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Fall Orientation

August 20-26, 2018: 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 spring orientation schedule; a downloadable version of the Fall 2018 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 20: Welcome to FIT


Check-in & Orientation Welcome

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

Tuesday, August 21: Discover the FIT Community

 Morning  FIT Community Sessions
   • Engaging a Diverse Community
   • Getting Involved on Campus
   • Connecting to Your Community
   • Unstoppable: Stories from FIT
 Afternoon  FIT Community Fest
   • Campus Involvement Fair
   • FIT is Unstoppable: Share Your Story
   • Neighborhood Walking Tours
   • Dubinsky Center 7th floor Grand Opening
 Evening  FIT Community Night Fair

Wednesday, August 22: Fitting in at FIT

 Morning  Find Your FIT @ FIT Sessions
   • Safe and Sound
   • Sex Signals
   • Financing Your Future
   • Making Healthy Choices
 Afternoon  YOU and FIT Fest
   • FIT Fitness Classes
   • Healthy Food Market
   • Student Loan / Financial Aid Sessions
   • Various FIT Community Programs
 Evening FIT Student Goverment Association Movie Night

Thursday, August 23: 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 FIT Student Government Association Evening Program

Friday, August 24: FIT Experience

 Morning  Experience FIT Sessions
   • Service Learning & Civic Engagement Info Session
   • Cyber Security Information Session
 Afternoon  Study Abroad Fair
 Evening  Common Project Presentation

Saturday, August 25: Explore NYC

 Morning  NYC Resource Fair
 Afternoon  Explore NYC Trips

Sunday, August 26: FIT Gives Back

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