Karyssa Martin, Staff Assistant
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SVP Orientation Information Sessions
Now that you have been accepted to RIT for Fall 2020, you probably have questions about NTID orientation, the Summer Vestibule Program (SVP).
Join SVP Director Amy Stornello in an online session to learn how your placement tests will be used to create your course schedule, what to do if you want to change your major, when you will get your SVP schedule, how RIT is preparing for your arrival and more!
The Fall 2020 session of SVP starts on Monday, August 10, 2020!
NTID’s orientation process, the Summer Vestibule Program (SVP), is a required orientation experience for deaf and hard-of-hearing students who are accepted into an associate degree program, associate+bachelor's degree program, pre-baccalaureate program, or in career exploration studies in the College of NTID. Prior to arriving on campus on August 10th, you will be placed into the appropriate skill levels in math and English, as well as determine your course of study. Throughout this process, you also will be introduced to RIT/NTID facilities, policies, and student life opportunities, so that you'll be well prepared when classes start. Participation in SVP is mandatory, so you must fit this program into your plans throughout the next two months.
All SVP students will get a text around August 1st, with their specific SVP schedule, which will include all relevant Zoom links for required activities like Career Seminar classes. You are expected to participate in all SVP activities, so please keep the following dates clear/available all day for your expected participation.
Because we are still waiting for guidance from the Office of the Governor, move-in date/details will be communicated to you in your RIT email. Evening activities may be done online and/or in person – more details are forthcoming.
The New Signers Program (NSP) is an optional one-credit, pre-orientation program offered on a first come, first served basis to newly accepted deaf and hard-of-hearing students who have little or no prior skills in American Sign Language. This program is designed to help you learn basic sign skills, so that you will be able to communicate more effectively with RIT/NTID students, faculty, and staff members who use sign language. In addition to sign language instruction, you also will receive an introduction to Deaf culture and awareness, explore Rochester, learn how to navigate the RIT campus, and participate in other fun activities.