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Connection is Prevention Week
Counseling and Psychological Services and Health Promotion are hosting RIT’s 3rd annual Connection is Prevention Week, September 9-13. This week recognizes National Suicide Prevention Week by honoring those lost to suicide and students impacted by those losses, supporting students who may be struggling with their mental health or suicidal thoughts, and fostering a caring and connected community. Events are planned throughout the week to carry out these initiatives including promotional yard signs communicating resources and support, educational tabling, a candlelight vigil, and an upbeat event featuring interactive student-led booths promoting suicide prevention through mental health awareness, stigma reduction, connection, and support. For more information about Connection is Prevention and National Suicide Prevention Week at RIT, students can visit the Campus Groups page.
Study & Work Abroad Fair
The Study & Work Abroad Fair will be held on Wednesday, September 18 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Student Alumni Union Lobby and Fireside Lounge. This fair gives students the chance to meet organizations that will jump-start their international experience, including opportunities to study, co-op, and volunteer abroad. Representatives will also be available from each college to help your student best understand program options for their major.
Students can also enter a lottery to win a FREE passport. Ten U.S. passports will be given away courtesy of the RIT Education Abroad Office. Students should stop by one of the welcome tables at the fair to find out how to enter the lottery (eligibility requirements apply).
Students can visit the Study & Work Abroad Fair website for more details about the fair.
Fall Career Fair
The Fall Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, September 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Gordon Field House. The Career Fair draws over 250 companies, ranging from small tech firms to Fortune 500 companies. Students need to bring their student ID to the Career Fair to be admitted. Students also have the opportunity to attend specialty career fairs this fall including:
- Accounting: September 17
- National Labs Day: October 16
- NTID: October 17
- Civil Engineering: October 23
Career Fair Clothing Opportunities
There are two opportunities for students to prepare to dress for success at the Career Fair this fall:
Bern’s Closet, run by the Division of Diversity & Inclusion, offers students professional clothing items donated by RIT staff, faculty, and Greater Rochester community members. Bern’s Closet is open year-round at the RIT FoodShare, and the special Career Fair event will take place on September 23 at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge (Student Alumni Union). Clothing is free to students on a first-come, first-served basis.
JCPenney Suit Up is an event in partnership with the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education. At this event, students can receive 30% off career dress apparel—including sales items which can lead to 60% off—at the Marketplace Mall JCPenney location on Sunday, September 15 from 6-8:30 p.m.
My Bus Home
My Bus Home arranges one-way and round-trip transportation for all academic breaks in private, fully-insured motor coach buses with restrooms, Wi-Fi, and a DVD player. The buses pick up on campus and go to/from central locations in:
- Plymouth Meeting & Allentown, PA; Bridgewater, NJ
- NYC; Jericho & Islandia, Long Island
- White Plains & Albany, NY
- Ludlow & Newton, MA; Londonderry, NH
- Mechanicsburg, PA; Columbia, MD; Arlington, VA
The estimated round-trip fares are between $159.00 and $199.00. Fall semester reservation deadlines are:
- Fall break: September 17
- Thanksgiving break: October 28
- Winter break home: November 23
- Winter break return: December 17
Sign up at My Bus Home for more information.