The Masses Arrive at RIT Aug. 29: New Freshmen Call Campus Home




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Around 2,100 first-year students will converge at Rochester Institute of Technology on Sunday, Aug. 29, as they move in to dorms and say goodbye to family.

The new class represents a six percent increase in first-year student enrollment over last year, bringing RIT's student population to about 15,400. Fifty percent of this year's freshman class comes from out of state and their average SAT score is between 1220 and 1225. RIT also welcomes 750 transfer students. Classes begin on Monday, Sept. 6.

The week of move-in and orientation presents great photo opportunities, open to the media only. Featured events include:

  • Freshman move-in, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 29, residence halls. Best locations are in front of Kate Gleason Hall, Grace Watson Hall, Nathaniel Rochester Hall and the Baker, Colby, Gleason Quad.

  • Tiger Walk, 9-9:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 30, east entrance of Gordon Field House and Activities Center (facing the residence halls). RIT faculty, staff and alumni dressed in RIT garb will line the walkways, giving a cheering welcome to new students and families. This event will be held annually.

  • Convocation for New Students and Families, 9:45 a.m., Monday, Aug. 30, Gordon Field House and Activities Center, featuring keynote speaker Keith Jenkins, professor in the College of Liberal Arts.

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