Fall 2024 Orientation

Welcome Days

New Student Orientation for students starting their RIT journey in the Fall of 2024 will kick off with Welcome Days on Sunday, Aug. 18 and Monday, Aug. 19. Welcome Day highlights include:

  • Freshmen residential move-in
  • Orientation check-in
  • Campus Resource Fair
  • Informational presentations by campus leaders
  • Welcome to RIT presentation by our Orientation staff
  • Social programming

All programming is open to both students and families these days but there is a special parent and family social immediately following Welcome to RIT. 

Additional information about Welcome Days will be available in May 2024.


New Student Orientation

Our formal Orientation program will commence on Tuesday, Aug. 20 with our Meet Your Orientation Leader (OL) program. This program is designed to introduce you to other new students and all RIT has to offer. Your OL will help you to navigate Orientation week, become familiar with the campus, and participate in a series of fun educational and social programs. We cannot wait to meet you and welcome you to our RIT Tiger family! 

Additional information about New Student Orientation will be available in May 2024.


Orientation Schedule

RIT Orientation 2023 App

Navigate your Orientation journey through the CampusGroups app or by visiting campusgroups.rit.edu on your web browser. 

Follow the instructions below to view the Orientation schedule in the CampusGroups app.

  1. Download the CampusGroups app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
  2. Search for and select RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) 
  3. Select RIT Orientation 2023
  4. Select RIT Orientation 2023 Login to log in using your RIT account

If you are viewing the app on an Android device, please note that PDF links within the app, such as the “Meal Schedules” document, will appear as a blank page. To view PDF documents, please exit the CampusGroups app and go to your device downloads/files. The CampusGroups app will display a faint orange bar below the black header showing the status of the download. Please note that this status bar is not always accurate – it is best to check your device downloads/files. If you experience any issues accessing PDF files, please check-in with an Orientation team member and/or report the issue and someone will be in touch to assist you. 

Academic Day 
Aug. 23, 2023

Academic Day will assist in acclimating you to your academic program. You will visit your college, meet your academic advisor, attend social events, and learn about resources that will help you succeed at RIT. Academic Day is an opportune time to ask specific questions regarding your fall semester schedule. 

Aug. 24, 2023

Convocation serves as a formal academic ceremony that marks the beginning of your educational journey. The president, provost, deans, faculty, and staff will greet and congratulate you on becoming an RIT Tiger as they look forward to supporting your years of learning. Families will have the opportunity to view a live stream of the event.

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Healthy Start
Aug. 24, 2023

At RIT, we work to ensure each student is developed holistically. The Healthy Start program will help you focus on health and well-being as you begin your RIT journey. This program is a fun, engaging, and safe space where you can learn about RIT's wellness programs and services.

RIT 365 Liftoff 
Aug. 25, 2023

Experiential learning and hands-on experiences are at the heart of RIT 365 - a one-of-a-kind course taken by incoming first-year students at RIT. Liftoff is your introduction to the Plan-Do-Reflect cycle with your RIT 365 facilitators and classmates. Here, you will build the foundation for a sense of community and belonging at RIT.

Social Activities 

Aug. 20-27, 2023

Throughout your Orientation experience, you will have an opportunity to engage in fun, relaxing, and educational activities. Activities and events are hosted by RIT clubs, organizations, and campus departments, and will help you build connections to the RIT community.

Virtual Orientation

Jump start your Orientation experience with our RIT Virtual Orientation. The virtual orientation experience will provide you with important information; including an introduction to services and resources, to help you successfully launch your RIT journey.

You must complete all five modules before your in-person Orientation begins. Feel free to go through this program at your own pace. If you need to take a break, you can log back in at any time and pick up where you left off.

Write down your questions and bring them with you to in-person Orientation. The orientation team is eager to answer any questions you may have about your RIT journey.