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Families in Transition


In just a few days, your student will be joining the FIT community and starting a new journey with us. It goes without saying that for the past several months, we have all been navigating uncharted territory however, we are hopeful that transitioning your student(s) to a virtual learning environment will be a smooth one. In fact, notwithstanding a pandemic, we have been busy planning for an engaging and informative Orientation experience which we hope will give your student an opportunity to connect with peers and learn about the various support services and resources at FIT. It is in this spirit of engagement that we want to take this opportunity to invite you to attend Families In Transition, a virtual family welcome session scheduled during Orientation Week.

Families in Transition is a great opportunity for FIT families to get a feel for student life and to connect with other folks who will be making similar transitions. This program involves a series of live virtual receptions which will include meet-and-greet sessions with Student Success educators from various FIT departments. The receptions do not have a formalized program format and are geared toward answering any questions you might have about support services at FIT. Please join us as we invite you to take this opportunity to feel welcomed and secure in the knowledge that your student is in good hands. We believe that this will give you a unique perspective on how to support your student as they transition to FIT.

Families in Transition (Live Virtual Receptions)
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Time: 5pm - 6:30pm EST
Location: WebEx (reception room links provided below)

Reception Room #1: Connect with the Dean of Students and representatives from Health Services, the Counseling Center, and FIT-ABLE (Disability Support Services) 

Reception Room #2: Connect with representatives from the Department of Student Life, Residential Life, and Athletics & Recreation 

I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our FIT community.

Best wishes,

Shadia Sachedina, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice President for Student Success & Dean of Students
Division of Enrollment Management & Student Success



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