Spring 2023 Orientation

Orientation for first-year and transfer students starting their RIT journey this Spring (2023) will be held on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. 

Please review the detailed information below and register for Orientation as soon as possible. 

Orientation Registration

Students who are planning to attend Spring Orientation must register in advance.

Registration will be open until Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.

Orientation Schedule

Friday, Jan. 13, 2023

  Start Time     End Time     Program Title     Location 
8 a.m. 9 a.m. Check-in Student Alumni Union (SAU), Ingle Auditorium
9 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Welcome Student Alumni Union (SAU), Ingle Auditorium
9:30 a.m.       12:30 p.m.       Academic Programming Various Locations
12:30 2 p.m. Lunch with your Orientation Group Various Locations
2 p.m. 3 p.m. Resource Fair Student Alumni Union (SAU), Lobby
3 p.m. 4 p.m. Getting Involved at RIT Student Alumni Union (SAU), Ingle Auditorium
4 p.m. 5 p.m. Orientation Group Time Various Locations
5 p.m. 7 p.m. Welcome Tailgate Student Alumni Union (SAU), Fireside Lounge
7 p.m. 9 p.m. RIT Men's Hockey vs. Mercyhurst University       Gene Polisseni Center (GPC)
9 p.m. 11 p.m. Movie Night Student Alumni Union (SAU), Ingle Auditorium


New Student Checklist

New Student Checklist

The New Student Checklist will help you navigate all of the required action items you must complete before you arrive at RIT.

View the checklist

Virtual Orientation

Virtual Orientation

Jump start your Orientation experience with the RIT Virtual Orientation platform. The virtual orientation experience will provide you with important information to help you successfully launch your RIT journey. The modules cover topics such as student life, wellness, cybersecurity, Title IX, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Completion of all modules is required for all new students.

  • You must complete all 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. Your Orientation Leader is eager to answer any questions you may have about your RIT journey.

If you have questions about this process, please contact orientation@rit.edu.
Get started with Virtual Orientation

Student Resources

For information about student health, housing, transportation, dining, and more, view our Orientation resources.