GENIUS Olympiad is hosted at Rochester Institute of Technology University campus (see the picture and map below for exact location) located at Rochester, New York. The nearest major transportation center is Greater Rochester Airport, which is 8 minutes away from the campus.  GENIUS Olympiad will only pick up participants from Greater Rochester Airport. Participants arriving at any other location must arrange their own transportation to RIT campus.  WE WILL NOT PICK UP PARTICIPANTS IN NEW YORK CITY, AS IT IS MORE THAN 6.5 HOURS AWAY.  

All events will take place on the university campus, except the Niagara Falls trip and shopping. Participants will have safe and fun experience. Participants will stay in dormitory rooms (two single beds per room) with common bathrooms on each floors. Participants will be provided an open buffet dining experience with variety food options, including vegetarian, (hot food bar, fruit bar, soups, salad bar, sandwich bar, hot and cold drinks, desert bar) on campus. The campus is close by to shopping centers that your group can take Uber/Lyft to explore such opportunities. 

The following items are included within your program as part of your participation without an additional fee: your registration package (including a T-shirt, bag, water bottle, and certificates), your stay on campus, your dining on campus, the Niagara Falls trip (1.5 hrs each way), and airport pick-up and drop-off at specific dates and times.

Please read the Finalist Guide for more information regarding accommodation and rules.


Rochester Institute of Technology University

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 135,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world.  At RIT, we are always on to something amazing.

RIT is a top 100 national research university and a top 50 best value school. It is also ranked 5th for computer software, 8th for video game design,  9th for engineering-related fields, 10th for applied arts and design, and 17th for film, video, photographic arts.  RIT offers following degrees: Ph.D., Master of Architecture (M.Arch.), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Engineering (ME), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Master of Science (MS), and Master of Science for Teachers (MST); bachelor’s degree programs: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Bachelor of Science (BS).

RIT 's academic programs include Arts, Photography, Film Studies, Design, Architecture, Several Engineering Programs, Environmental Studies, Computing and Information Systems, Game Design, Humanities, Social Studies, and Several Science programs such as chemistry, biology, physics, material sciences, etc.

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BY CAR, RIT Campus is

  • 5 minutes to Rochester Airport
  • 10-20 minutes to Malls
  • 1.5 hours to Buffalo and Niagara Falls
  • 1.5 hours to Syracuse
  • 6.5 hours to New York City (JFK), Boston, or Philadelphia
  • 7.5 hours to Washington D.C.







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