Orientation 101

Fall 2023 New Student Orientation will take place in two required sections: Part One: Pre-Orientation is a virtual module to be completed at your own pace; Part Two: Orientation Week at FIT is an in-person orientation guided by Orientation Leaders and is separated by academic school. Attendance is required.

On Saturday, August 26th, there will be an optional excursion day where all students can explore some of the best that New York City has to offer! A more detailed schedule of activities is accessible here. Below is a snapshot of what to expect: 

Pre-Orientation | Online Module (Launches Tuesday, August 1, 2023): These virtual modules are designed to provide you with essential information and resources before you arrive on campus and can be completed at your convenience. You can anticipate covering resources such as Information Technology, Financial Aid Services, Dining Services, and more! Please be sure to finish all the Pre-Orientation modules before your first day of in-person orientation. Instructions on how to access modules will be provided to your FIT email address. 

Orientation Week at FIT | In-Person: Orientation Week at FIT is designed to introduce you to the people and experiences who will make your time at FIT a success both personally and professionally. Each new student will be assigned an Orientation Group and two current FIT students serving as Orientation Leaders. Orientation Leaders will lead your assigned group from session to session and serve as a peer resource. 

Over the course of the three-days new students will meet fellow incoming students, members of the College administration, be provided an in-depth look at academics and academic success, and much more!

Questions, please contact [email protected].