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.


Saunders Tutoring

Saunders Tutoring

Tutoring services are available to all students

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.

Bose, Boston, Massachusetts

Tharunika Ashok Kumar ’24

"My journey has been critical to my career preparation, blending academic learning with real-world work through co-op roles at Baldwin Richardson Foods, ITT Inc., and Bose."

View More about Bose, Boston, Massachusetts

The Heart of Europe, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Vafa Karamova ’23

"My education has been a cornerstone in preparing me for the job market. The curriculum fostered breakthrough thinking and leadership skills, essential for driving change in today's fast-paced...

View More about The Heart of Europe, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Goldman Sachs, Dallas, Texas

Machelle Boisvert ’23

"Saunders College of Business does a great job of preparing students for the job market through dynamic course offerings, emphasis on co-ops for practical experience, and study abroad programs, which...

View More about Goldman Sachs, Dallas, Texas

Technical Support

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.


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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 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.

International Students

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.

Secure Housing

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.

Campus Maps

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.

Campus Safety

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.

Purchase Textbooks

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.

Library Resources

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.

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.

Student Clubs

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.

Graduate Assistantships

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

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.