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Visit RIT's Campus

Andrea Shaver on Friday, 14 October 2016. Posted in Visiting RIT


Visiting RIT can be very influential in your college decision. As hard as we try, it can be really hard to convey what it is like on campus in blog posts and videos. That being said: there are several opportunities to visit RIT's campus!

Options for Visiting RIT's Campus

  1. Attend an Open House. The next Fall 2016 Open Houses will take place Saturday, November 12th, and Friday, December 2nd. You can register for an open house here:
  1. Come for an individual campus visit. On individual visits you will have the option to attend an information session, have a personal interview, take a campus tour with a Student Ambassador, tour the residence halls, and even meet with representatives from your academic department.
    • Campus Tour: An hour-long, student-guided walking tour of our academic, athletic, and campus life facilities.
    • Personal Interviews: Personal interviews are offered year-round Monday through Friday. However, depending on the time of year, interview times may be available only for high school seniors and transfer students. While personal interviews are not required for admission to RIT, we are happy to meet with you on an individual basis. It's a great way to ask specific questions to one of our admissions counselors.
    • Information Sessions: Information Sessions are available May through November (and selected weeks in February, March and April) at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.
    • Academic Department Meetings: A unique part of your visit to RIT may include an individual meeting with an academic department representative from one or more of our undergraduate programs. 
  2. Attend College and Careers.  Are you a current high school junior? College & Careers is a two-day career conference, designed to help students, who will be entering their senior year in the fall, gain the experience and knowledge necessary to start making career decisions. Regardless of your background or academic interest, you will find College & Careers to be a rewarding and fun way to explore your future.

You can schedule a visit online here or by calling the Admissions Office at 585-475-6736.

While on Campus

Explore Brick City

  • Bring a camera! Take pictures of classrooms, equipment, lab spaces, and anything else you see that is really exciting.
  • Schedule time to explore on your own—eat a meal in the dining hall, visit the bookstore, and wander around other places that you find interesting!
  • Explore the area surrounding campus. We have lots of restaurants, stores, and things to do in Rochester!

Learn About Student Life

  • Listen to WITR 89.7 - this is our student-run radio station… It’s great!
  • Scan the bulletin boards, learn about clubs and events that happen around campus.
  • Check out the doors by the Campus Center (across from the Clark Gym). During the school year, these doors are a giant calendar with lists of all of the events that are happening on campus.
  • See if you can find the free pizza—there's some almost every day!

Get the Real Scoop From Current Students

Ask your tour guide, other student ambassadors, or RIT students you meet around campus questions about their experience! We’re more than happy to share what we have learned so far at RIT.

  • Why did you choose RIT?
  • What do you do in your free time? Weekends?
  • What clubs and organizations are you involved in?
  • Is there anything unique on campus that you like to do?
  • What do you wish you could change about RIT?
  • What’s it like to live on campus?

Your tour guide and other students might even be willing to give you their email address so that you can follow up if you have more questions. It doesn't hurt to ask!

During and after the visit

  • Write everything down AS SOON as it is over. It is super easy to forget your first (or second) impressions.
  • If someone took extra time to meet with you, make sure to thank them! They're more likely to remember you if you send a handwritten thank you.
  • Write down all of the deadlines on a calendar... You don't want to miss the application deadline! Some of the deadlines have shifted this year, so it's even more important that you are cognizant of this!
  • Browse RIT's online materials and blogs. You can learn so much more about RIT!