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Getting Started

Focusing on few first steps helps new online students with the orientation process and being successful at RIT!

Note: You will need to login with your RIT Account to complete some of these steps. If you need assistance, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 585-475-4357 or

1. Set up your RIT email

Your RIT Email is the primary way that RIT, your instructor, and your classmates with communicate with you. Make sure it’s set up right!

2. Update your tuition account

Don’t forget to do this!

3. Obtain your course materials

Order and/or download your course materials. Materials should be listed in your courses syllabus or the bookstore site.

4. Access your courses

Log in to myCourses with your RIT Username and Password to see your courses.

5. Confirm your contact info

Make sure RIT has current and accurate local and home mailing addresses.

Make sure you review the Orientation & Handbook!

It’s loaded with great resources – including a checklist of what you need to do to start your RIT experience!

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Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-10:00pm
Friday: 7:30am-5:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am-4:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Holiday hours


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Room A-600
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

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