It’s virtually impossible to stroll along any part on campus and not spot someone sporting a good ol’ RIT sweatshirt. Some students wear them for their insulating properties, some for the design and others just to express their inner tiger. RIT has a long history of selling cool branded apparel and it’s evolved quite a bit over the years.
Depending on how long you have been at RIT for, you may not know that our bookstore was once in a different spot. From the time RIT opened its campus in Henrietta until 2008, our very own bookstore, named “Campus Connections,” was located in Monroe Hall. The image above was taken in the section of the bookstore dedicated for RIT apparel. However, the space was much smaller and just included basic T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and various trendy items that RIT wanted to brand. Once RIT linked with Barnes & Noble and relocated our bookstore to Park Point, the range of RIT-branded products exploded to include a wide variety of sweatshirts, T-shirts, backpacks, sporting garments, children onesies and the list goes on. Now the space takes up to a quarter of the two-level bookstore and it seems as if it keeps expanding! If you still don’t have any RIT apparel, it’s never too late to pick something that goes with your style and that also shows a little love to RIT.