Graduate Study Open House


Friday, March 22nd, 2019 - 9:30am - 1:00pm (check-in at 9:00am)

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Please join us for coffee and a light breakfast during check-in at 9 AM. Admissions presentations and academic department visits will occur before a 12 PM luncheon.  See our agenda below for all the details!



RIT Campus, Rochester, New York
bausch and Lomb Center
Lower Level Lobby
Driving Directions


What happens at an open house?

  • Learn about our 100 graduate program options and your specific programs of interest:
    • Art, Design & Crafts
    • Business and Management
    • Communications and Digital Media
    • Computing and Information Sciences 
    • Engineering and Engineering Technology
    • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
    • Health and Life Sciences 
    • Humanities, Social Sciences and Education
    • Individualized Study
    • Mathematics and Physical Sciences
    • Photography, Film and Animation
  • Find out about financial aid, scholarships, assistantships that are available
  • Get information about the admission process & requirements
  • Meet program faculty & tour state-of-the-art facilities
  • Hear about on-campus and off-campus housing
  • Enjoy a campus tour
  • Enjoy lunch with admissions counselors and current graduate students
  • Meet with Career Services and Cooperative Education


Agenda for the day

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Welcome and RIT Overview

Graduate Student Liaison Presentations

Counselor Introductions

Departure for academic departments and tours

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Academic Department Meetings with Faculty and Graduate Coordinators

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



Why RIT?

  • RIT is a University known for innovation where creativity and technology work side-by-side, where the right and left brains collide.
  • 100 different graduate programs (MBA, ME, MFA, MS, MST, Ph D, advanced certificates) - most in high-demand, high-paying fields.
  • Generous scholarships, assistantships and fellowships are available - $24 million aid awarded to 2,350 grad students last year.
  • 9,000 on-campus student jobs available.
  • The University’s classrooms, labs and learning facilities and equipment are modern and state-of-the-art.
  • RIT’s partnerships with hundreds of national and international corporate and government entities provide unmatched opportunities for research and career placement. Last year more than 650 recruiters from nearly 250 companies from across the US and two foreign countries attended our career fairs. Many of these employers consistently tell us that our students are the best-prepared.
  • RIT and its faculty own a world-class reputation that earns immediate respect from employers around the world.
  • Many of our grad programs are interdisciplinary, allowing you to benefit from and take advantage of the strengths of several of our colleges and their faculty.
  • RIT offers you a large and growing International student body that will help prepare you to work with individuals from different cultures and countries in today’s global business society.


Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students alike use access services to communicate with each other in a variety of extra-curricular activities associated with student clubs and organizations, entertainment and sports events, and RIT programs and services. If you will need access services to participate in this event, please schedule by calling (585) 475-6281.