Residential Life

RSD's highly secure, on-campus residence facility is available free to eligible students from Monday through Friday. Approximately 30% of our students enjoy the comfort and safety of this on-campus facility. Trained and certified residential counselors and nursing staff are fluent in both English and ASL. RSD counselors create a nurturing home environment and provide positive role model mentoring, daily structure, and discipline. Campus security is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Access is video-monitored and controlled by a keyless electronic system.

In addition, the students receive the benefit of:

  • Ongoing communication with peers reinforcing continued language development
  • A 10-bed health center with an on-call medical doctor
  • Professionally-managed dining facility
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access to academic and homework support
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Dorms equipped with games, books, magazines, computers, videophones, TVs, and DVD Players
  • A fully-equipped recreation center, indoor gymnasium, pool, and multiple outdoor playing fields, including an outdoor lighted basketball court
  • School-supplied vans provide transportation to a wide assortment of after-school activities including bowling, roller-skating, shopping, open-captioned movies, local professional sports events, and more.
    For assistance in applying to RSD, to arrange for a campus tour, or for general intake referral information, call 585-336-5854; 585-286-2806 (VP) or e-mail: [email protected].
Director of RSD Student Life Programs


RSD Parent 

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