Open House

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Where can I borrow a laptop computer?

You can borrow a laptop computer from the Resource Desk in the NTID Learning Center (LBJ 2450) or from the Wallace Memorial Library. Both locations allow you to reserve in advance.

When are your open houses? What will happen on my campus visit?

Visiting campus gives you important information to use when making your college decision. When you visit, you’ll get a tour of campus, meet with an admissions counselor and with professors in subject areas that interest you, and chat with our financial aid coordinator. Just like your education at RIT, your visit will be customized to meet your interests.

Register online for Open House or call 585-475-6700 (voice/TTY) or toll-free in the U.S. and Canada at 1-866-644-6843 (voice/TTY). If you have any questions please email us.

If you can’t make it to one of our group open house events, we encourage you to schedule a personalized visit tailored especially to you. In addition to the above activities, you can elect to meet with a coach, sit in on a class, meet club and organization officials and much more. Find out why RIT means a superior education and a unique college experience for you.

What other financial resources are important for me to know about?

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) provides services to individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing who need help to qualify for or to find a job. VR may assist with paying for college. States have various names for VR, and services vary depending on need and the state in which a student lives. The RIT Financial Aid Office will include an estimate of VR contributions to your education on your financial aid award letter. You need to apply to your state VR agency in order to qualify for those funds. It is important that you contact VR as soon as possible to learn your state's VR process and requirements so that you can benefit from their services and funding resources.

Student Ambassadors

Current students blog about their experiences at RIT/NTID.
Christine | November 18
Christine | November 9
Grace | October 27

Fall Open Houses

RIT/NTID invites deaf and hard-of-hearing students to spend a day at RIT. This event is also open to hearing 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 30, 2017       Successfully Completed
Monday, October 9, 2017 (Columbus Day) Successfully Completed
Saturday, November 11, 2017 (Includes Free RIT Hockey Night) Successfully Completed
Friday, December 1, 2017 Register Now 

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 will also have a program for hearing students interested in our ASL-English Interpretation program. The day will begin at 8:00 am and will go until 5:00 pm.

More information about these programs can be found here:

Friday, April 6, 2018       Registration Open January 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018 Registration Open January 2018

Open House Video and Photos

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