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RIT Orientation 2020

We are currently working on a new Orientation website that we will be launching end of May 2020. Come back for more information including a full new student checklist, deadlines over the summer, and ways to connect with RIT resources, faculty, staff, and students during the summer months. 

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Fall Convocation for New Students and Families

August 21, 2019 @ 11 a.m. 
Introduces new students to academic life at RIT.  Speakers include President David C. Munson, Jr.; Provost Ellen Granberg, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Sandra Johnson; Student Government President Anika Aftab; and keynote speaker, lecturer Jennifer Connelly, College of Science.
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First-Year Students

RIT Orientation 2020 is a series of events, activities, and opportunities developed to assist you in transitioning to life at RIT as a first year college student.  Move-In Day is August 18, 2020, and the Orientation program is August 18-23, 2020! 

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Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Transfer students are part of a unique & diverse group and we are thrilled that they have chosen to continue their educational journey at RIT. This optional orientation helps students get involved and learn abou RIT’s resources.  Read More

International Students

International Students

International Student Services (ISS) serves international students who have a F-1 Visa status.  Move-In is Sunday, August 16, 2020. If you are an international undergraduate student, your Orientation program will run from August 17-23, 2020. 

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Summer Vestibule Program (SVP)

SVP is NTID's Orientation program for entering deaf and hard-of-hearing students who are accepted into a program in the College of NTID. Move-In Day for SVP students is Sunday, August 9, 2020. Contact Amy Stornello for questions.

More information for graduate students or parents and families can be found at

Graduate Students  Parents and Families