University ID Cards
Students can speed up the ID card process by submitting their ID photo now. We want to ensure your student is receiving their ID card upon move-in and will provide further details of when your student can expect to receive it. Please have your student complete this step at least one week prior to arriving at RIT.
RIT expects all students to have health insurance. If your student will use a family plan, please contact the company to determine what coverage your student has in Rochester (many companies have limited out-of-network coverage). RIT offers a robust student health insurance plan with an expansive provider network across the U.S. and out-of-network benefits for students who will not be on a family plan. Enrollment for the student plan will open on July 2.
Tuition, Fee, and Housing Insurance
This elective insurance plan provides coverage for tuition, fee, and housing charges in the event of an unexpected withdrawal from classes due to an illness or accident.
Fall Billing and Payment Options
All billing notifications are sent electronically to students at their RIT email address. A reminder from last week: in order to receive this notification, your student has to grant you parent access to their eServices account.
The fall 2020 billing statement will be generated the first week of July. Please visit the Student Financial Services website for more information about billing, due dates, and an optional payment plan.
Today's Parent Tips
Move In and Family Orientation Clarifications
After last week’s announcement about move-in dates of August 12-15, I’ve received a lot of questions. Please note that we are still working out details and will be sharing more as soon as we are able, but here are a couple of clarifications that I think might help:
Move in: Students will have a scheduled time within August 12-15 to move in. Parents and family members moving students in do not need to plan to stay in Rochester for all four days. Student Orientation will begin as soon as they arrive on campus and will continue until August 23.
Family Orientation: Family Orientation programming will be online this year. Starting in July, you will receive more information in these newsletters about opportunities to learn about RIT resources and connect with other parents virtually.
New Tiger Family Survey
At RIT, we often seek parent feedback as we strive to best meet your information needs. In order to better understand the experience of parents of incoming students, please take a minute to respond to this brief survey. Your responses will help guide our communications over the summer and into the fall.
It may be sunny and warm now, but Rochester experiences the whole range of seasons throughout the year! Make sure your student has light summer clothing, warm winter clothing, and everything in between. Good winter clothing includes: a heavy coat, winter boots, hat, mittens, and scarves.
If your student will have a car on campus, it’s good to keep a small shovel and an ice scraper in the trunk. If you are from a warm climate, don’t fear-there are many ways to have fun in the cold months! For example, sledding, skating, hot chocolate, and Freeze Fest.
What home-cooked meals will you miss the most when you’re at school?
You can choose to treat your student to their favorite meals throughout the summer…or make it a family activity and cook together!
What are your must-have items for your room?
It’s not too early to start planning! In fact, spreading the shopping out over the summer will eliminate the stress of a last-minute hustle of gathering needed items.