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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.

Fall 2023 Orientation

Are you launching your RIT journey in the Fall? Learn more about Welcome Days and New Student Orientation, starting Aug. 20-21, 2023. 

New Student Checklist

The New Student Checklist will help you navigate all of the required action items you must complete prior to your arrival on campus.

Save the Dates - Fall 2023

move-in day lot

Welcome Days

Aug. 20-21, 2023
If you will be living on campus, you will receive an email in July prompting you to select your preferred move-in-day. Students who will be commuting to campus are welcome on either Sunday, Aug. 20 or Monday, Aug. 21. 

student moving in

Family Orientation

Aug. 20-21, 2023
Activities to welcome parents and families to the RIT community will take place during RIT’s Welcome Days.

Students gathered in an open seating area

New Student Orientation

Aug. 22-27, 2023
Your formal Orientation experience will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 22, and will continue until classes begin on Monday, Aug. 28. 


Student to Orientation Leader ratio


Programs and events for you and your family


New Tigers this fall


Student clubs and organizations at RIT