K-12 Campus Visits

The K-12 office facilitates non-admissions campus visits. This visit is an enriching, customized experience for your students without the hassle of planning out the small details.

In the K-12 University Center, there are many opportunities for your students to extend their educational experience outside the classroom. By visiting RIT’s campus, even at a young age, students are given the opportunity to experience all that RIT has to offer. By going beyond the classroom and offering custom tailored visits, we provide opportunities for students in the Rochester community and beyond to learn about college and experience it at their level — all the while preparing them to become a future RIT Tiger!

Some example groups that visit campus include

  • Girl or Boy Scout troop
  • After-school club or group
  • Community group
  • K-12 grade groups

What to consider when bringing your group to campus

  1. Time frame: how long do you plan on being on campus? Visits typically last 3 hours.
  2. Number of students: If this number is more than 50, our office needs 30 days notice.
  3. Lunch: This is about $11/person at our “all you can eat dining hall” Gracie's. We need to know if you are planning to eat here at least 30 days before your visit date. If it is not a month before your visit, other options include ordering pizza to a room on campus or having students bring their own lunch
  4. Transportation to and from campus
  5. Details and activities: Do you want you students to experience or participate in something specific when visiting campus?

Examples of campus visit experiences

RIT department partner: Our office can partner with a department on campus to customize your visit. An example of this is partnering with Women in Computing to do an activity on cybersecurity

Hands-on STEAM activities: There are a number of hands-on STEAM activities to do while here on campus. This could include building a solar oven, creating a sustainable tower out of office materials, interactive college jeopardy and more! If you would like something specific to engineering or computing, let us know and we can do our best to accommodate you.

Toyota Production Systems Lab experience: Students work together on an assembly line to put together a project, such as skateboards, and then make decisions within constraints to increase efficiency. Only 12 students can participate in this at a time, so please plan accordingly if this is something you are interested in.

Q&A with current RIT students: Our office can provide a few RIT students to answer your group’s questions about college classes, what it’s like to live in a dorm, and more.

Scavenger hunt across campus: This activity is typically done for younger students.

Presentation on specific RIT initiatives: The K-12 University Center can provide information on specific RIT initiatives like Rochester City Scholars program, HEOP, Admissions, and more.

Contact

If you would like to set up a campus visit or have additional questions, contact
Olivia Manske at orvk12@rit.edu