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Monday, August 19, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: Priority Move-in Time: 8:00 AM Location: Various Locations Your first step in joining the RIT family- Pick up your housing key and RIT ID!
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: Move-in Time: 7:00 AM Location: Various Locations Please refer to your move-in time and color as assigned to you by Housing Operations via myhousing.rit.edu.
Event: New Student Orientation Check-in Time: 9:00 AM Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) Check in for New Student Orientation.
Event: Resource Fair Time: 9:00 AM Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) The Resource Fair allows new students and their 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: 10:00 AM 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, Good Buy! Time: 10:00 AM Location: Frank Ritter Ice Arena (RIA) Furnish your residence hall room at incredibly low prices with reclaimed goods at this sustainability thrift sale.
Event: Welcome Picnic Time: 2:00 PM Location: Gene Polisseni Center (GPC) - Outside Try portioned samples from each of our RIT Visiting Chefs. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 on the RIT University Arenas website or day-of for $18 at the Gene Polisseni Center Box Office.
Event: Residence Life - Floor Meetings Time: 7:00 PM Location: Residence Halls Look for posters on your floor or ask your RA for the specific time and location.
Event: Off-Campus & Commuter Services Meeting Time: 7:00 PM Location: Campus Center (CPC) - Room 2610 & 2650 Learn all about the services offered by OCCS and have dinner with fellow commuters!
Event: Late Night Activities Time: 9:00 PM Location: Various Locations Check out Campus Groups for a full list of fun activities!
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: Class Picture Time: 9:30 AM Location: Tiger Stadium Celebrate the start of your college career with a class of 2022 and class of 2023 group picture.
Event: Goodbye, Good Buy! Time: 10:00 AM Location: Frank Ritter Ice Arena (RIA) Furnish your residence hall room at incredibly low prices with reclaimed goods at this sustainability thrift sale.
Event: Tiger Walk Time: 10:00 AM Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) - 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: Convocation Time: 11:00 AM Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) 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 Send-Off Time: 12:30 PM Location: Gene Polisseni Center (GPC) - Outside Sweeten your goodbyes with ice cream and remember - it's not goodbye; it's see you later.
Event: Dinner with your OL Time: 4:00 PM Location: Various Locations Location will be determined by your OL.
Event: It IS My Place - Title IX Program Time: 6:00 PM Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) It IS My Place to 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: 8:00 PM Location: Various Locations Check out Campus Groups for a full list of fun activities!
Event: Meet Your Orientation Leader Time: 8:00 AM Location: Qudditch Field Meet your OL and fellow group members! This time includes lunch visiting campus highlights and many other fun activities your OL has planned.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: Goodbye, Good Buy! Time: 10:00 AM Location: Frank Ritter Ice Arena (RIA) Furnish your residence hall room at incredibly low prices with reclaimed goods at this sustainability thrift sale.
Event: Rainbow Picnic Time: 4:00 PM Location: Global Village Welcome event for RIT's LGBTQIA+ community
Event: Transfer Dinner & T-Shirt Swap Time: 4:00 PM Location: TBD Your chance to meet other transfer students & trade in a shirt from your prior school to receive a new RIT shirt!
Event: OL Time & Dinner Time: 4:00 PM Location: Various Locations Determined by your OL.
Event: Living and Learning Together Time: 8:00 PM Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) 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: 9:00 PM Location: Various Locations Check out Campus Groups for a full list of fun activities!
Event: Academic Advising Overview Time: 8:00 AM Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) 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 AM Location: Various Locations Spend the day at your new college and meet the faculty and staff as well as your new classmates.
Friday, August 23, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: OL Time & Dinner Time: 4:00 PM Location: Various Locations Determined by your OL.
Event: Explore Rochester Trips Time: 6:00 PM Location: Various Locations Your chance to see some of the unique places the city of Rochester has to offer! Register ahead of time on Campus Groups.
Event: Community Service Projects Time: 6:00 PM Location: TBD Join RIT's collegiate service organization for a selection of community service projects!
Event: SAU Extravaganza Time: TBA Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU) - Davis Room (1300) Stop by the SAU for giant games, escape rooms, trivia, and more!
Event: Target Takeover Time: 9:00 PM 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: 9:00 PM Location: Various Locations Check out Campus Groups for a full list of fun activities!
Event: Diversity & Inclusion Program Time: 8:30 AM Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR)
Event: Academic Advising Time: 10:00 AM Location: Various Locations Please contact your college for details on how to participate; additional hours may be offered per department schedules.
Event: Goodbye, Good Buy! Time: 10:00 AM Location: Frank Ritter Ice Arena (RIA) Furnish your residence hall room at incredibly low prices with reclaimed goods at this sustainability thrift sale.
Event: OL Time & Lunch Time: 11:30 AM Location: Various Locations Determined by your OL.
Event: Choose Your Own Adventure Time: 1:00 PM Location: Various Locations Attend an information session or participate in a variety of activities sponsored by campus partners! See Campus Groups for the full schedule.
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: RIT 365 Program Time: 9:00 AM Location: Various Locations Meet your classmates and peer faciltator at this introduction to RIT 365!
Event: Transfer Lunch & Panel Time: 11:30 AM Location: TBD Transfer students will be given the opportunity to ask questions to upperclassmen transfer students about their transition into RIT.
Event: OL Time & Dinner Time: 4:00 PM Location: Various Locations Determined by your OL.
Event: OL AMA (Ask Me Anything) Time: 6:00 PM Location: Various Locations Determined by your OL.
Event: Late Night Activities Time: 8:00 PM Location: Various Locations Check out Campus Groups for a full list of fun activities!
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: Find Your Classroom Time: 9:00 AM 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!
Event: Red Cross Blood Drive Time: 1:00 PM Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) Want to help save a life? Come donate blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive!
Event: Tiger Activities Fair Time: 1:00 PM Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) Learn about the clubs/organizations at RIT (200 and counting!) including Greek life.