News

  • 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.

  • February 2, 2021

    Adirondack chairs spaced out around a life-size photo of a firepit.

    5 coronavirus things  

    Food Management features the repurposing of Ritter Arena for dining, socializing, and studying.

  • February 1, 2021

    students waiting in line to pay for food in cafeteria.

    Gracie’s, RIT’s largest cafeteria, goes a la carte

    There’s a greater variety of food options on the RIT campus this semester, as RIT Dining opened more locations, expanded online ordering, went cashless at select locations, and changed Gracie’s—for the first time in its 51-year history—from all-you-care-to-eat to retail.

  • January 25, 2021

    two students wearing face masks playing table tennis.

    Ice rink reconfigured for dining, studying, and socializing

    Reimagining the Frank Ritter Ice Arena as a student center during the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed a typically chilly building into a place where students can drop in between classes and after hours to study, eat, and relax.

  • January 15, 2021

    researcher cleaning door handle.

    Strategic updates to campus will last beyond the pandemic

    RIT spent more than $8.2 million to make RIT’s campus as safe and clean as possible so that students, faculty, and staff could study and work confidently and comfortably. The university’s Infrastructure and Health Technologies Task Force implemented a variety of changes to RIT’s academic settings, housing, and dining designed to fight the spread of the coronavirus.