DiscoveRIT is an assortment of optional pre-orientation programs for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Each program has a different focus and gives students an opportunity to discover RIT and the surrounding communities; become familiar with faculty, staff and resources at RIT; and make new friends through small group experiences.
DiscoveRIT is fully funded by participant fees. Upon registering, the all-inclusive DiscoveRIT fee will be applied to your fall term tuition bill. The fees vary by program (refer to Program Descriptions for exact fees). Nothing needs to be paid in advance.
DiscoveRIT participants will move in to their residence halls on Saturday, August 13 starting at 8am (participants of the WNY Bike Adventure will move in on Friday, August 12). Each program has a different start time in the afternoon so please refer to your welcome letter for more details.
- Transition: Provide welcoming small group experiences for new students that will ease their transition to life at RIT
- Enrichment: Encourage students to challenge themselves in a way that reinforces self-confidence, cultivates skill-building, and strengthens social interaction
- Self-discovery: Offer a variety of fun and fascinating topics and activities that will encourage new students to explore existing or emerging interests
- Engagement: Foster affinity with the university and heighten awareness of ways to get involved on campus by connecting students with each other and RIT’s staff, faculty, and resources
- Exploration: Provide opportunities for students to get off campus and experience Greater Rochester and its local communities