Student Orientation


Welcome letter


Program Information


Safety Training and Locker Sign-up

Your safety in the art studios is always a priority. You might find this video from our friends at Yale University a helpful resource: “Creating Art Safely: A Six-step Process.”

• Need a locker to store your supplies? Follow this link after August 26 to reserve a locker in Booth Hall or Gannett Hall.

Property Insurance

Property Insurance Flyer PDF

Students using RIT-owned or their own equipment while away at college  should strongly consider purchasing property insurance.  While many people assume their home owner’s policy will cover loss, theft, damage or other costs for school equipment, this is not always the case.  College of Art and Design families may want to consider this low cost insurance policy option made available through RIT.  Students (especially those in photo and film programs) can potentially be checking out equipment valued at over $10,000 and are responsible for replacement costs, in the case of loss, theft, damage. This is the same insurance plan many of our faculty use (Please Note: Students traveling abroad with RIT equipment are required to show proof of insurance before checking out equipment).

If you have any questions, please contact us at artdesign.advising@rit.eduFor prompt service, please provide your full name, major and university ID in any communications with us, now and in the future.

Additional resources: The Center for Orientation and Transition — RIT New Student Orientation Program website