We’re in the middle of winter and the semester is getting a little chaotic. If you’re like me, you feel like you’ve been stuck in your apartment for weeks doing homework and studying. Why go outside? It’s freezing! Well, I have a few cures for your cabin fever.  RIT has a lot to offer and you don’t want to miss out on any of it, no matter how cold it is outside!

Tiger TV

tigertvSo if you haven’t heard by now, RIT is offering an Internet-based TV service called Tiger TV.  This means that if you live in RIT Housing, you can watch your shows whenever you’re connected to the RIT network. This could be on your computer, tablet, phone, or TV. If you don’t have a Smart TV, you will need a Roku or Apple TV. Google Chromecast does not work with RIT’s network and Amazon Fire has not been properly tested.

What’s so great about it? It has HBO and lots of other great channels! This means you won’t miss the new Game of Thrones episode! Or, if you’re like me, you can finally catch TJ Miller on Silicon Valley!

Click here to find out more about Tiger TV.

Public Skate

publicskateSomething that’s almost always available, and as an RIT student you have to try, is public skate at Ritter. It’s only $2 for RIT students at $3 for a skate rental if you don’t have your own skates. It’s a lot of fun (and super exhausting). Grab a few friends and head over to Ritter! More information on pricing and hours can be found here.


CAB Movie Nights

cabThe College Activities Board has movie nights (Thursday Night Cinema) with a few other events throughout the week too. Free entertainment is always a necessity as a college student.

Some upcoming Thursday Night Cinemas include Hugo, Monsters University, The Heat, and Paper Towns.

Some other upcoming events offered by CAB include Zumba night, a Genesee Brew House tour for seniors, a trip to Corning Museum of Glass, and a trip to the Rochester Museum & Science Center.

You can find out more about CAB’s movie nights and events here.

Fitness Center

fitnesscenterSomething everyone should be taking advantage of is a free workout at the Hale-Andrews Student Life Center or Gordon Field House! While it seems to be a lot easier to stay in your warm apartment, it would be a lot more rewarding to head on over to the Fitness Center. They have many machines and weights, even a swimming pool, so you’ll be sure to find something that’s right for you. Visit the Fitness Center website for their hours and more information.

What do you do to stay active and beat the winter blues? Leave your advice in the comments section.

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