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First Year Road Map

First Year Road Map

Acceptance to Arrival

Congratulations, you've been accepted as an RIT student! In the weeks leading up to your first day on campus there are a lot of things that you can do to help get yourself acquainted with RIT. When you arrive in Rochester, get ready for lots of exciting new experiences – moving into your first room in campus housing, exploring college classes, learning about events that are happening on campus, and more! Use the map below to learn more about what to expect in the weeks leading up to your arrival and get ready for RIT Orientation and a week of firsts!


  • Get comfortable!

    What do I do now that I have unpacked?

  • Where are my friends?

    95% of first year RIT students live in campus housing, 5% are commuters and are an active part of RIT

  • About housing...

    Visit the housing website to complete your inventory form, review policies and rules, prepare for Housing Selection and to view important information about residence hall closings and getting ready for break weeks.
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  • Congratulations!

    You've made a great decision about college! You have joined a respected group of students, and are now on your way to becoming a RIT Tiger!

  • Did you know?

    Did you know that less than 60% of all applicants are accepted to RIT? RIT’s expanding reputation as one of the world’s leading technological institutions has made it more attractive to more and more students from around the world – making it more difficult to be admitted.

  • Welcome to RIT!

    You are now part of the most academically talented freshman class in RIT history! Looking ahead, your goal is to continue to make good decisions as an RIT Tiger! Welcome to RIT!

  • theLoop

    Have you joined the Loop? Hundreds of incoming students are already connecting with their future classmates!

  • Meet other students!

    theLoop is a social media resource that will allow you to engage with future RIT students just like you!

  • Sign up!

    Sign in now, build your profile, and start making new friends!
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  • Why go to Orientation?

    Did you know that students who attend orientation are more successful in college?

  • Get involved!

    Studies have shown that students who attend their freshman or transfer orientation get better grades, are more connected to their institutions, and graduate at higher rates than those who don't.

  • Explore RIT!

    New Student Orientation offers a comprehensive, five day program to new students that connects students to resources, helps them to learn about RIT, and meet potential new friends.
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  • You made it!

    Now it's a week of firsts; your first floor meeting, your first club fair, your first walk to class, and your first homework assignment.

  • Time for class!

    Your first college class is certainly something to remember!. Be sure to introduce yourself to other students in your classes, and don't forget to check the syllabus for your professor's office hours.

  • Let's eat!

    Dining Services offers a wide variety of eateries on campus. How many have your tried in your first week?
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