Congratulations on your acceptance into a graduate program at RIT! Our faculty and staff are delighted that you will be joining us, and are ready to help you make a smooth transition to your graduate program. Use this website for information on important next steps you should take and to discover the comprehensive resources available to you as an RIT student. Be sure to check out the Office of Graduate Education for information on the graduate student community and how you can stay informed and get involved.
Twyla J. Cummings, Ph.D.
Dean of Graduate Education
International students in select master’s programs have the option to begin the Fall 2021 semester online, either from home or our campus in Dubai. Learn more
First Steps to Enroll
Accept your offer of admission and be on to something incredible.
Accept your offer of admission by completing the Reply to Offer of Admission form, found on the Admissions Application Status page of your admissions portal. Log in to accept your offer
The following social media platforms will keep you informed of RIT news and events and engage with current and other incoming graduate students to help you prepare to begin your studies here. A special Facebook group has been created exclusively for accepted graduate students.
At RIT, experiential learning enables students to apply what they’ve learned through lectures, labs, assignments, and projects to a variety of rich experiences outside the classroom such as cooperative education, internships, research, international experiences and entrepreneurship. These meaningful exchanges expand students’ knowledge and broaden their perspectives by refining their professional and intellectual competencies, cultivating their leadership abilities, advancing their career development, and further developing their talents.
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to add research experience to your resume. We have more than 50 research centers and laboratories dedicated to projects for business and industry, government, and nonprofit organizations. Companies from all over the world cooperate with students and faculty on research initiatives, and the university sponsors a graduate research symposium to showcase students’ research efforts annually.
From the moment you first arrive on campus, to the late-night pizza runs, to the victories shared on the field, to the teamwork that goes into launching a project, you're going to come into contact with a unique group of people. They're your friends, your tribe, your community. Use the link below to learn more about stores and dining outlets, athletics and recreation, campus events and traditions, and more.
RIT offers a wide variety of on-campus housing options to meet differing budgets, preferences, and needs. Many of RIT’s graduate students live in RIT Residence Halls, apartments, or townhouses on campus. There is also a wide variety of off-campus housing available in the immediate campus area and on major transportation routes to campus.
RIT’s Center for Residence Life is accepting applications for 4-6 Graduate Resident Advisor positions:
As a Graduate Resident Advisors, you will live and work within the RIT apartment community, providing support, advocacy, programming, and resource referral to over 3500 undergraduate students. These positions provide a generous stipend, on-campus housing, a partial meal plan, and invaluable experience working with RIT’s diverse student population. Learn more about the full position description and application requirements
Apply online for the position. Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of March 12th, 2021. Qualified candidates will be invited, via email, for video interviews with members of the Residence Life professional staff. If you have any questions about the Residence Life graduate assistantship positions or the application process, please feel free to contact Aaron Tomassini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is open for RIT’s four summer sessions, where more than 350 courses in over 90 disciplines will be offered. Undergraduate and graduate students can take advantage of two five-week sessions and a 10-week session. Graduate students can also enroll in a targeted seven-week session.
RIT has again been ranked one of the nation’s top colleges for students seeking a superb education with career preparation and at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review. The education-services company featured RIT in the most recent Best Value Colleges for 2021 ranking.
Anticipating rapid changes in the workplace—further accelerated by lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—RIT is seizing on the opportunity to guide students to new economy majors that are multidisciplinary, transformative, and future-focused. Dan Johnson, professor of packaging science; Ian Mortimer, vice president for Enrollment Management; and Steven Carnovale, assistant professor of supply chain management, discuss the importance of offering majors that ensure successful outcomes while meeting the ever-changing needs of a new, and evolving, economy.
Undergraduate and graduate students can take advantage of a 10-week session (May 26-Aug. 10) and two five-week sessions (May 26-June 30 and July 1-Aug. 10). Graduate students can also enroll in a targeted seven-week session (May 26-July 14).
The RIT campus is about six miles from downtown Rochester if you want to explore and enjoy the city’s entertainment, cultural, and employment opportunities.