Family Orientation Schedule

Prior to August 11, 2019

Early Arrivals - Beat the Rush!

(Detailed Parent Schedule/Folder can be picked up during Move-In)

OPTIONAL Activities if you arrive to campus early:

Help your student get his/her Photo ID (Registrar's office, Eastman Hall - open only Monday through Friday)

Self-guided campus tours on your own

Meet with Financial Aid (by appointment only: 585-475-2186)

Meet with Student Financial Services (walk in basis) Mondays through Fridays

*SVP Students are only able to move into RIT Housing on Sunday August 11, 9am-1pm. Keys are available for pick-up only on Sunday (see schedule below).  You can contact Housing Operations to inquire about early move-in options.

Sunday, August 11


9am to 1pm

Check in with your student (Student Development Center)

*move into RIT Housing if you have signed up for on-campus housing

11am to 1pm

Lunch— On Your Own (off-campus) or available at various locations on campus (limited hours!)

2pm to 3:15pm

RIT & You: Panel

Meet some terrific representatives from the RIT campus in one place! Fun, interactive panel will answer your questions in a Q&A format.

(Students will begin their Orientation by attending a student panel separately from this can meet up again at dinner time).

3:15pm to 4:15pm

Academic Presentation

Learn more about NTID programs and how we work with our students to ensure their success!

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Meet various NTID/RIT representatives individually to ask questions about our services, programs in our Dyer Arts Center with refreshments.

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Dinner at Gracie's (meal plans start at dinner for students)

Optional for parents to join in (there is a cost for dinner).

6:30pm to 8:30pm

SVP WELCOME & Kickoff!  (both parents/students)

Olde Tyme Lemonade Social following the presentation!

Monday, August 12


9am to 1pm

Meet with Financial Aid Counselors and Student Financial Services (eServices)  Walk-in basis only

9am to 12noon

Services Fair

(See parent folder upon check-in with list of resources)

12noon to 1:00pm

Lunch on your own (students have their own schedule to follow)

5pm to 6pm

Dinner on your own (students have their own schedule to follow)


Everyone: Ice Cream Social and "See ya later...Alligator!"

Tuesday, August 13

Students officially start their formal SVP schedule at 8am - taking placement tests, attending classes, etc. Please ensure you say your best wishes before this time frame as the students have a busy schedule ahead of them. For more details, check out the student schedule.