News and Deadlines
Safety and Opening Plans
RIT has unveiled two plans that outline the actions RIT and its individual community members must take for a safe, productive, and meaningful Fall 2020 semester. Please read and refer your student to the RIT Safety Plan. Faculty, staff, students, and visitors are expected to fully comply with the provisions of this Safety Plan and other policies, procedures, and guidelines designed to protect the health and safety of all individuals on the RIT campus.
For more detailed information, please review the full RIT Ready: Fall 2020 Reopening Plan.
In particular, please note the following:
- All students are responsible for getting a COVID-19 test prior to coming to campus and must provide evidence of a negative result. Students will not be permitted to circulate on campus until a test is taken and submitted to the Student Health Center. Detailed information about the test submission process will be available soon. Please review the Testing, Quarantine, and Contact Tracing FAQs for details.
- Visitors coming into New York from many states are required to complete a 14-day quarantine before circulating among the community. We are awaiting further guidance from state officials on the quarantine implementation and we will communicate with all students as soon as more details are available. Individuals returning from areas with significant community spread of COVID-19 will be required to take an additional test upon their return to campus.
- Students must complete the RIT Daily Health Screening every day, seven days a week, whether or not they are coming to campus.
- Visitors will be allowed at RIT but not in RIT housing at this time. All visitors are expected to comply with applicable laws, regulations and guidelines relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the requirements of this plan and the RIT Safety Plan. This includes utilization of the Daily Health Screen prior to coming on campus.
For the safety of students and staff, all students living in RIT housing are required to select a move-in appointment time. RIT Housing has communicated with your student to their RIT email account regarding actions to select a date and time. Move-in for returning students is August 16-18. The 2020 Arrival Guides will be available soon with move-in instructions.
A few other items to note:
- Early arrival requests cannot be accommodated.
- Students will be allowed one adult guest to accompany them into the building during move-in for one hour to assist with move-in before being required to vacate the building.
- Incoming students will be moving in between August 12-15.
- All RIT mandated safety protocols must be followed.
Student Insurance Options
- Student Health Insurance: RIT expects all students to have health insurance. If your student will use a family plan, please contact the company to determine what coverage your student has in Rochester (many companies have limited out-of-network coverage). RIT offers a robust student health insurance plan with an expansive provider network across the U.S. and out-of-network benefits.
- Student Dental Plan: The RIT Student Dental plan provides cost-effective dental care provided by network dentists at treatment locations in close proximity to RIT's campus.
- Personal Property Insurance: RIT offers a broad personal property insurance plan-which covers losses that homeowner’s insurance typically does not-that is very reasonably priced with low deductible options.
- Tuition Refund Insurance: This elective insurance plan provides coverage for tuition and room and board charges in the event of an unexpected withdrawal from classes due to an illness or accident.