Gracie's Renovation

Gracie's Renovation

Phase I - Complete

In 2019, RIT Dining completed a renovation of Gracie's kitchen and serving areas featuring:

  • An open layout created by removing walls and repositioning the salad and dessert bars
  • An elevated ceiling with architectural details to add to the open feel
  • New stations with enhanced fixtures and finishes
  • A new brick pizza oven that can cook pizzas in 90 seconds
  • A pasta action station where pasta dishes are mixed and created in front of you
  • A new exit to the dish area that decreases exit congestion


Phase II - Begins March 15, 2021

Phase II of Gracie's renovation will restructure the seating area. In-person ordering and seating will be closed. Online ordering will be available from Gracie's with order pick-up being in the Grace Watson Hall lobby. The renovations will include:

  • Modern aesthetic with new furniture
  • Varying seating, such as booths, counter seating, and 2- to 4-person tables that better align with students' eating and congregation preferences
  • New lighting and an electric fireplace
  • A meeting room that can accommodate up to 10 people
  • Personal charging outlets
  • Architectural design features, such as a wood ceiling accent that mirrors the entry ramp


Renovation Resources

  • Visit for the most up to date hours and menus.
  • When ordering online, list allergens on individual items.
  • The Commons is open for in-person and online ordering, and in-person seating.
  • For questions, please contact the RIT Service Center at or call (585) 475-5000.


Renderings & Construction Photos