Rochester Institute of Technology is preparing to welcome an estimated 2,600 freshmen on Wednesday. The university also welcomes about 800 transfer students attending in the fall. New students will join RIT at a time when enrollment reaches nearly 18,000 students for the first time in the university’s history.
Students and their families will move into the residence halls, on the east side of campus, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 29. Parents are invited to stay and participate in some of Wednesday’s orientation activities, including the RIT Resource Fair in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center.
Students and their families will officially open the academic year during convocation at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 30. The students will process during the annual Tiger Walk ceremony at 3 p.m., where faculty and staff line the walkway leading into the Gordon Field House to cheer and welcome them.
In support of the university’s sustainability initiative, new students will receive reusable RIT water bottles for the first time, as part of their orientation gifts.
RIT’s first day of classes is Monday, Sept. 3. For more information on this year’s RIT New Student Orientation, go to rit.edu/orientation.