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2016 New Family Online Orientation

Going to college is not only a big transition for incoming students, but for the entire family. This online orientation will guide you through this summer and fall as you become an RIT family. The information and tips on this page include what parents and students should do this summer in preparation for August, conversations to have, and what to expect during move-in day, the first month, and the first semester at RIT.

This Summer

  • Parent to-do list
  • Student to-do list
  • Conversations to have
  • Things to remember

Move-In Day

  • How to prepare
  • Supporting your student
  • Saying goodbye
  • Top ten tips for parents as they send their student off to college

The First Month

  • Communication
  • Back at home
  • Life on campus

The First Semester

  • Support from home
  • Life on campus
  • Visits home and to RIT