News and Deadlines
Engagement & Mental Health Webinar
Please join us for a webinar on Engagement and Mental Health at RIT on Tuesday, March 23 from 7-8 p.m. The webinar will include:
- Student engagement opportunities
- How students can find ways to get involved
- Mental health and counseling resources at RIT
- Q&A with staff from Wellness, Campus Life, Residence Life, and Counseling & Psychological Services
To register, please complete this form. The webinar link will be sent prior to the event.
Seeking Parent Feedback
The Parent and Family Programs office needs your input as we assess our services and plan for future communications and programming for families of RIT students. Please take a moment to respond to our 2021 RIT Parent Survey. Your responses will help us better understand how you use family resources to support your student.
The survey will begin with a section on your COVID experiences and feedback. In the sections that follow, we ask that you think about your overall RIT experience as best as you can, not COVID-specific. This will help us go beyond the pandemic and into the future, when we will be able to invite you back to campus!
If you have multiple students at RIT, please respond with the youngest in mind.
Orientation Leader Positions
Applications to be a 2021 Orientation Leader (OL) are due March 28. OLs are responsible for introducing a small group of new students to RIT resources and opportunities at RIT Orientation 2021 in August. OLs are the first people that welcome new students and families, create a culture of care, and provide a foundation for the RIT experience. If your student is interested in welcoming new students and their families and has a desire to impact RIT in a positive way, have them check out these student leadership positions on CampusGroups.
Update on Commencement
RIT is happy to announce that we plan to host in-person commencement ceremonies in May, in accordance with New York state regulations. In light of the current state regulations, it is unlikely we will be able to welcome guests to our ceremonies. Therefore, we discourage guests from making any non-refundable travel arrangements until we have more definitive plans in place. We understand the need for graduates and families to plan and will provide an update about the schedule of ceremonies and potential for inviting guests to our campus in early April. All ceremonies will be live-streamed for viewing by family members and friends.
There are also plans to offer in-person celebrations for the Class of 2020 in May, again in accordance with all New York state regulations.
Please keep an eye on the RIT Commencement website for updates and information.
The upcoming summer term will begin on May 26 and will be offered in an online format. One session will run 10 weeks, and two shorter sessions will each run five weeks. The graduate online session will run seven weeks. The complete list of course offerings is available on the RIT Summer Online 2021 webpage.