New Signers Program

July 29, 2018-August 11, 2018

The NTID New Signers Program (NSP) is an optional one credit, two-week pre-orientation program offered on a first come, first served basis to newly accepted deaf and hard-of-hearing students who have little or no prior skills in American Sign Language. This program is designed to help students learn basic sign skills, so they will be able to communicate more effectively with RIT/NTID students, faculty and staff members who use sign language. In addition to sign language instruction, students also receive an introduction to Deaf culture and deaf awareness. NSP participants also have an opportunity to explore Rochester, learn how to navigate the RIT campus, and participate in other fun activities.

This pre-orientation program is a great way to develop friendships with other non-signing deaf and hard-of-hearing students, and ease transition to college life at RIT/NTID.