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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.

 

 

Dining Locations

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

 

Participating Food Trucks will be announced at a later date.

FAQs

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

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

Per the recommendation of the Monroe County Department of Health, The Blue Cross Arena has announced that all guests ages 12 and older will be required to provide proof of AT LEAST ONE DOSE of a COVID-19 vaccination to attend the game.

Guest under 12 will not be required to have received a COVID-19 vaccination but will be required to wear a mask at all times while at the game.

Because they will be vaccinated, masks are not required for attendees ages 12 and older but are strongly encouraged.

As part of the policy, negative COVID-19 test results will not be accepted for entry into the game. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to the vaccine requirement.

To verify COVID-19 vaccination, guests aged 12 and older will be required to display one of the following before entry into the arena:  

A valid photo ID matching your proof of vaccination will also be required.

* NOTE: Photos (cell phone or otherwise) of vaccine cards will NOT be accepted as proof of vaccination

Currently text message updates are currently disabled for Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend. Check back later in the summer to opt into text alerts.

 

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 bchaccess@rit.edu.

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

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!

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 Suttle service to and from campus. Schedules will be available at the hotel check-in. RIT will 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 availle 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.

Hotels

Special rates are currenlty being negotiated at select hotels. Please stay tuned!

 

Fairfield by Marriott - Henrietta

4695 West Henrietta Road
Henrietta, NY14623

(585) 334-3350

Request "RIT Brick City Weekend" for 10% off best rate.

Hilton Garden Inn at College Town - Rochester

30 Celebration Drive
Rochester, NY14620

585-424-4404

Call to book an ask for a "RIT Homecoming Room" to pay $209.00 per night.

Holiday Inn - Rochester Downtown

70 State Street
Rochester, NY14614

585-272-7800

Call to book an ask for a "RIT Homecoming Room" to pay $139.00 per night.

Staybridge Suites - Rochester

1000 Genesee St
Rochester, NY14611

(585) 527-9110

10% discount off current rate

Comfort Suites - Henrietta

2085 Hylan Drive
Rochester, NY14623

(585) 334-6620

Pay $169.00 per night by calling to book and request to book a "RIT Brick City Weekend Room."

DoubleTree by Hilton - Henrietta

1111 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY14623

(585) 475-1510

Call 800-222-TREE and request: “RIT Brick City Homecoming 2022” to pay $165.00 per night.

Hampton Inn & Suites - Henrietta

280 Clay Road
Rochester, NY14623

585-475-1300

Receive 12% off when you book using the link and reference "RIT Brick City Weekend".

Hyatt Regency - Rochester

125 East Main Street
Rochester, NY14604

585-546-1234

Pay $149.00 per suite when you request "RIT Brick City Weekend 2022."

RIT Inn & Conference Center - Henrietta

5257 West Henrietta Road
Henrietta, NY14467

585-359-1800

Call to book an ask for a "RIT Brick City Weekend 2022" to pay:

  • $152.10 per night for a Standard Room
  • $224.40 per night for an Executive Room