Campus offices are generally open to serve you Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.
- Pay your Admissions Deposit
To reserve your place at RIT, a non-refundable Acceptance of Admission Deposit is due from accepted applicants. As a convenience to applicants, the Admissions Office provides an option to pay this fee with a credit card via a secured online transaction at ipay.rit.edu/tuitionDeposit.
- Activate your RIT Computer Account
If you have created an account as part of the RIT admissions process, this same account becomes your student account upon payment of your tuition deposit. If you did not create an account as part of the admissions process, you will receive an email with instructions to activate your computer account once you have paid your tuition deposit. If you need assistance, contact the ITS Service Desk at rit.edu/its/help or 475-4357.
- Authorize Access to Your Account
Authorize up to three people to receive eBill notifications and have access to food or Tiger Bucks balances, course schedules, and grades. Sign up at rit.edu/sfs.
- Return your Health History and Immunization Forms
New York State law mandates that all college students provide proof of vaccinations. Make sure you are up to date on your immunizations and send in your completed forms to the Student Health Center. Go to rit.edu/studenthealth for more information and to access the forms.
Get your forms in early and you may be eligible for a prize! See the Student Health Center page for more info.
- Take the online Math Placement Exam (MPE)
You will be notified if you are required to take the MPE – not all students are required to take this exam, so if you are not notified you do not have to take the exam. This exam is available online from May 15 through the month of June only. More info is available at mathplacementexam.rit.edu.
- Submit your high school transcripts and AP scores
Contact the College Board at collegeboard.com to request your AP scores. Send all documents to RIT Undergraduate Admissions, 60 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester NY 14623-5604.
- Pay your bills and purchase Tiger Bucks
Student Financial Services has information on fee rates, billing, payment options, loan repayment, and educational tax credit. Their online billing site provides real-time account inquiry and electronic payment for tuition/fees and Tiger Bucks. Learn more at rit.edu/sfs.
- Complete your financial aid process
Get information on loans and scholarships and find out who your Financial Aid Counselor is. You are assigned a Financial Aid Counselor based on your academic program. Online help is available from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at rit.edu/financialaid.
- Request disability services
- The Disability Services Office provides students with disabilities equal access to programs, services, and physical facilities. A Request for Accommodations form is available at rit.edu/dso.
- Register your vehicle
Although there are ample alternative options, if you are bringing a vehicle with you to campus, you are required to register it upon arrival. Register online at rit.edu/parking starting August 18th or in person at the Resource Fair on Tuesday, August 19th.
- Get your RIT University ID Card
All students are required to have an RIT University ID Card. Your UID Card provides you access to your residence hall, labs, libraries, meals, campus events, and more. If you’re in the Rochester area after July 5th, you can get your card at the Office of the Registrar in Eastman Hall (EAS) or at the Welcome Center on August 19th. Find more information at rit.edu/registrar.
- Pack Required Forms of Identification
You will be required to provide a photo ID (license, passport) to obtain a bank account, University ID Card. Additionally, you will need a social security card to obtain a Employment Eligibility Card. Come prepared.
- Go to NTID Support Service Orientation (if required)
- If you are a National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) supported BS student, you are required to attend the NSSO workshops, detailed on the next page.
- Register yourself on The Link
- RIT's new and innovative resource that will secure the LINK between students, clubs, and organizations! Visit thelink.rit.edu for more information.
- Pack smart
On the Housing Operations website you’ll find comprehensive lists of what to bring (and what NOT to bring) when you move in to the residence halls, apartments, suites, the RIT Inn, or Global Village. Hint: fish are allowed; flames are not. Also be sure to pack required forms of identification. You will be required to provide a photo ID to obtain a bank account, University ID Card and Employment Eligibility Card. Come prepared.