MaryEllen Graham, Director, Summer Vestibule Program
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623 email@example.com
Congratulations on your decision to join us at RIT! We look forward to welcoming you to campus in August.
The Summer Vestibule Program is required for deaf and hard-of-hearing incoming first-year and transfer students who are entering into an associate degree program, associate+bachelor's degree program, pre-baccalaureate program, or in career exploration studies in the College of NTID. SVP is held before the start of RIT’s campuswide orientation program, New Student Orientation.
During SVP you’ll:
Begin building relationships with other incoming deaf and hard-of-hearing students, faculty, and staff
Participate in interactive sessions, small group activities, and recreational events
Meet current deaf and hard-of-hearing RIT/NTID students
SVP for students admitted for the fall is scheduled for August 11-13, 2022.
Move-in will be on Thursday, August 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A more detailed schedule will be available in advance of the program.
*Completing placement exams will ensure you receive proper academic advisement and enroll at the appropriate skill level in math and English as well as determine your course of study. Taking your placement tests as soon as possible will allow you to meet earlier with your department chair and NTID academic advisor, and confirm your major/program of study.
To schedule your test appointment, e-mail MaryEllen Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have your calendar with times available to share with MaryEllen.
All students should complete the NTID Admissions Checklist and the SVP checklist. Start with taking your placement tests, and then we will connect you to your department chairperson to confirm your major. Next, we will introduce you to your assigned counselor/academic advisor to assist with course scheduling. It’s important that you check your RIT email each day because this is how we will be communicating with you.
These checklist items will help prepare you for your arrival on campus.
Yes, attending orientation is required! College is an amazing journey, but we want to make sure you have the information you need BEFORE starting fall semester. We want to ensure that you’re connected to the appropriate people, so you’re not overwhelmed with the information that’s out there.
Transfer students are required to attend SVP. We want to make sure you’re aware of all of the resources RIT/NTID has to offer and get connected with faculty/staff, so you'll be off to a great start when the academic year begins. Plus, use this time to meet other students and make new friends!
We are still planning a fabulous program for you. All Orientation schedules will be communicated through CampusGroups. Be sure to download the CampusGroups app from the App Store to receive your personalized schedule. We also will share updates on the pre-orientation/SVP program at a later date.
You will have Dining Dollars loaded onto your RIT ID card each semester. You eat on campus and swipe your ID card to “pay” for your meals. Make sure you budget your dollars to last you through the semester. If you run out, you can add money to your account.