Freshman and Transfer Orientation

Welcome to RIT!

Save the Dates

Aug. 15-17*: RIT Move-In
Aug. 15-18*: Family Orientation
Aug. 15-22*: New Student Orientation 
Aug. 17-21: Commuter Orientation 

*The student and family Orientation experiences will begin on the day you move-in. You will receive an email from RIT Housing prompting you to select your Move-In Day. Family programming will continue the following day and student Orientation will continue until classes begin on Monday, Aug. 23.

If you are an off-campus or commuter student, you must register for Commuter Orientation by July 30. 

Orientation Highlights

Connecting with Clubs and Organizations

Tiger Activities Fair: Aug. 28

The annual Tiger Activities Fair will be held in-person on Saturday, August 28, 2021! This event is open to all new and returning students, and is a great opportunity to learn about and engage with RIT recognized student clubs and organizations. 


Caring is one of the many things that makes the RIT experience unique. Caring for yourself (self-care) and for others (culture of care) will be a daily part of your time here. This program will review how you can practice self-care, and participate in our culture of care. 

Academic Day

Aug. 19

We will have a large portion of our program dedicated to meeting with your college, meeting other incoming students that are a part of your program, providing you answers to your fall semester schedule, academic advising opportunities, tools and resources for academic success at RIT, and more. 

RIT 365 Liftoff

If you are an incoming freshman student, you will start your academic career with the required RIT 365 course. It is designed to help you learn the values and expectations of the RIT, establish your place, and meet with your RIT 365 group. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

RIT is a diverse community of learners. With international students from over 100 different countries, our deaf/hard of hearing students, members of our queer community, and students from various religious backgrounds, RIT is a place where diversity is not just a buzzword. It is a way of life. 

Title IX

All students, faculty, and staff are protected under Title IX at RIT. This includes sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and retaliation. Title IX violations are taken very seriously at RIT, and we are committed to helping you navigate the many resources we have available to you.