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Monday, August 19, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: Early Move-In Time: 8 a.m. Location: Various Locations Your first step in joining the RIT family- Pick up your housing key and RIT ID! Available to select programs only.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: Move-In Time: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Location: Various Locations Please refer to your move-in time and color as assigned to you by Housing Operations via myhousing.rit.edu.
Event: Orientation Check-In Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) Stop by to get all the materials you need for a successful transition to RIT.
Event: Resource Fair Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 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 a.m.-6 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.-4 p.m. 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: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (except 2-3 p.m.) Location: Hale-Andrews Student Life Center (HAC), Clark Grass Area Tickets can be purchased in advance for $17 at RITTickets or box offices at the Gene Polisseni Center, Gordon Field House, and Ritter Ice Rink, or day-of for $19 at the Gene Polisseni Center Box Office. Food features RIT Dining operations and visiting chefs.
Event: NSSO Parent Session: NTID Supported Student Orientation for Parents Time: 3 - 4 p.m. Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU), Ingle Auditorium Parents will be attending this workshop on Tuesday afternoon to learn more about how NTID supports Deaf/Hard of Hearing students enrolled in BS-degree programs at RIT.
Event: Residence Life - Floor Meetings Time: 7-9 p.m. Location: Residence Halls Look for posters on your floor or ask your RA for the specific time and location.
Event: Off-Campus & Commuter Services Welcome Dinner Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Location: Campus Center (CPC) - Room 2610 & 2650 Not living on campus? Meet with fellow commuter students and learn some insider tips for navigating life at RIT.
Event: Late Night Activities Time: 9 p.m. Location: Various Locations Check out Campus Groups for a full list of fun activities!
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: Meet Your Orientation Leader (OL) Time: 8-9:30 a.m. Location: Tiger Stadium Meet your OL and fellow group members!
Event: Coffee with the Colleges Time: 8:30-10 a.m. Location: Various Locations Your chance as family members to meet with representatives from each academic department.
Event: Class Picture Time: 9:30-10 a.m. Location: Tiger Stadium Celebrate the start of your college career with a class of 2023 and class of 2024 group picture.
Event: Goodbye, Goodbuy! Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 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: 10-11 a.m. Location: Tiger Stadium 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 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 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 Social Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU), Fireside Lounge Sweeten your goodbyes with ice cream and remember - it's not goodbye; it's see you later.
Event: NSSO Student Session: Student Presentations Time: 2 - 4 p.m. Location: Campus Center (CPC), Bamboo Rooms, Rooms 2610/2650 This is a required student presentation if you are an NTID-Supported Bachelor's Degree student.
Event: Dinner with your OL Time: 4 p.m. Location: Various Locations Check out what RIT Dining has to offer. Location determined by your OL.
Event: It IS My Place - Title IX Program Time: 6 p.m. 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 p.m. Location: Various Locations Check out Campus Groups for a full list of fun activities!
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: Academic Advising Overview Time: 8 a.m. 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 Time: 9 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) Furnish your residence hall room at incredibly low prices with reclaimed goods at this sustainability thrift sale.
Event: Rainbow Picnic Time: 4 p.m. Location: Global Village Plaza Welcome event for RIT's LGBTQIA+ community
Event: Transfer Dinner & T-Shirt Swap Time: 4 p.m. Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU) - Davis Room (1300) Your chance to meet other transfer students & trade in a shirt from your prior school to receive a new RIT shirt!
Event: Dinner with your OL Time: 4 p.m. Location: Various Locations Check out what RIT Dining has to offer. Location determined by your OL.
Event: Living and Learning Together Time: 8 p.m. 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 p.m. Location: Various Locations Check out Campus Groups for a full list of fun activities!
Friday, August 23, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: Academic Advising Open Hours Time: 10 a.m. Location: Various Locations Discuss your class schedule and get answers to any last minute questions. Please contact your college for details on how to participate.
Event: Goodbye, Goodbuy! Time: 10 a.m. Location: Frank Ritter Ice Arena (RIA) Furnish your residence hall room at incredibly low prices with reclaimed goods at this sustainability thrift sale.
Event: Lunch with your OL Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Various Locations Check out what RIT Dining has to offer. Location 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 Campus Groups for the full schedule.
Event: ROTC Orientation Time: 1 p.m. Location: Lewis P. Ross Hall (ROS) For more information, contact your program directly.
Event: Dinner with your OL Time: 4 p.m. Location: Various Locations Check out what RIT Dining has to offer. Location determined by your OL.
Event: Diversity & Inclusion Program Time: 6 p.m. Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) Continuing the tradition of ensuring our new students are engaged and committed to being in a community of diverse learners.
Event: SAU Extravaganza Time: 8 p.m. Location: Student Alumni Union (SAU) - Davis Room (1300) Laser tag, artists, giant games, and much much more! Drop by for an hour (or three) to experience all the activities we have to offer.
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 Campus Groups for a full list of fun activities!
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: RIT 365 Liftoff! Time: 9 a.m. Location: Various Locations Meet your classmates and peer faciltator at this introduction to RIT 365!
Event: Transfer Brunch & Panel Time: 11 a.m. Location: University Gallery (UNI) Transfer students will be given the opportunity to meet with fellow incoming students and ask questions to upperclassmen about their transition into RIT.
Event: Dinner with your OL 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! Register ahead of time on Campus Groups.
Event: Late Night Activities Time: 8 p.m. Location: Various Locations Check out Campus Groups for a full list of fun activities!
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Event Time Location Description
Event: Fireworks Time: 8 p.m. Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) - Greek Lawn Start off your semester with a BANG!
Event: OL AMA (Ask Me Anything) Time: 10 a.m. Location: Various Locations Just as it says, the name badges are coming off, so you can ask your OL anything and everything about RIT and student life.
Event: Red Cross Blood Drive Time: 1 p.m. 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 p.m. Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR) Learn about the clubs/organizations at RIT (200 and counting!) including Greek life.
Event: Performing Arts Workshops Time: 3 p.m. Location: Various Locations Check out Campus Groups to see the full list of workshops put on by our performing arts student groups!
Event: Find Your Classrooms Time: 3:30 p.m. Location: Various Locations Get out your class schedule and take this opportunity to find all your classrooms (with help from OLs) in preparation for the first week of classes!

Campus Resources 

 

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.