Storm preparation

In the event of a major storm, how will you know if RIT is open or closed?

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In the event of closings or cancelations due to inclement weather, RIT uses a “layered” approach to notify the campus community.

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Methods of communication include both internal and external channels, including:

RIT Alert

RIT Message Center: An emergency message is delivered via e-mail and to the MyRIT portal.

Websites: An alert message is posted on the RIT Emergency Information website, the RIT home page, the RIT University News home page, and the RIT Public Safety home page.

Telephone: A message is recorded on a Cancellation/Emergency Hotline: 585-475-7075 (voice), 585-475-7076 (TTY), and 585-475-2411 (RIT’s main number).

Voicemail: A voicemail blast is sent to nearly 3,000 faculty and staff.

External channels:
Students, faculty and staff are advised to stay tuned to Rochester-area media:

Social media: Twitter and Facebook

Newspaper (online):

TV: Channels 8, 9, 10, 13 and 31 will carry closed-captioned messages during emergency announcements.

Radio: Closing/cancellations will be announced on WBEE-FM (92.5), WCMF-FM (96.5), WDKX-FM (103.9), WDVI-FM (100.5), WHAM-AM (1180), WITR-FM (89.7), WPXY-FM (97.9), WRMM-FM (101.3) and WXXI-AM (1370).