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.
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.
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.
Advice from RIT Parents
“I would advise that parents sign up for the Parent Newsletter and thoroughly explore the school website for information. The website is full of important facts, tips, and new information that doesn't always get communicated to parents through their child.”
“Make sure your student is checking their new RIT email daily from day of acceptance on!”
“The best tip I received was to have my child contact his roommate in advance to coordinate items they are bringing.”
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