Buy A Brick

Leave a Lasting Memory and Support RIT Scholarships
Did you know that the RIT campus has more than 15,615,000 bricks? Join the over 1,500 alumni, students, parents and friends who have claimed their own piece of RIT through our Buy A Brick program.

You can make your mark at RIT today with the purchase of a brick that can be engraved to commemorate your time at RIT, Greek or Athletic affinity, your graduate, and much more. Direct your gift to one of 22 scholarship and student life funds, helping current and future students while you become a part of RIT’s history. Your brick will be placed on Philanthropy Way – a visible symbol of many who give to RIT.

Bricks are available in two sizes:

  • 4” x 8” brick: give a gift of $175
    (3 lines, 15 characters per line)
  • 8” x 8” paver: give a gift of $250
    (6 lines, 15 characters per line)
  • Special Opportunity
    Have your paver placed at the Alumni House to support the special project.
    Limited Number only 300 and only for a limited time! Get yours today.
    8” x 8” paver: give a gift of $300
    (6 lines, 15 characters per line)

Make your gift online or download a PDF form and mail to:
     Rochester Institute of Technology
     Office of Development - Buy A Brick
     P.O. Box 92765
     Rochester, NY 14692-8865

The deadline to order bricks by Brick City Weekend 2018 is Friday, August 31, 2018. Any brick gifts made after will be placed in a subsequent brick order that will not be installed until Commencement 2019.


  • Where are the bricks placed?
    Your brick will be placed on Philanthropy Way, located between the Saunders College and Gleason Circle.

  • How do I find out where my brick is located?
    You will receive a map showing the general location of your brick after it is installed.

  • When will my brick be installed?
    Bricks are ordered in batches and installed twice a year. Bricks that are ordered by the appropriate deadline will be installed before Commencement and Brick City Homecoming each year.

  • How will my engraving appear on my brick?
    All bricks are engraved using capital letters and will otherwise appear exactly how they are indicated on your order form.

  • Can I use special characters in my inscription?
    Yes, the engraver has a limited selection of special characters that can be engraved on bricks including Greek letters, tiger paw, heart, smiley face and more. Each special character counts as one space on each line of inscription. For more options, please contact us

  • Can we purchase multiple bricks to be placed next to each other?
    Yes, but you are still limited to the number of lines of text with 15 characters per line on each brick/paver. Please contact us if interested.

For more information, please call 800.477.0376 or email