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Saturday, August 18, 2018
Event Time Location Description
Event: Pre-Orientation Move-in Time: 8:00 AM Location: K Lot Your first step in joining the RIT family- Pick up your housing key and RIT ID!
Event: Student Check-in - Saturday Time: 8:00 AM Location: Campus Center (CPC) Check in for New Student Orientation and your pre-orientation program.
Event: Campus Tours - Saturday Time: 10:00 AM Location: Campus Center (CPC) Meet in the Campus Center Lobby.
Event: Resource Fair - Saturday Time: 10:00 AM Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU) - Fireside Lounge The Resource Fair features primary offices that can answer your questions about RIT
Event: Student & Family Welcome Center Time: 11:00 AM Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU) - RITZ Sports Zone Come to the SAU - RITZ to relax try some RIT snacks and play some games.
Event: 2018 NSO Picnic - Saturday Time: 4:30 PM Location: Gene Polisseni Center (GPC) - Outside Tickets can be purchaed in advance for $15 on the RIT University Arenas website or day-of for $18 at the Gene Polisseni Center Box Office.
Event: Game Night Time: 7:00 PM Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU) - Fireside Lounge Hang out grab a snack and play a few games with new Tigers and their families.
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Event Time Location Description
Event: Catholic Mass (Interpreted) - Pre-Orientation Weekend Time: 10:00 AM Location: Schmidt Interfaith Center - Allen Chapel Traditional Catholic Mass
Event: Catholic Mass (Interpreted by request) - Pre-Orientation Weekend Time: 5:00 PM Location: Schmidt Interfaith Center - Allen Chapel Traditional Catholic Mass
Event: Late Night Activity - Movie - Ocean's Eight Time: 8:00 PM Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU) - Ingle Auditorium Join us in watching a movie hosted by the College Activities Board.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Event Time Location Description
Event: Move-in Time: 8:00 AM Location: Various Locations Please refer to your move-in time and color as assigned to you by Housing Operations via myhousing.rit.edu.
Event: Eid al-Adha Prayers Time: 8:00 AM Location: Dome Arena Eid al-Adha services will be held at the Dome Arena - 2695 E Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14467
Event: Disability Services Open Hours - Tuesday Time: 8:30 AM Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU) - Room 1150 For students who qualify for disability services and their families staff is available to meet and discuss the process for requesting and using adjustments and modifications at RIT.
Event: Financial Aid & Scholarships Open Hours - Tuesday Time: 8:30 AM Location: Bausch & Lomb Center (BLC) Visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to learn more about your student's financial aid package.
Event: New Student Orientation Check-in Time: 9:00 AM Location: Gene Polisseni Center (GPC) Check into New Student Orientation.
Event: Resource Fair - Tuesday Time: 9:00 AM Location: Gene Polisseni Center (GPC) The Resource Fair allows new students and their families to get their questions answered meet with staff members take care of business and get information regarding the resources and services available at RIT and in the community.
Event: Campus Tours - Tuesday Time: 10:00 AM Location: Gene Polisseni Center (GPC) Students and families will be able to go on a campus tour led by the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Event: Goodbye Goodbuy! - Tuesday Time: 10:00 AM Location: George H Clark Gymnasium (CLK) Furnish your residence hall room at incredibly low prices with reclaimed goods at this sustainability thrift sale.
Event: Commuter Check-in Time: 12:00 PM Location: G Lot Please pick up any required materials needed for the week of Orientation.
Event: 2018 NSO Picnic - Tuesday Time: 3:00 PM Location: Gene Polisseni Center (GPC) - Outside Try portioned samples from each of our RIT Visting Chefs. Tickets can be purchaed in advance for $15 on the RIT University Arenas website or day-of for $18 at the Gene Polisseni Center Box Office.
Event: Residence Life - Floor Meetings Time: 6:00 PM Location: Residence Halls Look for posters on your floor or ask your RA for the specific time and location.
Event: Off-Campus & Commuter Services - Meeting & Dinner Time: 6:00 PM Location: Campus Center (CPC) - Room 2610 & 2650 Learn all about the services offered by OCCS and have dinner with fellow commuters!
Event: Transfer Student Welcome Time: 7:00 PM Location: Global Village Plaza Join other new Transfer Students at this opening reception and find out about each other through a meet and mingle. Snacks and refreshments will be served.
Event: Late Night Activity - Music and Games with Roses & Revolutions Time: 9:00 PM Location: Grace Watson Hall (GWH) - Beanz Orientation week can be a lot so why not come to Beanz and enjoy a relaxing night of chill beats with Roses and Revolutions! There will also be fun games to play! Hosted by the College Activities Board.
Event: Late Night Activity - Outdoor Movie - Avengers: Infinity War Time: 9:00 PM Location: Greek Lawn Bring a blanket kick back and relax! Hosted by College Activities Board.
Event: Red Barn Free Climb - Tuesday Time: 9:00 PM Location: Red Barn Climbing Gym (RBC) RIT?s indoor rock climbing gym. All necessary equipment and instruction will be provided.
Event: RITZ Gaming - Tuesday Time: 9:30 PM Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU) - RITZ Sports Zone Pool and video games are free tonight.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Event Time Location Description
Event: Meet Your Orientation Leader Time: 8:00 AM Location: Tiger Stadium Meet your OL and fellow group members! This time includes lunch visiting campus highlights and many other fun activities your OL has planned for your group.
Event: Disability Services Open Hours Time: 8:00 AM Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU) - Room 1150 For students who qualify for disability services and their families staff is available to meet and discuss the process for requesting and using adjustments and modifications at RIT.
Event: Financial Aid & Scholarships Open Hours Time: 8:30 AM Location: Bausch & Lomb Center (BLC) Visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to learn more about your student's financial aid package.
Event: Student Financial Services Open Hours Time: 8:30 AM Location: University Services Center (USC) - First Floor Student Financial Services staff is available to answer questions about tuition fees and payments. SFS will also be available at the Resource Fair.
Event: Class Picture Time: 9:30 AM Location: Tiger Stadium Celebrate the start of your college career with a class of 2022 and class of 2023 group picture.
Event: Goodbye Goodbuy! - Wednesday Time: 10:00 AM Location: George H Clark Gymnasium (CLK) Furnish your residence hall room at incredibly low prices with reclaimed goods at this sustainability thrift sale.
Event: Tiger Walk Time: 10:30 AM Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) - Outside This is your first RIT tradition so prepare to be welcomed in Tiger style! Faculty and staff cheer you on as you enter Convocation. All OL groups will be dismissed from the class picture and walk over together.
Event: Convocation Time: 11:00 AM Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) Student's official opening welcome to RIT and the opening of the academic year. Prepare to be formally welcomed to the academic community. Celebrate the beginning of a new year as faculty and staff formally welcome you to the RIT family. The program includes remarks by RIT's president, Dr. David C. Munson, Jr., and senior administrators.
Event: PB Jammin' Time: 1:00 PM Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU) Come help us make PB&J sandwiches which will then be donated to various food pantries around Rochester.
Event: Resource Fair - Wednesday Time: 1:00 PM Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU) - Fireside Lounge If you missed the Resource Fair on Tuesday now is your chance to get all of your questions answered as well as to find out about all of the resources RIT has to offer.
Event: Math Placement Exam Time: 2:30 PM Location: Gosnell Hall (GOS) - Room 2345 Visit rit.edu/science/mpe if your program requires you to take this exam (if applicable)
Event: Family Ice Cream Send-Off Time: 4:00 PM Location: Gene Polisseni Center (GPC) Sweeten your goodbyes with ice cream and remember it's not goodbye; it's see you later.
Event: Commuter Student Dinner Time: 5:00 PM Location: Gracie's Welcome dinner for our Commuter Students - learn about commuter resources and services and meet other commuters.
Event: Dinner with your OL Time: 5:00 PM Location: Various Locations Location will be determined by your OL.
Event: It IS My Place - Title IX Program Time: 6:00 PM Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) It IS My Place? to Prevent Sexual Violence and Discrimination. Do you know what to do if you see something on campus that you find concerning? How about something at an off-campus party? What if you had concerns about a roommate or friend? Intervening doesn't have to be scary or awkward.
Event: Late Night Activity - RITZ Sports Zone Time: 9:00 PM Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU) - RITZ Sports Zone At RTIZ SportsZone pool and video games are free tonight.
Event: Open Skate + Movie Time: 9:00 PM Location: Gene Polisseni Center (GPC) Free skating and rentals.
Event: Red Barn Free Climb - Wednesday Time: 9:00 PM Location: Red Barn Climbing Gym (RBC) RIT?s indoor rock climbing gym. All necessary equipment and instruction will be provided.
Event: Late Night Activity - Comedian Time: 10:00 PM Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) Have a laugh with our comedian! Hosted by College Activities Board.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Event Time Location Description
Event: Academic Advising Overview Time: 8:00 AM Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) An intro to the undergraduate academic advising program includes advising roles expectations for students and advisors and the importance of academic advising to support student success.
Event: Academic Day Activities Time: 9:15 AM Location: Various Locations Spend the day with your new college, meet the faculty and staff as well as your new classmates
Event: Goodbye Goodbuy! - Thursday Time: 10:00 AM Location: George H Clark Gymnasium (CLK) Furnish your residence hall room at incredibly low prices with reclaimed goods at this sustainability thrift sale.
Event: OL Time & Dinner Time: 4:00 PM Location: Various Locations Determined by your OL.
Event: Living and Learning Together Time: 5:00 PM Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) We will discuss cross-cultural barriers that occur on campus when deaf hard-of-hearing and hearing students learn and live together. Aspects of the deaf community communication strategies and interactions among all RIT community members will be shared.
Event: Rec the Night Time: 7:00 PM Location: Hale-Andrews Student Life Center (HAC) A night of fun fitness and a full scope of what the Student Life Center has to offer! Music giveaways food games and more!
Event: Late Night Activity - Mentalist Time: 9:00 PM Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) A night of fun fitness and a full scope of what the Student Life Center has to offer! Music giveaways food games and more! Hosted by the College Activities Board.
Event: Red Barn Free Climb - Thursday Time: 9:00 PM Location: Red Barn Climbing Gym (RBC) RIT?s indoor rock climbing gym. All necessary equipment and instruction will be provided.
Event: Ritter Open Skate Time: 9:00 PM Location: Frank Ritter Ice Arena (RIA) Free skating and rentals.
Event: No Voice Zone Time: 10:00 PM Location: Student Development Center (CSD) Learn basic sign and deaf culture a great way to immerse yourself in an important part of RIT!
Event: Ritchie's Game Room Open Time: 10:00 PM Location: Tunnels under Carlton Gibson Hall (CGH) - Ritchie's Students can get together and play billiards ping pong foosball air hockey and video games.
Friday, August 24, 2018
Event Time Location Description
Event: Academic Advising Time: 8:30 AM Location: Various Locations Please contact your college for details on how to participate; additional hours may be offered per department schedules
Event: Goodbye Goodbuy! - Friday Time: 10:00 AM Location: George H Clark Gymnasium (CLK) Furnish your residence hall room at incredibly low prices with reclaimed goods at this sustainability thrift sale.
Event: OL Time & Lunch Time: 10:00 AM Location: Various Locations Determined by your OL.
Event: Jummah Prayer Time: 1:00 PM Location: Schmidt Interfaith Center - Skalny Room Jummah Prayer Services
Event: Diversity & Inclusion Program Time: 1:30 PM Location: Gordon Fieldhouse Diversity & Inclusion Program - Dr. Terrell Strayhorn
Event: Carnival Time: 4:00 PM Location: Gracie's Field Join us for various Carnival festivities!
Event: Shabbat Services Time: 6:00 PM Location: Schmitt Interfaith Center (SMT) - Jones Chapel Shabbat Services will be offered at this time.
Event: Cru Meeting Time: 7:00 PM Location: Schmidt Interfaith Center - Allen Chapel Cru has weekly meetings, Bible studies, peer discipleship, social events, and conferences.
Event: Shabbat Dinner Time: 7:00 PM Location: Schmidt Interfaith Center - Skalny Room Shabbat Dinner to be served after Services
Event: Anime Showing Time: 8:00 PM Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU) - Ingle Auditorium Anime Club welcomes you to RIT with our premiere showing of the school year!
Event: ClayHack Time: 9:00 PM Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU) - SAU 1829 Room and Fireside Lounge Come and create something from nothing in 6 hours. No technical knowledge? No problem.
Event: Late Night Activity - Karaoke Time: 9:00 PM Location: Grace Watson Hall (GWH) - Beanz Join us for some Karaoke! Hosted by the College Activities Board.
Event: Red Barn Free Climb - Friday Time: 9:00 PM Location: Red Barn Climbing Gym (RBC) RIT?s indoor rock climbing gym. All necessary equipment and instruction will be provided.
Event: RITZ Gaming - Friday Time: 9:00 PM Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU) - RITZ Sports Zone Pool and video games are free tonight.
Event: Target Takeover Time: 9:00 PM Location: Target Need last-minute school supplies? Looking to mingle with other new students? Take a continuous shuttle to the Henrietta Target all in one place.
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Event Time Location Description
Event: OL AMA (Ask Me Anything) Time: 10:00 AM Location: Various Locations Determined by your OL.
Event: Transfer Student Panel Time: 10:00 AM Location: Campus Center (CPC) - Room 2610 Transfer students will be given the opportunity to ask questions to upperclassmen transfer students about their transition into RIT.
Event: Commuter - Lunch Time: 11:00 AM Location: Global Village Mingle with fellow commuters.
Event: Lunch with Your OL Time: 12:00 PM Location: Various Locations Determined by your OL.
Event: Red Cross Blood Drive Time: 1:00 PM Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) Want to help save a life? Come donate blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive!
Event: Tiger Activities Gala Time: 1:00 PM Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) Learn about the clubs/organizations at RIT (200 and counting!) including Greek life.
Event: Bhakti Yoga and Service Time: 4:00 PM Location: Schmitt Interfaith Center (SMT) - Skalny Center Bhakti Yoga and Service will be offered at this time.
Event: Seabreeze Amusement Park- REGISTRATION REQUIRED Time: 4:00 PM Location: Seabreeze Amusement Park 4600 Culver Road Rochester NY 14622 Are you interested in exploring the various activities that Rochester has to offer? Register for one of our free off-campus trips to Seabreeze Amusement Park! Spend the evening with friends on rollercoasters playing games and exploring Rochester's amusement park! Buses will leave from D-Lot at 4 p.m.
Event: Strong National Museum of Play- REGISTRATION REQUIRED Time: 4:00 PM Location: Strong National Museum of Play One Manhattan Square Rochester NY 14607 Are you interested in exploring the various activities that Rochester has to offer? Register for one of our free off-campus trips to Strong National Museum of Play! Spend the evening visiting the various exhibits located here. Buses will leave from D-Lot at 4 p.m.
Event: Transfer Luau Time: 4:00 PM Location: RIT Inn & Conference Center Aloha transfers! Come and relax by the outdoor pool take a dip and enjoy some snacks and refreshments. Need a ride from campus to The RIT Inn? Regular RIT shuttle service is in effect. Get the schedule at facilities.rit.edu/pats/transportation/bus.
Event: Zero Fest & Tigers Play Games Time: 6:00 PM Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) A miniature LAN Party with computers TVs and the latest generation of gaming consoles. Bring your own computer or laptop. Come out and play some board card minis and role-playing games.
Event: Brick Bash Time: 8:00 PM Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU) - Outside Sponsored by Fraternity & Sorority Life. Dance the night away at this outdoor dance party with a live DJ giveaways and food!
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Event Time Location Description
Event: Catholic Mass (Interpreted) Time: 10:00 AM Location: Schmidt Interfaith Center - Allen Chapel Traditional Catholic Mass
Event: Rainbow Picnic Time: 12:00 PM Location: Global Village Plaza Welcome event for RIT's LGBTQIA+ community
Event: Catholic Mass (Interpreted by request) Time: 5:00 PM Location: Schmidt Interfaith Center - Allen Chapel Traditional Catholic Mass
Event: Lutheran Services Time: 6:30 PM Location: Schmidt Interfaith Center - Allen Chapel Lutheran Services
Event: The Table Time: 7:30 PM Location: Schmidt Interfaith Center - Skalny Room Protestant Christian Dinner