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Welcome, Graduate Students!

The offices, resources and support systems highlighted in this section are designed to ensure that you achieve all of your academic goals both at FIT and beyond. Please review this website in its entirety to learn about the resources available to you as a graduate student. Participation is mandatory, and you are required to confirm that you have reviewed this website in full.

President's & Dean's Welcome
Here you'll find messages from President Joyce Brown and Joanne Arbuckle, Acting Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, welcoming you to our vibrant graduate community.
Student Rights and Responsibilities
It is FIT's goal to provide an exciting, vibrant learning community on campus, both inside and outside the classroom. The FIT Student Rights and Responsibilities manual contains crucial information about what it means to be a part of the community at FIT.
Gladys Marcus Library
Learn about the Gladys Marcus Library and the special services offered to graduate students from Karen Trivette, Head of Special Collections and College Archives.
Writing and Speaking Studio
The FIT Writing & Speaking Studio can help you with developing, researching, drafting, proofreading strategies, and presenting your ideas, written or spoken. Our consultants offer one-to-one feedback on any type of writing or speaking, from class assignments to personal and professional writing and presentations. Walk-ins, appointments, and online consultations are welcomed.
The Museum at FIT
Best known for its innovative and award winning special exhibitions, The Museum at FIT (MFIT)is the only museum in New York City dedicated solely to the art of fashion.

Print FX
The premier digital output center at the Fashion Institute of Technology, offering high quality digital output (prints, budget posters, fabric printing and fabrication services such as 3d printing, laser cutting, vinyl cutting, custom button pins and vacuum forming) at affordable prices.

FIT-ABLE (Disability Services)
Check out this video from the Office of Disability Support Services, FIT-ABLE, which ensures equal access for students with disabilities in their curricular and co-curricular college experience through accommodations that contribute to a holistic learning and development experience.
Personal Health and Wellness
The webpages in this section offer an overview of all of the services, resources and programs offered related to your personal health and wellbeing.
Public and Campus Safety
The mission of the Department of Public Safety is to create an atmosphere on campus that enhances the educational process.This is accomplished by helping students and employees pursue their goals in a safe and secure environment. 
International Student Orientation
International Student Advisor Marie Mekari gives you an important overview of the international landscape at FIT and the various services, programs, and events International Student Services (ISS) provides. Additionally, check out your International Student Orientation Schedule, Orientation To-Do-List, an overview of more Resources and of course an International Student Services official Welcome to FIT message.
Commuter Student Resources
As a campus with a majority commuter student population, FIT has a series of resources, tools and tips to make getting to and from campus as easy as possible.
Orientation Acknowledgement Form
When you have reviewed all the sections above, please fill out the Orientation Acknowledgement Form to certify that you have completed the New Graduate Student Orienation.

Additional Resources

Graduate Catalog

Descriptions for all graduate courses, general regulations, program requirements and college procedures.

Information Technology

IT for FIT provides services and support for technology on campus; from internet connectivity to accessing MyFIT.


The Registrar's Office provides services related to your academic life at FIT, from registration of your classes all the way through graduation.

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid is available to assist you with a variety of sources from scholarships, grants, federal loans, and work-study.

Academic Calendar

The academic calendar includes term start/end dates, registration dates, important deadlines, and more.



Learn about tuition, fees, online services, college policies regarding payments, disbursements of student financial aid funds, and related information.