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RIT 2024 VEX VRC Over Under Qualifying Tournament (HS & MS)

4-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
New York-North
Standard Registration Opens
20-Sep-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
28-Jan-2024 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
28-Jan-2024 12:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

All approved events and event attendees are required to follow all local, state, federal, or any other government ordinances regarding COVID-19 safety procedures, social distancing, and best hygiene practices.
Please review RIT's Safety Plan for Visitors. An email will be sent out to all teams registered regarding RIT's Safety Plan.
Welcome to the 7th annual VEX Robotics Event at Rochester Institute of Technology. The event is hosted by RIT's VEX U Robotics team. We will have at least two competition fields, one skills field, and one practice field available. Skills will be open during qualification rounds and lunch (see agenda).Each team will have a table, chairs, and power available to them. We will be using VEXText (optional) and scores will be live updated to the VEX Via app as well as

Building & Room:
As of now this event will be located in the SHED. Exact rooms are to be determined.

Cars and busses may drop off students, robots, and equipment in front of the loop next to U lot. Cars can park in U lot, S lot, or E lot.
Parking is free on weekends at RIT. Busses can park in S lot.
Link to RIT Campus Map

Lunch will not be provided. There are dining options on RIT's campus (not many are open on Sundays - Link to RIT dining schedule/operation hours is linked below). There are many off-campus options to either pick up or have delivered to RIT.
Link to RIT Dining Schedule

Accommodation for colorblindness:

Vex has approved an accommodation for drive team members with colorblindness who may find it difficult to differentiate between different colored triballs. If this applies to any members of your drive team, please contact us so we can have this accommodation ready.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 4-Feb-2024

Rochester Institute of Technology
1 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623
United States

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We are aiming to have 8 matches per team.
**Subject to change**
Agenda as of 08/29/2023:
7:00am: Doors Open, Registration Open
9:15am: Registration, Inspection Closes
9:30am: Opening Ceremonies/Drivers Meeting
10:00am: Qualifying Matches Begin, Skills Field Opens
12:00pm: Lunch Begins
1:00pm: Qualifying Matches Resume
3:00pm: Qualifying Matches End, Skills Field Closes, Alliance Selection Begins
3:30pm: Elimination Matches Begin
4:30pm: Awards Ceremony


If you are interested in volunteering, please email [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We will make all attempts to run the event, however, the event may be canceled if the university closes, travel conditions become too severe/dangerous, or other things outside of our control. We will be in touch with coaches if there are any travel concerns and will notify them of a decision as soon as we know.
There will be every attempt to postpone the event due to inclement weather to a new date before canceling the event completely.

Tentative Rain Date: 02/11/2024

Refunds will not be issued for any reason. This includes, but is not limited to, if a team cancels their attendance to this VRC Competition and weather.

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds will not be issued for any reason. This includes, but is not limited to, if a team cancels their attendance to this VRC Competition and weather.


Health and Safety Policies

RIT Youth Protection:
RIT's Youth Protection department requires forms to be signed by all minor's parents. This form has to be signed and brought to the event. This form will be sent out a month before the event. 

Do not submit it on RobotEvents, please bring the physical form to the event. 

In addition to this form, it is required that all advisors bring a list of all students and adults attending the event to the competition.
All RIT VEXU officers and members in attendance will have passed background checks. Minors will not be alone in a room with any adult who has not passed a background check.

It is important to review RIT's safety policy regarding Covid-19. It is of utmost importance to keep everyone safe during this event. Any changes reflected on RIT's event safety page will be reflected here closer to the event. An email will be sent out sooner to the event regarding safety.

Date: 4-Feb-2024
Rochester Institute of Technology
1 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623
United States

Travel Info

List of hotels:
(Some have special rates if you let them know you are visiting RIT)The location of this event on RIT's campus will be the SHED.
Cars can park in S or U lot.
Buses can park in S-Lot.
Parking permits are not required on weekends.


We will make every effort to stream this event on our youtube channel

(3) RIT VEX U Robotics - YouTube

Judging Format

In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.