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    The RIT Graduate School makes resources available to graduate students to foster ingenuity in research, rigor in academics, and ultimate success in their programs of study as well as in their creative and entrepreneurial endeavors.


Visit the RIT Ready webpage for information on what new and returning RIT students need to do before arriving on campus.

RIT is actively preparing for an on-campus fall semester. The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors is the most important consideration as we plan to reopen. The Fall Planning Task Force—along with the Academic Planning, Infrastructure and Health Technologies, and Community Readiness committees— was formed to develop creative strategies and contingency plans to enable a safe and successful reopening. Find resources and answers to frequently asked questions at https://www.rit.edu/ready/. 

Get answers to your questions by calling the RIT call center at 585-475-3500 or 1-833-323-0002 between the hours of 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. EST or emailing coronavirusresponse@rit.edu.

Welcome to our incoming graduate students! 

Register for Spring 2022 Orientation events here

If you are unable to attend Orientation in person, navigate to our Online Orientation and access the infomation at yout own pace. 

Register today for the Graduate School's Spring 2022 Semester Kick-Off!
Friday, January 7th, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Student Innovation Hall, Room 1600
Mingle with new and current graduate students, learn about student organizations and Rochester resources, and enjoy pizza and light refreshments. 

Register Here

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Bulletin Archive


  • “Having the privilege to be part of the Graduate Enrollment Taskforce (GET) allowed me to provide the student’s a point of view on the matters regarding to what objectives and goals we understand the university should pursue. ”

    Javier A. Albert Guzman

    Master in Finance

    Javier A. Albert Guzman
  • “The RIT Office of Graduate Education has been a source of consistent support for my research and my doctoral program. ”

    Kevin C. Cooke

    Alumni, Astrophysical Sciences and Technology PhD Program
    Former GSAC Chair
    Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Kansas 

    Dr. Kevin C. Cooke
  • “My RIT experience would have been incomplete had it not been for the RIT Office of Graduate Education. ”

    Preethi Vaidyanathan

    Alumni, PhD in Imaging Science
    Eyegaze Researcher and Developer, LC Technologies

    Preethi Vaidyanathan
  • “This kind of positive environment is very useful to graduate students who often might not really know who they can approach in case of trouble. ”

    Sanjay Varma Rudraraju

    Alumni and Former Graduate Senator

    Sanjay Varma Rudraraju
  • “I cannot speak highly enough of the positive influence a mixed grad-undergrad environment has on my personal and professional development. ”

    Katia Hudspeth

    Alumni and Past Tiger Tales Toastmasters President

    Katia Hudspeth
  • “Every year RIT enrolls over 3500 international students, many of them come to study in one of RIT’s outstanding graduate programs. ”

    Dr. Jim Myers, PhD

    Associate Provost: International Education and Global Programs

    Dr. Jim Myers, PhD
  • “The MS in Computer Science is the largest graduate program at RIT. The program attracts students from all over the world and it is well recognized in industry and academia for a long time. ”

    Dr. Hans-Peter Bischof, PhD

    Professor and Director of Graduate Programs
    Department of Computer Science

    Dr. Hans-Peter Bischof, PhD
  • “Graduate coursework and research at RIT has allowed me a truly interdisciplinary educational experience that the unique resources, facilities, and expertise of faculty across disciplines has provided. The faculty members I have worked with have been advocates of my unique learning objectives, leaving me with experience that will make me uniquely qualified for future endeavors.  ”

    Emma Sarles

    MS in Professional Studies: Medical Device Engineering & Biomaterial Applications

    Emma Sarles

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