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Fall Orientation

August 21-27, 2017: Fall Orientation - All New Students  (Attendance is required

Fall orientation is a mandatory week-long program which will prepare you for both academic and student life here at FIT and in New York City. Each day of orientation is full of programs, activities, and events designed to make your transition to FIT as seamless as possible. Attending college is an exciting chapter in your life and we are excited that you have chosen to become part of the FIT community.

FIT families, please remember to attend Parent and Family Orientation sessions.

Below is a snapshot of the fall orientation schedule; a downloadable version of the Fall 2017 Orientation schedule can be found online here.

Students living on campus: please be sure to visit the Residential Life move-in page. In order to move in and participate in orientation, all students must have previously returned their Immunization Forms to Student Health Services.

Monday, August 21: Welcome to FIT


Check-in & Orientation Welcome

 Afternoon  Welcome BBQ (lunch provided)
 Evening  Late Night @ FIT

Tuesday, August 22: Fitting in at FIT

 Morning  Find Your FIT @ FIT Sessions
   • Common Project
   • Sex Signals
   • Dear World: Find Your Story
 Afternoon  YOU & FIT Fest
   • Dear World: Photoshoot
   • FIT Fitness Classes
   • Healthy Food Market
   • Student Loan / Financial Aid Sessions
 Evening  Dear World Storytelling: Stories for FIT

Wednesday, August 23: Discover the FIT Community

 Morning  FIT Community Sessions
   • Valuing A Diverse Community
   • Getting Involved on Campus
 Afternoon  FIT Community Fest
   • Club / Organization Fair
   • Calm City @ FIT
   • Join FIT Athletics
   • Various FIT Community Programs
 Evening  Student Government Association Movie Night

Thursday, August 24: Academic Success at FIT

 Morning • School of Art & Design Welcome
• Jay & Patty Baker School of Business & Technology Welcome
• School of Liberal Arts Welcome
 Afternoon  • Academic Department Meetings
 • Academic Resource Fair
 • Academic Success Info Sessions
 Evening  Student Government Association Evening Program

Friday, August 25: FIT Experience

 Morning  Experience FIT Sessions
   • Career and Internship Info Session
   • Study Abroad Info Session
 Afternoon  Common Project Submission
 Evening  Common Project Presentation

Saturday, August 26Explore NYC

 Morning  NYC Resource Fair
 Afternoon  Explore NYC Trips
 Evening  Live from FIT, It's Saturday Night!

Sunday, August 27: FIT Gives Back

 Morning  Student Volunteer & Community Service Info Session
 Service Learning & Civic Engagement Info Session
 Afternoon  FIT Gives Back Service Projects