RIT Welcomes Largest Freshman Class in its History

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Approximately 3,275 first-year students will arrive at Rochester Institute of Technology on Sunday. And on Monday, they’ll be welcomed to campus—RIT style.

Students will arrive between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. After checking-in, they will spend Sunday moving into their residence halls and visiting the RIT Family/Student Resource Fair in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center.

Parents don’t have to say goodbye right away. They are encouraged to participate in some of Monday’s orientation activities—which are highlighted by a convocation ceremony for new students and their families. The students and their families will process into the ceremony during the annual ‘Tiger Walk,’ where they will be welcomed by boisterous faculty and staff, who will be dressed in RIT garb and equipped with noisemakers.

The first-year students are comprised of 2,435 freshman students, which is approximately 180 more than last year and is the largest in RIT’s history, and approximately 840 transfer students. Fifty percent of them will come from outside New York state.

Media photo opportunities:
Aug. 27: First-year student move-in, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., RIT residence halls.
Aug. 28: ‘Tiger Walk,’ 8:30 a.m., east entrance to the Gordon Field House and Activities Center; Convocation for New Students and Families, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Gordon Field House and Activities Center.