RIT Summer Program Offers Unique Look at College Life

College & Careers program lets high school seniors spend a weekend on campus

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High school students have a chance to bypass senioritis and head right to college. Well, at least for a weekend.

Wherever students plan to attend college, Rochester Institute of Technology’s College & Careers program, which takes place Aug. 3-4, allows high school seniors to spend a weekend on campus—learning about various academic programs, participating in fun social events, eating in the campus dining facilities and sleeping in its residence halls.

“RIT prides itself on career-focused technological education and the College & Careers program seeks to expand that mission beyond the traditional boundaries,” says Daniel Shelley, director of undergraduate admissions. “By providing high school students with a better understanding of what college is like from both an academic and social perspective, we hope to better prepare seniors for the decisions they will have to make.”

The program features a comprehensive academic orientation that allows prospective students to learn a bit about a variety of academic majors. Students can choose from more than 60 academic sessions and will work alongside RIT students and faculty, using the university’s state-of-the-art facilities and technology.

A separate session is available for parents, which is both social and informational.

Interested families should contact RIT’s undergraduate admissions office at (585) 475-2272 or visit ambassador.rit.edu/careers2007/.