Gearing Up for Success, Pre-Orientation Program

Gearing Up for Success, is offered as part of the DisoveRIT pre-orientation initiative through The Center for Orientation and Transition.  The three-day program, intended for program enrolled students, takes place prior to the start of the fall New Student Orientation.  The goal of the SSP Pre-orientation program is to ease students’ transition to RIT by:

  • Becoming familiar with RIT’s campus and community
  • Building some initial connections with other program-enrolled students
  • Learning about available campus resources and how to access them
  • Helping students feel prepared to participate in the New Student Orientation


Sample Gearing Up For Success Schedule:

Day 1 – Saturday

Time Activity
8:00AM – 4:00PM Dorm move in and SSP/Disability Services Individual Intake Meetings
4:30PM – 6:00PM Gearing Up for Success Welcome Session
6:00PM – 7:00PM Welcome Picnic for Students and Families
8:00PM – 10:00PM Student Social Event

Day 2 – Sunday

Time Activity
11:00AM – 12:00PM Group Brunch
12:00PM – 1:30PM Group Session #1
1:30PM – 2:30PM Campus Activity
2:30PM – 4:30PM Comedy Improv Workshop
4:45PM – 5:30PM Group Dinner
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM SSP Off-campus Social Event (Bowling)

Day 3 – Monday

Time Activity
8:00AM – 8:30AM Group Breakfast
8:30AM – 1:30 PM SSP Off-campus Event
1:30PM – 3:30PM Campus Activity: Scavenger Hunt
3:30PM – 5:30PM Explore Park Point and Barnes and Noble
5:30PM – 6:30PM Group Dinner
7:00PM – 9:00PM Game Night

Day 4 – Tuesday

Time Activity
8:00AM – 8:45 AM Group Breakfast
9:00AM – 10:00AM Register for New Student Orientation/Attend Resource and Activities Fair
10:00AM – 11:30AM Review Orientation Schedule/ Group Activity
11:30AM – 12:30PM Group session #2
12:30PM – 1:30PM Group Lunch
1:30PM – 4:00PM Fall Schedule Walk Through & Review of DSO Services
4:00 PM New Student Orientation begins for all students


Enrollment Information

There is a separate, external enrollment process and fee required for participation in this pre-orientation program.

For more information and to enroll, visit: