A visitor is any person not formally connected with RIT who has business or other legitimate reason to be on campus. Bona fide visitors are welcome on campus and may park in any designated visitor space or general parking space not restricted by signs for other users. Visitors to the ADMISSIONS Office may park in V-Lot and obtain a guest pass in the ADMISSIONS office. All other visitors must stop at the Welcome Center to obtain a visitor/guest pass while on campus, unless a permit was issued prior to arrival. All permits and passes must be displayed on the dashboard, and hangtags must be visible and properly displayed from the rear view mirror. Visitors are subject to all parking and traffic rules and regulations while on campus.

RIT members are responsible for informing their guests of the RIT parking rules and regulations. All visitor spaces located on campus require a permit/pass. Sponsors of RIT departmental functions are responsible for any citations or towing fees incurred by their guests. Participants of multi-day seminar, camp, or conferences, should contact the department organizing the event for parking arrangements and instructions.

If your vehicle is issued a parking citation, simply follow the instructions on the citation and submit a note to the Parking Office.


Residence Halls Guests

Daytime or overnight visitors of residence halls residents may park in Lots C and K. A visitor permit is required between the hours of 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. This permit is free and can be obtained from our Welcome Center at 7 a.m. or the Parking and Transportation office located in Grace Watson Hall at 8 a.m. Visitors arriving after 5 p.m. on Friday and leaving campus before Monday morning at 5 a.m. are not required to have a visitor pass to park in these lots. These parking lots are enforced. If your vehicle is issued a parking citation, contact the Parking Office for further instructions.

Apartment Complex Guests

Parking at Colony Manor, Perkins Green, University Commons, and Riverknoll/Greek Housing is reserved for residents only. Visitors are required to park in designated visitor spaces in each respective complex. A permit is not required. Visitors who park in spaces reserved for apartment residents are subject to being ticketed/towed at their own expense. Several apartment complexes have limited parking. During evenings and weekends overflow parking for visitors is available as follows:

  • Perkins Apartments – K-Lot
  • Colony Manor – A-Lot
  • Riverknoll/Greek Housing – overflow parking in – GV lot (located north of Kimball Drive)
  • See additional information under the Restricted Parking Areas: Apartments at Definitions, Restrictions, and Parking Regulations.

Seminar/Workshop Participants

Seminar, workshop and/or conference participants should contact the organizers of their events for parking arrangements. Organizers of seminars, workshops and conferences are responsible for making parking arrangements for participants and for informing participants of RIT parking rules. The Parking Office should be notified well in advance of the event. Contact Adam Petzold, Special Events Manager to arrange parking accommodations for your guests.