Department of Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology / Packaging Science

New Graduate Student Orientation Information

Linda Underhill, PhD. Linda Underhill, PhD.

Welcome to the School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation, Department of Service Systems under the direction of Linda Underhill, PhD.

The two links listed below will help you tremendously in navigating the department and the Rochester Institute of Technology systems that will provide you with access for all of your registration needs.

Anne Zachmeyer, Academic Advisor Anne Zachmeyer, Academic Advisor

The Welcome Letter introduces you to Anne Zachmeyer, Academic Advisor, who will be your main contact person for the duration of your time in our program and beyond. Some key orientation dates are outlined in this letter so please be sure to read it in its entirety. I have also outlined the dates for you below.

For your convenience in establishing your academic schedule we will be offering two departmental orientation sessions for all new students. You are only required to attend one session. The sessions are:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
9AM - 11AM
Ross Hall, Room A310

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
4:30PM - 6:00PM
Ross Hall, Room A252

The second link is to the Graduate Student Orientation Information which is a step by step introduction to the department and provides you with all of the tools you need to succeed as a graduate student in our program.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the department at 585-475-5075 or via email at or

We look forward to seeing you soon!