News and Deadlines
Meal Plan Changes
Any changes to spring semester meal plans must be made by Friday, January 18 at 4:30 p.m. Remind your student to review their new course schedule and think about how dining fits. For example, if your student has a block of classes and will not be able to make it to Gracie’s for lunch most days, a plan with higher dining dollars will allow them to grab lunch near their classrooms. Students can change their meal plan through their myDining Portal. Please note that all dining funds must be used during spring semester or they will be forfeited at the end of the term.
Explore Croatia Application Deadline
The deadline to apply for RIT’s family study abroad experience is quickly approaching! On this 10-day program in Dubrovnik, Croatia, RIT families will explore Adriatic culture, history, and ecology through guided tours, interactions with locals, and sampling local cuisine. Learn more and apply on the Explore Croatia website. Applications are due on February 1.
The RIT Graduation Fair will be held on Wednesday, January 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Alumni Union (SAU). It marks 100 days until Commencement and offers graduating students the opportunity to get answers to their many questions (caps and gowns, class rings, ceremony info, applying for graduation, and more) and to discover post-graduation opportunities (graduate assistantships, career services and graduate enrollment, etc.) GradImages will be on location photographing RIT graduates; students should come prepared to have their senior portrait taken. Cap and gown will be provided.
FreezeFest is RIT’s winter festival—held annually—encouraging students to embrace the cold weather and enjoy the many planned activities. FreezeFest 2019 is January 31-February 3. Events include a major comedian, the FreezeFest Ski Lodge, build-a-buddy, Chocolate on Ice, Grocery Bingo, and more. Students can find all FreezeFest announcements by following RIT Campus Life on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Financial Fitness Conference
RIT Student Affairs, the Financial Health Wellness Team, and Student Government are excited to offer a free Financial Fitness Conference on Sunday, February 10 from 1-5:30 p.m. in Louise Slaughter Hall. The goal of this conference is to raise awareness about the importance of financial wellness/financial literacy, including topics such as budgeting, saving, credit, investments. Students can register on Campus Groups; space is limited and the priority registration deadline for RIT students is February 1. For additional financial literacy resources to share with your student, check out the Financial Health Wellness team’s website and their Twitter and Facebook page.
Spring Career Fair
The Spring Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Gordon Field House. The Career Fair draws over 250 companies, ranging from small tech firms to Fortune 500 companies. Students can swipe in the day of the fair with their RIT ID. In preparation for the fair, students can also attend Career Success Workshops, which include resume review sessions.
In addition to the University-Wide Career Fair, upcoming specialized fairs include:
- Packaging Science Career Fair—February 6-7
- College of Liberal Arts Career Fair—March 6
- Creative Industry Day—March 21
- Civil Engineering and Construction Industry Career Day—March 25