Common Questions

What is Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival?

Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival is a campus-wide event that showcases the innovative and creative spirit of RIT students, faculty and staff. Visitors experience the breadth and depth of RIT through interactive presentations, hands-on demonstrations, exhibitions, and research projects set up throughout campus. Inflatables, games and multiple performance stages with live music and entertainment are also a hit with visitors of all ages. Held annually each spring, Imagine RIT is the annual kickoff to Rochester’s rich festival season.

What are the future dates of the festival?

  • Saturday, May 2, 2015
  • Saturday, May 7, 2016

Can we bring our pets to the festival?

Pets are not permitted in the facilities of RIT and any pets on the grounds of RIT must be under appropriate restraint (leash, cage, etc.). This restriction is obviously not intended to prevent those participants with disabilities from using service dogs on campus.

Where will the festival be held?

Imagine RIT takes place throughout RIT’s campus in Henrietta, NY. 

Where should I park?

Visitors can park for free on the RIT campus on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking is also available at Monroe Community College (MCC), with free shuttle bus service to RIT. Once RIT lots are full, volunteers will direct all visitors to MCC.

Who can attend?

This hotbed of innovation and creativity is free and open to the public. We welcome you to bring your family and invite your friends!

In addition, we would like to extend a special invitation to RIT alumni. Whether you visit campus often or haven’t been back in years, Imagine RIT is an event you will not want to miss.

We also urge prospective students and their parents to attend, as well as current and incoming students and their families.

Can I arrange a field trip for my organization to attend?

We encourage mentoring organizations, school superintendents, principals, teachers, guidance counselors, and other educators to schedule a school/class trip or simply encourage their students to attend. Visit our Educators & Mentors page for more information.

How much will it cost?

Admittance to the festival is FREE! But you may want to bring some spending money for food and beverages.  

How can I get more information on the festival?

The best way to get more information about the festival is to use the form on the Contact Us page.

Who is organizing the festival?

There are a number of people across the RIT campus who are working to make the festival a success. For a complete list of Imagine RIT organizers and their contact information, see the Organizers page.