Open House

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If you need to meet with Financial Aid...

Please either call ahead at 585-475-2186 and press zero for an appointment (prior to SVP move-in day) when financial aid counselors will be in their offices in the Bausch and Lomb Building, or stop by during SVP move-in (see the parent schedule for an updated date/time to meet).

Can I only enter RIT/NTID in the fall?

No, RIT/NTID operates on a semester system. Accepted students may begin classes in the fall or spring. Some programs may only be available for entry in fall.

What is the difference between SVP and NSP?

SVP is the College of NTID Orientation program.  NSP is the New Signer's Program - designed to help students who do not know any sign language.  It is an educational/immersion experience to give our "oral" students a jump start in picking up ASL.  This program occurs BEFORE the SVP Orientation program.

Fall Open Houses

RIT/NTID invites deaf and hard-of-hearing students to spend a day at RIT. This event also is open to students interested in ASL-English Interpretation. Open House is an exciting experience: an opportunity to meet representatives from admissions, financial aid and faculty from academic departments. You will have an opportunity to view our residence halls and take a guided campus tour with a current student. After your visit, we will waive your $65 application fee. 

Saturday, September 28, 2019 Register Now
Monday, October 14, 2019 (Columbus Day) Register Now
Saturday, November 9, 2019  Register Now

NTID Spring Open Houses

NTID Spring Open Houses will highlight the associate-level, Associate+Bachelor's degree and Pre-Baccalaureate programs for our deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We also will have a program for hearing students interested in our ASL-English Interpretation program. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will go until 5:00 p.m.

More information about these programs can be found here:

Saturday, April 18, 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020 (Imagine RIT takes place on Saturday, April 25)
Registration will open in early December 2019

Open House Video and Photos

Here are videos from several of RIT/NTID’s Open Houses. Want to see more? Check out this page for photos with RITchie!

Accepted Student Open House–Bachelor-level Admits Only

This specific Open House event is for students admitted into bachelor's degree programs for Fall 2020. This is an opportunity to learn more about your program of acceptance. You also will meet faculty, learn about financial aid, go on a campus tour and see the residence halls.

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Registration will open in early December 2019

Introducing RIT

This event is specifically geared towards high school students (freshman, sophomores, and juniors) who are beginning their college search process. Prospective students and guests will meet faculty, tour the campus and residence halls, and learn more about the admissions process.

Friday, April 17, 2020
Registration will open in early January 2020