Transfer Orientation

Welcome, Transfer Students

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

All incoming students must check in for Orientation during one of two Welcome Days (Sunday, Aug. 18, or Monday, Aug. 19). After checking in, students and families will attend the following Welcome Day programs:

  • Campus Resource Fair
  • Informational presentations by campus leaders
  • Welcome to RIT presentation by 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. 

Transfer students starting their RIT journey in Fall 2024 have the opportunity to customize their Orientation experience by selecting from two different program experiences. Review the two Transfer Orientation options below and register online for the program that best suits your needs. 

Transfer Orientation Program Options

Transfer Program #1 is a two-day comprehensive program that focuses on getting you acclimated to RIT, your new college/program, and providing you with the information you need to ensure a smooth transition to RIT. Students participating in this program will attend one of two Welcome Days (Aug. 18 or Aug. 19) and will attend a full-day Transfer Orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 20 starting at 9 a.m. Families are encouraged to attend your selected Welcome Day to participate in family programming. 

This program is designed for students who have completed a prior degree or more than one year of courses at another institution. Students who opt into this program will not be placed in an Orientation group and will only have two formal days of programming (either Sunday, Aug. 18, or Monday, Aug. 19, AND Tuesday, Aug. 20).  All transfer students can participate in any/all social activities throughout the remainder of the week.

Register for Transfer Program #1

Transfer Program #2 is designed for students who have not completed a full year at another institution. These students will be assigned to an Orientation group with other transfer students with a similar background to ensure a smooth transition. This program will allow students to participate in group activities as part of New Student Orientation, connecting them with other new students and opportunities to participate in a variety of on-campus programs. This program offers students RIT’s full orientation experience. Please note this will include meetings, programs, and events with traditional-aged first-year students. Transfer Program #2 begins on Sunday, Aug. 18, or Monday, August 19 for Welcome Days, and formal programming runs Tuesday, Aug. 20 - Sunday, Aug. 25.  

If you are living in RIT Housing or if you have not completed a full year of college, this program is for you. Students participating in this program will not attend Transfer Program #1 on Tuesday, Aug. 20, and will instead begin their New Student Orientation program on that day.

Register for Transfer Program #2 

If you are unsure which program to select, or if you registered for one program and wish to change your selection, please contact the Orientation team via email at or via phone at 585-475-7995. 

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. 

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.