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Monday, August 19, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: Early Move-In (if applicable) Time: 8 a.m. Location: Various Locations If you are participating in the Honors, SVP, WiC, WE're in Motion, ECCO, Legacy, SSP, HEOP, or MCAS programs, you will need to move in early in order to start your program prior to Orientation. Communication from your respective program with details to follow to your RIT email.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: Move-In Time: 7 a.m. Location: Various Locations Please refer to your move-in time and color as assigned to you by RIT Housing via mylife.rit.edu.
Event: Check-In Time: 9 a.m. Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center, GOR, 24 Check in for Orientation and grab your RIT swag for the week.
Event: Resource Fair Time: 9 a.m. Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center, GOR, 24 The Resource Fair allows new students and families to get their questions answered, meet with staff members, take care of business, and get information regarding the resources and services available at RIT and in the community.
Event: Service Highlights Time: 10 a.m.--6 p.m. (except 3 p.m.--4 p.m.) Location: Ingle Auditorium Learn about the variety of resources and student support we have at RIT with our 15 minute presentations that will be on rotation this entire time.
Event: Goodbye, Goodbuy! Time: 10 a.m. Location: Frank Ritter Ice Arena, RIA, 02 Furnish your residence hall room at incredibly low prices with reclaimed goods at this sustainability thrift sale.
Event: Welcome Picnic Time: 11 a.m. Location: Gene Polisseni Center, POL, 22 (outside) Try portioned samples from each of our RIT Visiting Chefs. Tickets can be purchased at the Gene Polisseni Center Box Office day of. Ticket pricing TBD in June.
Event: Becoming an RIT Parent Time: 7 p.m. Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center, GOR, 24 Parenting a college student will be a new experience, and we're here to help you make the transition! Join the Director of Parent and Family Programs and a team of students to learn how to best support your Tiger.
Event: Residence Life (Floor Meetings) Time: 7 p.m. Location: Residence Halls Look for posters on your floor or ask your RA for the specific time and location.
Event: Off-Campus and Commuter Services Meeting Time: 7 p.m. Location: Campus Center, CPC, 03, Room 2610 and 2650 Learn all about the services offered by OCCS and have dinner with fellow commuters!
Event: Parent Happy Hour Time: 8:30 p.m. Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU, 04), RITZ Sports Zone Grab a drink or coffee, meet other new Tiger parents and relax after your long day. There is no formal programming -- just meet, mingle, and hang out!
Event: Late Night Activities Time: 9 p.m. Location: Various Locations Check out CampusGroups for a full list of fun activities to choose from.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: Meet Your Orientation Leader (OL) Time: 8 a.m. Location: Greek Lawn Meet your Orientation Leaders (OL) and fellow group members. This time includes lunch visiting campus highlights and many other fun activities your OL has planned.
Event: Coffee with the Colleges Time: 8:30 a.m. Location: Various Locations This event is for families and parents only. Families will have an opportunity to meet staff and faculty from their student's college and learn about their academic life at RIT.
Event: Class Picture Time: 9:30 a.m. Location: Tiger Stadium Celebrate the start of your college career with a class of 2022 and class of 2023 group picture.
Event: Tiger Walk Time: 10 a.m. Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center, GOR, 24 (outside) This is your first RIT tradition, so prepare to be welcomed in Tiger style. Faculty and staff cheer you on as you enter Convocation. All OL groups will be dismissed from the class picture and walk over together.
Event: Goodbye, Goodbuy! Time: 10 a.m. Location: Frank Ritter Ice Arena, RIA, 02 Furnish your residence hall room at incredibly low prices with reclaimed goods at this sustainability thrift sale.
Event: Convocation Time: 11 a.m. Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center, GOR, 24 Celebrate the beginning of a new year as faculty and staff formally welcome you to the RIT family. The program includes remarks by RIT's president and senior administrators.
Event: Family Ice Cream Social Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: Gene Polisseni Center, POL, 22 (outside) Sweeten your goodbyes with ice cream and remember - it's not goodbye; it's see you later.
Event: Dinner with your OL Time: 4 p.m. Location: Various Locations Location will be determined by your OL.
Event: It IS My Place (Title IX Program) Time: 6 p.m. Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center, GOR, 24 It IS My Place is an interactive program to educate and prevent sexual violence and discrimination. Do you know what to do if you see something that you find concerning? Intervening doesn't have to be scary or awkward.
Event: Late Night Activities Time: 8 p.m. Location: Various Locations Check out CampusGroups for a full list of fun activities to choose from.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: Academic Advising Overview Time: 8 a.m. Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center, GOR, 24 An intro to the undergraduate academic advising program, including advising roles, expectations for students and advisors, and the importance of academic advising to support student success.
Event: Academic Day Activities Time: 9:15 a.m. Location: Various Locations Spend the day at your new college and meet the faculty and staff as well as your new classmates.
Event: Goodbye, Goodbuy! Time: 10 a.m. Location: Frank Ritter Ice Arena, RIA, 02 Furnish your residence hall room, or where you are living off-campus at incredibly low prices with reclaimed goods at this sustainability thrift sale.
Event: Rainbow Picnic Time: 4 p.m. Location: Global Village Welcome event for RIT's LGBTQIA+ community!
Event: Transfer Dinner and T-Shirt Swap Time: 4 p.m. Location: TBD Your chance to meet other transfer students and trade in a shirt from your prior school to receive a new RIT shirt!
Event: OL Time and Dinner Time: 4 p.m. Location: Various Locations Determined by your OL.
Event: Living and Learning Together Time: 8 p.m. Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center, GOR, 24 We will discuss cross-cultural barriers that occur on campus when deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing students learn and live together.
Event: Late Night Activities Time: 9 p.m. Location: Various Locations Check out CampusGroups for a full list of fun activities to choose from.
Friday, August 23, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: Supplemental Academic Advising Time: 10 a.m. Location: Various Locations Please contact your college or academic program for details on how to participate; additional hours may be offered per academic department schedule.
Event: Goodbye, Goodbuy! Time: 10 a.m. Location: Frank Ritter Ice Arena, RIA, 02 Furnish your residence hall room, or where you are living off-campus at incredibly low prices with reclaimed goods at this sustainability thrift sale.
Event: OL Time and Lunch Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Various Locations Determined by your OL.
Event: Choose Your Own Adventure Time: 1 p.m. Location: Various Locations Attend an information session or participate in a variety of activities sponsored by campus partners. See CampusGroups for the full schedule.
Event: OL Time and Dinner Time: 4 p.m. Location: Various Locations Determined by your OL.
Event: Explore Rochester Trips Time: 6 p.m. Location: Various Locations Your chance to see some of the unique places the city of Rochester has to offer! Be on the lookout for registration opportunies in your Orientation newsletters in July. Spots will fill up quickly.
Event: Community Service Projects Time: 6 p.m. Location: TBD Join RIT's collegiate service organization for a selection of community service projects.
Event: Target Takeover Time: 9 p.m. Location: Target Need last-minute school supplies? Looking to mingle with other new students? Take a continuous shuttle to the Henrietta Target all in one place.
Event: Late Night Activities Time: 9 p.m. Location: Various Locations Check out CampusGroups for a full list of fun activities to choose from.
Event: Diversity and Inclusion Program Time: TBA Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center, GOR, 24 Continuing the tradition of ensuring our new students are engaged and committed to being in a community of diverse learners.
Event: SAU Extravaganza Time: TBA Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU, 04), Davis Room 1300 Stop by the SAU for giant games, escape rooms, trivia, and more.
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: RIT 365 Liftoff! (only applicable for first-year students) Time: 9 a.m. Location: Various Locations Meet your classmates and peer faciltator at this introduction to RIT 365 through Year One Programs.
Event: Transfer Lunch and Panel Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: TBD Transfer students will be given the opportunity to ask questions to upperclassmen who were also transfer students about their transition to RIT.
Event: OL Time and Dinner Time: 4 p.m. Location: Various Locations Determined by your OL.
Event: OL AMA (Ask Me Anything) Time: 6 p.m. Location: Various Locations Determined by your OL.
Event: Late Night Activities Time: 8 p.m. Location: Various Locations Check out CampusGroups for a full list of fun activities to choose from.
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: Find Your Classroom Time: 9 a.m. Location: Various Locations Get out your class schedule and take this opportunity to find all your classrooms in preparation for the first week of classes, while meeting your academic Student Government representative along the way.
Event: Tiger Activities Fair Time: 1 p.m. Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center, GOR, 24 Where can you get engaged with clubs and organizations at RIT? With over 200 clubs and organizations in attendance, you will learn where to start.
Event: Red Cross Blood Drive Time: 1 p.m. Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center, GOR, 24 Want to help save a life? Come donate blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive.

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Disability Services Open Hours: 

Student Alunmi Union (SAU), Room 1150 

585-475-2023

Tue, August 20 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wed, August 21 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thu, August 22 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fri, August 23 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Financial Aid and Scholarships Open Hours: 

Bausch and Lomb Center (BLC)

585-475-2186

Tue, August 20 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Wed, August 21 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Thu, August 22 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Fri, August 23 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

 

Student Financial Services Open Hours: 

University Services Center (USC), first floor 

585-475-6186

Tue, August 20 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Wed, August 21 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Thu, August 22 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Fri, August 23 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.