CollegeFEST

Gather with friends and college students from the Greater Rochester Area to experience the best five hours in #GreaterROC! Enjoy live music, city tours, co-op and internship opportunities, and a day of activities at Innovation Square and Mercantile on Main.

Stop by the RIT City Art Space to connect with RIT resources and special RIT giveaways!

Saturday, September 18, 2021
11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Schedule of Events

Innovation Square

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Check-in - Check in to receive your wristband and CampusROC swag
  • Internship Alley - Connect with employers from the Greater Rochester region
  • Experience Rochester Fair & College Fair - Explore the plaza, receive information and discounts from Rochester business attractions and area colleges
  • Plaza Palooza - Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Gian Horseshoes, a Caricaturist, and a Mechanical Bull
  • Live Music - Own the Night is one of Rochester's hottest new rock bands, playing hit songs from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s

1-2:30 p.m.

  • Lawn Game Power Hour - Earn a raffle ticket for every Giant Lawn Game you win
  • Mechanical Bull Challenge - Last on the bull for more than 30 seconds and earn a raffle ticket
  • Live Music - Judah brings new life to classic music bands such as The Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and many more
  • Internship Alley - Connect with employers from the Greater Rochester region
  • Experience Rochester Fair & College Fair - Explore the plaza, receive information and discounts from Rochester business attractions and area colleges
  • Plaza Palooza - Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Gian Horseshoes, a Caricaturist, and a Mechanical Bull

3-4 p.m.

  • Sponsor Remarks & Raffle Winners
    • Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive
    • Bob Duffy, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce president and CEO
    • Leo Linder, CEO of Emerge
    • Constellation Brands
       

Sibley Square

11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Sibley Alley - Connect with employers in Sibley Square looking to fill internship and employment positions 
  • Sibley Office Tours - Tour some of the coolest, most innovative offices in Downtown Rochester
  • Mercantile on Main Dining - The Mercantile on Main is a curated collection of some of the best food and drink Greater Rochester has to offer
  • Live Music - Max Greenberg, Hanna PK, Greg Meisenzahl, and Bernardo Rodrigues

2:30-3:30 p.m.

  • Raffle Winners - Announcement of raffle winners. You must be present to win.


Learn more about CollegeFEST live entertainment & raffles

Transportation

A free shuttle will be available for RIT students wishing to attend CollegeFEST (Sept. 18, 2021) and the Rochester Fringe Festival. Multiple shuttle stops are available on campus. Students attending CollegeFEST should get off at the RIT City Art Space stop in downtown Rochester.

View the Shuttle Schedule

Interpreting Services

Please indicate your request for interpreting services when you register for CollegeFEST.

RIT Interpreting Services will be available at the check-in table for those wishing to connect with an interpreter. In addition, RIT Interpreting Services will be available at the following locations:

  • Innovation Square Tours - an interpreter will be present at 12 p.m. (100-140 S. Clinton Ave, Plaza)
  • Sibley Square Tours - an interpreter will be present at 1 p.m. (250 E Main St, Lobby)
  • Landmark Society Tours - an interpreter will be present at 2 p.m. (100-140 S. Clinton Ave, Experience Rochester Fair section)