Into the ROC

Explore unique challenges and cultural treasures in the greater Rochester community through the Into the ROC events.

Transportation is provided for all of our Into the ROC events. Space is limited! Interested students must register in advance.

Into the ROC Tracks

Need help deciding which events to attend? Into the ROC events follow one of three tracks.
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People walking on stilts.


The People’s track invites a limited amount of students, staff, and faculty on regional trips to learn about our local history and to discuss how that influences our present and future lives. These trips are offered in collaboration with the Division of Diversity and Inclusion.

Exterior of Strong Museum of Play.


The Places Track is all about exploration! Whether it is a night at the Strong Museum of Play or a tour of ArtisanWorks, these events are meant to introduce students to the unique spaces and local attractions Rochester has to offer.

R I T students building a frame for Habitat for Humanity.


The Possibilities Track brings students to organizations across the city to help work toward the greater good. At these events students spend their time volunteering alongside local leaders and active community members. In the 2018-2019 academic year Into the ROC preformed over 1,550 hours of volunteer service equaling an economic impact of $46,800.

Student Leadership Opportunities

Become a Leadership Scholar and work alongside staff in Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement to plan and implement events that introduce participants to some of Rochester’s most notable service agencies and local attractions.

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A group of R I T students filling bags with dried pasta at an event.