Everything You Need to Know About Brick City Weekend

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Every Tiger’s favorite weekend is coming up! The Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend is October 18th-20th. There are so many events and activities this weekend, it can be overwhelming for first year students or parents that are unfamiliar with campus. If you’re a returning student and know the campus inside and out, there are always new activities and additions to check out.

However, with a few pro tips you’ll be guaranteed to have a great Brick City Weekend! Here are some things everyone should keep in mind as the weekend approaches:

(1)  Because most of the events have a limited capacity, pre-registration is highly recommended. There are plenty of free events, but there are a handful of events that you are required to purchase tickets to attend.

(2) Check in is in the Fireside Lounge at the SAU on Thursday, October 17 from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Friday, October 18 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday, October 19 from 8:30 AM - 3:30PM.

(3) There is a Brick City website! From the site, you can view a full list of events, purchase event tickets, and access resources such as campus maps, directions, restaurant and hotel recommendations, and FAQ’s.
 
You can see a full list of events on the Brick City website, but make sure you don’t miss out on these weekend favorites: 
 
Friday, October 18
 
Toast the Tiger – 30th Anniversary of the Tiger Statue
Price: Free
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: George Eastman Hall (EAS) on the Quarter Mile at the Tiger Statue
Register here to reserve your space! 
 
Food Truck Rodeo
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU) outside of Simone Circle, The Sentinel
You do not need to register for this event.
 
Escape Rooms
Price: Free
Time: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU) in the Alfred L. Davis Room
You do not need to register for this event.
 
Haunted Trail
Price: $5.00 per person
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Grace Watson Hall (GWH) Lobby
Register here if you're interested
 
 
Saturday, October 19
 
Tunnel Tours
Price: Free
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Grace Watson Hall (GWH) in the Lobby
Register Here.
 
Shop One Open House
Price: Free
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Global Village (GVP) at Shop One
You do not need to register for this event.
 
Student Government Distinguished Speaker: A Conversation with Anderson Cooper
Price:
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Gordon Field House (GOR)
Purchase Tickets Now
 
No Voice Zone
Price: Free
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Campus Center (CPC) in the Bamboo Rooms
Register here to reserve your seat!  

Food Truck Rodeo at Hockey Shuttle Stop
Time 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Global Village (GVP)
You do not need to register for this event.
 
RIT Men’s Hockey Game Shuttle
Price: Free
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Parking Lot S
You do not need to register for this event.

Men’s Hockey vs. Merrimack
Price: Variable
Time: Doors Open at 5:30 PM, Game Begins at 7:05 PM
Location: Blue Cross Arena
Purchase Tickets Now!
 
Sunday, October 20
 
Brick City 5K Fun Run & Walk
Price: Students Free, Guests $10.00
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Grace Watson Hall (GWH)
Register Here!
 
Shop One Open House
Price: Free
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Global Village (GVP) at Shop One
You do not need to register for this event.
 
Sunday Brunch at Gracie’s
Price: $10.00 per person
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Grace Watson Hall (GWH) in Gracie’s Dining Hall
Register Here!

The biggest piece of advice to follow in order to have an amazing Brick City Homecoming & Family weekend is to have fun and embrace all of the events. Each and every one gives you a taste into RIT’s unique student culture. Attend as much you can, this weekend only comes once a year.  
 


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