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We hope to be able to welcome our 2021 cohort to Rochester; however, if the pandemic makes that impossible, we will host a virtual REU like we did in 2020.

“It was good to make the connections that we made. It was good to see that we could make deep connections being on zoom. It's rare that you'll never meet the people yet you feel like you have a connection. So it's kind of cool.”

“I really thought it was nice to be able to work with other students. And I think they did a really good job, the organizer’s trying to make sure that we still had that opportunity. Organizing reflections and breakout groups so that we could still have that experience as much as possible, still getting to know the other students.”

Travel to RIT


Participants will need to make their own travel arrangements to and from Rochester, NY. Travel funds are available to help defray travel costs.


For students that drive to RIT, parking is available on campus.


The Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) is a 15 minute drive from RIT, and the most convenient airport for coming to Rochester.

Living at RIT


REU participants will live in RIT's Global Village, a state-of-the-art global living experience and community. Each furnished suite contains five separate bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a common living area complete with kitchenette. Learn more about Global Village at their website here

Laundry Services Washer and dryer machines are available for use at no charge. You need to provide your own laundry detergent.

Appliances The kitchenette does not include a microwave or coffee machine. 

Linens You will be provided with two flat sheets, two towels, one washcloth and one cotton blanket. You must bring your own pillow.

Additional items Think of Global Village as your apartment for 9 weeks, so bring anything that you will need during that time. There are buses to transport you to local shopping centers and the mall so you can also purchase items once you arrive in Rochester.

Food and Meals

Participants have several options for purchasing food and meals on campus. For a list of campus restaurants, cafes, and food courts visit RIT Dining Services. Multiple grocery stores and shopping centers are located within 10 minutes from campus for students who prefer to use the kitchenette to prepare meals.