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Department Welcome Letters

Each College/program at RIT provides a welcome letter written by the department chair to all new first year and transfer students.  These letters contain vital information such as important dates, your first quarter schedule information, contact information, and more!
 
If you did not receive your department's welcome letter, please email us with your department name at Orientation@rit.edu and we will send a PDF of the letter out to you. Department names are listed below:
 
Freshman:
    American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
 
    College of Health Sciences and Technology
 
    Center for Multidisciplinary Studies
 
    International Students
 
    E. Phillip Saunders College of Business
 
    University Studies Program
 
    College of Applied Science and Technology:

  • Civil Engineering Technology, Envirronmental Management and Safety (CETEMS)
  • Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Technology (ECTET)
  • International Hospitality and Service Innovation
  • Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology and Packaging Science (MMET/PS)

   
    College of Imaging Arts and Sciences:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

 
   College of Liberal Arts:

  • Advertising and Public Relations (APR)
  • Criminal Justice (CRJ)
  • Economics (ECN)
  • International Studies (INS)
  • Journalism (JRN)
  • Liberal Arts Exploration (LAU)
  • Museum Sciences (MS)
  • Philosophy (PHL)
  • Political Science (PLS)
  • Psychology (PSY)
  • Professional and Technical Communication (PTC)
  • Public Policy (PUP)
  • Sociology (SOC)

 
    College of Science:

  • Chemistry (CHM)
  • Science Exploration (GSE)
  • Imaging Science (IMG)
  • Mathematical Sciences (MTH)
  • Physics (PHY)
  • Life Sciences (SLS)

 
    Golisano College of Computing and Information Systems:

  • Applied Networking and System Administration (ANSA)
  • Computing Exploration
  • Computer Science (CS)
  • Interactive Games and Media (IGM)
  • Informatics Exploration
  • Information Security and Forensics (ISF)
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Medical Informatics
  • Software Engineering (SE)

 
    Kate Gleason College of Engineering:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Exploration
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microelectronic Engineering

 
Transfer:
    American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
 
    College of Health Sciences and Technology
 
    Center for Multidisciplinary Studies
 
    International Students
 
    E. Phillip Saunders College of Business
 
    University Studies Program
 
    College of Applied Science and Technology:

  • Civil Engineering Technology, Envirronmental Management and Safety (CETEMS)
  • Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Technology (ECTET)
  • International Hospitality and Service Innovation
  • Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology and Packaging Science (MMET/PS)

   
    College of Imaging Arts and Sciences:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

 
   College of Liberal Arts:

  • Advertising and Public Relations (APR)
  • Criminal Justice (CRJ)
  • Economics (ECN)
  • International Studies (INS)
  • Journalism (JRN)
  • Liberal Arts Exploration (LAU)
  • Museum Sciences (MS)
  • Philosophy (PHL)
  • Political Science (PLS)
  • Psychology (PSY)
  • Professional and Technical Communication (PTC)
  • Public Policy (PUP)
  • Sociology (SOC)

 
    College of Science:

  • Chemistry (CHM)
  • Science Exploration (GSE)
  • Imaging Science (IMG)
  • Mathematical Sciences (MTH)
  • Physics (PHY)
  • Life Sciences (SLS)

 
    Golisano College of Computing and Information Systems:

  • Applied Networking and System Administration (ANSA)
  • Computer Science (CS)
  • Interactive Games and Media (IGM)
  • Information Security and Forensics (ISF)
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Medical Informatics
  • Software Engineering (SE)

 
    Kate Gleason College of Engineering:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microelectronic Engineering