New Student Orientation is a three-day mandatory program that runs in the fall semester by school and a three-day joint program in the spring semester. The program is designed to help transition you into the academic and student life community at FIT and to New York City. To that end, you will have the opportunity to find out how to academically succeed at FIT as well as meet and engage with other FIT students. Attending college is an exciting chapter in your life and we are excited that you have chosen to become part of the FIT community.
Parents, guardians, and families of FIT students do not need to stay during Orientation Week. Starting college is a new chapter in students’ lives. It is an exciting and challenging time. Ultimately it is also a time for your student to learn to be self-reliant and independent. For these reasons, we do not encourage you to attend Orientation Week with your student.