NTID-Supported Bachelor's Degree Level Students

Tiger Walk

Support Service Orientation

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students Enrolled in Bachelor's Degree Programs Only

Welcome!  You are expected to move in alongside your "hearing" peers on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.  Parents will be attending a workshop on Tuesday afternoon (3pm-4pm) to learn more about how NTID supports Deaf/Hard of Hearing students enrolled in BS-degree programs.  You will be required to attend our NSSO (NTID Support Services Orientation) workshop on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 (2-4pm). This workshop is designed to explain access/support services for NTID-supported baccalaureate students as well as meeting with your academic advisor to make sure your schedule is all set. (Transfer students who are accepted into a bachelor's degree program must attend NSSO as well).  You will also meet other Deaf/Hard of hearing students who are in your program as well.

If you have any questions regarding the NSSO pre-orientation program, please contact Karen Beiter via email at KJBNDP@rit.edu.

In order for us to be better prepared for your arrival, please complete the Language/Communication Background Questionnaire by June 1, 2019. You will need your 9-digit University ID to access this form online. Information about RIT's access and support services is also available online.

For all questions regarding all other orientation activities, visit the RIT Orientation website or call the RIT Orientation office at (585) 475-7995.

RIT Orientation schedule can be found here.

Deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in bachelor's degree programs in the colleges of RIT have a senator within Student Government who represents them. This person (the cross-registered senator) makes sure that you are provided with the support you need in order to be a successful student here at RIT.  This senator also addresses a variety of issues ranging from access services (interpreters, captioning, notetaking, tutoring) to instructor education. This person also is an advocate and a friend. This person can be reached for comment and concerns at sgxreg@rit.edu

Lastly, if you need Audiology or Communication Services, check out their website.  Batteries, hearing aids/Cochlear implant services, speech, etc. are offered on campus!

We look forward to meeting you!