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Planning Your Stay


The RIT campus is located on the south-western edge of Rochester, New York in the suburb of Henrietta. While you’re here, you’ll want to be sure to explore the local area and familiarize yourself with all that is available. RIT is close to theaters, parks, waterways, retails centers, and plentiful dining options.

Travel & Lodging

Getting to Rochester is easy! The Greater Rochester International Airport (airport code ROC) features a convenient, fully equipped terminal and enclosed parking garage. It is served by major airlines and offers hundreds of flights each day. The Amtrak train station, NY State Trailways and Greyhound bus terminals are all centrally located in downtown Rochester and a well-maintained, easy to navigate expressway system connects the metro area from end to end.  

We recommend that you begin planning your stay well in advance since hotels/motels tend to fill quickly prior to our Orientation programs. RIT does not offer lodging or transportation for family members, but a helpful place to begin your search is on the Monroe County website.

The City of Rochester offers a variety of lodging and dining options for visitors. The Greater Rochester Visitor’s Association maintains a website that is full of information about places to stay, things to do, restaurants to try, and much more. You can find everything you need and download a visitor’s guide

Dining During Family Orientation

We invite you to our Tiger Welcome Picnic on Tuesday afternoon after move in (registration required—$15/family member; no charge for RIT students). For other meals, please visit RIT's wide range of on-campus offerings. A complete listing of our award-winning eateries is available on the Dining Services website