Money Mondays: Creating a Budget & Achieving Savings Goals

The RIT Financial Literacy team is sponsoring a workshop series for RIT students during the spring semester titled “Money Mondays,” which kicks off at noon on Monday, Jan. 31, with “Creating a Budget & Achieving Savings Goals in the New Year.”

Join College of Art and Design Assistant Dean Sharon Kompalla-Porter and Advantage Federal Credit Union Marketing and Business Development Strategist Laura Durant to learn about the basics of budgeting, including understanding income and expenses and how to set and achieve savings goals in the new year. There will be three additional sessions being offered in February, March and April on topics such as relationships and money, understanding the key elements of a job offer and negotiating salary, student loan exit counseling and understanding what you owe. All sessions can be registered for in CampusGroups, and several will be recorded for those that cannot attend live and will be made available on the RIT Financial Literacy website. read more

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Required first-year advising holds and fall 2022 enrollment

College of Art and Design Student Services is reminding all first-year students to look in SIS and review your student account. If you have a Service Indicator titled “New Student Advising” you need to reach out to your academic advisor through Starfish and schedule your required advising appointment.  After the meeting, your advisor will lift the New Student Advising hold, and you will be able to register for classes for the upcoming term. Any transfer students who started at RIT this spring are not required to meet with their advisor and do not have an advising hold in SIS, but are welcome to schedule an appointment. read more

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Faculty and Staff Success recognition process

CAD is instituting a formal process to recognize the accomplishments and awards of its schools, departments and individual faculty, staff and students. This would include RIT and CAD awards, grants awarded, awards or honors in a specific discipline or industry, student scholarships, etc.

If you have an accomplishment that you would like to have recognized, please provide the following information to your school’s office:

  • • Name and Contact information for who received the award
  • • Name of CAD school, office, department, or center
  • • Name of the award
  • • Name of the sponsor
  • • A short description of the award/honor
  • • Image to post with the story (a high resolution image is necessary for feature stories on the CAD website)

The CAD school or department should email the complete information to Lucas Barber, CAD Marketing and Communications Manager He will post the story out to the appropriate channels including: the CAD website news and school page, CAD social media, and/or the CAD newsletter and University News. read more

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Heat Map of Student Population

We have worked on identifying where our student population comes from. We used data provided to us by the Bursars offices of all students registered for the 2013-2014 academic year in CAD to create a heat map. We have created two maps, undergraduate and graduate, and have grouped  students by state on the map. International students are grouped by country.

In the future we would like to plot previous years to look for trends that may help us identify potential high yield recruiting areas.

Undergraduate student population read more

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