Student Services and Resources
Office of Student Services
The Student Services Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, offering academic advising and countless resources to aid your success. Whether you need academic advising, study abroad information or want to change your program, Saunders College has the tools to help you. Advisor meetings will be in person, through Zoom, or by phone.
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Co-op and Career Services
The Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education places more than 4,500 students in more than 6,200 co-op positions each year. Tap into a worldwide network of nearly 140,000 RIT and 25,000 Saunders Alumni.
All Saunders College students get real-world work experience before leaving the classroom. Cooperative Education, or co-op, is the chance to gain meaningful work experience before you graduate. It helps you further define your career path and fully realize the value of what you are learning in the classroom. Rochester Institute of Technology has one of the oldest and largest cooperative education programs in the U.S.
Cooperative education is a unique kind of education. It is different from summer employment and different from an internship. Co-op employment is full-time, paid, productive work experience in your field of study. It is full-time status equivalent, meaning that while you are on co-op, you are not required to pay tuition. Your co-op responsibilities will increase in complexity and challenge according to your academic level.
View Co-op Spotlights
Saunders students have countless co-op opportunities in Rochester or across the country. Check out our Co-op Student Spotlights to see what Saunders students have been up to and the companies that hire co-op students. Learn how their experiences have shaped their career paths.
Southwest Airlines, Dallas, TX
Alicia Imel, co-op ’14
"So far, I’ve gotten to go to Denver, Atlanta, and Manchester and plan to go to many more places!"
Wave Financial, Los Angeles, CA
“Even through I got my undergrad in Finance, I learned a lot from the Saunders College of Business Fulbright program. I am also learning how to communicate with people and work on my soft skills. Most...
Acasus, Zurich, Switzerland
Sayed Samim Rohany ’19
"My classes [at Saunders] have helped me to become literate in coding, and now when I face all of these technologies I am not afraid to interact with them.”
Tutoring is in Lowenthal Hall on the second floor outside the Executive MBA offices and is on a walk-in basis. Tutoring is available for all RIT students for:
- ACCT 110 Financial Accounting
- ACCT 210 Management Accounting
- ACCT 603 Accounting for Decision Makers
- FINC 220 Financial Management
- FINC 721 Financial Analysis for Managers
- MGIS 101 (Microsoft Excel)
- MGIS 650 Introduction to Data Analysis and Business Intelligence (see % below for MGIS 650 days/times)
- MATH 161 Applied Calculus (see ^ below for MATH 161 days/times)
Tutors may be able to help with additional undergraduate and graduate Saunders College courses in Accounting, Finance, and Management Information Systems, as well as other areas such as Analytics, Management, Marketing and Operations. In addition to tutoring at Saunders College, the RIT Academic Success Center (ASC) offers additional services for all RIT students.
- Kassy Arujunan
- Max Mekker
- Thomas Polochak
- Kavitha Rajkumar
- Matt Stasik
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* Tutoring is for all courses listed above plus MATH 161 Applied Calculus
^ Tutoring is for all courses listed above plus MGIS 650 Introduction to Data Analysis & Business Intelligence
Economics Tutoring available for ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics and ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics by appointment. To set up an appointment email Michael Vernarelli, Professor Emeritus, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions on tutoring services, please contact:
Saunders Technical Support is located within the college, providing technical services dedicated to Saunders students, faculty, and staff. They provide direct support in addressing all submitted technical service requests and maintain a Saunders Technical Support WIKI that offers how-to articles, support documentation, resources, and tools to help solve technical woes.
Visit RIT Information & Technology Services (ITS) for additional RIT technical support.
Saunders College Endowed Scholarships
After you start your undergraduate or graduate business degree programs, you may be eligible for additional scholarship funding to aid your success. Many generous Saunders alumni and corporate donors contribute funds to endow dozens of Saunders College Scholarships. These donations enable Saunders College to distribute merit-based scholarship awards to business students who have demonstrated strong leadership abilities and excelled within their academic programs. For more information, check out Saunders College Endowed Scholarships for current students.
Are you looking to raise awareness for your club or your personal activities? Get noticed! Get your messages out to Saunders audiences using one of the many ways to announce your activities, events and accomplishments.
Smart Start Checklists
This checklist is here to help set you up for success and manage the logistics of starting Saunders programs.
Pay your Admissions Deposit
To reserve your place at RIT, a non-refundable Acceptance of Admission Deposit is due from accepted applicants. Click here to pay your deposit.
Activate your RIT Computer Account
Activate your computer account! If you have created an account as part of the RIT admissions process, this same account becomes your student account upon payment of your tuition deposit. If you did not create an account as part of the admissions process, you will receive an email with instructions to activate your computer account once you have paid your tuition deposit. If you need assistance, contact the ITS Service Desk at rit.edu/its/help or +1-585-475-4357. For help navigating the Student Information System (SIS) for course searches, please review the SIS Wiki.
Complete the Financial Aid Process
Visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships office to review your options. Get information on loans and scholarships, plus meet your Financial Aid Counselor, which you are assigned based on your academic program. Online help is available from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Pay Your Bills and Purchase Tiger Bucks
Student Financial Services has information on fee rates, billing, payment options, loan repayment, and educational tax credit. Their online billing site provides real-time account inquiry and electronic payment for tuition and fees. You can also purchase Tiger Bucks for use across campus. Visit the Student Financial Services page for more information.
Dedicated resources and information for new international students, including obtaining your visa, housing, and health insurance, are available at the International Student Services office. Remember to register for the International Student Services orientation, held before Saunders’ orientation.
Return Your Health History and Immunization Forms
Be sure to return your health history and immunization forms. New York State Law mandates that all college students provide proof of vaccinations. Make sure you are up-to-date on your immunizations and send your completed forms to the Student Health Center.
Required Forms of Identification
You must provide a photo I.D. (license or passport) to obtain a bank account and a University ID Card. In addition, you will need a social security card to receive an Employment Eligibility Card.
There are several housing options for RIT students. Visit RIT Housing Operations to learn more about on-campus housing options, or check out the off-campus housing options online.
Register Your Vehicle
Although there are ample alternative options, if you bring a vehicle to campus, you must register it upon arrival. Click here to register your vehicle.
Get around campus with the help of our campus maps and dining locations. Plus, check out our Quick Reference Guide for a comprehensive list of RIT's commonly used acronyms.
At RIT, our office of Public Safety delivers, "services and initiatives contributing to a safe community, sensitive to the uniqueness of individuals and groups engaged in living, learning, and working on campus." RIT also offers the free TigerSafe Mobile App, providing you with important safety alerts and instant access to campus safety resources.
Student Health Center
The RIT Student Health Center is available to students and provides high-quality primary health care and education in a caring and supportive environment.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Graduate School can be stressful. Reach out to your academic advisor or contact the Counseling Center for free, confidential, and personalized services that meet the mental health needs of currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students on the Henrietta campus.
Textbooks, apparel and gifts can be purchased through the RIT Online Bookstore.
Get Your RIT University ID Card
All students are required to have an RIT University ID Card. Your UID Card provides access to your residence hall, labs, libraries, meals, campus events and more.
Countless library resources are available to graduate students. Information and services can be found online, including resources for study spaces and contact information for the Saunders College dedicated librarian. A brief library orientation video for Saunders College is available online.
Request Academic Accommodations/Disability Services
The Disability Services Office provides students with disabilities equal access to programs, services, and physical facilities.
Request Tutoring and Academic Support
The Academic Support Center provides students with tutoring (including math and statistics), study skills, and support for academic success.
Join a student club at Saunders College or explore all the clubs at RIT on campus groups.
Student Employment Office
The Student Employment Office is responsible for administrating all aspects of on-campus employment and developing and implementing the University's policies and procedures for student employment. In addition, the SEO provides a brokerage service for students seeking off-campus part-time employment and full-time summer employment.
RIT’s Division of Student Affairs offers a wide variety of Graduate Assistant opportunities each year. Explore the graduate assistantship positions available.
Student Rights & Responsibilities
The Center for Student Conduct designs and delivers a fair and educationally based behavioral conduct process as well as policy education and training to the RIT community by emphasizing accountability, emotional growth, conflict resolution, restorative values, and campus safety.
Office of Career Services & Cooperative Education
The Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education can advise and counsel you as you finish your program and explore post-graduate employment opportunities.
Tiger Pride is comprised of Traveling Tigers (off-campus) and Tiger Den (on-campus). Learn more about Tiger Pride meetings with valued corporate partners, industry advisory boards, and Saunders alums.