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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.

Orientation leader dancing

Save the Dates

Save the dates for Fall 2022 Orientation - Aug. 14-21

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.

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 - Fall 2022

move-in day lot

Welcome Days

Aug. 14-15
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. 14 or Monday, Aug. 15. 

student and father moving in

Family Orientation

Aug. 14-15
Activities to welcome parents and families to the RIT community will take place during RIT’s Welcome Days.

students dancing

New Student Orientation

Aug. 16-21
Your Orientation experience will begin on Tuesday, Aug.16, and will continue until classes begin on Monday, Aug.22. 


Student to Orientation Leader ratio


Programs and events for you and your family


New Tigers this fall


Student clubs and organizations at RIT