After you move in, take the whole family to unwind and eat at one of our dining locations. RIT Dining is completely self-operated, and has a wide variety of options, from international cuisine and freshly baked desserts, to allergen-friendly entrees, and chef specials. You can find menus, hours of operation, and the dining map at rit.edu/dining.
Dining locations near the Residence Halls and Perkins Green:
Gracie's is our largest and only all-you-care-to-eat facility. It is a peanut and tree-nut-free (except coconut) facility. Simply Eats, an allergen-free station, serves gluten-free and vegan entrees daily. It eliminates nine common allergens: milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts (except coconut), peanuts, sesame, wheat, and gluten.
The Commons has one of the best views on campus and serves stone oven pizza, made-to-order salads, fresh-off-the-grill burgers, and subs.
Dining locations near Global Village, Riverknoll, and University Commons:
RIT strongly encourages all students to maintain insurance coverage either under a parent/guardian’s home owners insurance or through a separate personal property policy. RIT assumes no responsibility for losses of students’ personal belongings. RIT offers Personal Property Insurance through Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Several different limit and deductible options provide student’s flexibility to select the type and amount of coverage that best serves their needs. For more information and to enroll in a plan, contact Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. at 888-411-4911 or at collegestudentinsurance.com.
Students who will be arriving after the scheduled move in dates must notify Housing by calling 585-475-5000 or by submitting a ticket at help.rit.edu. Students who do not move in by the first day of classes may be considered a no-show and may be charged a No-Show fee.
The following residence hall buildings are air conditioned: Baker Hall, Gleason Hall, Nathaniel Rochester Hall, Ellingson Hall, Peterson Hall, and Residence Halls A - D. If you are not assigned to one of these buildings, you may want to bring a fan.
Non-airconditioned apartments include: Perkins Green and Riverknoll. You can submit a maintenance request once checked into your space to have a window unit of your own installed.
All of RIT housing has wireless connection. Additionally, all RIT housing, with the exception of Riverknoll apartments, have high-speed ethernet jacks. If you are assigned to Ellingson Hall, Peterson Hall, or Residence Hall D and want to utilize the ethernet jacks, you will need to bring a 15-foot ethernet cable with you.
RIT allows students to bring one vehicle to campus.
First year students may only park in lot B on Wiltsie Drive.
Please note that students with Residential Permits may not use the academic parking lots on weekdays between 5am – 5pm. Do not plan on driving to classes. Due to limited parking capacity on campus, your vehicles must remain in their Residential parking spaces on weekdays between 5am – 5pm.
All vehicles on campus must be registered with a valid permit. Permit sales begin August 10, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. A residential permit is required for any student living in RIT housing with a vehicle on campus. General permits are available to commuter students. All permits are virtual (no stickers or hangtags) and are only sold on-line. Please register your vehicle at rit.edu/parking. You will need your RIT username and password to log in. Once signed in, click on the “My Parking Account” link to register. Visit rit.edu/parking for more information about campus parking regulations.
Arriving by plane, train, or bus? You may obtain a taxi, Uber, or Lyft to transport you to campus. The fare for the trip to RIT will cost approximately $25. Please ask the driver to use the Lowenthal Drive main entrance. RIT Address: 1 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, NY 14623