RIT is alive with energy and excitement—24/7. It won’t take long for you to find your niche in this community because there are so many ways to be involved. Take advantage of the opportunities for recreation and personal growth, leadership, and entertainment that are out there. Try something new. Stretch your mind and body—and grow.
What are your interests? What do you do for fun? Whether you’re into art, gaming, music, literature, politics, science, or sports, you’ll almost certainly find others at RIT who share your enthusiasm. The diverse interests of our student body are reflected in the variety of activities and programs that take place on campus. More than 300 student clubs and organizations provide an incredible array of options. More information can be found on the Center for Campus Life site.
RIT recognizes the need for wellness education in today’s society. To meet this need, RIT offers an exceptional program of specifically designed courses to help students develop and maintain a well-balanced, active lifestyle. Our programs involve optimal development of the physical self, the constructive use of stress energy, and effectiveness in communicating and dealing with emotions. Consistent application of the above concepts plus other aspects of the body-mind connection assist students to enhance their health. The Wellness Education Program offers more than 550 classes. The Wellness education requirement is designed to assist students in making healthy decisions and choices to support their academic and social interactions in college and beyond. The learning experiences provided throughout the wellness curriculum are an integral part of the total educational experience at RIT.
Recreation and intramurals
With recreational interests at an all-time high, our extensive program includes co-ed teams in everything from basketball and flag football to inner-tube water polo and golf. Tournaments help to keep the competition interesting. Join the action, give it your best— and celebrate your victories. Find out more on the Center for Recreational Sports site.
With the exception of your college and residence hall, you’ll probably find yourself in the Student Alumni Union and Campus Center more than any other building on campus.
There are plenty of other spots on campus to grab a coffee, snack, or meal—a coffeehouse in the library, a café and market, and custom wrap and pizza outlets, among others.
Park Point at RIT, which offers a combination of apartment-style housing for approximately 850 students, also has 80,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space, including Barnes & Noble@RIT, the campus store.