News and Deadlines
Flu Vaccine Requirement
RIT is requiring all students, faculty, and staff who will be on campus for any reason to receive a seasonal flu vaccination by the start of Spring Semester. Students must provide proof of having received the seasonal flu vaccine by submitting documentation to the Wellness Portal. Proof should include name, date, and documentation that it was a flu vaccine. Students with a medical or religious accommodation will be receiving a secure message through the health portal.
Students can participate in the on-campus Wegmans clinics. If their insurance is not accepted by Wegmans, they can get the vaccine at the Student Health Center for $20. Students can also get the flu shot at a local retail pharmacy or when they return home for winter break.
Housing Selection 2021-2022
Housing Renewal will begin on October 19. Housing Renewal is the process that your student should participate in to renew their current RIT housing for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Students currently living in Perkins Green, Riverknoll, University Commons, and the RIT Inn who want to renew their contract should complete a contract between October 19-25 by going to mylife.rit.edu. If there are any vacancies in the space, students will be instructed to request a roommate between November 2-13.
Room Selection for all other students will take place in spring semester. This includes students who are currently living in the residence halls, Global Village, and Greek Circle, as well as students who do not renew their contract for their current space.
For more information, visit the RIT Housing website.
Tiger Parent Talks
Join other RIT parents in our virtual, community-building Tiger Parent Talks! During these events, you can connect with one another, share your experiences and advice, and ask questions of other Tiger parents. Tiger Parent Talks are not informational sessions, but rather community building for parents.
Click on the date to register for an event:
Participants will receive more information the morning of the event.
Immersion and Minor Fair
Immersions are a required portion of the general education curriculum for every undergraduate student at RIT. The Immersion and Minor Fair offers your student a chance to explore options and connect with faculty teaching in areas of interest. Faculty from the College of Liberal Arts, College of Science, College of Art & Design, and Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences will be available to answer questions and share information about immersion, minor, and double major offerings. The fair will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 14 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Students can register on CampusGroups.
Change of Major Open Forum
The Change of Major Open Forum is an opportunity for students to connect with an advisor from University Exploration on the processes and options to change their major. If appropriate, advisors will schedule follow-up meetings to further discuss options, or make a referral to another office depending on the student’s situation. Any undergraduate student considering a change of major is welcome. The event will be held Monday, October 26 from 12-2 p.m. Students can RSVP and join the session on CampusGroups.