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 RIT Graduate School 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. 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.
More than 200 international students began their studies at RIT remotely in fall 2020, including 65 undergraduate students and 159 master’s students. RIT Admissions officials said the students have done remarkably well given the challenging circumstances, and 83 percent of those students are now studying at RIT’s campus in Henrietta.
RIT has again been recognized as one of the best national universities by U.S. News & World Report, which also cited the university as among the most innovative, best valued, and with highly regarded cooperative education and internship programs.
The Combined Accelerated Pathways program is designed to offer highly focused, goal-oriented incoming students a one-of-a-kind opportunity to work toward a bachelor’s and master’s degree, starting from the first day of classes.
Kiersten Kennedy, a senior at Dansville High School, and Ella Sexton, a senior at Livonia High School, are recipients of this year’s annual E. Philip Saunders Endowed Business Scholarship. The students have been accepted at Saunders College of Business, where they will begin classes in the fall.
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.