• November 21, 2018

    laptop on desk

    Small Business Saturday

    We’ve all heard of Black Friday, but maybe you’re not as familiar with Small Business Saturday. The initiative began in 2010 as a way to encourage shopper to support small brick and mortar local stores in the frenzy of big box retail and ecommerce shopping that occurs with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here in Rochester, we are privileged to [...]
  • November 13, 2018

    airplane seats

    How to Survive a Long-Haul Flight

    When it comes to traveling, I bet we can all agree that long flights are the absolute worst! As college students, most of us tend to travel in economy, not first-class. Your legs get cramped into tiny seats, there’s nowhere for you to comfortably rest your head, and if you have claustrophobia, just forget it. Our members of Behind the Bricks [...]
  • November 6, 2018

    Airport waiting area

    What to Pack in your Carry-On

    Lost suitcases, and waiting forever at the luggage carousel for your bag are some of the not-so-glamorous parts of traveling. Suitcases and duffles get lost while traveling more often than you’d think, so it’s extremely important to be prepared if you find yourself in this situation. Check out our list of what to pack in your carry-on, so even [...]
  • November 6, 2018

    person studying in cafe

    8 Study Tips for a Successful Semester

    As the semester continues to progress, time management becomes more and more important. Not only do classes and exams pick up, extracurricular's typically do to. Don’t let the semester slow you down. Plan your time efficiently, and you will excel. Check out some of Behind the Brick’s study tips to have a successful end of the semester! 1. [...]
  • November 1, 2018

    Map of Dining Locations

    Things You Might Not Know About RIT Dining Services

    While most of the Rochester Institute of Technology community knows the many dining locations we have on campus, there are many things Dining Services offers that you may not be aware of. Check them out below! Dining Services delivers By visiting the link above, you have the ability to begin your order for pick-up or delivery. After you fill [...]
  • October 30, 2018


    So, What are Hostels Really Like?

    Hostels get a really (unfair) bad rep; people wonder if they’re safe, if they’re clean, if they’re worth the savings - the list goes on. If I’m being honest, I’ve had a couple less-than-stellar experiences myself, and I’ve never hesitated to share these stories in past blog posts. However, these experiences are not the rule; they are the [...]
  • October 30, 2018

    friends smiling for photo

    10 Ways to Boost Your Mood

    As the weather grows colder, and the days turn shorter, it is extremely important to take care of yourself. During the stress of the semester, it is sometimes hard to put ourselves first. Mental health is extremely important for your overall success, so we’re here to provide a list of simple ways to boost your mood. Have a warm and comforting [...]
  • October 26, 2018

    pumpkin patch

    Happy National Pumpkin Day!

    Sick of pumpkin spiced lattes yet? Just kidding, those never get old. However, if you’re looking to switch up your fall themed treats, try these pumpkin recipes in honor of National Pumpkin Day. Pumpkin Seeds Carving pumpkins anytime soon? If so, roasted pumpkin seeds are the best fall snack to munch on while studying. Check out the simple [...]
  • October 25, 2018

    fruits and vegetables on a table

    Campus Bites & ER Frights: Managing Food Allergies

    If you’ve grown up with allergies or food sensitivities, you know just how careful you need to be in a new environment, but do the thousands of others around you also know? Starting a new journey at RIT can be exhilarating, freeing, and perhaps overwhelming and with an increase in food allergies nationally, there’s another consideration to add [...]