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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.

Graduate Student Orientation


Welcome to our incoming and returning graduate students!

Graduate Orientation provides an introduction to RIT Graduate School services, graduate student organizations, and an overview of some need-to-know resources. A welcome reception for new and returning graduate students is also planned to celebrate the start of the Fall semester!

Many academic departments also hold program-specific orientation sessions during this week. Be sure to check with your program director for details on your department orientation.

Click on the Graduate Student Orientation link for a full list of events.

View the Graduate Program Specific Orientation list for your academic program's orientation date and location.

Student Community

Along with graduate students, various groups including faculty, staff, and alumni make up our graduate community.

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The RIT Graduate School Pulse Newsletter is a digest that provides information on upcoming events, news highlights, helpful resources, and updates during active spring and fall semesters.

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Graduate Student Toolkit

This resource page has been created to assist graduate students by providing a host of relevant information in one place. The toolkit will help guide you through your academic career at RIT.

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Latest News

  • October 2, 2023

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    Fall semester brings plentiful opportunities for international exchanges

    As part of RIT’s ongoing commitment to academic and cultural exchanges, several cohorts of international students, including those from Ireland, Germany, and Indonesia, visited campus this fall. The visits were spearheaded, in part, by RIT Global, which has developed partnerships with nearly 100 countries.

  • September 11, 2023

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    Growing accelerated degrees program gives students a leg up

    A growing cohort of RIT students is enrolling in the university’s Combined Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees program, which provides pathways for highly focused, goal-oriented students to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in a shortened, consolidated experience.

  • August 24, 2023

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    Saunders College of Business at RIT launches innovative Ph.D. in business administration

    Saunders College of Business is entering its first cohort of students into the college’s new Ph.D. in business administration this fall, marking the university’s inaugural social sciences doctoral program. The program is designed to inspire and train scholars to identify, investigate, and solve unique business challenges that influence business and society.

  • August 21, 2023

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    RIT welcomes more than 3,300 new undergraduates this week

    The new undergraduate students come from 48 states (all but Iowa and Wyoming); Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; Guam; U.S. Virgin Islands; and 47 countries, with the largest contingent coming from India, Canada, and China. In addition, there are 927 new graduate students.