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Fall Arrival Guides
The 2019 Fall Arrival Guides are now available and contain the information your student needs about arriving on campus over the next week. The Arrival Guides include: important dates, what to bring checklists, and specific information for new and returning students. Reminder: returning students can move back to campus on August 19 or August 21-25.
Goodbye, Goodbuy! is a student-run initiative that provides both new and returning students the opportunity to furnish dorms and apartments at affordable prices. Last spring during move-out week, Goodbye, Goodbuy! collected over 35 tons of goods left behind from students, which will be on sale during move-in week. Inventory includes items such as: furniture, clothing, fans, lamps, fridges, televisions, and speakers, as well as items that students might have forgotten to bring to campus (hangers, school supplies, and kitchenware). The sale will be on August 20-23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Ritter Arena. Students interested in volunteering at Goodbye, Goodbuy! (and receiving a $5 coupon) can sign up online.
Global Day of Service
The RIT Alumni Association invites parents to join the RIT community at the 5th Annual Global Day of Service on Saturday, September 7. This program brings Tigers from around the globe together to volunteer in their local communities. For a complete list of regional service projects please click here. Just a few hours of your time can have a big impact.
Fall University-Wide Career Fair
The Fall Career Fair is early this year—Wednesday, September 25. The Career Fair, held in the Gordon Field House, 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 can also attend specialized career fairs throughout the fall, including the Accounting Career Fair on September 17. More information about specialized career fairs will be included in the September newsletter.
Brick City Weekend
Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend registration is now open! Brick City Weekend (BCW) is on October 18-20 and features events for the whole family. While browsing the schedule, here are some suggestions for family-favorite events:
- Taste of Rochester-Sample local wine, craft beer, and favorite Rochester foods with other families.
- Friday Evening Fun-Check out the variety of events happening in and around the Student Alumni Union including food trucks, giant games, escape rooms, and building your own party hat.
- Dueling Pianos-Offered twice on Friday night, this high-energy show sells out so reserve your space quickly!
- Family Fun Zone-Play arcade games, check out the bounce house, and build your party hat.
- Pumpkin Chunkin’-CET students compete using human-powered mechanical equipment that they've designed and built to launch pumpkins.
- SG Distinguished Speaker-Student Government is excited to welcome Anderson Cooper as this year's distinguished speaker. Tickets for this event will go on sale on August 26.
- No Voice Zone-Experience an RIT tradition and Deaf culture, and learn a few basic signs.
- Men’s Hockey at Blue Cross Arena-RIT’s Men’s Hockey Team takes on Merrimack in downtown Rochester. Be sure to also check out the free shuttle to downtown from campus.
- Dash & Dine-there are three options for this event! 5k run/walk only; Brunch at Gracie’s only; or a discounted combo.