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RIT Lingo To Know

RIT has its own language! This cheat sheet will help you brush up before you arrive on campus.

  • Midnight Oil
    Newest late night coffee shop and lounge in Global Village
  • MPE
  • Math Placement Exam
  • NTID
    National Technical Institute for the Deaf
  • OA
    Orientation Assistant
    On-Campus Apartment Student Association
  • Quarter Mile
    Walkway connecting the academic and residential sides of campus
  • RA
    Resident Advisor
  • Reporter
    Weekly student magazine
  • ResNet
    Residential computing services
  • RHA
    Residence Hall Association
  • RITA
    RIT Ambulance
  • RITchie
    RIT’s Tiger Mascot
  • RITchie’s
    Game room in Gibson Hall, A-level
  • RITZ Sports Zone
    An eatery and game room on the A-level of the SAU
  • Salsarita’s
    Eatery in the Global Village Cantina and Grille
  • SAU
    Student Alumni Union
  • SCB
    E. Philip Saunders College of Business
  • SDC
    NTID’s Student Development Center
  • Shear Global
    On-campus full service hair, nail, and tanning salon
  • Shop One²
    Art gallery and original craft boutique in Global Village
  • SIS
    Student Information System accessed via
  • SLC
    Student Life Center
  • SOC
    Student Orientation Coordinator
  • Sol’s Underground
    Convenience store and eatery on the A-level of Sol Heumann Hall
  • USP
    University Studies Program
  • WITR
    RIT’s radio station - 89.7 FM
  • Wally’s
    Wallace Library
  • WPE
    Writing Placement Exam
  • ACA
    AALANA Collegiate Association
  • ACE
    Assocation for Commuter Engagement
    African American, Latino/a American, Native American
  • Artesano Bakery & Cafe
    Patisserie and coffee shop located on the first floor of Monroe Hall (adjacent to the SAU) 
  • Barnes & Noble @ RIT
    RIT bookstore
  • Beanz
    Coffee/smoothie shop in Grace Watson Hall
  • Breezeway
    Located between the Campus Center and the Clark Gym
  • Bytes
    Grab-and-go sweet and snack shop on the first floor of Monroe Hall (adjacent to the SAU)
  • CAB
    College Activities Board
  • Cage
    Equipment closets in the SLC and Booth Hall (BOO)
  • CAST
    College of Applied Science and Technology
  • CHST
    College of Health Sciences and Technology
  • CIAS
    College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
  • CMS
    Center for Multidisciplinary Studies
  • COLA
    College of Liberal Arts
  • The Commons
    Eatery in the Student Development Center
  • Corner Store
    Convenience store on the A-level of Nathaniel Rochester Hall
  • COS
    College of Science
  • Crossroads
    Eatery on the academic side of campus
    Eatery in the atrium of Golisano Hall
  • Fireside Lounge
    Quiet sitting area in the SAU
  • Fishbowl
    Information booth near the Simone Circle
    B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences
  • Global Village
    Commercial, residential, educational, and outdoor event complex on the west side of campus
  • Gracie’s
    Eatery in Grace Watson Hall
  • GV Market
    On-campus market with fresh produce and international/US grocery items in Global Village
  • HUB
    On-demand print center and post office
  • Java Wally’s
    Coffeehouse in Wallace Library
  • ITS
    Information and Technology Services
    Kate Gleason College of Engineering