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Gearing Up For Success
Gearing Up For Success
Pre-Orientation Program for Incoming First Year RIT Students on the Autism Spectrum

Gearing Up for Success


Pre-Orientation Program for Incoming First Year
Students on the Autism Spectrum

Program Dates

Saturday, August 17th 2013 (Move-in and Family Welcome Session) through Tuesday, August 20th 2013 (All students attend RIT New Student Orientation beginning Tuesday evening)

Session Topics

  • High school to college transition
  • Organizing to Meet Academic Responsibilities
  • Disability Disclosure- Why and How
  • Using Social Thinking Skills to Build Connections
  • Self- Advocacy and Accessing RIT Resources


  • Campus Tours: including Disability Services Office, Test Center, Campus Bookstore, Study and Stress Havens, Dining Services
  • On and Off Campus Social Outings: including trip to Rochester's Strong Museum for Egame Revolution exhibit
  • Fall Schedule Walk-Through
  • New Student Orientation Check-In and Resource Fair


The registration fee of $225 includes early move-in fee, meals and activities. Registration works on a first come, first served basis and spots fill quickly. Registration will close on August 1 or sooner if all program seats are filled.