRDD students choose a pre-lottery option available to BRDD students to live together in one of Brown’s sophomore-designated residence halls. This option involves mostly shared rooms and students choose to live with a BRDD student or a Brown sophomore. This building is also centrally located and allows students to be near other BRDD students at periods in the semester that are unique to their RISD academic requirements, such as the beginning of RISD Wintersession while the majority of Brown students are still on winter break. BRDD students in their second year can also choose to live in Brown special interest housing, program housing, or participate in the general housing selection lottery process.