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Account Setup

Activate your RIT computer account and RIT email

You will receive an account activation email from RIT when your enrollment deposit has been received and posted to our system.  Please allow 1-2 business days  for deposit payment processing.  The account activation email will go to the email address supplied on your admissions application.  If you need assistance, please contact the ITS Service Desk at rit.edu/its/help.

Authorize access to your RIT account

Authorize up to three people to receive eBill notifications and have access to food or Tiger Bucks balances, course schedules, and final grades at rit.edu/sfs.

Personalize your Message Center preferences

RIT Message Center is our way to communicate with you about campus events and important updates related to RIT.  To personalize your user preference, go to rit.edu/marketing/message-center.

Check out the online billing site

Student Financial Services has information on fee rates, billing, payment options, loan repayment, and educational tax credit.  Their online billing site provides real-time account inquiry and electronic payment for tuition/fees and Tiger Bucks.  Learn more at rit.edu/sfs.

 

Navigating Orientation

Download and explore the CampusGroups app

With the RIT CampusGroups app, you will have access to the most up-to-date Orientation schedule after July 15 (when the Orientation app in CampusGroups goes live), and it will provide you the ability to check into events throughout Orientation.  RIT CampusGroups maximizes student engagement opportunities for all RIT students.  Visit rit.edu/student-clubs-and-organizations to learn about how you can get started, and what you might like to try.  You will not have access to RIT CampusGroups until your RIT computer and email account are set up.  

Read the Orientation newsletters

You must activate your RIT email in order to receive information from Orientation with action items we will need for you to complete prior to Orientation.  Please be on the lookout for newsletters in your RIT email every other week beginning June 12.

Register for Move-In Day and Orientation Alerts

Text RITORI to 888777 to receive immediate text alerts and updates on Move-In Day.  The Orientation text alert system will be available on June 1, and will only be used to communicate about on campus emergencies and inclement weather.

Make sure your family knows about Family Orientation

Family Orientation is on August 20-21.  In addition, parents and families should watch their email beginning in June for the Family Orientation newsletter.

Find the RIT Orientation 2019 event on Facebook

Health and Wellness

Return your health history and immunization forms

We support your health needs through our Student Health Center, which provides primary care and urgent care services to all RIT students.  You must complete the five required health documents located online at wellnessportal.rit.edu.  These include your immunization record, health history, tuberculosis screening, treatment authorization, and insurance plan.  Complete these forms by July 1.

RIT Wellness Portal

Academics

Take the online Math Placement Exam (MPE)

You will be notified if you are required to take the MPE.  Not all students are required to take this exam, so you are not notified if you do not have to take it.  This exam is available online from May 15 through June 30 only.  More information is available at rit.edu/science/mpe.

Send us your transcripts

Send us your AP or IB test credit and learn what steps to take at rit.edu/academicaffairs/registrar/test-credit.

Send us any transfer credit you have by completing the steps at rit.edu/academicaffairs/registrar/transfer-credit.

Learn about your academic program and plan

Find your academic checklist of what needs to be done prior to Orientation at rit.edu/orientation/academicchecklists.

Rank your RIT 365 themes

Rank your themes by June 1 for your Year One Programs class.  Rank your preference at https://bit.ly/2GBqtls.

Housing and Dining

Read the Arrival Guide and pack smart

The Arrival Guide contains important information about moving onto campus.  Find the document at housing.rit.edu.  On the RIT Housing website you’ll find comprehensive lists of what to bring (and what NOT to bring) when you move into campus housing.  Hint: fish are allowed; flames are not.  Also be sure to pack required forms of identification. 

Learn about off-campus and commuter life

Off-Campus and Commuter Services (OCCS) strives to help off-campus and commuter students become an active part of the college community. OCCS encourages students to take part in campus events, clubs, and organizations. OCCS provides social gatherings, Commuter Spirit Week, a commuter lounge with study space, computers and printing capabilities, free coffee, a microwave and refrigerator, and other resources, to provide all off-campus and commuter students with a space to call their own.  Connect with us in the Commuter Lounge in the Campus Center Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Register your vehicle and pay your parking permit

Although there are ample alternative options, if you are bringing a vehicle to campus as a resident or are a commuter, you are required to register it upon arrival.  Register online at rit.edu/parking.

Purchase Tiger Bucks

Purchases can be made at on-campus and off-campus food and retail locations.  Tiger Bucks acts as a debit account and funds can be added at eservices.rit.edu.