Greetings new Tigers!
My name is Rauncie Ryan and I am your Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Success. I want to extend a hearty welcome to you and invite you to come by my office anytime for a cup of coffee and some conversation. I am so glad to hear that you will be joining us at RIT for the Spring Semester. I look forward to meeting you.
I wanted to touch base with you about some very important events you will want to attend at the end of this week.
First of all there will be a resource fair Thursday January 22nd in the Fireside Lounge, located in the Student Alumni Union between 1pm-5pm. Come to the Office of Graduate Studies sign in table to get signed in and get your cool RIT swag. This is only for new incoming graduate students. Be prepared to show your student ID.
Secondly on Friday January 23rd at 9 a.m. in Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union there will be an orientation for Mycourses. You will need to know how to navigate Mycourses to get your syllabus for classes and to be able to turn in work for some classes. Following the Mycourses orientation all graduate students will stay in Ingle from 9:30 – 11 a.m. for an orientation by the Office of Graduate Studies. You will get to meet those wonderful people in Graduate Admissions who helped you through the process of applying and then they will pass the torch to me and I will be sharing tips about how to navigate your time here at RIT. You will also get to meet some key people from RIT offices that will be very helpful to you who will be our special guests for orientation. In addition those who attend this orientation will have a nice surprise at the end. I hope to see you there!
Here is the schedule:
Thursday January 22nd 1- 5 p.m. Resource Fair, Fireside Lounge, Student Alumni Union – Report to the Office of Graduate Studies table
Friday January 23rd 9- 11 a.m. Ingle Auditorium - Mycourses Orientation followed by Office of Graduate Studies Orientation
Here are the links to our webpage and our social media. Please join to keep up to date on what is happening with graduate student community at RIT.
Our official RIT website
Official Office of Graduate Studies Facebook
RIT Graduate Student Success Facebook
Office of Graduate Studies Twitter
RIT Graduate Student Success Blog
Again, let me welcome you to RIT and remember to dress warm. Rochester is a beautiful city but it is cold out there. J
See you soon!!