Transfer Orientation

Welcome, Transfer Students

Welcome to RIT! We are excited that you will soon be joining our Tiger family!

Transfer students starting their RIT journey in Fall 2024 have the option to participate in Fall Orientation. Additional information will be made available in May 2024. 

Transfer Program #1 is a one-day comprehensive program that focuses on getting acclimated to your new college/program, providing you with information on campus resources, time to connect with other transfer students, and opportunities to learn about how to get involved on campus. Program #1 is held on Monday, Aug. 21 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with a catered lunch. Program #1 highlights include:

  • Welcome Session
  • Academic Programming
  • Transfer Student Luncheon
  • Educational Technology Training
  • Resource Fair
  • Informational Sessions
  • RIT's Lingo Bingo
  • Campus Tours

Transfer Program #2 consists of our one-day comprehensive program (Program #1) plus inclusion in Orientation Leader (OL) group activities throughout Orientation week. OLs are upper-class students who have been specially trained to support your acclimation to RIT. This program will allow you to participate in group activities Tuesday through Friday with other transfer students, attend the variety of on-campus programs such as our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility program, our Wellness Team’s Healthy Start program, and the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement’s Framing Frenzy. This program offers transfer students RIT’s full orientation experience. Please note this will include meetings, programs, and events with traditional-aged first-year students. Program #2 highlights include:

  • Meetings and Activities Included in Program #1
  • Residence Life Building Meetings (if applicable)
  • Off-Campus and Commuter Services Dinner (if applicable)
  • Participation in all Orientation Week Activities (Monday, Aug. 21 through Sunday, Aug. 27)

RIT Orientation 2023 App

Navigate your Orientation journey through the CampusGroups app or by visiting 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.