Winter Break

Adjusted Building Hours

December      
  Dec. 10-18       7 a.m.-10 p.m.
  Dec. 19-20   7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  Dec. 21   Closed
  Dec. 22   9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  Dec. 23   7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  Dec. 24   7 a.m.-2 p.m.
  Dec. 25-28   Closed
  Dec. 29   9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  Dec. 30-31   Closed
January      
  Jan. 1   Closed
  Jan. 2-3   7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  Jan. 4   Closed
  Jan. 5   9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  Jan. 6-9   7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  Jan. 10   7 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  Jan. 11   Closed
  Jan. 12   7 a.m.-midnight

 

The Gordon Field House & Activities Center and the Hale-Andrews Student Life Center will close at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and will re-open at 6 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2. For a full list of adjusted Gordon Field House & Activities Center, Hale-Andrews Student Life Center hours, and Judson-Hale Aquatics Center hours visit the Recreation Facilities website

The Wallace Library will maintain normal hours through Tuesday, Dec. 17. Adjusted business hours will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

December      
  Dec. 18       The Wallace Library will close at midnight
  Dec. 19-20   8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  Dec. 21-22   Closed
  Dec. 23   8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  Dec. 24   8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  Dec. 25-31   Closed
January      
  Jan. 1   Closed
  Jan. 2-3   8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  Jan. 4-5   Closed
  Jan. 6-10   8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  Jan. 11   Closed
  Jan. 12   11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  Jan. 13   Normal hours resume

 

For more information visit the RIT Libraries website

Adjusted Service Hours

Visit the Dining website for a list of dining facilities and hours of operation. 

Meal Plan Information:
Fall meal plans STOP at the end of the day on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.
Spring meal plans START Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 with brunch.
Fall rollover and spring Dining Dollars are available during the break.

The RIT FoodShare will be closed beginning at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and will re-open on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 11 a.m. 
 

Dec. 19      11 a.m.-2p.m.
       5-7 p.m.
Dec. 20      11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
       5-7 p.m.
Dec. 21      noon-4 p.m.
Dec. 22      Closed
Dec. 23      11 a.m.-2 p.m.
       5-7 p.m.
Dec. 24      11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dec. 25-Jan. 1      Closed
Jan. 2      11 a.m.-2 p.m.
       5-7 p.m.
Jan. 3      11 a.m.-2 p.m.
       5-7 p.m.
Jan. 4      noon-4 p.m.
Jan. 5      Closed
Jan. 6-10      11 a.m.-2 p.m.
       5-7 p.m.
Jan. 11      noon-4 p.m.
Jan. 12      Closed
Jan. 13      Normal hours resume - 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Margaret's House will be closed beginning at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 and will re-open at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.

Adjusted bus schedules can be found on the Parking and Transportation website

During the Winter Break, students with valid Residential Permits can park in any General spaces on campus. Parking rules and regulations will be enforced. 

The following events will be held in the Schmitt Interfaith Center:

Dec. 15      10-11 a.m.      Newman Catholic Community Mass
       6:30-7:30 p.m.      The Table - Protestant Service, followed by dinner at 7: 30 p.m.
Dec. 16      11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.      Muslim Prayer: Dhuhr
       2-3 p.m.      Muslim Prayer: Asr 
Dec. 17      2-3 p.m.      Muslim Prayer: Asr
Dec. 18      11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.      Muslim Prayer: Dhuhr
Dec. 19      2-3 p.m.      Muslim Prayer: Asr
Dec. 20      11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.      Muslim Prayer: Dhuhr
       2-3 p.m.      Muslim Prayer: Asr
Dec. 21      5 p.m.      Bhakti Yoga
Dec. 22      10-11 a.m.      Newman Catholic Community Mass
     
Jan. 5      10-11 a.m.      Newman Catholic Community Mass
       6:30-7:30 p.m.      The Table - Protestant Service, followed by dinner at 7: 30 p.m.
Jan. 10      6-7 p.m.      Hillel Shabbat Services
       7-9 p.m.      Hillel Shabbat Dinner
Jan. 12      10-11 a.m.      Newman Catholic Community Mass
       5-6 p.m.      Newman Catholic Community Mass
       6:30-7:30 p.m.      The Table - Protestant Service, followed by dinner at 7: 30 p.m.

 

Counseling and Psychological Services

The Counseling and Psychological Services office will be closed beginning at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 and will re-open for normal business hours on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. 

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 close at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 and will re-open on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 with limited hours until classes resume on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Limited hours will be Monday - Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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.

Residence halls close on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 at 10 a.m. and re-open for the spring semester on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 8 a.m. Global Village, University Commons, Riverknoll, Perkins Green, Greek Circle and the RIT Inn will remain open over the break.

A professional staff member from the Residence Life team will be on call throughout the break and can be accessed by calling Public Safety. 

Residence Life Service Desk:
The Residence Life Service Desk will maintain normal business hours (8 a.m.-11 p.m.)  through Thursday, Dec. 19, 2020 at 5 p.m. The Service Desk will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2020 and will re-open on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 with adjusted hours:

Jan. 9      8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Jan. 10      8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Jan. 11      11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Jan. 12      11 a.m.-11 p.m.


The Residence Life Service Desk will resume normal business hours starting on Monday, Jan. 13. 

Information for Faculty and Staff

The university will officially close at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019.

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. 

Classes end December 9th, 2019.  We have detailed below how many hours per week students may work during the winter break.  Please remember the pay week runs Friday to Thursday, and hours are tracked to reflect those days. 

Week

Hours Allowed

Dec. 13 - 19

Up to 40 hours per week after final exams have been completed

Dec. 20 - 26

Up to 40 hours

Dec. 27 – Jan. 2   

Up to 40 hours

Jan. 3 - 9

Up to 40 hours

Jan. 10 - 16

Up to 25 hours

 

**RIT is closed Dec. 25- Jan. 1.  Students working on a day designated as an RIT Holiday are entitled to time and a half for any hours worked on that day**

Winter Break Bus

Student Government has sponsored a Winter Break Bus that will run a continuous loop for one day at the start of the Winter Break and one day at the end of Winter Break. The bus provides easy transportation to and from the Greater Rochester International Airport, Amtrak station, and Greyhound station. 

Transportation will be available for departures on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and for returns on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

  • Departures: The bus loop will begin at the RIT Gleason Circle with the first drop off at the Greater Rochester International Airport, followed by the Amtrack station, with the final stop at the Greyhound station.
  • Returns:  The first pick up will be at the Amtrak station, followed by the Greyhound station and the Greater Rochester International Airport, before returning to the RIT Gleason Circle.

Sign up for the Break Bus

Rochester Events and Happenings

There are many local events happening in the Rochester area this holiday season. If you're looking for something to do, check out the Visit Rochester events calendar and Democrat & Chronicle events calendar for a full list of ideas.