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The School of Individualized Study engages in the development of flexible education pathways that support the diverse needs of 21st-century learners. We educate the whole individual for personal, professional, and civic success.

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James Hall

At SOIS, you’ll find skilled conversation partners excited to help you set a strategy and find a way forward to professional success, continuous intellectual curiosity, and engaged, thoughtful citizenship.   Shape courses, experiences, conversation, and self-reflection into a transformative educational package that lets you be you.
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James Hall
Dean of University Studies and Executive Director SOIS
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Latest News

  • April 30, 2024

    a man and a woman stand in front of the newly dedicated lounge.

    Veteran Student Success lounge dedicated

    An important space for RIT students who are military-affiliated, veterans, and their families, now has a name and a refresh thanks to benefactors who want to support members of the U.S. armed forces.

  • April 29, 2024

    a student is standing at a lab table testing micron glass beads to improve visualization under fluorescent microscopes.

    Students discover research opportunities on the path to graduation

    Independent research projects can help cultivate critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving skills. Whether it’s late nights spent in a RIT lab or a field study in the mountains, research experiences can be a cutting-edge way for students to prepare for the future.

  • April 27, 2024

    crowd of people walking along the quarter mile during Imagine RIT

    Innovation meets creativity at Imagine RIT

    Artificial intelligence, robots, glass blowing, virtual reality, and performing arts were just a sampling of what thousands of visitors experienced at the 2024 Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival on April 27.