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Honors Orientation

What: The Honors Orientation Program is required for all incoming Honors students. During this program, you will learn about the requirements of the program and become a part of the community of Honors students.

When: August 19 - 22, 2017

Who: Students accepted into the RIT Honors Program

Notes: You will have a chance to meet with your University Exploration Honors Advocate, Ms. Marty Burris at a Meet & Greet activity. At the conclusion of this program, you will continue on with the RIT-General Orientation

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International Student Orientation 

What: The International Student Orientation is required for all new students. This program is designed to introduce you to our campus and community and provide important information of special interest to international students including:

  • Immigration Information on Maintaining Legal Status While in the U.S.
  • Employment in the U.S. (On and Off campus)
  • Health Care and Health Insurance
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • U.S. Tax Obligations
  • Safety Concerns
  • U.S. Social Security Numbers

When: Move-In: August 19, 2017

Program Dates: August 20 - 21, 2017

Who: Any new-to-RIT International Students

Notes: At the conclusion of this program, you will continue on with the RIT-General Orientation

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NTID-Cross Registered Orientation 

What: NTID Support Services Orientation (NSSO) designed to explain access and support services across campus

When: Move-In Day: Monday, August 21, 2017

Program Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2017, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Who: All new First-Year and Transfer Students, enrolled in a baccalaureate program, who will be using NTID support services 

Notes: Students and families will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet with managers from Access Services, the NTID Coordinators for Academic Support Services, and representatives from other NTID services as well as other deaf and hard-of-hearing sutdents enrolled in bachelor's degree programs
  • Parents will attend a general information session about access services, academic support, first-year experience, counseling and audiology services
  • Students will attend a separate meeting where they will learn about access services offered at NTID, the procedures for making requests for classroom support and other campus activities, meet the faculty who will be providing academic support and advising, followed by a question and answer session

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RIT-General Orientation

What: A week of welcome events designed to help students acclimate to life as a college student

When: Move-In Day & Welcome Fair: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Who: All First-Year and Transfer Students new to RIT

Notes: DiscoveRIT, Honors, International, and sports team orientation programming will end and students will continue with the RIT General Orientation programming.

Objectives: After participating in New Student Orientation, students will be able to:

  • Complete necessary tasks in preparation for being an RIT student
  • Locate and utilize campus resources
  • Establish personal and professional connections with RIT students, faculty, and staff
  • Identify opportunities to get involved in the campus community

New First-Year Students

Transfer Students

University Exploration program Highlights:

  • Academic Day, Thursday, August 24, 2017
  • You will spend the day:
    • Getting to know your University Exploration team and fellow peers 
    • Learning what you can expect in the coming year
    • Finding out about available resources on campus
    • Eating lunch with your classmates
    • Meeting your advisor in a brief, optional, meeting

Family Programs

RIT hosts a parent and family program for the families of our new students. More detail can be found on the RIT Family Programs Website. We hope that during Orientation you make time to attend the University Exploration Dean's Meeting with Parents.

What: Parents and guardians are invited to attend a meeting designed just for them during the Orientation Program called the Dean’s Parent Meeting. This will give them an opportunity to meet the faculty, staff and advisors who will be working with your student throughout the year in University Exploration. Our Senior Associate Provost of Academic Affairs will be there to welcome your parents and/or guardians to RIT.

When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Time: Check back in June for more details

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