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Educators and Mentors

Imagine RIT is a unique educational opportunity for people of all ages. Over 3,500 RIT students, faculty, and staff will be on hand to engage visitors with interactive presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and research projects. No matter what your interest, Imagine RIT has it all with showcases in art, science, engineering, business, computers, technology, sustainability, and more. There will also be games and multiple performance stages with live music and entertainment.

We encourage mentoring organizations, school superintendents, principals, teachers, guidance counselors, and other educators to schedule a school/class trip or simply encourage their students to attend!

RIT’s 13th annual Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival is Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10am-5pm, rain or shine, and is free and open to the public.

Help us spread the word by printing this one-page flyer for educators and mentors!

Program of Exhibits and Performances

Visit the Plan Your Day page to see the breadth of subjects your students can learn about at Imagine RIT!
(Note: Exhibits and activities for the following year’s Festival will be posted in spring of that year.)

You can also use this page to make an itinerary for the day. Hard copies of the Print Program will be available on the day of the Festival at all of the Welcome Tents and Information Stations.

Transportation and Parking

School buses will be directed by Parking Attendants to drop off/pick up participants at Gleason Circle. Buses will then be directed to a designated on-campus parking lot for the day. After exiting the bus, visitors may stop by a Welcome Tent where detailed information about the day’s activities will be available. Visitors coming to campus by car will be able to park on a first come, first serve basis. Once you park, visit the interactive campus map and “drop a pin” while in the parking lot. This will provide you walking directions back to your car when you are ready to leave.

Parking will also be available at Monroe Community College (MCC), in lots J and H, with free shuttle bus service to/from RIT. The first shuttle leaves MCC for RIT at 7:30 am. The last shuttle will leave RIT for MCC at 6:00 pm. Once RIT lots are full, volunteers will direct all visitors to MCC.

Once on campus, be sure to stop by one of the seven Welcome Tents - located near each of the main parking lots on campus parking lots.

Additional Information

There will be many locations across campus the day of the Festival where food and beverages may be purchased. Visit the About the Festival page for more information about what to expect on campus the day of the event.

If you are interested in learning more about RIT’s involvement with local school districts, please visit our K-12 website.

Contact Information

We encourage educators and mentors to contact us for additional information or assistance in planning a field trip to Imagine RIT. Contact Michelle Lanphear, Director of Imagine RIT, at imagine@rit.edu or 585-475-4329.

Registration

You may register by completing the form below.
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