News and Deadlines
Winter Coffee Break
If you are picking your student up for winter break on Monday or Tuesday next week, please pop by to say hi and have some coffee or hot chocolate before heading back on the road. We will be set up in the Grace Watson lobby across from Beanz during the following times:
- Monday, December 17, noon-4 p.m.
- Tuesday, December 18, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
See you there!
Important Winter Dates
Please note the following dates regarding RIT closures and spring semester opening:
- December 12-19: Final exams
- December 20: Residence halls close for winter break (at 10 a.m.)
- December 24-January 1: RIT CLOSED for winter break
- January 7: Residence halls open for spring semester
- January 14: Spring semester classes begin
Also, please refer to RIT’s Winter Break Guide for information about openings and hours during break.
End of Semester Housing Guides
Housing Operations has provided End of Semester Prep Guides for students living in RIT housing. These guides include information for students not returning to RIT Housing for spring semester, what to do if students are expecting a new roommate, and how to prepare for winter break. Before leaving for winter break please remind your student to:
- Empty trash cans
- Close and lock windows
- Clean out refrigerator
- Close shades (students living on the first floor only)
- Lock apartment/suite/room door
- Move all electronic equipment off the floor and unplug it
- Set heater to automatic and set room temperature to at least 65 degrees
DeStress Fest is currently underway at the RIT Libraries. This series of free activities are held in the library during finals week to help students manage stress and take study breaks. Activities include daily coffee breaks, therapy dogs, guided meditation sessions, and more. Students can find DeStress Fest events by visiting the RIT Libraries Facebook page or stopping in Wallace Library.
Winter Break Bus
Student Government is offering a free bus for students traveling via plane, bus, or train over break. The bus will loop between Gleason Circle on campus and the airport, the Amtrak station, and the Greyhound station. The bus will be available:
- December 18: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
- December 19: 6-11 a.m.
- January 12: 4-10 p.m.
- January 13: 4-10 p.m.
Students can sign up or ask questions on the SG Winter Break Bus page.