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Welcome Center

Since Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend is not happening in the traditional format, we will not be hosting a Welcome Center for 2020. We look forward to welcoming our students, parents, alumni, and guests at future events.

Dining Locations

RIT offers several dining locations on campus. View the locations here.

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Brick City Homecoming is RIT's annual celebration of alumni, students, parents & families, faculty, staff and friends of the university.

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Brick City events to look different this year at RIT

In a typical year, Rochester Institute of Technology normally sees more than 17,000 students, alumni and parents gather on campus to experience Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend, featuring more than 100 events during three days in October.

But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brick City 2020 will not be a traditional homecoming. Instead, events are being designed to allow alumni and parents to participate virtually during the week of Oct. 19 to Oct. 25, while activities for students are being planned on campus throughout the fall, including the weekend of Oct. 10-11.  

Details about those events will be announced as they become finalized.

“We are planning to engage as many students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff as possible with safe and creative opportunities to allow us to come together as the resilient, proud and supportive RIT family that we are,” said Lynn Rowoth, assistant vice president for community relations and special events. “While it is disappointing we won’t be seeing our alumni and parents in person this fall, we are encouraged that they may join us virtually to show their Tiger spirit.”

Information related to the RIT vs. Notre Dame men’s hockey game scheduled for Oct. 24 will also be released when it is known if it will occur.

The President’s Alumni Ball will be postposed to spring or later, but other traditional favorites, such as the Brick City 5K, may be held virtually to include alumni and parents from wherever they are.

Some of this year’s live events may be streamed to allow others to enjoy them. A large outdoor stage that can hold up to 15 people (safely distanced) is expected to be erected in Throws Field throughout the fall semester. And two 23-foot diameter projection screens – one on the grass next to the Student Life Center and Gordon Field House – will be available from dusk to dawn to show movies, videos of performances, memorable sports games and more.

With alumni not being able to celebrate Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend on campus this year, the Office of Alumni Relations will be offering virtual activities October 19-24, 2020.  Activities will include opportunities to engage with alumni and faculty presenters, participate in e-Sports and even compete in Tiger Trivia!  There will be activities for everyone - join as many or as few as you wish during the week.

Interpreting services have been requested for campus events. In the event there is not an interpreter available all our volunteers will have RIT TigerChat ready to use on their mobile device.

A new app that’s been developed to help the RIT community eliminate communication barriers. As a member of the RIT community, you can use TigerChat to converse with another person or group using automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology and typing. You can watch the conversation as is happens rather than wait for someone to press the “send” button.

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Hotels

RIT negotiates special rates with area hotels. Check back later for updated rates and hotel locations for Brick City Weekend 2021.

 

Country Inn & Suites

797 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY14623

585-427-0131

 

 

Courtyard by Marriott Brighton

33 Corporate Woods
Rochester, NY14623

585-292-1000

DoubleTree Hotel

1111 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY14623

585-475-1510

 

 

Hyatt Regency

125 East Main Street
Rochester, NY14604

585-546-1234



 

RIT Inn & Conference Center

5257 West Henrietta Road
West Henrietta, NY14586

585-359-1800

 

 

Comfort Suites

2085 Hylan Drive
Rochester, NY14623

855-516-1090

 

 

Homewood Suites

2095 Hylan Drive
Rochester, NY14623

585-334-9150

 

 

Residence Inn

1300 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY14623

585-272-8850

 

 

Holiday Inn - Downtown

70 State Street
Rochester, NY14614

Home2 Suites by Hilton Rochester Henrietta, NY

999 Jefferson Rd
Rochester, NY14623

585-272-0090

 

 

Holiday Inn & Suites - Rochester Marketplace

800 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY14623

585-475-9190

 

 

Holiday Inn Express Rochester Brighton

717 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY14623

585-272-7800

Staybridge Suites Rochester/University

1000 Genesee Street
Rochester, NY14611

585-527-9110

 

 

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