IGM Insights, 11/1/18

IGM Undergraduate Academic Advising…..


Extended walk in hours from Monday, November 5th through Monday, November 19th

Monday, November 5th: 2-4pm

Tuesday, November 6th: 2-4pm

Wednesday, November 7th: 2-4pm

Thursday, November 8th: 10am–12pm

Friday, November 9th:  10am-12pm

Monday, November 12th: 2-4pm

Tuesday, November 13th: 2-4pm

Wednesday, November 14th:  2-4 pm

Thursday, November 15th: 10am–12pm

Friday, November 16th: 10am-12pm
Monday, November 19th: 2-4pm


Walk in Advising Hours for rest of Fall Semester outside of 11/5-11/19

Mondays: 2pm – 3pm
Tuesdays: 2pm – 3pm
Wednesdays: 2pm – 3pm
Thursdays: 10am – 11am
Fridays: 10am-11am


Reminder! How to Schedule an Appointment with your Advisor
Login to SIS or myCourses and click the Starfish icon  
(https://sis.rit.edu/info/welcome.do or https://mycourses.rit.edu/index.asp)
On the “My Success Network” page, click the drop down arrow next to my name
Click the “Schedule” link
Follow the steps to sign up for an available time that works for you!
*Keep in mind that you can only schedule an appointment with your specific advisor.


The last day to withdraw from Fall 2181 classes is Friday, November 9th at 11:59 PM


Spring 2185 Enrollment:

-Enrollment shopping carts for the spring 2185 semester are open. You are able to start planning your schedule and find your enrollment appointment date and time.

-Enrollment for the spring 2185 semester begins the week of November 12th.  

            -Monday, November 12th:     Graduate students, early 5th year students and early 4th year students in a 4-year program

            -Tuesday, November 13th:     AM: 5th year students, 4th year students in a 4 year program, early 4th year students in a 5-year program;           

           PM: 4th year students in a 5-year program, early 3rd year students           

            -Wednesday, November 14th:  3rd year students, early 2nd year students

            -Thursday, November 15th:   2nd year students, early 1st year students

            -Friday, November 16th:        1st year students

-Be sure to check that your account is free of enrollment holds. If you do have a hold, contact the department that placed the hold to find out what needs to be done to remove it.

-The spring 2185 enrollment guides, and other enrollment resources, can be found here: https://www.rit.edu/gccis/igm/academic-resources



GAMEDES-BS Students - Change to Advanced Elective Requirements:

Game Design and Development students who entered RIT in the fall 2161 (2016) semester and later must complete their Advanced Elective requirements by taking IGM courses, only. In other words, you may only take IGM classes to fulfill your Advanced Elective course requirements.

Game Design and Development students who entered RIT in the fall 2151 (2015) semester and earlier may continue to follow the 50% rule, where up to half of your IGM Advanced Elective requirements may be fulfilled by approved non-IGM classes. The list of pre-approved courses is available in your Academic Advising Report (AAR) in SIS. If you have any questions, please contact your advisor.


Did you enter RIT this fall semester? Schedule your First Year Advising Meeting!

All students who entered into RIT this year are required to attend a meeting with their advisor during fall semester. The goal of this meeting is to start building the advisor advisee relationship and provide information regarding important resources. Incoming students can schedule this meeting via Starfish Connect. It is imperative that incoming students attend this meeting as there is a hold on all incoming student accounts that will prevent them from enrolling in spring semester classes. This hold can only be removed by attending this meeting with your academic advisor. Please e-mail your advisor if you have any questions.


Did you get an e-mail about Mid-Degree Advising Meetings?

You may have received an e-mail from the University Advising Office regarding Mid-Degree Advising meetings. Do not schedule the meeting until you have received an e-mail from your academic advisor asking you to do so. If you would like to meet with your advisor to discuss other topics, you are welcome to do so at any time.  You do not need to wait for this meeting. Please e-mail your advisor if you have any questions.



Upcoming Events/Opportunities:


IGM Spring Course Offerings


IGME 480: Current Topics in Interactive Development

We wanted to make you aware of a new addition to the IGM curriculum, IGME 480, Current Topics in Interactive Development.  For students that started the New Media Interactive Development degree between Fall 2017 (2171 term) and now, this is a core class to your degree.  For all other NMID students and Game Design and Development students, this class will count as an Advanced Elective.


IGME 480 plans to discuss Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality using Unity while partnering with a course and students from New Media Design. 


If you have any questions about the class, feel free to contact the professor, Steven Yi, at syyigm@rit.edu.



The Spring semester FOSS courses are...


IGME 582, Humanitarian FOSS Development. This course is for those new to, and curious about, Open Source.  It’s also open to folks with FOSS experience who want to learn more about humanitarian hacking and FOSS. The final project is to build educational games for the Sugar Labs/OLPC schools around the world.  It’s offered MWF 9:00-9:50 in the new building, MSS-2175




IGME 585, Project in FOSS Development. This course is for those who have experience in contributing to FOSS projects.  In this course you can continue to contribute to projects you're already working in, get involved in a new FOSS community you’ve been curious about, or pilot a new one of your own.  The course will have you research and evaluate FOSS communities and then set up a contribution cycle and set of goals. t’s offered TR  2:00-3:15  in the new building, MSS 3110


If you’re a non major interested in either or both courses (you can take them simultaneously)  you may have to email Professor Stephen Jacobs (sj@magic.rit.edu). Feel free to email Prof Jacobs with questions as well.



Are you still searching for a spring 2185 co-op? Let Amanda from Career Services know!


Spring semester will be here before we know it!

If you’re still actively searching for a spring co-op, please complete this survey: https://rit.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0d1c2EIQ5gVylvv.

This will allow Amanda to reach out with customized advice for your search and help her pass along your resume to potential employers.

As always, feel free to reach out via email, abtoce@rit.edu ,to schedule a 1:1 meeting with Amanda to discuss your search!


Room Reservations

All RIT students or student groups/clubs must go through the University’s centralized system for requesting space on campus.  Please use the following website to request a room for your event: https://reserve.rit.edu/. If you have questions, you can ask for Jill Bray in the IGM Main Office or send an email to her attention at: jcbics@rit.edu


Social Media

 Please remember to stay in touch with the latest and greatest School news

·         Facebook: School of Interactive Games and Media

·         Twitter: @IGMRIT  

·         Foursquare: School of Interactive Games and Media

·         There are also 2 student created and moderated discussion groups: Game Design and Development and New Media Interactive Development on Facebook

·         IGM Student Wiki: https://wiki.rit.edu/display/IGMguide/Home


Key Players in IGM

Jessica Bayliss – Associate Director

Jill Bray – Administrative Assistant to the Director

Kara Griffith – Academic Advisor

Ed Huyer – Lab Manager

Tony JeffersonUndergraduate Program Coordinator

Kaitlin Lee – Sr. Staff Assistant

Beth Livecchi – Operations Manager

Ashley Meyer – Academic Advisor

Kathleen Schreier Rudgers – Sr. Academic Advisor

David Schwartz – Director

Jeff Spain – Academic Advisor

Pam Venuti - Systems Administrator

Ann Warren – Lab Manager

Chad Weeden – Assistant Director


Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education Contacts


Stephanie Ryan (sbroce@rit.edu)

Amanda Thau (abtoce@rit.edu)


Feedback Welcomed

Your constructive feedback is always welcomed!  Please feel free to respond to this email with any questions or concerns.