News and Deadlines
Eyes on the Fall
Earlier this month, President Munson sent a message to the RIT community about planning for the fall and his vision for moving forward and reimagining RIT in a new normal. This plan includes a Fall Planning Task Force and three committees. Read his message here.
Tiger Parent Talks
Our first round of Tiger Parent Talks was so successful, we’re adding more! The purpose of these Talks is to provide a space for you to connect with other RIT families, share your experiences, and create community among RIT parents. In May, Tiger Parent Talks will focus on Celebrating the End of the Year, including highlights from the year, what students are doing over the summer, and tips and tricks for family engagement and personal wellness.
Click on the date to register for an event:
- Wednesday, May 20; 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 20; 7-8 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 27; 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 27; 7-8 p.m.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. More events will be available throughout the summer, including Talks specifically for parents of incoming students.
E-Advocacy Campaign for Higher Education
As the federal government is considering the next COVID-19 relief bill, it is critically important that members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate hear from their constituents about the need to provide additional support for higher education in this legislation. RIT is working with its state and national association partners, along with colleges and universities across the country, to advocate for critical emergency assistance funding to institutions of higher education as well as students who have been impacted financially by the COVID pandemic.
This link (e-Advocacy campaign) will take you directly to a site where you can send a message directly to your Congressional representative and U.S. Senators. There is a section where you can include your own personal message. A sample draft is included below for your consideration or you can adapt as you choose with your own thoughts. If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Stendardi, Vice President, Government and Community Relations (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I am a (student/parent of a student) at Rochester Institute of Technology majoring in _______. I/we chose RIT because of the outstanding education that it provides in preparing for successful careers in fields that are critically important to our nation’s future economy and national security. RIT itself is a very important employer and economic driver in the greater Rochester region of New York State. It is essential that the Federal government assist the university with additional emergency funding that will enable it to provide increased support to students with urgent financial need, recover unanticipated costs caused by the pandemic and make physical changes in campus facilities so that the campus can be opened safely for all students this coming fall.
Registration for summer courses is now open. Summer is a great time for students to explore new areas of interest, make progress toward their degrees, or dig deeper into areas of study. A grant is available to all undergraduate students as well as non-matriculated students taking six or more undergraduate credits. The first sessions begin tomorrow (May 14) but there is still time to register! The second session starts June 29. Learn more on Summer at RIT website.