R.I.T Rochester Institute of Technology Office of Undergraduate Admissions Rochester Institute of Technology Bausch & Lomb Center 60 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, New York 14623-5604 Phone: (585) 475-6631 E-mail: [email protected] www.admissions.rit.edu Winter 2014/2015 Dear Open House Registrant: We have received your registration for our Transfer Student Open House and we are looking forward to your visit on Friday, January 16, 2015. Thank you for using our electronic confirmation. Enclosed you will find a campus map, tentative schedule, visitor parking permit, and directions to RIT. When you arrive on campus, please display your parking permit on the dashboard of your vehicle and follow the signs to Parking Lot D. Check-In will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. in the Student Alumni Union (SAU on your campus map). A light continental breakfast will be served during Check-In and Admissions representatives will be on hand to help you plan your day. The Opening Session will be held in Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union (SAU) starting at 9:00 a.m. Academic department meetings will follow the Opening Session from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. If you would like to have lunch while on campus, we recommend Gracie’s Dining Hall in Grace Watson Hall (GWH on your campus map). Gracie’s is an all-you-can eat facility with lunch available for $8.50 per person. Afternoon activities include a financial aid presentation, campus and residence hall tours, RIT apartment tours, and the opportunity to meet individually with an Admissions representative. A full schedule of the day’s events will be provided at Check-In. If you bring a portfolio with you on January 16th, you will have the opportunity to have it reviewed during the morning academic meeting from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Representatives from The Schools of Art, Design, American Crafts, and Photography will be on hand to conduct the portfolio reviews. Please note that portfolios are not required for the Schools of Media Sciences or Film & Animation. Students attending the Transfer Open House are also welcome to participate in our Instant Application Review from 12 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Interested students will be able to discuss admissibility to their program of interest and receive an estimate of merit scholarship funding. In order to participate, we will need a completed RIT application, including sealed official college transcripts and an approved portfolio evaluation (Art, Design, Crafts, and Photography applicants only). We will be unable to provide this service for students applying to ASL-English Interpretation, Film & Animation, Game Design & Development, New Media Interactive Development, Mechanical, Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and the Physician Assistant program due to the limited space available in these programs. Please contact the Admissions Office if you need any assistance planning your visit. We hope you enjoy your day! Sincerely, Marian Nicoletti Director of Transfer Admissions Transfer Open House – Tentative Schedule 8 am Event 9 am 10 am 11 am 12 pm 1 pm 2 pm Check-in/Continental Breakfast (8:30-9:00) Opening Session (9:00-9:50) Academic Meetings (10:00-12:00) Lunch (12:00-1:00) Admissions Interviews (12:00-3:00) (Optional) Instant Application Review (12:00-3:00) (Optional) Campus Tours (12:00-3:00) RIT Apartment Tours (12:30 & 2:00) Residence Hall Tour (1:00-1:45) Tours of the College of Imaging Arts & Sciences (1:00-1:40) Financial Aid Presentation (2:00-2:50) Undergraduate Admissions staff will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student-Alumni Union Lobby (SAU). Co-op & Career Services, Housing Operations, Residence Life, Air Force ROTC, and Army ROTC representatives will be available from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student-Alumni Union Lobby (SAU). A Shuttle Bus will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., between the Student Alumni Union (SAU), Institute Hall (INS) , and Grace Watson Hall (GWH). *See reverse for event details and locations. 3 pm Transfer Open House – Tentative Schedule Check-in/Continental Breakfast 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. You’re invited to enjoy refreshments and some lite fare. At that time, you may also sign up for an optional individual interview with an Admissions Counselor. Student Alumni Union (SAU) Lobby Admissions Interviews (Optional) 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Admissions Counselors will be available for students with Admissions questions. Bausch & Lomb Center (BLC) - Undergraduate Admissions Office Opening Session & Admissions Presentation 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. The Director of Transfer Admissions will discuss what RIT has to offer transfer students. We will also cover the application process and discuss what we look for and how we make our admissions decisions. Dismissal for Academic Meetings will take place after the presentation. Student Alumni Union (SAU) Ingle Auditorium Instant Application Review (Optional) 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Interested students will be able to discuss admissibility to their program of interest and receive an estimate of merit scholarship funding. In order to participate you will need to complete an RIT application, have sealed official college transcripts with you and an approved portfolio evaluation (Art, Design, Crafts, and Photography applicants only). Students who have already filed an admissions application or have sent official transcripts to RIT are also welcome to participate in Instant Application Review. Academic Meetings 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Representatives from the academic departments will discuss curriculum requirements, our state-of-the-art facilities, and answer questions about course recommendations and transfer credit evaluations. You will be escorted to your meeting from Ingle Auditorium. If you bring a portfolio: You will have an opportunity to have it reviewed during this time period by representatives from the Schools of Art, Design, American Crafts, and Photography. Please note: Portfolios are not required for the School of Media Sciences or Film & Animation. Please also note: The Schools of American Crafts, Art, and Media Sciences will conduct a tour of their facilities during this time period. Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Select from several dining options on campus. You can take a shuttle bus to Grace Watson Hall (GWH) to enjoy Gracie’s, an all-you-can eat dining hall on the residential side of campus ($8.50 per person) or you can enjoy the Student-Alumni Union Cafeteria in the Student Alumni Union (SAU). Other dining locations are available too! Please note: We will be unable to provide this service for students applying to ASL-English Interpretation, Film & Animation, Mechanical, Biomedical & Chemical Engineering, Game Design & Development, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and the Physician Assistant program, due to the limited space available in these competitive areas. Bausch & Lomb Center (BLC) - Undergraduate Admissions Office Campus Tours 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. A 1-1/4 hour walking tour of the academic side of campus. Tours depart approximately every 20 minutes. Student Alumni Union (SAU) - Lobby RIT Apartment Tours 12:30 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. Please arrive promptly! A shuttle bus will drive visitors through several RIT oncampus apartment complexes and the off-campus RIT Inn and Conference Center. You will have the opportunity to tour the RIT Inn & Conference Center. Tours departs from Student Alumni Union (SAU) Lobby Residence Hall Tour 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Please arrive promptly! A 45-minute walking tour of our residence halls will include a visit to a dorm room and information on our tunnel system, campus safety, meal plans, and services available. Grace Watson Hall (GWH) - Lobby Tours of the College of Imaging Arts & Sciences 1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. Please arrive promptly! You will have an opportunity to tour the academic facilities of the following schools: School of Design: Location TBD School of Photography: Location TBD Financial Aid Presentation 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Families will learn about the scholarship and financial aid programs available at RIT. Staff from Financial Aid and Scholarships will “de-mystify” the application process. Time will be allotted for questions. Student Alumni Union (SAU) - Ingle Auditorium Admissions Staff will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student Alumni Union Lobby (SAU). Please stop by if you have any questions! Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Housing, Residence Life, and Co-op & Career Services representatives will be available from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student Alumni Union Lobby (SAU). Barnes & Noble @ RIT 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. R·I·T UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS Transfer Open House Parking in Lots D Student Alumni Union: Check-In, Opening Session, Campus Tours & Financial Aid Presentation Bausch & Lomb Center: Admissions Interviews & Instant Application Review Grace Watson Hall: Gracie’s Dining Hall & Residence Hall Tours Shuttle Bus Stops 11:00 a.m.—3:30 p.m. N W E S RIT CAMPUS BUILDINGS In case of a campus emergency, you can reach RIT Public Safety at (585) 475-3333. ANX-Annex CSI-Center for Student Innovation AUG-August Center Counseling Center, Student Conduct, Student Health Center EAS-George Eastman Hall Center for Multidisciplinary Studies College of Applied Science & Tech (UCST): International Hospitality & Service Innovation College of Liberal Arts (UCLA): Dept of Communication, Criminal Justice, Economics, Modern Languages & Cultures, Psychology, Sociology & Anthropology University Studies Department Administrative: Office of the President, Academic Affairs, Academic Senate Office, Commission for Promoting Pluralism, Controller’s Office, Development, Finance & Administration, Human Resources, Institutional Research, Office of the Provost, Registrar BLC-Bausch & Lomb Center Undergraduate Admissions, Part-time Enrollment Services, Cooperative Education & Career Services, Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, Office of Vice President for Enrollment Management & Career Services, Graduate Enrollment Service BOO-James E. Booth Hall Academic: College of Imaging Arts & Sciences (UIAS): School of Art, School of Design, School for American Crafts Webb Auditorium, Bevier Gallery ENG-Engineering Hall Kate Gleason College of Engineering (UCOE): Microelectronic Engineering BRN-Brown Hall University News Services, University Publications CAR-Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science College of Science (UCOS): Imaging Science, Astronomy, Physics CBT-Center of Bioscience Education & Technology College of Health Science & Technology (UHST) Biomedical Science, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound), Nutrition Management, Physician Assistant, Premedical Studies CLK-George H. Clark Gymnasium Intercollegiate Athletics COL-Color Science Hall College of Science (UCOS): Color Science $ CPC-Campus Center Campus Life, New Student Orientation, Association for Commuter Engagement, Student Government, Reporter, Women & Gender Center, Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), Student Support Services (TRiO) $ CRS-Crossroads Alumni Relations, Crossroads Café & Market CSD-Student Development Center Dining Hall (The Commons) $ ENT-Engineering Technology Hall College of Applied Science & Technology (UCST): Civil, Computer, Electrical Engineering Technology, Environmental Sustainability, Packaging Science FMS-Facilities Management GAN-Frank E. Gannett Hall College of Imaging Arts & Sciences (UIAS): School of Film & Animation, School of Photographic Arts & Sciences, School of Media Sciences SPAS Photo Gallery Administrative: Information Technology Services & Help Desk GLE-James E. Gleason Hall Kate Gleason College of Engineering (UCOE): Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Microelectronic & Engineering Exploration College of Computing & Information LOW-Max Lowenthal Hall Sciences (UCIS): College of Business (USCB): Computer Science, Computing Security, Accounting, Finance, International Information Sciences & Technologies, InBusiness, Management, Management teractive Games & Media, Software EngiInformation Systems, Marketing, New neering Media Marketing Control ATL DELi $ MON-Monroe Hall $ GOR-Gordon Field House & Activities Academic Support Center, Artesano Bakery & Center Café, Bytes on the Run, Digital Den, English Fitness, recreation and aquatics center Language Center, Year One GOS-Thomas Gosnell Hall College of Science (UCOS): Life Sciences, Chemistry & Materials Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Science Exploration Van Peursen Auditorium ORN-Orange Hall K-12, Office of Academic Enhancement (Honors Program), Parent Liaison REB-Red Barn Interactive Adventures Programs, Climbing Wall GVP-Global Village Plaza Salsarita’s, Global Grille, Oishii Sushi, The Market, Shop One, Study Abroad, Credit Union RIA-Frank Ritter Arena $ GWH-Grace Watson Hall Campus Safety, Housing Operations, Gracie’s Dining Hall, Beanz Coffee Shop ROS-Lewis P. Ross Hall College of Applied Science & Technology (UCST): Deans Office, Army & Air Force ROTC HAC-Hale Andrews Student Life Center Gordon Administration & Activity Wing, Physical Education & Recreation, Spinney Gymnasium HLC-Hugh L. Carey Hall Center for Quality & Applied Statistics INS– Institute Hall Kate Gleason College of Engineering (UCOE): Biomedical & Chemical Engineering SAN-Sands Family Studio SAU-Student Alumni Union University Studies 1829 Room, Ben & Jerry's, Brick City Café, Center for Student Transition & Support, Dining Services, Fireside Lounge, Ingle Aud., Multicultural Center for Academic Success, International Student Services, Ombudsman, RITZ Sports Zone, Staff Council, Student Affairs SLA-Louise Slaughter Hall– CIMS Packaging Science LAC-Laboratory for Applied Computing LBJ-Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall National Technical Institute for the Deaf (UTID): Technical, Humanities, Social Sciences Programs Administrative: NTID Administration, NTID Admissions Office, Panara Theatre, Research Programs, Dyer Arts Center SMT-Schmitt Interfaith Center Center for Religious Life SUS– Golisano Institute of Sustainability USC-University Services Center Development Office, Government & Community Relations, Legal Affairs, Student Financial Services, Student Employment UNI-University Gallery GOL-Golisano Hall College of Applied Science & Technology (UCST): Electrical/Mechanical, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Packing Science LBR-Liberal Arts Hall College of Liberal Arts (UCLA): VIG-Vignelli Center for Design Studies English, Philosophy, Fine Arts, Political Science, Public Policy, History, LA Exploration WAL-Wallace Library Archives & Special Collections, Cary Collection, Educational Technology Center, Java Wally's Café, Online Learning, University Writing Commons WEL-Welcome Center Student Residences Apartments CMA-Colony Manor Apartments GVC-Global Village Way C GVD-Global Village Way D PGA-Perkins Green Apartments RKA-Riverknoll Apartments UCS-University Commons Suites Racquet Club (not shown, on East River Road) Residence Halls BHA-BHD Frances Baker Hall CGH Carlton Gibson Hall CHA-CHG Eugene Colby Hall FHA-FHD Helen Fish Hall KGH Kate Gleason Hall (Residence Life) MEH Mark Ellingson Hall NRH Nathaniel Rochester Hall (Post Office, Corner Store) PTH Peter Peterson Hall RHA Residence Hall A RHB Residence Hall B RHC Residence Hall C RHD-Residence Hall D Margaret’s House: Early Childhood Programs SHH Sol Heumann Hall (Sol’s Convenience Store) Greek Housing GHA-Greek House A: Phi Kappa Tau GHB-Greek House B: Delta Phi Epsilon GHC-Greek House C: Alpha Epsilon Pi GHD-Greek House D: Phi Kappa Psi GHE-Greek House E: Alpha Xi Delta GHF-Greek House F: Triangle College Legend: Applied Science & Technology (CAST) Business (COB) - Dining Facility $ - ATM Rochester Institute of Technology VISITOR PARKING PASS Undergraduate Admissions OPEN HOUSE Parking Lots: D Valid in any General Space. Not valid in: Reserved, Handicapped, Short-term 20-minute, or Administration Spaces. Date Valid: Friday, January 16, 2015 Rochester Institute of Technology Directions & Nearby Hotel Accommodations The RIT campus is located in Rochester, New York. The third largest city in New York State, Rochester is on Lake Ontario, about midway between Niagara Falls and Syracuse and within easy driving distance to Toronto. The Rochester area is serviced by Greyhound and Trailways bus companies as well as the Amtrak train line. The Greater Rochester International Airport is home to most major airlines, including USAir, United, Delta, American, JetBlue, AirTran and others. Taxis are available at the airport, train and bus stations. RIT is also a stop on Route 24 of the Regional Transit Service, the area's mass transit bus system. RIT's main campus is five miles from both the airport and the NY State Thruway (Interstate 90). Directions to RIT: From the Airport: Turn right onto Brooks Ave., then a quick right onto I-390 South. From 390, take the next exit (Scottsville Rd.) and turn right at the end of the ramp. Drive for approximately three miles, then turn left onto Jefferson Rd. (Route 252). Proceed east a short distance to campus (on the right). Then follow signs for Open House parking in Lots D and G. From the NYS Thruway: Take Exit 46 and proceed North on I-390 to Exit 13 (Hylan Dr.). Take a left onto Hylan Dr. and continue north to Jefferson Rd. (Route 252), then take a left at the Jefferson Rd. intersection. You will travel approximately ½ mile, passing South Town Plaza. Immediately after passing the Radisson Hotel, turn left onto Lowenthal Rd. Follow Lowenthal Rd. to the end and take a right onto Andrews Memorial Dr. Follow signs for Open House parking Nearby Accommodations: Accessible within 10 minutes of RIT’s campus: Best Western Comfort Suites Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Courtyard by Marriott Days Inn DoubleTree by Hilton Extended Stay America Fairfield Inn by Marriott Hampton Inn & Suites Holiday Inn Homewood Suites Home2 Suites by Hilton La Quinta Inn & Suites Microtel Inn Radisson Inn (on campus) Red Roof Inn Residence Inn RIT Inn and Conference Center Super 8 Motel 940 Jefferson Rd. 2085 Hylan Drive 4635 West Henrietta Rd. (Rte. 15) 33 Corporate Woods 4853 West Henrietta Rd. (Rte. 15) 1111 Jefferson Rd. (Rte. 252) 700 Commons Way 4695 West Henrietta Rd. (Rte. 15) 280 Clay Road 800 Jefferson Rd. (Rte. 252) 2095 Hylan Drive 999 Jefferson Rd, Rochester 717 East Henrietta Road 905 Lehigh Station Rd. (Rte. 253) 175 Jefferson Rd. (Rte. 252) 4820 West Henrietta Rd. (Rte. 15) 1300 Jefferson Rd. (Rte. 252) 5257 West Henrietta Rd. (Rte. 15) 1000 Lehigh Station Rd. 585-427-2700 585-334-6620 585-486-9000 585-292-1000 585-334-9300 585-475-1510 585-427-7580 585-334-3350 585-475-1300 585-475-9190 585-334-9150 585-272-0090 585-272-7800 585-334-3400 585-475-1910 585-359-1100 585-272-8850 585-359-1800 585-359-1630 Accessible within 15 minutes of RIT’s campus (Airport Area): Fairfield Inn by Marriott 1200 Brooks Ave. Holiday Inn – Airport 911 Brooks Ave. Quality Inn Rochester Airport 1273 Chili Ave. Staybridge Suites 1000 Genesee Street 585-529-5000 585-328-6000 585-464-8800 585-527-9110 Downtown Rochester accessible within 15 minutes: Hyatt Regency Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside Strathallan (DoubleTree by Hilton) 585-546-1234 585-546-6400 585-461-5010 125 East Main Street 120 East Main Street 550 East Avenue Other Rochester area hotels accessible within 20-30 minutes: Brookwood Inn 800 Pittsford-Victor Rd. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa 199 Woodcliff Dr. 585-248-9000 585-381-4000 *When making a reservation, mention your visit to RIT since selected hotels offer special rates to RIT visitors.
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