RIT Welcomes Students Back to School Aug. 30

A week of welcome activities awaits first-year students




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A. Sue Weisler

RIT students begin moving back to campus Aug. 30.

Rochester Institute of Technology is preparing to welcome back returning students to campus on Aug. 30. Beginning at 8 a.m., approximately 414 students are expected to move in to the newly constructed Global Village complex, the campus’ $54.5 million residential and commercial space.

Global Village residences feature 70 suites and aims to provide a global environment for RIT students as they prepare to enter the global community, travel overseas and join a culturally diverse workforce. Each residential and commercial location will represent different regions from around the world. Global themes will be expressed in a variety of ways through use of materials, patterns, colors, lighting, fabrics, finishes, décor, design, architecture and photography throughout all residential and commercials spaces.

RIT also welcomes its first-year students to campus Sept. 1. An estimated 2,600 freshmen will begin moving into their residence halls, located on the east side of campus, at 9 a.m.

Parents are invited to stay and participate in some of Wednesday’s orientation activities such as the RIT Resource Fair in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. Welcome-week activities culminate with a convocation ceremony for new students and their families at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 2. The students will process into the ceremony during the annual “Tiger Walk,” where boisterous faculty and staff members line the walkway leading into the Gordon Field House to welcome them.

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A. Sue Weisler

RIT students begin moving back to campus Aug. 30.