News

  • January 22, 2021

    current RIT COVID-19 Alert Level: Yellow (Moderate Risk)

    RIT COVID-19 Alert Level moves to Yellow

    After careful consideration, we have made the decision to move our alert level on campus from Orange to Yellow, meaning that the prevalence of the virus on campus remains a moderate risk. While this changes our alert level closer to where we all would like to be, we must continue to be extremely vigilant. We must not let our guard down.

  • January 15, 2021

    two masked members of RIT Ambulance in front of an ambulance

    Answering the call during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Members of RIT Ambulance this academic year have continued to answer 911 calls on the RIT campus all while taking additional precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. They responded to simple traumas, such as patients falling off a bike, falling out of bed, hitting their head or an allergic reaction. They also transported students to quarantine locations.

  • January 15, 2021

    student wearing full protective gear for hazardous waste.

    SG rep helps shape safe procedures for RIT spring semester

    More than a dozen RIT administrators and staff members have met regularly to discuss ways to help keep campus open as safely as possible as more is learned about COVID-19. To provide a student perspective, Griffin Warntz is serving on RIT’s Spring Planning Task Force.

  • January 15, 2021

    artist's rendering of new sports complex.

    Athletic facilities on deck for improvements

    Plans to upgrade RIT’s outdoor athletic facilities continue to unfold. The first phase of the department’s multimillion dollar stadium project is scheduled to begin this year.

  • January 15, 2021

    student controlling an RC car with a remote.

    Students find ways to stay active in clubs

    Despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, RIT students still found ways to participate in hundreds of clubs and organizations last fall, like dancing, designing games, and even skydiving.

  • January 15, 2021

    students walking to class outside.

    First-year students have high academic qualifications

    RIT welcomed 3,129 first-year students last fall. For students seeking a bachelor’s degree, their average SAT score was just under 1300, and the average ACT score was 30. Sixty-three were at the top of their high school graduating class.

  • December 7, 2020

    volunteer wearing PPE putting a swab into a vial that a student is holding.

    Tiger Testing Team helped administer thousands of COVID-19 tests at RIT

    Thousands of COVID-19 tests were completed on campus for RIT students this semester. And more than 65 RIT staff members volunteered—often with little advance notice—with the Tiger Testing Team to set up testing stations and walk students through the process of sample collection.