New Student Orientation is a series of events, activities, and opportunities developed to assist students, both first-year and transfer, and their families in transitioning to life at RIT. We offer:
- New Student Orientation twice per academic year; a five-day program in August prior to the start of fall courses.
- Spring Orientation, one day of events, activities, and opportunities in January to get to know RIT and other new students.
Move-in day for First-Year Students for Fall 2019 is Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Fall semester classes will begin on Monday, August 26, 2019.
Parents & Families
RIT also offers on-campus and online orientation for parents and family members, as they are critical partners in the development and well-being of their students. RIT’s Parent and Family Programs office provides programming, communications, and support to parents and families of RIT students.
NTID's orientation program , the Summer Vestibule Program (SVP)
If you are a Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing student accepted into the College of NTID, you will move in on Monday, August 12, 2019 in order to attend a two-week long Summer Vestibule Program (SVP) designed just for you.
If you’re a Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing student accepted into a Bachelor’s degree program within RIT (not the College of NTID), you will move in on Tuesday, August 20th.
Any questions about either program, please contact Amy Stornello (Amy.Stornello@rit.edu or 585-391-9990 VideoPhone).
New Student Orientation is committed to providing programs and resources that welcome new students to our community. We strive to create an inclusive environment that encourages academic success, connections to others, and a sense of belonging within the RIT Tiger Family.
Statement of Values
- Helping students find and establish their place within the RIT community.
- Creating a caring environment where students can thrive.
- Promoting the development of the self-awareness and self-advocacy by identifying the necessary skills for success.
- Encouraging an inclusive environment where students respect and appreciate one another.
- Providing the foundation of exploration for students' holistic development.