If your student will be moving into RIT Housing, please review the Arrival Guide for instructions on what you will need to do and where to go on your student’s scheduled Move-In Day. This process includes three steps:
Location 1: COVID-19 Testing Compliance: Upon arrival at Lot G (see Arrival Guide), students need to present a negative COVID-19 test result in order to proceed. Parking lot staff will clear you to move forward.
Students living in the RIT Inn will proceed there at this point to pick up their key from the front desk.
Location 2: Key and ID Pickup: After your student has been cleared to move in, you will continue to Lot D (see Arrival Guide). Here, you will remain in your vehicle and present your QR code for parking lot staff to scan. Be sure to print your move-in pass ahead of time. A staff member will bring students’ personal protective equipment, nametag, lanyard, housing key, and RIT ID card.
Location 3: Move-In: You will now proceed to your student’s assigned apartment, suite, Greek housing location, or to the residence hall luggage drop zone area.
Print Your Move-In Pass
If your student is moving into RIT housing, please be sure to print their move-in pass prior to coming to campus. Here are the steps your student should take to print the pass:
Navigate to your myLife portal at mylife.rit.edu
Log in with your username and password
Click on the My Assignment icon to access your Pre-Arrival Screening Status
Click on the My Move-In link for your printable Move-In Pass
COVID-19 Planning Video
Our final episode of the Family Orientation video series is one that will be of interest to all parents. In the COVID Planningvideo, we discuss what campus will look like this fall including classroom adjustments, health and safety procedures, and campus life.
Daily Screening Phone Number Correction
Reminder that all visitors to campus, including parents helping with move in, need to complete the RIT Daily Health Screen. There was a mistake in last week’s newsletter; the correct number for visitors to call is 585-438-5254.
Student Class Schedules
Your student’s schedule has been available in Student Information System (SIS). Schedules will include designations for RIT’s new instruction modes; review the Student Schedule Guide to better understand the possible learning modalities on their schedules. Students should reach out to their academic advisor with any questions.
RIT Ready Reminders
Student Pre-Arrival Checklist
Please review this checklist with your student and make sure all items are completed prior to returning to campus:
COVID-19 Individual Testing: All students are responsible for taking a COVID-19 test and providing evidence of a negative result within two weeks prior to arrival in order to circulate on campus for any reason. Students can upload test results to the Student Health Center using the COVID-19 Pre-Arrival Screening form available through the Wellness Portal (wellnessportal.rit.edu).
COVID-19 Student Training: Complete the COVID-19 student training module prior to arrival on campus. The training will provide you with resources and tools to protect yourself and others.
RIT Daily Health Screen: Students are required to complete the health screening every day, seven days a week, whether or not they are planning to circulate on campus. Students should start completing their Daily Health Screen two weeks before coming to campus (https://dailyhealth.rit.edu).
Modified Quarantine: We expect all students not in a travel advisory state to engage in a modified quarantine for two weeks in their hometown prior to arrival on campus. This includes wearing a mask, washing your hands, watching your distance, avoiding large group gatherings, and limiting contact with people outside of your quarantine team.
**Students traveling from a state or country listed on the NYS or CDC Travel Advisory lists.
All students are responsible for getting a COVID-19 test prior to coming to campus and must provide evidence of a negative result. Students will not be permitted to circulate on campus until a test is taken and submitted to the Student Health Center. Please review the Testing, Quarantine, and Contact Tracing FAQs for new information about how to find a test and options for mail-order tests.
All faculty, staff, and students must complete the Daily Health Screen seven days a week, regardless of whether or not they are coming to campus. Students can log into the RIT Daily Health Screen website at https://dailyhealth.rit.edu with their RIT username and password using a computer, tablet or iPhone or Android mobile phone. More information is available on the Daily Health Screening Guide and the RIT Ready website.
Please be sure to review RIT’s visitor policy. Visitors will be allowed, but all guests are expected to comply with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, including completing a health screen. At this time, guests are not permitted in on-campus housing other than the one-hour move-in assistance. Visitors, including parents helping with move in, should call 585-438-5254 to access the RIT Daily Health Screen.
Information and Updates
2020-2021 Academic Calendar
The 2020-2021 Academic Calendar includes all important dates, including breaks. Remember that, along with the academic calendar, your student should refer to their course syllabi for important dates.
Campus Mailing Addresses
Mailing addresses for all campus locations can be found on the Mail and Care Package page of the RIT parent website.
Tiger Spend has replaced eServices as the location to add Tiger Bucks and Dining Dollars to a student account. Students can provide guest access for funds to be added. You must know the students RIT ID number. Learn more here.
Brick City Weekend
There will not be a traditional Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend in the fall. Instead, events are being designed to allow alumni to participate virtually during the week of October 19-25. Activities for students are being planned throughout the fall Information related to the RIT vs. Notre Dame men’s hockey game will be released at a later date. Read more about Brick City 2020.
Each month, we ask parents to respond to our Parent Poll and provide feedback on a topic related to RIT, your student, and you. In July, we asked what the most important factor was in your student's selection of RIT over other colleges. Nearly half of you (46%) responded a particular academic program; another 27% responded that it was the co-op experience. Please take a moment to answer our August question.