New Signers Program

Student's in classroom learning and practicing signs.

The New Signers Program (NSP) is an optional one credit, 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 you learn basic sign skills, so that you 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, you also will receive an introduction to Deaf culture and awareness, explore Rochester, learn how to navigate the RIT campus, and participate in other fun activities.

If you cannot attend the program on campus, you can take it as a four-week online course.

Both options are a great way to meet other non-signing deaf and hard-of-hearing students and ease your transition to college life at RIT/NTID.

Join us:
NSP at RIT: July 28 - August 10, 2019
Online Course: July 1 - 28, 2019

Video by NSP participant Clare Kelsey

NSP Slideshow