International Student Orientation

We’re looking forward to you starting your academic career at RIT! The International Student Services office will be communicating with you in the coming weeks with important information, and assign you a Peer Advisor Leader to provide you update and help you acclimate to RIT. 
 

Please check your RIT email frequently during the coming weeks, as your assigned Peer Advisor Leader (PAL) will be providing you important information, university updates, and help answer your questions through your RIT email account. 

If you are in a graduate program, please register for the Graduate Education Orientation.

Important Information


US Immigration Status

As you join the RIT community, it is important that you feel prepared by understanding the requirements of your US immigration status and availability of campus services. We will provide you essential information on maintaining your valid F-1 or J-1 non-immigrant status while in the United States by assigning you to a Peer Advisor Leader, who will communicate to you through your RIT email account. 

International Undergraduate Orientation

In addition to having an assigned Peer Advisor Leader leading up to your arrival on campus, you will be assigned to an Orientation Leader and Orientation small group to participate in both mandatory and social events throughout the week leading up to your first day of classes. This will help you to acclimate to RIT resources, offices, and set you up for academic success. 

International Graduate Orientation

You will have the opportunity to attend the Graduate Education Orientation program to help acclimate you to starting your academic career at RIT with other graduate students. Please ensure that you are registering for this event. 

Schedule

Undergraduate Student Schedule

You will have access to the full Orientation schedule through the RIT Orientation 2020 application by downloading the RIT CampusGroups platform. This application will be live after August 1, 2020. We will communicate with you at that time through email how to download and view your schedule.

Access full schedule in CampusGroups  

Graduate Student Schedule

You will have access to the full Orientation schedule through the RIT Orientation 2020 application by downloading the RIT CampusGroups platform. This application will be live after August 1, 2020. We will communicate with you at that time through email how to download and view your schedule.

Learn more about Graduate Student Orientation

PALS and Resources

You will be assigned a Peer Advisor Leader (PAL), who is a current RIT student who volunteers to be a resource for you as you navigate starting at RIT. Your PAL will be communicating with you over the summer about important deadlines, documents, and resources to help you transition to life as a Tiger.

Available resources