New Student Orientation
Congratulations on your admission to one of New York City's premier public institutions,
the Fashion Institute of Technology. As an FIT student you are joining an internationally
recognized academic community renowned for excellence in design, fashion, art, communications
and business. We are eagerly waiting to welcome you and your family to the FIT community.
We know that you are both excited and filled with questions, wanting to know everything
there is about FIT. That is why New Student Orientation, "Orientation Week at FIT"
is designed to prepare you for academic, professional, and personal success. Our goal
is to help you make a smooth transition to FIT through a week of fun, engaging, and
dynamic programs. Please explore the Orientation webpages to learn more about your
Orientation Experience, Orientation Leaders, and other resources related to successfully
transitioning to FIT.
If you are a recently admitted student, please complete the Checklist for Recently Accepted Students.
Please note that Orientation Programs is continuously monitoring concerns associated with COVID-19 and FIT’s commitment to ensuring that our campus community is safe. Fall 2021 New Student Orientation will take place virtually from Monday, August 23 - Wednesday, August 25 for the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology and Wednesday, August 25 - Friday, August 27 for both the Schools of Art and Design and Liberal Arts. The virtual orientation program will feature both pre-recorded content and live virtual discussions with campus resources, academic majors and opportunities for incoming students to connect online. For the most up-to-date information related to FIT’s response, please visit fitnyc.edu/coronavirus. Students are encouraged to regularly check their FIT email for more updates related to Fall 2021 New Student Orientation. The information on this website will be updated for Fall 2021 in August 2021.