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Visit RIT

Come and Visit RIT!

To get a feel for academic and student life at RIT, nothing beats a campus visit. We encourage you to explore all that RIT has to offer. Take a campus tour and capture your impressions of this attractive, friendly, and upscale university with outstanding facilities.

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RIT is an active, fascinating place, and a campus visit is the best way to see if it is right for you. Our campus tours, information sessions, admissions interviews, and open house programs have been designed with your particular interests in mind.

Personal interviews are available year-round. Group information sessions are available at varied times of the year. During your visit you’ll have the chance to meet with admissions counselors and faculty members and get answers to any questions you may have.

Our goals during your visit are twofold—to help you form accurate impressions about our university and to help us learn more about you. In order to make the most of your visit, we ask that you contact us in advance to schedule specific arrangements. You may make an appointment by:

  • calling 585-475-6631 (M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST), or
  • visiting us online at admissions.rit.edu—just click the “Schedule a visit” link

Deaf and hard-of-hearing students may arrange campus visits by:

  • calling 585-475-6700, toll free in the U.S. and Canada at 866-644-6843, or
  • videophone at 585-743-1366, or
  • going to www.rit.edu/NTID/visit

Campus tours

A 75-minute, student-guided campus walking tour of our academic, athletic, and campus life facilities is conducted at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, when classes are in session. These tours leave from the Undergraduate Admissions Office in the Bausch & Lomb Center. Weekend tours are offered at 11 a.m. on selected Saturdays. Please schedule an appointment to verify availability before you plan your visit.

Open house programs

Students walking on the Quarter Mile at RITYou may want to visit RIT during one of our special Open House programs, offered on the dates listed below. These programs feature extensive opportunities to meet with RIT faculty and staff. Admissions representatives are available at group presentations during campus programs, but are not able to schedule individual interview appointments on these dates. Campus tours are provided. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for additional details.

Fall Open Houses

  • Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
  • Monday, Oct. 14, 2013
  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013
  • Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Spring Preview Day

  • Friday, April 25, 2014

Directions

RIT’s campus is conveniently located five miles from the Greater Rochester International Airport and the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90).

From the Airport: Turn right onto Brooks Avenue, then right onto Interstate 390 South. From 390, take the Scottsville Road exit and turn right. Drive for approximately three miles, then turn left onto Jefferson Road. Travel east for approximately one-half mile to the campus.

From Interstate 90: Take exit 46 and proceed north on Interstate 390 to exit 13 (Hylan Drive). Turn left on Hylan and continue north to Jefferson Road. Turn left on Jefferson and proceed west for approximately two miles to the campus.

Address for GPS: One Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY, 14623

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