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You are on to something amazing.

We are looking forward to helping you launch your RIT experience. Throughout the summer, you will be introduced to RIT resources and fellow new Tigers through a series of new student newsletters and virtual events, and we will help you get connected to important information and action items that you need to complete before you arrive on campus for Orientation in August.

You are on to something amazing.

Orientation is a series of events, activities, and opportunities developed to assist you and your family transition to life at RIT. We help you establish a place within the RIT community, build community, and connect you with campus resources before classes even start.

Collage of Students attending convocation

Tiger Walk and Fall Convocation for New Students
August 18, 2021
Captioned video of the event is available here

Welcome Guide & Communications

Start here! Your Welcome Guide contains useful information to help you and your family know what to expect this summer. Here you will also find important information and updates throughout the summer.

New Student Checklist

The New Student Checklist will help you navigate all of the required action items you must complete this summer. 

Are you RIT Ready?

RIT is proud of the way our community has rallied together in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We firmly believe that our success thus far is a result of an individual commitment made by each and every member of our RIT family – a promise to take safety as a personal responsibility.

Important COVID-19 updates and pre-arrival requirements will be delivered straight to your RIT email inbox, so be sure you check your email frequently throughout the summer. You should also familiarize yourself with the RIT Ready website – your central resource for all information related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the RIT Safety Plan, student requirements, information, and past COVID-19 communications.

Find out if you are RIT Ready

Save the Dates

move-in day lot

RIT Move-In

Aug. 15-17, 2021
You will receive an email in July prompting you to select your preferred RIT Move-In Day.

student and father moving in

Family Orientation

Aug. 15-18, 2021
Your family's Orientation experience will begin the evening you move in and will continue through 2 p.m. the following day.

students dancing

New Student Orientation

Aug. 15-22, 2021
Your Orientation will begin the evening you move in and will continue until classes begin on Monday, Aug. 23.


Student to Orientation Leader ratio


Programs and events for you and your family


New Tigers this fall


Student clubs and organizations at RIT