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New Student Orientation

Welcome New FIT Students!

As a new student at FIT, we know that you and your family are both excited and filled with questions. FITís orientation programs are designed around you, helping to uncover the answers to all the questions you have, connecting you to your academic department and educating you on the many valuable student resources. Be prepared to meet new people, make new friends, and to start your journey to commencement!

Start here:

 Pay your tuition deposit

 Apply for housing

 Mail your student health forms

 Apply for or accept your financial aid

 Mail your international student financial statement

 Establish residency

 Attend orientation

All orientation programs are led by the FIT Student Ambassadors, who will serve as your guides and mentors. As current students, they are ready to answer your questions about life at FIT and in New York City.

All families are invited to a special welcome session led by the Dean of Students that will provide an opportunity for questions and to learn how  FIT partners with parents and guardians in the development of our students.

Please feel free to contact the Department of Student Life at 212.217.4130 or through email at for questions. All questions concerning housing move-in should be directed to the Residential Life move-in web page at

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