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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 like our Parent and Family Programs Facebook page and to fill out the Family Information Card so we can keep you connected and in the know! Questions? Email us.

The 2015 Family Orientation program is below for your reference. Please note that the 2016 tentative schedule will be posted in July. You will receive a final schedule when you check-in for Orientation on August 16.

Move-in day for freshmen is Tuesday, August 16 and the orientation program for families will take place the evening of the 18th and during the day on Wednesday, August 17th. 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 17 with our annual Convocation for New Students and Families. This year there is a new event where you can visit our new hockey arena (the Polisseni Center), enjoy familiar and specialty foods, meet other new students and their families, interact with campus leaders, and learn about campus resources. The Tiger Eat and Greet will take place from 4:30pm - 6:30pm following the Convocation for New Students and Families. This is an optional event and tickets will be available starting in July. This is a great way to have one last fun meal with your student before you head home!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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 19, 2015

Event Time Location
NSSO Welcome (Parents and families of NTID supported students). Breakfast starts at 7am.  7:00am - 9:20am 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 Breakfast 8:30am - 9:30 am Campus Center 2610/2650
AALANA Meet and Greet: 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
Academic Advising Overview 11:00am- 11:30am Liberal Arts Hall, A205
RIT Art & Gallery Passport Tour 11:10 am and 12:10pm departure times Table in front of SAU
Dean's Meetings for SCB, USP, GCCIS, CHST, COS, COLA, CMS 12:15pm - 1:30pm


Academic Advising Overview 12:30pm - 1:00pm Eastman Hall, 2000
Money Matters: Student Financial Services, Student Accounts, and Student Employment 1:45pm - 2:45pm Ingle Auditorium

Laci Green: Taking Down Rape Culture

1:45pm - 2:45pm Webb Auditorium
Tiger Walk and Convocation 3:30pm - 5:00pm Gordon Field House
Tiger Eat and Greet (tickets available now!). Optional dinner event open  4:30pm - 6:30pm Polisseni Center
Alumni Legacy Dinner (by invitation) 5:30pm - 7:00pm Davis Room, SAU