The Campus Center, Monroe Hall, Schmitt Interfaith Center, and Student Alumni Union will be closed from 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 26 at 7 a.m. These buildings will be open on Sunday, Nov. 26 from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
The Gordon Field House & Activities Center and the Hale-Andrews Student Life Center will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, and will re-open at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25 with adjusted hours for the weekend. The Global Village Gym and Baker FIT will remain open 24/7 with swipe access during the break. For a full list of Gordon Field House & Activities Center hours, Hale-Andrews Student Life Center hours, and Judson-Hale Aquatics Center hours visit the Recreation Facilities website.
The Red Barn Climbing Gym will be closed Nov. 22-26, and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 27 with regular hours. Hours of operation, fees, and additional information can be found on the Red Barn Climbing Gym website.
Both FoodShare locations (FoodShare East, located at Mark Ellingson Hall, Room 1050, and FoodShare West, located at 113 Riverknoll) will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 26. Regularly scheduled services will resume on Monday, Nov. 27.
The Student Health Center will be closed beginning at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, and will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, Nov. 27. If the Student Health Center is closed, you are ill and need advice about what to do, please contact our after-hours nurse advice service by calling the Student Health Center at 585-475-2255 and selecting the nurse advice option.
If there is a medical emergency call Public Safety at 585-475-3333 or text 585-205-8333.
RIT Transportation Services will be running reduced shuttle schedules during Thanksgiving Break. There will be no shuttle service on Thanksgiving Day. Please visit the Shuttle Schedules for schedule updates and the Passio Go app for live tracking of our shuttles.
RIT partners with My Bus Home to arrange one-way and round-trip transportation for all academic breaks in private, fully insured motor coach buses. Learn more about My Bus Home >
Information for Students
Before leaving for Thanksgiving Break, students living in RIT Housing should set clear expectations with roommates about a cleaning strategy, and be sure to do the following:
Empty and clean out the microfridge
Remove all trash and recycling from your room or living space
Wash out all trash and recycling bins in your space
The university will officially close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Employees normally scheduled to work during this time will receive three hours of “approved with pay” time. Please refer to the Holiday Early Release FAQs or contact your HR Manager if you have any additional questions.
Student employees who work during the Thanksgiving Break must adhere to the 20 hour per week limit, and must report their time accurately. Questions regarding Early Release Pay or payment for hours worked by student employees during the break can be directed to the Student Employment Office at 585-475-2631.
RIT Men's Hockey hosts New Hampshire on Friday, Nov. 24 at 7:05 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 25 at 5:05 p.m. in the Gene Polisseni Center. Tickets are available at online or the Gene Polisseni Center Box Office. Tickets for students are $5, RIT Faculty/Staff/Alumni start as low as $8, and general public tickets start as low as $12.
Thanksgiving is also a time where many people give back to their communities as a way of giving thanks. If you are interested in finding a place to volunteer and give back to your community, visit the Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement website for a list of available volunteer opportunities.