Transfer Orientation

Welcome, Transfer Students

Transfer students have the opportunity to customize their Orientation experience by selecting from two different program experiences. Learn more about the two program options below.

All transfer students are required to register for Orientation by Monday, Aug. 14. Register and select your program option

Transfer Program #1

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

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)