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Freshman Orientation

Freshman Orientation

 

 

Hello new Tigers! We are excited to meet you soon!

You will be receiving important emails leading up to New Student Orientation (NSO). Please take time to read the important information shared by email and on this dedicated NSO website to ensure that your NSO experience and transition to university life is as smooth as possible. NSO is meant to equip you with the most important information to help you start the semester and includes many opportunities to meet faculty, staff, and your peers.


Please note that your attendance is required in the New Student Orientation.

If you have any NSO related questions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at dubaistudentaffairs@rit.edu.

Important Office of Student Affairs information is always available via this link!


Save the Date

August 20 - 21: New Student Move-In
August 22 - 25: New Student Orientation - Undergraduate

Spring 2023 orientation schedule will be updated by the end of December 2022

Detailed information related to Student Housing is available here!

To request student accommodation please click here! If you wish to have a tour of the accommodation please visit during staff hours listed on the above link.

The RIT Dubai/DSOA University Residence location is searchable on google maps.

RIT Dubai Student Housing is a short walk from the new RIT Dubai campus. (More information below on how to reach DSOA University Residence)

All students must provide a negative COVID test before moving in.

All roommate allocations are made by the DSOA staff and no emails will be sent from their side to confirm your exact room or roommate.

Please ensure that you keep up-to-date with any COVID-19 travel restrictions and requirements that you may encounter. This is particularly important for those of you who are planning to move into DSOA University Residence. Therefore, if you are flying into the U.A.E, depending on the country you are traveling from, you may be tested at the airport and wait for your test result (which may take 24-48 hours). Depending on your arrival time and when you receive the test result, it may require you to book a hotel room until you receive your result before proceeding to the DSOA University Residence to move in.


Address

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority University Residence
Block B, Admin Office
Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai, UAE


Direct taxi drivers to Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) and then to DSOA University Residence near RIT Dubai’s new campus/Fitness 4 Life and High Bay Warehouse. If the taxi driver is not sure about the directions and you do not have access to GPS (search for RIT Dubai Student Housing) you can also call the DSOA housing team for help. Call the below numbers during office hours from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • 04 501 5757 – Mr. Ikenna

  • 04 501 5179 – Ms. Kathrina

  • 04 501 5269 – Mr. Gerard

Call after office hours for emergency only:
056 410 5014 – Mr. Ikenna

Detailed information related to Commuter Transportation is available here!

Please note that if this service is not provided for the fall semester due to COVID, all students that have requested the service will be notified by email in advance of the start of the semester.

To request commuter transportation please click here!

If you are traveling with medications to the UAE, please ensure that you are following the U.A.E. laws regarding banned and controlled medications before you travel. Click here to learn more! You can also contact or refer to your country’s consulate to confirm the information before you travel. This will ensure that you have the most current information.  
Please ensure that you keep up to date with any COVID-19 travel restrictions and requirements that you may encounter.

This is particularly important for those of you who are planning to move into DSOA University Residence.

Therefore, if you are flying into the U.A.E, depending on the country you are traveling from, you may be tested at the airport and wait for your test result (which may take 24-48 hours). Depending on your arrival time and when you receive the test result, it may require you to book a hotel room until you receive your result before proceeding to the DSOA University Residence to move in.

Address:

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority University Residence
Block B, Admin Office
Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai, UAE

Direct taxi drivers to Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) and then to DSOA University Residence near RIT Dubai’s new campus/Fitness 4 Life and High Bay Warehouse. If the taxi driver is not sure about the directions and you do not have access to GPS (search for RIT Dubai Student Housing) you can also call the DSOA housing team for help. Call the below numbers during office hours from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • 04 501 5757 – Mr. Ikenna

  • 04 501 5179 – Ms. Kathrina

  • 04 501 5269 – Mr. Gerard

Call after office hours for emergency only:
056 410 5014 – Mr. Ikenna


Dubai Transportation and Hotel Information

  • Transportation from the airport or other cities to the housing facility should be arranged by students. RIT Dubai does not provide transportation from the airport. Taxis are always available at airports.
  • An airport pick-up service that is not affiliated with RIT Dubai and it must be booked from the student side is also available. More information can be found at www.marhabaservices.com

If your parents or family members are traveling with you and require accommodation near RIT Dubai, we recommend the Premier Inn, Radisson Blu, or Radisson Red in Dubai Silicon Oasis.