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We want to wish everyone in the RIT community a happy and healthy Thanksgiving break!

The university will be closed beginning at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 and will re-open on Monday, November 27, 2017.

The RIT 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.

Information about campus programs, service schedules, dining location hours, travel information, and things to do are listed below.

Campus Services & Hours

Counseling & Psychological Services

  • Wednesday, November 22 - 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 23 - Sunday, November 26 - Closed

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.

Dining Services


The RIT FoodShare Center will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 27.

Recreation Facilities

Residence Life

Our Residence Halls & Apartments do not close for Thanksgiving and students are welcome to stay in their assigned locations for the break.

The Residence Life Service Desk will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 and will reopen at 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 26.

Residence Life offices will be closed for Thanksgiving however the Center for Residence Life will provide continuous on-call coverage throughout the break with both professional and para-professional staff.

Student Alumni Union & Campus Center

  • Wednesday, November 22 - 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 23 - Saturday, November 25 - Closed
  • Sunday, November 26 - 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Student Health Center

  • Wednesday, November 22 - 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 23 - Sunday, November 26 - Closed

For non-emergency medical concerns, please call 585-475-2255 and choose the option for the after-hours nurse service.


If you are traveling for Thanksgiving, there are many transportation options available for RIT students including TrailwaysNY Shuttles, My Bus Home, and more.

Wallace Library

Things to Do

Area Thanksgiving Meal Options

RIT Athletics

RIT Men's Basketball hosts the Annual Harold J. Brodie Tournament in Clark Gym on Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26.

Rochester Events & Happenings

Volunteer Opportunities

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 opportunities.

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