Visitor Information

Accommodations

Hotel reservations are done by our CCRG staff assistant with the following hotels:

Local Information and Maps

A campus map may be found at http://maps.rit.edu. Information about the specific location and address of the CCRG is available here. Please visit the RIT website at http://www.rit.edu for additional information on the campus.

Parking

Hotels are all approximately between one and five miles driving distance from the RIT campus. Parking for the CCRG visitors and personnel is in Parking Lot T/J. This is the closest parking lot to our building (the Laboratory for Applied Computing) and it is near the Thomas Golisano Building and the Institute for Sustainability. This parking lot is open to anyone on weekends, and visitors require a free parking permit that can be obtained in the RIT visitor booth.

Travel

RIT is approximately five miles from Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC).

By Air: The Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) is located at 1200 Brooks Ave., Rochester, NY, approximately four miles southwest of the city of Rochester. Rochester is serviced by Air Canada, AirTran, American Eagle/American Airlines, Delta, Jet Blue, United and US Airways. Their website is http://www.rochesterintlairport.com/. Ground transportation options from the airport include shuttle service, public buses, taxi, and rental cars.

Some hotels offer complimentary shuttle service to the airport; please check with your hotel when you make your reservation. Shuttle service for hire to and from the airport is available through Around Town Shuttle service (585-227-9334).

Taxicabs are available through Advance Airport Taxi Service (585-235-3333). The taxi booth is located in front of the main terminal, center entrance way, lower level; rates are US$10.00 minimum to and from the airport, with US$2.50 for each additional passenger and US$3.00 per mile.

By Train: Amtrak provides service to the city of Rochester. The train station is located at 320 Central Avenue, Rochester, NY 14605 (800-872-7245). Information on schedules and fares can be found at http://www.amtrak.com.

By Bus: Bus service is offered by New York Trailways and Greyhound Bus Line. Both bus companies share a terminal at Midtown Plaza, which is located in downtown Rochester at 168 Cumberland St., Rochester, NY (585-232-5121). Information on schedules and fares can be found at www.greyhound.com and www.trailwaysny.com.

By Car:
From the Airport: Turn right onto Brooks Avenue, then right onto Interstate 390 South. From 390, take the Scottsville Road exit and turn right. Drive for approximately three miles, then turn left onto Jefferson Road. Travel east for approximately one-half mile to the campus.

From Interstate 90: Take Exit 46 and proceed north on Interstate 390 to Exit 13 (Hylan Drive). Turn left on Hylan and continue north to Jefferson Road. Turn left on Jefferson and proceed west for approximately two miles to the campus.

Car Rental: There are five car rental agencies with offices at the Greater Rochester International Airport. For reservations with AVIS please dial toll-free 800-831-2847 or visit their website at www.avis.com. For reservations with Hertz please dial toll-free 800-654-3131 or visit their website at www.hertz.com. For reservations with Budget please dial toll-free 800-527-0700 or visit their website at www.budgetrentacar.com. For reservations with National please call toll-free 877-222-9058 or visit their website at www.nationalcar.com. For reservations with Enterprise please call toll-free 800-325-8007 or visit their website at www.enterprise.com.

Local Transportation

Taxi Service: Sentry Taxicab (585-235-7777; 800-taxicab (toll-free)) provides service throughout Monroe County 24 hours a day. This company provides taxicab service in both cars and vans which hold five to seven passengers.

Bus Service within Rochester: The airport and the city of Rochester are serviced by the Rochester Transit Service (RTS). Bus schedules are available at the Visitors Information Booth at the airport, can be obtained by calling RTS directly at 585-288-1700, or can be viewed by visiting the RTS website at http://www.rgrta.com/. The bus shelter at the airport is located on lower level roadway, east end of airport. RIT is also a stop on Route 24 of the RTS bus service. The current bus fare rate is US$1.

Dining on Campus

There are several options for dining available in the Student Alumni Union (Building 4), the Global Village Cantina and Crossroads located in the Global Village and the Ctrl Alt Deli located in Golisano Hall (Building 70). Here is the RIT website http://www.rit.edu/fa/diningservices/hours-and-locations for these dining services.

Guest Wireless on campus

RIT ITS provides guest wireless access for visitors of the RIT campus. This guest network requires end users to have a mobile phone number with text messaging support. Access is granted for 4 hour periods and can be renewed after time. Please visit https://www.rit.edu/its/resnet/rit-guest-wireless for instructions on how to connect to RIT Guest Network.

Travel Reimbursement

To expedite the reimbursement process please download the RIT's Travel forms. The W-9 Form (for US citizens) and W-8 Form (for foreign nationals) are required to process reimbursement requests via invoice payment requests for non-RIT employees travel and accommodation expenses incurred in visiting the campus (see also RIT reimbursement forms). Travel is only reimbursed upon the approval of the CCRG Director. Contact: CCRG Staff Assistant (585-475-5298).

Information for International Visitors

Visa regulations are continually changing for travel to the United States. Visa applications may take from three to four months to process and require a personal interview, as well as specific personal information. International participants should view the important information about traveling to the U.S. found at http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/biso/visas/ and http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html. If you need a preliminary conference invitation in order to secure a visa, please send your request to macams.org. RIT offers support for VISA applications For international students. You can also visit the RIT's International Student Services Pages.

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