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  • August 12, 2020

    student and parent unloading pickup truck to move in to campus housing.

    RIT welcomes new students to campus as staggered move-in process begins

    New and returning students will move into the residence halls over the next week, in a carefully staged process aimed at ensuring a safe reopening of the campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic. New students will move in today through Aug. 15; returning students will move in Aug. 16-18.

  • August 10, 2020

    sample course schedule that shows in-person instruction mode at RIT.

    RIT student schedules: A step-by-step guide

    As first-year and returning students gear up for the start of classes on Aug. 19, course schedules will look much different than in past years. This fall, schedules will include designations for RIT’s new instruction modes, including in-person, blended, split classes, and online.

  • August 10, 2020

    person wearing a face mask taking a pre-packaged meal from a display.

    Changes in RIT dining options promote convenience, safety

    Changes are in place at 21 locations on the RIT campus that will serve thousands of breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners to students, faculty, and staff members returning to campus. Online ordering, cashless checkouts, reduced occupancies, outdoor and spaced-out seating, and increased cleaning protocols are all new features offered by RIT Dining in response to COVID-19 precautions.

  • August 10, 2020

    family of three standing in an airport wearing face masks.

    #RITBound: Students welcomed back this week

    Students from the states on New York’s travel advisory list can self-quarantine through independent housing, hotel arrangements, or through a friend or relative. Another option is participating in RIT’s university-sponsored quarantine at area hotels, which begins Aug. 12. First-year student Iain Roach traveled from Alaska to Canandaigua, N.Y., before he can move onto campus on Aug. 15.

  • August 7, 2020

    Current RIT COVID-19 Alert Level: Green: Low Risk with Vigilance.

    COVID-19 alert system aims to identify, reduce risk

    RIT is developing an alert system that systematically defines levels of COVID-19 prevalence and transmission risk within our community. Each level will be associated with predetermined actions aimed at reducing risk during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • August 5, 2020

    Student Government President Shine DeHarder.

    New Student Government president ready for ‘interesting’ year

    Meet Shine DeHarder, this year’s Student Government president. DeHarder, who served on RIT’s Community Readiness committee this summer to help the university reopen for students, has three main goals as Student Government president: reducing food insecurity on campus; improving diversity, inclusion, and accessibility on campus; and improving transparency between Student Government and the student body.

  • July 17, 2020

    man wearing face masks cleaning a desk in a dorm room.

    Staggered move-in at RIT planned to promote safety

    Approximately 2,900 new students will be arriving at RIT over four days beginning Aug. 12, rather than on a single move-in day, which was the procedure in past years. All residence hall rooms are limited to two students and occupancy will be reduced in elevators to promote physical distancing.

  • July 14, 2020

    brick building with wooden playground in foreground.

    Student team develops plans to help make campus child care center more energy efficient

    Eengineering technology and computing students at RIT found ways to reduce energy consumption at the university’s Margaret's House Child Care Center. Members of RIT’s student chapter of National Electrical Contracting Association (NECA) worked this spring with child care staff as part of the annual NECA Green Energy Challenge, an annual student design competition.

  • June 30, 2020

    graphic that reads: RIT AR Experience available now for download.

    RIT offers AR tours for prospective students

    Prospective students who may be thinking of attending RIT can now take a campus tour from their home with a new mobile app that features augmented reality with 360-degree videos.