Current RIT COVID-19 Makerspace Status


We are open for the Fall 21′ semester and new hours have been posted. We have set our capacity to 75% of our normal to ensure proper distancing and to give our staff more time to do routine disinfection for your safety. Please review and follow all RIT Safety Plan:


“Rochester Institute of Technology is actively preparing for a normalized fall semester. The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors is the most important consideration as we plan to increase the number of people on campus. Our plans are aligned and consistent with applicable local, state, and federal laws. They recognize our shared responsibility for keeping the RIT community healthy and safe. Please visit RIT Ready for the latest policies and procedures related to implementing this Safety Plan.”

Want to earn class credit for Making?


Have you ever wished you could gain course or co-op credit for making your own products?  If the answer to this question is “yes”, then RIT has a unique program that I believe will interest many of you.
The Simone Center is offering a new program entitled the Student Incubator Program (Maker/Product Development Track) that allows student teams to gain course credit for making their products.  Traditionally, this program has primarily emphasized the realization phase of product development, but it has developed into a new Maker/Product Development track.  This new track continues to require user insight, but emphases making instead of commercializing.   It is also possible to earn co-op credit for making your products, but this requires an interview with the Simone Center/Construct staff.