Dining

RIT Dining has made changes and enhancements for the Spring 2021 semester while continuing to place an emphasis on cleaning, sanitation, and safety procedures.

Where to Eat

Food options are available at 16 locations on campus, with additional venues being evaluated. Food allergies and dietary restrictions can still be accommodated. You also may choose to eat in the following areas, provided that occupancy and physical distancing requirements can be maintained:

  • James E. Booth Hall (07A) – Room 2950
  • James E. Booth Hall (07A) – Room 3601
  • James E. Booth Hall (07A) – Room 4640
  • Frank E. Gannett Hall (07B) – Room 3100
  • Thomas Gosnell Hall (08) – Gosnell Atrium
  • James E. Gleason Hall (09) – Erdle Commons

Dining hours and locations

Advance Ordering

Online ordering: Online ordering is available that will allow advance ordering at 10 dining locations. Customers will pick up their orders in a dedicated area marked by signage. Currently only credit cards are accepted, but meal exchanges, Dining Dollars, and Tiger Bucks will be accepted in the near future. This will decrease the wait time for food to be prepared and allow for contactless payments.

Kiosk ordering: The College Grind and the Market at Crossroads have self-serve ordering kiosks. This will help alleviate wait times and allow for contactless payments.

Eat In or Take Out

Dining locations have reduced seating capacities. Outdoor seating is available in select locations. Dining locations also have increased carry out and grab-and-go options. Each room in residence halls and RIT Inn has a micro-fridge. This will help students stock up on meals to help reduce the number of trips needed to a dining location.

Online ordering is available for select locations. Customers will pick up their orders in a dedicated area marked by signage. In addition, The College Grind and the Market at Crossroads have self-serve ordering kiosks. This will help alleviate wait times and allow for contactless payments.

Meal Plans

Students have more flexibility in their meal plan options. The number of meals designated at Gracie’s is no longer a requirement. All meals within the Tiger plan can be used in any combination of meals at Gracie’s or with Meal Exchange at other dining locations on campus for up to $9.50 a meal.

RIT Dining is changing meal plan options for the Spring Semester. All meal plans will be comprised of Dining Dollars only. There will be no plans with meals and meal exchanges.

Learn more about dining changes planned for the spring

Safety First

Occupancy tracking services: A new feature on the campus maps website enables people to see how busy dining locations on campus are to help avoid busy times. Developed by RIT’s Information and Technology Services, a layer has been added that will monitor density of dining locations by reporting the number of Wi-Fi signals being used at any given time. Pie charts show whether an area is quiet or busy. No identities are tracked. The data is aggregated and anonymized and refreshes every couple of minutes.

Reduced occupancy: All dining locations are limited to no more than 50 percent of maximum occupancy.

Unit configurations: Furniture in dining locations has been arranged to promote physical distancing. In addition, foot traffic patterns may be changed.

Protective shields: Protective shields have been installed at serving stations and registers.

Enhanced cleaning: Several hand sanitizer stations are available and enhanced cleaning and hygiene protocols are being incorporated.

Face masks: Face masks must be worn by all employees and customers except when eating.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. A website is available for online ordering and payment at most dining locations, and orders may be picked up at designated areas.

Prepared carryout meals and grab-and-go meals will be available. Students in residence halls may stock up, store, and heat them in their micro-fridges which will be provided in each room.

Eating and drinking is not permitted in classrooms, when in use; laboratory areas; waiting rooms; pedestrian corridors within buildings, which may include lobbies that people cut through; hallways, stairwells, or while walking on campus.