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New Student Orientation

Tanner Newcomb on Wednesday, 27 June 2012. Posted in Academic Calendar, Orientation, Student Life

No doubt you’ve heard a lot about your upcoming RIT Orientation experience, or at least you’ve wondered about it a little. Or, I could be wrong and you have no idea what I’m talking about. That’s cool, too.

Every incoming freshmen at RIT is required to participate in New Student Orientation. The experience starts the day after you move in, and continues until the Sunday before classes start. During that time, you’ll be put into small groups lead by someone called an Orientation Assistant (OA). Your OA will have gone through a week-long training to prepare them for you – they know the ins and outs of RIT, and are your first (and best) resource when you get here to learn everything you need to know.

Orientation is all-encompassing. We have tracks designed for freshmen, transfers, and even families. No matter where you’re coming from, the program’s goal is to make sure every student is as well acclimated to campus as possible. I won’t get into the nitty-gritty here, but I highly recommend that you take a look at our website (it just had a facelift, so seriously, check it out!). We're also on Facebook, so say hi there too!

On top of that, I know some folks have been asking for a digital copy of the New Student Survival Guide (NSSG), so here it is! This document is your #1 greatest resource before you get to campus. I recommend you read it cover to cover; there’s a lot to take in, and I promise it’s worth your while.

As always, don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any specific questions about Orientation! We want you to be excited, and we know that you’ll love it!

ALSO! Anyone who is anxious to get a jump start at RIT, check out the DiscoveRIT page! They offer specialized programs (that are pretty badass, IMO) for students who want some extra fun before move in! Registration is still open!