Thanksgiving Break Guide
Have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving Break!
The university will be closed beginning at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022 and will re-open on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022.
The Department of Public Safety will remain open 24/7 and can be reached at 585-475-3333 or via text at 585-205-8333. For emergencies, please call 911.
Adjusted Building Hours
The Campus Center, Monroe Hall, Schmitt Interfaith Center, and Student Alumni Union will be closed from 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 27 at 7 a.m. These buildings will be open on Sunday, Nov. 27 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. 23 and will re-open at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26 with adjusted hours for the weekend. 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 from Nov. 23-26, and will re-open on Sunday, Nov. 27 with regular hours. Hours of operation, fees, and additional information can be found on the Red Barn Climbing Gym website.
Wallace on Ice, Wallace Library’s temporary location in Ritter Ice Arena, will be closed beginning at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 28. For more information, visit the RIT Libraries website.
Adjusted Service Hours
Select dining locations will be open over the break. View RIT Dining open locations, hours, and menus
Gracie’s will be open on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24) from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. A special all-you-care-to-eat Thanksgiving meal featuring turkey, tofu, butternut squash, stuffing mashed potatoes, apple pie, and pumpkin pie will be served.
The FoodShare Center will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 27. Regularly scheduled services will resume on Monday, Nov. 28.
Margaret's House will be closed beginning at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28.
The RIT Service Center will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and reopen on Monday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 a.m.
Counseling and Psychological Services
The Counseling and Psychological Services office will be closed beginning at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, Nov. 28.
For urgent matters that cannot wait for business hours, call 1-855-436-1245 to speak with a mental health provider or call Public Safety at 585-475-3333.
Student Health Center
The Student Health Center will be closed beginning at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, Nov. 28. 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 or TransLoc Rider app for updates.
Information for Staff and Faculty
The university will officially close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
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.
Rochester Events and Happenings
There are many local events happening in the Rochester area this holiday season. If you are looking for something to do during the Thanksgiving Break, check out the Visit Rochester events calendar and Democrat & Chronicle events calendar for a full list of ideas.
RIT Men's Hockey hosts Princeton on Friday, Nov. 25 at 7:05 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 26 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.
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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.