RIT Alumni Association
RIT Alumni Association

Buy A Brick

A Solid Foundation for Student Success
Would you guess that RIT has more than 15,615,000 bricks on campus? You would be right!

This massive quantity of bricks – counting from the first building erected in 1968 to the Golisano Institute for Sustainability – frames one of the most innovative and expert educational enterprises in the world.

More than 1,500 of those bricks belong to students, parents, alumni, clubs, organizations and friends who have claimed their own piece of RIT thanks to our Buy A Brick program. You can also have a permanent reminder of your connection to RIT through this program.

Bricks are now available for purchase in two sizes:

The RIT Buy A Brick program has already provided $225,000 for student scholarships and enhanced education opportunities. Your purchase of a brick today will make you part of the RIT legacy that has helped to equip every student with the education their future demands.

Don't miss out! March 31 is the deadline for installation by commencement 2015:

  • Your brick will be placed on Philanthropy Way, located between the Saunders College and Gleason Circle.
  • Your gift can be directed toward a scholarship or other university-wide funds that enhance student life and learning.
  • Bricks are installed twice a year, during the fall and before commencement (depending on the number of orders and when the orders are received)
  • You will receive a map showing the on-campus location of your brick after installation.
  • Our deadline to order your brick is March 31 for installation by commencement 2015. We will make every effort to have it installed so you can show it to your family and friends.

You can also Download a PDF Form and mail to:
Office of Development - Buy A Brick
Rochester Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 92765
Rochester, NY 14692-8865

Questions?
If you have any questions or are interested in multiple bricks, please contact us at 800.477.0376 or fundforrit@rit.edu.



FAQ
If you have any questions or are interested in multiple bricks, please contact us at 800.477.0376 or fundforrit@rit.edu.

  • Where are the bricks placed?
    Your brick will be placed on Philanthropy Way, located between the Saunders College and Gleason Circle.

  • I already purchased a brick, where is it located?
    To learn the exact location of your brick, please contact us at 800.477.0376 or fundforrit@rit.edu.

  • When will my brick be installed?
    Bricks are ordered in batches and installed twice a year. Bricks that are ordered by the appropriate deadline will be installed before Commencement and Brick City Homecoming each year.

  • How will my engraving appear on my brick?
    All bricks are engraved using capital letters and will otherwise appear exactly how they are indicated on your order form.

  • Can I use special characters in my inscription?
    Yes, the engraver has a limited selection of special characters that can be engraved on bricks. These include Greek letters, tiger paw, heart, smiley face and more. Each special character counts as one space on each line of inscription. For more options, please contact us at 800.477.0376.

  • Can we purchase multiple bricks to be placed next to each other?
    Yes, but you are still limited to three lines of text with fifteen characters per line on each brick.