News

  • August 20, 2021

    students eating in a renovated dining hall.

    Renovated dining area completed at Gracie’s

    Gracie’s, RIT’s largest dining facility which has fed students for decades in Grace Watson Hall, reopened this month after a five-month renovation project in its seating area. It was the second and final phase of renovation; the kitchen and serving areas were renovated in 2019.

  • July 14, 2021

    aerial view of construction site on RIT's main campus.

    Building the Future

    A global pandemic didn’t stop RIT from looking ahead and building the future. Here’s a look at construction projects that are transforming the campus.

  • July 14, 2021

    foundation of large constrution project on campus.

    The SHED takes shape at the center of campus

    Construction on RIT’s maker space and performing arts complex at the center of campus enters a new phase this summer, with finished architectural drawings, projects out to bid, and work beginning on the steel frame.

  • July 14, 2021

    aerial view of construction of a track and baseball complex.

    Athletic facilities undergoing a facelift

    The first phase of the project is the relocation of the outdoor track and an upgraded synthetic running surface. The baseball and softball fields are also under construction with upgrades to all-weather artificial turf fields.

  • April 12, 2021

    students at individual stations receiving a nasal swab.

    Tiger Testing takes a village

    The success of RIT’s Tiger Testing campaign is made possible by campus-wide collaborations involving more than 100 employees working behind the scenes to support RIT’s COVID-19 response.

  • March 11, 2021

    artists rendering of tables and chairs in a dining hall.

    Gracie’s begins online-only ordering Monday as seating renovations begin

    Gracie’s, the largest dining hall on the RIT campus, will go to all online ordering Monday as renovations begin to restructure its seating area. Orders will be prepared in the kitchen and can be picked up in the lobby of Grace Watson Hall, where additional seating will be added in the lounge, as well as in the lobby of Kate Gleason Hall and in a large, heated tent that will be in place just west outside Grace Watson Hall.

  • March 1, 2021

    artist's rendering of a theater and maker space on the RIT campus.

    RIT holds student contest to name the Innovative Maker and Learning Complex

    The Innovative Maker and Learning Complex will be a building like no other on the RIT campus, and an alumnus who is helping make it possible wants RIT students to give it a name to remember. A contest to name the building is for current RIT undergraduate and graduate students in good standing. Deadline for submission is March 13. Voting will begin March 18.

  • February 17, 2021

    eight portraits of RIT staff members.

    RIT celebrates outstanding staff with university’s Presidential Awards

    RIT honored the service and dedication of its employees with the Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff ceremony Feb. 17. The annual awards, this year held as a webinar, are presented to staff members who exemplify outstanding service and dedication to the university and who exhibit a high degree of personal ethics and integrity while consistently demonstrating a strong commitment to student success.