Dining, Facilities, and Services

All campus buildings now require card swipe or keyed access. If you need access to your work or academic spaces, please coordinate with your assigned facility staff to ensure your RIT card will allow you access.

Although we are practicing social distancing, it is important to continue to find opportunities to connect with one another and to RIT. Learn more about Virtual Student Life opportunities.

RIT Dining

The Corner Store and Crossroads are the only locations open until further notice. Go to the dining website for details about menus and hours. Customers who need special accommodations can email dining@rit.edu.

  • Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring their own food to campus.
  • All RIT Dining locations are cashless. Payment options include Tiger Bucks, Dining Dollars, credit/debit, and Apple/Google Pay. All meal plans have been converted to Dining Dollars.
  • Customers are encouraged to pick-up all meals for the entire day at once to limit the number of interactions. Hot meals and microwave-safe meals will be available. 
  • Designated standing marks will be placed 6 feet apart to ensure social distancing.
  • The Corner Store will operate as-is with increased health safety measures to limit the number of people in the store and self-checkout will be implemented to limit potential exposure.
  • Customers who need special accommodations may email dining@rit.edu

Transportation and Parking

The most current RIT shuttle information is available on the transportation website, or you can track the RIT shuttle via the TransLoc Rider app.

There is one standard shuttle route operating seven days a week. The route will stop at all RIT and adjacent apartment housing, including the RIT Inn, as well as Marketplace Mall, Walmart, and Gleason Circle. The route will run 7:30 a.m. – 8:42 p.m., seven days a week. This will be the only shuttle RIT operates at this time.

Regional Transit System (RTS) is still running all current services, and there is no $1/ride fee at this time. Riders who want to get to/from campus that generally take the RIT Off-Campus Express will be able to take the RTS 24 to either the Marketplace Mall or Walmart stops to connect with the new RIT shuttle route.

Students who have left their vehicles on campus and cannot return in the immediate future will be allowed to keep the vehicle on campus, within a reasonable time frame, to be collected at a later date. If students need an extension for their vehicle after May 9, they should contact the Parking and Transportation Services office at parking@rit.edu.

If you need to park on campus, please follow the standard parking policies:

  • Only use handicap spaces with the proper permit.
  • Do not park in fire lanes or road ways.
  • Electric vehicle spaces are only to be used by electric vehicles. 

During this time, RIT Public Safety will monitor parking on campus.

Mail Services, Shipping and Receiving

The HUB is taking the following safety precautions for mail handling:

  • All incoming mail and packages handled by the HUB are being sprayed with a disinfectant when the HUB receives them.
  • HUB employees are using disposable gloves when handling all mail and packages.

Effective Wednesday, March 25, all interoffice and U.S. mail will be handled as follows:

Incoming mail:

All mail will be held for pick up from the HUB in Building 99.

  • Send an email to mailservices@rit.edu with the subject line “Departmental Mail Pick Up”. In the email, please include what time you will pick up your mail as well as the name of the department you are picking up for.
  • Park in A Lot as close to the walkway on the North side of the building as possible.
  • There will be signs directing you to the proper door.
  • Ring the bell.
  • A HUB employee will meet you at the door with your mail. Signature will be required.
  • Mail will be available for pick up Monday – Friday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Please note, mail will continue to be delivered to Enrollment Management, NTID’s Building 60 Mailroom, and Eastman 7th Floor.

Outgoing mail:

  • All outgoing interoffice and US mail should be dropped off at Building 99.
  • Please prepare all outgoing departmental mail as you do now
    • Metered mail requires the envelope flaps to be up (open.)
    • Please provide the appropriate department information so postage can be charged back correctly.

If you have a large mailing, please send an email to mailservices@rit.edu to work out details.

Any additional questions should be directed to mailservices@rit.edu.

NRH Post Office will remain open. Global Village Post Office is now closed. Any student mail or packages currently at GV Post Office will be moved to the NRH Post Office for pick up. Any mail or packages currently in transit will be delivered to NRH and available for pick up from that location only.

Students should log on to mylife.rit.edu to update their mail forwarding address.

Students who are off-campus can arrange to have their packages and letters forwarded to them by calling one of the RIT post offices, at 585-475-3463 (Global Village) or 585-475-2518 (Nathaniel Rochester Hall).

Mail and packages sent through the U.S. Postal Service can be forwarded at no charge. Free forwarding service does not include international addresses.

UPS, Fed EX, DHL, and other carriers charge a fee to forward packages. Students should call the RIT post offices with a credit card number to cover shipping. Credit card information will be shredded when the transaction is complete.  Students should contact carriers directly to re-route packages in transit.

Medical supplies cannot be forwarded; they will be returned. Students should contact their pharmacy.

To retrieve your mail, please follow the process detailed here:

  • Call the NRH post office (585-475-2518) to schedule a time to pick up your items.
  • You may schedule a pick up time during our current hours of

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Your mail or packages will be ready for you when you come in.
  • Please be sure to bring your photo ID in order to retrieve your package.

Outgoing shipping will be available by appointment during the same hours.

  • Payment by credit card (VISA/MasterCard only) or Tiger Bucks. No cash transactions.

For more information, go to the campus post office website.

FMS Shipping & Receiving will continue to receive and process packages during normal business hours, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note the following changes:

  • On Campus deliveries will be suspended. 
  • Please call 475-2110 to schedule a time to pick up your package(s) from Building 99.
  • Access to the loading dock is through the overhead doors. If closed please ring the door bell (there is a sign above it).
  • As a safety precaution all packages will be held for 24 hours before they will be available for pick up.

All packages received should be left to sit for 72 hours, if possible. If not, they should be wiped down with disinfectant before opening.

Other Services

Yes; the RIT Title IX staff is working remotely. The Title IX Office is closed for in-person meetings until further notice. Reports can still be filed online through the Title IX office or anonymously through the Ethics and Compliance Hotline. Go to the Title IX Office website for all available resources and more information about Title IX at RIT.

All active cases are continuing to be processed. Interviews for investigations will take place remotely either by Zoom or phone. All student conduct proceedings will take place via Zoom.

If you have an emergency, please contact RIT Public Safety at 585-475-3333 or text 585-205-8533.

The Digital Den will be open by appointment only. Information on appointments and placing orders is on The Digital Den website.

The RIT FoodShare Center is open for prepackaged grocery bag pickup, by appointment only. RIT students, faculty, staff, and alumni can make a request by visiting the RIT FoodShare CampusGroups website. People also can find resources at Monroe County and Life Line.

All orders will be handled through the main HUB in Building 99.

  • Please email your request to hubprint@rit.edu with the files attached. If your file is too large for email, please use tiger file exchanger or similar solution to send the files. You will still need to send an email with the details of your print request.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from the HUB. PDF proofs will be sent to your email for approval. Upon approval, we will schedule your job.
  • When your job is completed, the HUB will contact you to make arrangements for pick up or delivery.
  • If you have a question about submitting an order to the HUB, please call 475-2117 or email us at hubprint@rit.edu.
  • For promotional items, tee-shirts or swag of any kind, please email gearstore@rit.edu or call 475-2117.
  • Payment by credit card only. RIT/the HUB accepts VISA or MasterCard.
  • If your student order is being paid for by a department, please provide us with the name and email of your professor or group advisor and account number when you place your order.

The difficult decision was made to temporarily close Margaret’s House Child Care Center at RIT until further notice. Margaret’s House staff will provide support and referrals for families in need of alternative child-care options. Activities designed by staff members will be available on the Margaret’s House website for all RIT families with young children. Families will not be charged for tuition starting March 23 until the center reopens. Existing childcare agreements remain in place, and families will receive future updates and information about reopening, and new agreements for next year.

The EEA team is available by email and web conferencing. In addition to regular consultation services for academic programs and faculty assessing general education outcomes, EEA offers virtual workshops during this transitional time. Assessment tips and an assignment design checklist are also available.

Events

A virtual celebration was held May 8. This celebration was not intended to replace a traditional commencement, which we will have at a later date. Learn more at rit.edu/classof2020.

Summer is a time when many groups, both internal and external to RIT, use our campus for events. Due to the health risks posed by COVID-19, all RIT-sponsored events scheduled to take place on campus through June 30 should be cancelled, postponed, or moved to a virtual setting. University administration will make a decision about July events no later than mid-May.

For questions regarding events sponsored by outside organizations, please contact Lynn Rowoth, Government and Community Relations, at lynn.rowoth@rit.edu or 585-475-7408.

Please note: Employees and visitors remain welcome to spend time in outdoor areas on RIT’s campus as long as proper social distancing is maintained.

Specific event information is available on the RIT Events Calendar.