Maps & Directions

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FAQ

What can I bring?

This depends partially on where you will be living. Here are some printable checklists for the residence halls and the RIT Inn & Conference Center.

You can ship your belongings to: 

Student Name
5000 Nathaniel Rochester Hall
Rochester, NY  14623
ATTN:  SVP

Do NOT ship your boxes/packages or other mail to this address until ONE WEEK prior to your move-in date for SVP.  If your packages arrive any earlier, the post office may NOT accept the packages and ship them back to your return address!  Please contact the NRH Post Office if you have any questions.

***Remember, FedEX or UPS or DHL do not deliver to post offices, so you should not put a P.O. box # on the label.

Which immunizations are required?

REQUIRED vaccines are TWO doses of MMR vaccine given after first birthday, ONE dose of meningitis ACWY (Menactra) vaccine if under age 22 and a booster of this shot needed after age 16.  If over the age of 21, a signature is required on on-line Immunization Record.

DON'T WAIT! If you don’t have the documents, contact your doctor today. Please go to the Student Health Center website for more details and to fill out the FOUR electronic health forms.  Once you fill out the Immunization Record on-line, you will recieve a Physician Verification form in your RIT email account.  This form can be taken to your physician for his/her signature and RETURNED to the Student Health Center to be approved.  

Where is Rochester, and what's it like?

Rochester is the third largest urban area in New York State, and was rated sixth overall in the "best places to live" category by Places Rated Almanac. Rochester is also home to one of the nation's largest concentrations of deaf or hard-of-hearing residents.

Whether you're in the mood for museum hopping or antique shopping, nouveau cuisine or a burger, cultural adventures or sporting pleasures, scenic cruising or bargain choosing, history, mystery, artistry... when you visit Rochester you'll discover an exceptional place to indulge all your senses. High-tech industry, history and culture, entertainment, and recreations that you will find all this in Rochester.

There are seven colleges and universities located in the city and surrounding county, and more than 50,000 college students call Rochester. Rochester has a strong technology-based economy and consistently ranks in the top 10 exporting cities in the United States. Eastman Kodak Company, Bausch & Lomb Corporation, Xerox Corporation, and a host of smaller companies have a strong presence in the area. Rochester's reputation as an active and inventive community is supported by extensive cultural and intellectual opportunities. There is always something to do and something to learn in Rochester.

MapsRIT's campus is five miles from both the Greater Rochester International Airport and the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90), exit 46. We are located eight miles from downtown Rochester train and bus depots.

Find the RIT campus on Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Bing Maps, or MapQuest.

    For help finding specific buildings and other campus locations, download the campus maps here.

    Rochester is served by Greyhound and Trailways bus lines and Amtrak. The Greater Rochester International Airport is served by most major airlines, including USAirways, United, Delta, American, and others. Taxis are available at the train and bus stations as well as the airport. RIT is a stop on Route 24 of the Regional Transit Service, the area's mass transit bus system.

    From the airport

    Turn right onto Brooks Avenue, then a quick right onto I-390 South. From 390, take the next exit (Scottsville Road) and turn right at the end of the ramp. Drive for approximately three miles, then turn left onto Jefferson Road (Route 252). Proceed east a short distance to campus. Turn right onto campus, just before the Radisson Inn, via Lowenthal Road (the third entrance onto campus from this direction).

    From the NYS Thruway

    Take Exit 46. Immediately after exiting, get on I-390 North and refer to directions below.

    From I-390 (Northbound)

    Take Exit 13 (Hylan Drive). Turn left onto Hylan Dr. and continue north to Jefferson Road (Route 252), and turn left at the light. Proceed west a short distance to the main campus. Turn left onto campus, just past the Radisson Inn, via Lowenthal Road (the first entrance onto campus from this direction).

    After entering campus

    At the first stop sign on Lowenthal Road, you will see the Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) Hall straight ahead. Make a left turn onto Andrews Memorial Drive. Take an immediate right and proceed to L Lot for parking. Proceed to LBJ Hall and enter the main lobby. The NTID Admissions Office is located to your left, at the end of the hallway in suite 1200.