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Family Schedule

Welcome to the Tiger Family! Our Family Orientation program is designed to get you the information you need so you can be supportive and helpful through this transition and beyond - and to introduce you to resources available to you. We also encourage you to join the Incoming Parents Facebook Group (for families of students who are entering in the fall of 2015) and to fill out the Family Information Card so we can keep you connected and in the know! Questions? Email us.

The schedule for the 2014 Family Orientation program is below for your reference. The schedule for 2015 will be available in early July, however, the events and timing will likely be quite similar to 2014. You will receive a final schedule when you check-in for Orientation on August 18.

Move-in day for freshmen is Tuesday, August 18 and the orientation program for families will take place the evening of the 18th and during the day on Wednesday, August 19th. You will have the opportunity meet with the Dean and/or faculty and staff from your student's college/program; learn about student employment, finanical aid, and student accounts; meet and mingle with RIT's President, Dr. William Destler; and watch your student participate in the Tiger Walk (being cheered on by faculty, staff, RITchie, and the RIT Pep Band!). The family orientation program will conclude at 5:00pm on Wednesday, August 19 with our annual Convocation for New Students and Families.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Event Time Location
Move-in 9:00am - 5:00pm Various
Welcome Center and Resource Fair 9:00am - 6:00pm Gordon Field House
Family Lounge 10:00am - 4:00pm Gordon Field House
Disability Services Open Hours 10:00am - 6:00pm SAU 1150
EMPOWER enrollment 10:00am - 3:00pm Lounge outside SAU 1150
Welcome from Dr. Sandy Johnson, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs 7:00pm - 7:15pm Ingle Auditorium
RIT & You: Partners in Your Student's Success 7:15pm - 8:30 pm Ingle Auditorium
Meet and Mingle with RIT President Dr. Bill Destler 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm Davis Room, SAU

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Event Time Location
NSSO Welcome 8:00am - 9:30am CSD 1300/1310
Disability Services Open Hours 8:00am - 4:30pm SAU 1150
Pastries with Parents 8:30am - 9:30 am RITz, SAU
Commuter Student/Family Reception 8:30am - 9:30 am Campus Center 2610/2650
MCAS First Call 8:30am - 9:30am Fireside Lounge, SAU
Creating a Safe Community One Tiger at a time 9:30 am - 10:30am

Clark Gymnasium

Dean's Meetings for KGCOE, CIAS, CAST 10:45am - 12:00pm Various
Dean's Meetings for SCB, USP, GCCIS, CHST, COS, COLA, CMS 12:15pm - 1:30pm


Money Matters: Student Financial Services, Student Accounts, and Student Employment 1:45pm - 2:45pm Ingle Auditorium
Tiger Walk and Convocation 3:30pm - 5:00pm Gordon Field House
Dinner with your Student 5:00pm - 7:00pm Optional
Alumni Legacy Dinner (by invitation) 5:30pm - 7:00pm Davis Room, SAU