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Family Orientation

Family members are encouraged to participate in our Family Orientation program.  The purpose of Family Orientation is to introduce you to life as an RIT parent, including resources available and how to best support your student throughout their time on campus. Many orientation activities are separate for families and students, but you will have plenty of time to spend with your student as you prepare them for life at RIT.

Family Orientation is August 20-21, 2019.  If your student is in NTID or cross-registered RIT/NTID, please visit the NTID website for information on your orientation programs. Family Orientation highlights include:

Family Orientation

Tuesday | August 20th

Campus Move In, 7:00am - 5:30pm
New Student Orientation Check-In and Resource Fair, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Becoming an RIT Parent, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Parent Happy Hour, 8:30 - 10:00pm 

Wednesday | August 21st 

Breakfast with Colleges, 8:30 - 10:00am
Convocation, 11:00am - 12:30pm 
Family Ice Cream Social Send-Off, 12:30pm 

More information will be available on the Parent & Family Programs website in May.


Connecting to RIT Wifi

When arriving at RIT, you'll have access to Wifi with your student's username/password login. However, if your student hasn't set up their account yet, guest Wifi is available for your use!

2018-2019 Family Orientation Newsletters

Learn what to expect this summer and how to prepare your student for life at RIT with these newsletters, sent throughout the summer leading up to New Student and Family Orientation programming. In order to receive these newsletters, make sure your student updates their Family Relationship information at: