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2020 Student and Parent Checklists

Parent Checklist


Student Checklist

  • Activate and USE your RIT email account      
    Important information will be shared through students’ RIT accounts beginning at deposit; students should be checking accounts regularly.
  • Select roommates and rooms
    The above guide describes how students can sign a housing contract, search for roommates, and choose a room. 
  • Return immunization forms
    New York State law mandates that all college students provide proof of vaccinations. Completed forms must be submitted to the Student Health Center prior to arrival in August.
  • Check your health insurance policy
    All RIT students are required to carry health insurance. Students can use a family plan or enroll in RIT's student health insurance plan. 
  • Authorize access to your account
    Students can authorize parent access to certain aspects of their accounts, including the bill. Talk to your student about giving you access and learn more with this video.
  • Take the online Math Placement Exam (MPE)
    Your student will be notified if they are required to take the MPE. This exam is available online from May 15 through June 30, and must be completed before arrival on campus.
  • Complete your financial aid process
    Get information on loans and scholarships and find out who your student's Financial Aid Counselor is. Students are assigned a Financial Aid Counselor based on their academic program.
  • Get your RIT ID Card
    Help your student speed up the ID card process by submitting their ID photo now online.
  • Request disability services
    The Disability Services Office provides students with disabilities equal access to programs, services, and physical facilities. A Request for Accommodations form is available on the DSO website.
  • Register your vehicle
    Although there are ample alternative options, if your student is bringing a vehicle to campus, they are required to register it upon arrival. Register online on the Parking & Transportation website​​.
  • Pack smart
    On the Housing Operations website you’ll find a list of what to bring (and what NOT to bring) when you move in to the residence halls.