Community Expectations

The health and safety of the RIT community is a priority. All measures put into place are designed to protect our students, faculty, staff, and the greater community.

Get Vaccinated

In order to provide the safest possible learning and living environment, RIT will require full COVID-19 vaccination for undergraduate and graduate students prior to coming to the Henrietta campus for Fall 2021.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine requirements

Mask Guidelines

Members of the RIT community who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear face masks while indoors. Those members of the RIT community who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear face masks (minimum of two-ply cloth) while indoors in the presence of others, indoors moving through space occupied by others, or outdoors in crowded outdoor settings.

Face masks and physical distancing are still required, regardless of vaccination status, in the Student Health Center and the NTID Audiology Clinic. In addition, face masks are required while on public transportation.

Wearing a mask is a great way to protect yourself and others from the spread of disease. Be respectful of other people’s choice to wear a mask – they may be trying to protect themselves or you.

Learn more about acceptable face masks

Wash your Hands


Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds


Use hand sanitizer when you cannot use soap and water


Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

Stay Home if Sick

Stay home if you are sick, and do not come to campus. COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Loss of taste, smell or appetite
  • Chills or fever higher than 100⁰ F (37.8⁰ C)
  • Sore throat
  • Unusual headache or eye pain
  • New cough or change in cough
  • Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath
  • Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

Report a COVID-19 Violation

Concerns regarding possible policy violations of RIT COVID-19 protocols should be reported to Public Safety (for students) or Human Resources (for employees) for review. The COVID-19 Protocol Violation Reporting Form is no longer active as of July 1, 2021.