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Attendees can pick up or purchase commemorative t-shirt and an additional opportunity to register for any open events they did not pre-register for.

Friday, October 14

Student Alumni Union (SAU), Fireside Lounge, Time 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 15

Student Alumni Union (SAU), Fireside Lounge, Time 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


By your entrance and admission to this event, you hereby give consent to RIT to use your likeness for documentary, marketing or branding purposes. Additionally, RIT reserves the right to remove any attendees deemed to be disruptive or who violate federal, state or local laws.

Dining Locations

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


Participating Food Trucks will be announced at a later date.

Taco Dero

Rochester’s ORIGINAL Birria Tacos By Celeb Chef @ironchef_elcheffe

Located near: Global Village Plaza

Roc City Sammich

Serving a variety of Sammich, Wrap & Fried-Chicken options, but known for our Pittsburgh-Style Sammich...meat, cheese, fries & sweet coleslaw

Located near: Global Village Plaza


Serving America's Comfort Food With A Twist.
Based in roc, but maca-rollin all over.

Located near: Student Alumni Union (SAU), The Sentinel (Outside)

Eat Greek

Food Truck based out of Rochester, NY serving up all your Greek favorites! #gyrotime

Located near: Student Alumni Union (SAU), The Sentinel (Outside)


Brick City Weekend is RIT's annual celebration of families, students, alumni, staff, and friends of the university. It takes place in early October and has a long standing tradition of having distinguished speakers, 5k race, and a Men's Hockey game in Downtown Rochester.

Text message updates are now available! This will allow you to get reminders from our team with important information and any last minute changes that may happen during the weekend.

To opt in:

Text "BrickCity" to 888777 to receive the latest weekend updates*


*message & data rates may apply


Please review the COVID-19 Visitor policy before purchasing tickets for the weekend.

The RIT Service Center is available to address questions about RIT and the COVID‑19 pandemic.

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. EDT
585-475-5000 or 1-833-323-0002

Interpreting services have been requested for the central programming events. Please look for the ASL/English Interpreting symbol in the description. To make specific requests please email RIT Department of Access Services at bchcaccess@rit.edu.

We recommend making requests as early as possible. All Service Requests should be made a minimum of three business days in advance. Without adequate advance notice, we are unable to satisfy access service requests.

You can register for events ahead of time online. This is the most efficient way to guarantee your tickets and attendance at various events. Registration will be available during the weekend, but space will not be guaranteed.


Yes! We strongly encourage registering for events ahead of time. Most events, including free ones, have a limited capacity and fill  up or sell out quickly.

Log into the account you created when you registered for events. Once logged in, you can make changes to your registration. Refunds are NOT available for the BCW Comedian or the men's hockey game.

You can cancel your registration online. However, refunds will NOT be given for the BCW Comedian or the men's hockey game. All other refunds will be honored.

You may park in any general or reserved space around campus, as all ticketing is suspended for the weekend.

If you need to park in a handicapped space, make sure your handicapped parking tag/sticker are properly displayed.

Seating for most ticketed events is general admission, including seating for the BCW Comedian and the women's hockey games. Seating for the men's hockey game at Blue Cross Arena is RESERVED. Venues will open one hour before each event.

Yes. Handicapped accessible seating is available in the Gordon Field House through the lower level. We recommend arriving early, as the seating is general admission.

The Blue Cross Arena is handicapped accessible and has designated seating areas for wheelchairs and strollers.

No, there are no guest accommodations on campus. But, we do have a list of nearby hotels discounted rates for Brick City Homecoming Family Weekend visitors. You can find them under the Info tab. Be sure to reserve your rooms early!

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.

Read More Here

RIT does not provide off-campus transportation from the airport, train station, or hotels. Attendees staying at RIT Inn & Conference Center will be able to use the complimentary shuttle service to and from campus. Schedules will be available at the hotel check-in. RIT will also provide complimentary shuttle service from campus to the hockey game at the Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester, on Saturday, October 19th. Shuttles will run from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, departing from Lot S on campus, to the Blue Cross Arena. Shuttles will return to campus immediately following the end of the game. Uber and Lyft transportation are also now available in the Rochester area!

Dining will be available at various locations across RIT's campus. Food Trucks will be available at various locations throughout the weekend. Click here for a list of food trucks!

No, RIT does not provide these items. You may contact Numotion @ 585-385-3920 and arrange a rental if needed. RIT will have people movers; (golf carts) roaming around campus to help shuttle guests who have difficulty walking.

Once you purchase tickets to the Men's Hockey Game at the Blue Cross Arena, you will recieve an email from arenas@rit.edu with a pdf version of your ticket.


Here is a list of area hotels that are offering special rates for Brick City Weekend attendees: 

Comfort Suites   

2085 Hylan Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

(585) 334-6620

$189.00 per suite per night (Request “RIT Brick City Weekend”)

Homewood Suites by Hilton

2095 Hylan Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

(585) 334-9150

$209.00 per suite per night (Request “RIT Brick City Homecoming Weekend”)

DoubleTree by Hilton


1111 Jefferson Road

Rochester, NY 14623

(585) 475-1510

$170.00 per night (Call 800-774-1500 and request: “RIT Brick City Homecoming Weekend 2023”)

Hampton Inn & Suites Rochester/Henrietta

280 Clay Road

Rochester, NY 14623


Rate: All room types – 12% off Best Available Rate

Booking link: www.rochesterhenriettasuites.hamptoninn.com – reference RIT Brick City Weekend