The Masses Arrive Aug. 31: New Freshmen Call Campus “Home”




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More than 2,250 first-year students will converge at Rochester Institute of Technology to begin their welcome week of orientation, Sunday, Aug. 31. Classes begin Sept. 8.
Move-in week presents great photo opportunities, open to the media only.
Featured move-in/orientation events include:
  • Freshmen move-in, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 31: best locations are outside Nathaniel Rochester Hall; Baker, Colby, Gleason Quad; Ellingson, Peterson, Bell Quad; or Sol Heumann Hall.
  • College Life 101 and Two Worlds Together, Sept. 2-4, 7-9 p.m., orientation tent, parking lot U. College Life 101 offers an interactive program where students discuss academic and traditional issues first-year students may face. Two Worlds Together is a documentary addressing cross-cultural barriers that arise when deaf and hearing students co-exist on one campus. The program features strategies for bridging the gaps between the two cultures.
  • Convocation for New Students, 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, orientation tent, parking lot U, featuring keynote speaker Tom Brown.

    For a map of the RIT campus, go to: http://inside.rit.edu/maps/.

    MEDIA NOTE: For more information on move-in and orientation and for interviews, contact Silandara Bartlett at 475-4948. Robin Diana, coordinator of RIT's Student Orientation program also heads up RIT’s First-Year Enrichment program.