Graduate Orientation

Fall 2015 Graduate Orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 26th 2015 from 5 pm - 9 pm. 

Graduate Schedule

  • Registration, Tour & Appetizers
  • Welcoming remarks by President
  • Information per department
  • Meet with your Academic advisors
 
During the 2015 Fall Orientation you will:  tour your new campus, meet with your professors, and get to know your new classmates and staff members. You will be able to complete your placement exams, take the TOEFL (if not yet completed) and meet with your academic advisors to get your course schedule.  
 
If you are moving into our housing you will get plenty of information during the Housing Orientation.  If you need to move in earlier please notify us in advance as we can arrange this for you for an additional fee.  
 
  • During Orientation, it is important to bring the following: 
  • Your passport
  • Picture ID and your 
  • Original documents of your admissions high school/bachelor degree transcript and 
  • Your degree/diploma 

Start Smart Checklist

Campus offices are generally open to serve you Sunday through Thursday from 8:30am-6:00 pm.

Pay your Admissions Deposit

To reserve your place at RIT Dubai, a non-refundable Acceptance of Admission Deposit is due from accepted applicants. As a convenience to applicants, the Admissions Office provides an option to pay this fee with a credit card in person or by check or cash in person or you can send a family or friend to RIT Dubai campus. 

Activate your RIT Computer Account

If you have created an account as part of the RIT Dubai admissions process, this same account becomes your student account upon payment of you accept/tuition deposit.  No additional action is required to activate your account. If you did not create an account as a part of the admissions process, you will receive an account activation email from RIT Dubai when you pay your accept/tuition deposit. The account activation email will go to the email address supplied on your admissions application. If you have not received the account activation email but you HAVE paid your deposit, please contact the admissions department at dubai@rit.edu  for further help.
 

Submit your Housing Contract

To complete your housing application you must submit your housing form online to dubai@rit.edu and we will make sure to pair you with the right roommate if you requested one.

Submit your Health History Forms

UAE law mandates that all college students living on campus or getting a visa through RIT Dubai that you apply for medical insurance through RIT Dubai. You can contact our Student Services department directly at dubai@rit.edu

Take the online Math Placement Exam (MPE) and Physics Placement Exam (PPE)

You will be notified via email if you are required to take the MPE or and PPE - not all students are required to take both exams, if you are an Engineering or Computer major then you will need to take the Math Placement Exam (MPE) AND Physics Placement Exam (PPE) but if you are a Business major then you will need to only take the Math Placement Exam (MPE).

Submit your high school transcripts and AP scores

Contact the College Board at collegeboard.com to request your AP scores. Send all documents to:
 
RIT Dubai
Admissions Department
PO Box 341055
Dubai, UAE

Get your RIT University ID Card

All students are required to have an RIT Dubai University ID (UID) Card. Your UID Card provides you access to your residence hall room, labs, libraries, meals, campus events, and more. You can get your card at the Office of the Student Services during Orientation on the first floor at RIT Dubai.

Contact your college/department

Learn more about your academic program and course requirements.

Pack smart

On the Housing Operations website you'll find comprehensive lists of what to bring (and what NOT to bring) when you move into the Etisalat Academy, Also be sure to pack required forms of identification. You will be required to provide a photo ID to obtain a bank account, University ID Card and Emirates Identification Card. Come prepared.
 
Get ready to join one of the country's most prestigious universities!