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Kitchen Away from Home Orders
Order your cookbook now!
Thank you to all parents who submitted a recipe for our Kitchen Away from Home Cookbook! The cookbook is filled with over 50 great recipes such as Southern Cheese Grits & Eggs, Meatloaf in a Mug, Armenian Rice Pilaf, Éclair Cake, and Chicken Parmesan. We are also thrilled to share recipes from some of RIT Dining’s campus chefs.
The order form will be open until December 6; cookbooks will be ready just in time for the holiday season. Cookbooks can be purchased for $8. Students will receive notification about a package delivery and will be able to pick up their cookbooks at the Gleason Hall Service Desk between December 9-18. If you would like the cookbook mailed to you, it will cost an additional $2 per book.
All proceeds will go to the RIT FoodShare, a program that combats food insecurity on campus by allowing members of the RIT community access to non-perishable items and leftover food from campus events. RIT students, staff, and faculty can visit the FoodShare Center to donate non-perishable items, swap out items they have for those they want, and/or take items they need.
We know you look forward to having your student home for Thanksgiving vacation, but the reality of holiday reunions frequently fails to match expectations. It is not easy to slip back into traditional family patterns when students have been gone for a few months. Here are some tips for the upcoming long weekend:
- Talk with your student prior to break about balancing family obligations and their plans with friends.
- Discuss use of the family car, curfews, meal time, and other household expectations.
- With Thanksgiving occuring so late in the month, finals are right around the corner when students return to RIT. Some may have to study over the break.
- Let your student know of any big changes around the house, and ask of any big changes in their life (you don’t want to be surprised by a new tattoo or diet change!)
- Don’t be alarmed if the first thing your student wants to do is nap.
- Expect a pile of laundry.
- Remember that-even if this is your student’s first semester in college-they have already experienced a lot and are growing into the adult they will become.
- Enjoy your time together!
RIT’s third annual Giving Tuesday’s Hunger Project is taking place Tuesday, November 19 from 12-3 p.m. in the Gordon Field House. This year, we will be packaging 20,000 meals for the RIT and Rochester communities. At this high energy event, students and community members will assemble meals in teams in partnership with Feeding Children Everywhere, an organization committed to providing healthy meals to those in need domestically and globally. Volunteers are needed—encourage your student to sign up on the Hunger Project event page.
Spring semester billing notices will be generated during the first week of December and are due by January 15, 2020. More information about payment options can be found on the Student Financial Services website.
My Bus Home
My Bus Home arranges one-way and round-trip transportation for all academic breaks in private, fully-insured motor coach buses with restrooms, Wi-Fi, and a DVD player. The buses pick up on campus and go to/from central locations in:
- Plymouth Meeting & Allentown, PA; Bridgewater, NJ
- NYC; Jericho & Islandia, Long Island
- White Plains & Albany, NY
- Ludlow & Newton, MA; Londonderry, NH
- Mechanicsburg, PA; Columbia, MD; Arlington, VA
The estimated round-trip fares are between $159.00 and $199.00. The deadlines to book a ticket are:
- Winter break home: November 23
- Winter break return: December 17
Sign up at My Bus Home for more information.