Visitors to Campus

All guests are expected to comply with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, including completing a health screen.

Failure to comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and/or the RIT Safety Plan will result in the removal of visitors, contractors, and temporary employees until such time as assurances can be provided that compliance has been achieved.

Visitors for Commencement Weekend

Guests cannot attend the in-person Commencement ceremonies, but they are permitted to be on campus during Commencement weekend. Visitors for Commencement should not go to the Welcome Center, but follow guidance from parking staff to the parking lots.

Visitors on campus will be asked to follow the RIT Health and Safety protocols. (1) Wear a Mask: Any time members of the RIT community are in the presence of others or moving through space occupied by others, they must wear acceptable face masks that covers your nose and mouth regardless of the distance between themselves and others. (2) Watch your Distance: Physical distancing requires that members of the RIT community ensure that they maintain at least six feet of distance between themselves, unless safety or core function of the work activity requires a shorter distance. Any time members of the RIT community are indoors in the presence of others or moving through space occupied by others, they must wear acceptable face masks regardless of the distance between themselves and others.

More information about Commencement weekend is available on the Commencement website.

Visitors

All visitors to campus must complete the Daily Health Screen and stop at the RIT Welcome Center before circulating on campus. If they are on campus for more than ½ day or more than once a month, or if they are meeting with multiple people or departments, they must have a COVID-19 test within 14 days prior to their first visit and provide evidence of a negative result to the RIT individual sponsoring the visit. In lieu of a negative COVID-19 test, visitors can provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

The RIT individual sponsoring the visit is responsible for informing their visitor of the provisions of the Safety Plan, for ensuring compliance with the Safety Plan, and retaining evidence of negative testing.

Spring Move Out

The RIT Guest Policy prohibits non-students from visiting the residence halls and apartments. Beginning May 1, 2021, large gray moving carts will be available daily for Residence Hall students to check out on the first floor of Ellingson Hall and the first floor of Kate Gleason Hall to assist students with their move out. We encourage students to use these carts or the carts available in the RIT Housing office in Grace Watson Hall to move their belongings out on their own to maintain physical distancing and abide by the RIT Guest Policy.

If a student needs assistance from a family member or other non-student visitor, they may have one person assist them, provided they accompany that individual at all times. Any individual who assists a student during move-out must abide by all RIT policies and expectations, including the RIT Safety Plan for Visitors.

Admissions Visits

All individuals on campus to visit the Office of Admissions should go to the Bausch and Lomb Center for symptom monitoring and temperature checking.

Daily Health Screen

All visitors must complete the Daily Health Screen prior to coming on campus. The screen will provide users with instructions on how to proceed if they are experiencing symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19. Failure to comply will result in the removal of visitors. Visitors should call 585-438-5254 to access the RIT Daily Health Screen.

Learn more about the Daily Health Screen

RIT Housing Guidelines

Students who reside in RIT housing are allowed to host one guest in their living space provided that the guest is also an RIT student who is currently approved to circulate on campus. All other visitors are still prohibited from entering RIT Housing.

As a result of this change, the maximum occupancy for a standard double occupancy residence hall room is three students. The maximum occupancy in RIT apartments and suites is equal to double the number of residents assigned to the apartment or suite, provided all conditions below can be met.

  • No more than one guest per resident at any time;
  • Physical distancing, mask-wearing, and maximum occupancy requirements shall be maintained throughout the guest visit. If physical distancing and maximum occupancy requirements are not maintained, the guest shall leave;
  • Any guests in the room/apartment must be agreed upon by room/suitemates, or the visit must happen in a common area (e.g., lounge) of the residence hall, or a private bedroom (one-person bedroom);
  • Personal aides, nurses, caregivers, or any other reasonable accommodations provided to students with disabilities are not counted as guests.

If there is an increase in the prevalence of COVID-19 in the RIT community, this adjustment will be rolled back, and students within communities will not be able to host guests in their living spaces.

Vendors and Contractors

All contractors and temporary employees (those hired through a temporary employment agency) are expected to comply with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more about visit requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

No visitors are allowed to enter RIT housing. Students requiring assistance moving in or out of RIT housing should email residencelife@rit.edu

All visitors to campus must complete the Daily Health Screen and stop at the RIT Welcome Center before circulating on campus. If they are on campus for more than ½ day or more than once a month, or if they are meeting with multiple people or departments, they must have a COVID-19 test within 14 days prior to their first visit and provide evidence of a negative result to the RIT individual sponsoring the visit.

At this time, off-campus guests are not permitted in on-campus housing.

No guests to campus residences are permitted other than those who live in your apartment or on your floor. Personal aides, nurses, caregivers, or any other reasonable accommodations provided to students with disabilities are not considered guests.