August 20-26, 2012 - Fashion Institute of Technology

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August 20-26, 2012 - Fashion Institute of Technology

New

Student

Orientation

August 20-26, 2012

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Dear Student,

Congratulations and welcome to our community at

the Fashion Institute of Technology. We share your

anticipation and excitement and assure you that your

years at FIT will be fulfilling and rewarding.

During New Student Orientation Week, you will

begin to experience what it means to be a part of a

campus environment. This is going to be an important

week for you, filled with new responsibilities, new

questions, and new expectations. Use this booklet

to guide you through the week’s activities, which are

designed to introduce you to the many aspects of your

new community.

On behalf of the FIT family, I welcome you and look

forward to seeing you this week.

Marybeth Murphy

Vice President,

Enrollment Management and Student Success

ATTENDANCE DUrINg

OrIENTATION:

Orientation is required

and we hope that you

will participate fully. The

entire week of August 20

is dedicated to academic

activities and orientation

for you, our new students.

Please carefully review the

schedule on the following

pages.

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TrANSFEr STUDENTS:

Bring all your transfer credit

information with you to

Orientation Week.

EOP STUDENTS:

See your counselor

in the EOP Office after

registration.

VETErANS:

See your representative in

the registrar’s Office after

registration.

ONlINE HEAlTH

PrOgrAM:

In addition to the campus

resources listed in this

booklet, FIT offers as part of

the first-year experience

MyStudentBody, a

comprehensive, interactive

online college health

program that addresses

issues of drug and alcohol

abuse, sexual health,

nutrition, tobacco, and

stress in a student-friendly

format.

1 go to mystudentbody.

com.

2 During your first visit to

the site, click on

“register Here.”

3 Complete the form

using the school code.

The FIT school code is

FITTIgEr.

4 Create a user name and

password and

then follow the rest

of the registration

directions to begin

using the website.


Student Ambassador Coordinators, from left: Laura Arnold, Stephanie Butta, Mandy Cho, Brittany DeMarco, Rachael Horn,

Nicole Morrongiello, Cathleen Owens

We, the Student Ambassadors,

would like to welcome you to our

community. We will be assisting you

throughout Orientation Week, with a

special emphasis on the first two days,

Monday and Tuesday, when we will be

your guides through the small group

orientation activities. We are all excited

to meet you and help you begin your

journey at FIT!

New Student Orientation week will be

full of fun activities designed to help

you become familiar with the college

campus, acquire important information,

and learn more about all that FIT has to

offer. The 2012 Student Ambassadors

are here to make sure you have a

wonderful orientation experience.

When you check in, you will be

assigned to a small group. Students

from various majors are assigned to

each group so that you can get to know

a mix of other new FIT students. You

will stay with this group throughout

the first two days of programs. This

means that it is important that you

come to the kickoff at 9:30 am on

Monday morning. As you will notice

on the schedule that follows, the

rooms are not marked for many

of the large programs on Monday

and Tuesday. This is because your

Student Ambassadors will lead you

to various locations for a rotation of

programs. You’ll see many students

rotating through the campus between

programs.

Wednesday and Thursday are

dedicated to academic advising and

departmental meetings, so be sure to

read this schedule to find the location

of the meetings for your major. Other

optional events will keep you busy

when you are not in your academic

sessions. On Friday there is a selection

of workshops and off-campus trips for

you to choose from.

Don’t worry—if you ever feel lost

or confused, we will be staffing an

information booth in the Marvin

Feldman Center lobby every day. Feel

free to stop by and ask questions. You

can also sign up for the off-campus

trips at our table.

Common Project

One of the programs we are excited

about is the Common Project. As

a group, you will create a collage

showcasing your experiences during

your first week at FIT. To get to know

FIT better, you will be given a list of

items to collect throughout campus, and

you will assemble these with pictures of

your experiences and new friends. Your

group and the other teams will have a

chance to display your collages during

the Common Project event on Friday,

August 24, in Haft Auditorium. Craft

materials and light refreshments will

be available in Student life on the

seventh floor of the David Dubinsky

Student Center throughout the week.

The “Center” in Student life will serve

as a meeting place for groups who want

to work on their projects when there

is downtime in the schedule. We will

explain more about the project when we

meet as a group. good luck!

We look forward to meeting you this

week.

Sincerely,

FIT Student Ambassadors

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Orientation 2012 Student Ambassadors

Omima Abbas

Emily Allen

Aaron Alonso

Erica Annunziata

Arielle Aponte

Alexie Arena

Laura Arnold

Michela Artusa

Felicia Astorino

Sakshi Awal

Kristen Babson

Monike Bartley-Williams

Megan Bates

Michelle Beganskas

Julia Bialke

Primo Bolo

Vanessa Bonilla

Krista Bora

Kirby Budz

Micaela Burke

Craig Burney

Stephanie Butta

Cathleen Cataldo

Ashley Centrella

Mandy Cho

Morgan Cole

Beth Conahan

Chelsea Cooper

Talia Cuccia

Brittany DeMarco

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Riley Featherston

Yazmil Flores

Miranda Gabor

Mariel Galvin

Hannah Gerety

Ashley Gott

Olivia Grow

Jonathan Guzi

Katerina Harapa

Brittany Harris

Hillary Higginbotham

Nicole Hirst

Monique Holt

Rachael Horn

Claire Humen

Rachel Isaac

Sanya Khanna

Alex Kingston

Maria Lambiris

Sarah Larson

Aysha Learry

Kerri Leveling

Tiffany Lin

Lexi Lippy

Candace Macpherson

Jacqueline Manning

Olivia Maramara

Chelsea Marron

Dianna Mazzone

Kelly McCabe

Kathryn McTammany

Stephanie McVaugh

Cecily Moore

Nicole Morrongiello

Thanh-Binh Nguyen

Hyuna Na

Cathleen Owens

Christine Paddock

Gina Pezzolanti

Kaitlyn Phillips

Paige Popdan

Amanda Rand

Caroline Ray

Alison Rebozo

Corinne Ribiere

Jessica Rothman

Sarah Ruby

Jamie Seiden

Brittany Sheeran

Julie Simonsen

Carmela Sison

Jannie Slone

Carly Smart

Tyana Soto

Wendy Sy

Krystal Tramutola

Victoria Vollo

Shaye Winer


SATURDAY 08.18.12

Move-In Day, 27th Street

4 pm Family Welcome Session

John E. Reeves Great Hall

Parents and guardians are invited to attend the Dean’s

Family Welcome. At the welcome, families will have

the opportunity to meet our panel of experts from

the offices of Financial Aid, registrar, Bursar, Health

Services, and residential life. Moderated by Dean

Erik Kneubuehl, the session is designed to answer

questions as well as give families information on FIT’s

relationship with and expectations of you.

MONDAY 08.20.12

SUNDAY 08.19.12

Move-In Day, 27th Street

4 pm Family Welcome Session

John E. Reeves Great Hall

Parents and guardians are invited to attend the Dean’s

Family Welcome. At the welcome, families will have

the opportunity to meet our panel of experts from

the offices of Financial Aid, registrar, Bursar, Health

Services, and residential life. Moderated by Dean

Erik Kneubuehl, the session is designed to answer

questions as well as give families information on FIT’s

relationship with and expectations of you.

9 pm Residential Life—New Student

Orientation

Floor meetings—mandatory for residence hall students.

Evening/Weekend Degree Students

Evening/Weekend Degree students are welcome to participate in all

new student orientation activities throughout the week, but they are not

required to attend. All Evening/Weekend Degree students must attend the

Evening/Weekend Orientation at 5 pm on Monday, August 20.

5–7 pm Evening/Weekend Degree

Student Orientation

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

required for all students admitted into Evening/

Weekend Degree programs

5–5:15 pm Welcome, Meet and Greet with Light

Refreshments

5:15–5:50 pm Registrar’s Presentation: Registration,

Transfer Credits, Etc.

Information Technology overview

library presentation

Department Meeting/Academic

Advisement/Registration for

Evening/Weekend Degree Students

5:50–7 pm Baker School of Business and

Technology Majors

Advertising and Marketing Communications

Two-year AAS students

One-year AAS students

BS students

Fashion Merchandising Management

Two-year AAS students

One-year AAS students

BS students

International Trade and Marketing (BS)

5:50–7 pm School of Art and Design

Majors

Communication Design (AAS)

Fashion Design (AAS)

graphic Design (BFA)

Illustration (BFA)

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MONDAY 08.20.12

8:30 am– Information Booth

5:30 pm Feldman Center Lobby

8:30–9:30 am Orientation Check-In

Feldman Center Lobby

receive your small group assignment and schedule.

For commuter students who have not yet checked into

Orientation (or for residents who missed check-in over

the weekend).

9- 9 pm FIT Identification Photo

C205

Bring your class schedule to get a copy of your FIT ID.

9:30–10:30 am Orientation Kickoff

Meet your small groups and Student Ambassadors at

designated areas:

Red Group: Main Gym, Business and Liberal Arts Center

sub-basement

Yellow Group: Breezeway

Blue Group: John E. Reeves Great Hall

9:30 am Family Welcome Session

FIT Dining Hall

Parents and guardians are invited to attend the Dean’s

Family Welcome. At the welcome, families will have

the opportunity to meet our panel of experts from

the offices of Financial Aid, registrar, Bursar, Health

Services, and residential life. Moderated by Dean

Erik Kneubuehl, the session is designed to answer

questions as well as give families information on FIT’s

relationship with and expectations

of you.

10:30 am– Orientation Sessions: Round 1

1:30 pm Student Ambassadors will lead your small group on a

rotation of three programs that include the following

topics:

FIT Welcome

Haft Auditorium

FIT President Joyce F. Brown and FIT Student

Association (FITSA) President Anubhuti Swarup will

officially welcome you to the college.

“What Is an FIT Piggy Bank?”

John E. Reeves Great Hall

Financial literacy

Student Success Fair

Breezeway

Features information from many student service offices

11 am–7 pm Registration Center Open

B103

1:30–3 pm Lunch on Your Own

Please see the FIT dining schedule.

3 pm Afternoon Meet-Up

Meet your small groups and Student Ambassadors at

designated areas:

Red Group: Main Gym, Business and Liberal Arts Center

sub-basement

Yellow Group: Breezeway

Blue Group: John E. Reeves Great Hall

3:15–6 pm Orientation Sessions: Round 2

Student Ambassadors will lead your small group on

the second rotation of three programs that include the

following topics:

Information Technology Overview

Haft Auditorium

Welcome Fair, Campus Tours, and ID Cards

Breezeway

get a taste of Student life, take a tour, and commuters

can get their IDs.

Safety and Security: Life at the College

Main Gym, Business and Liberal Arts Center sub-basement

4–8 pm Presidential Scholars

Orientation

A734

required program for Presidential Scholars

7–11 pm Welcome Barbecue, Alumni

Scoop, and Entertainment

FIT Dining Hall and Breezeway

7–8:30 pm Barbecue

Features a DJ, performers, time to meet other students,

and more

7–8:30 pm Alumni Scoop

FIT graduates will return to campus to help “scoop out

success” for new students. They will scoop ice cream for

dessert and mingle with students to reminisce about

their days on campus and provide tips for success.

9 pm Banachek the Mentalist

Come see Banachek the Mentalist and get ready to be

amazed! Among the cream of the crop of entertainers,

Banachek is one of the world’s leading mentalists.

Banachek has traveled throughout the United States

successfully debunking psychic mediums and making

skeptics believers with his mind-reading capabilities.

You won’t want to miss this!


TUESDAY 08.21.12

8–10 am F-1 Orientation for International

Students on F-1 Student Visas

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

required for all new international students in F-1

status (student visa). International student advisors

will discuss the terms and conditions, rights, and

responsibilities of studying in the United States on

a student visa. Bring your passport and I-20 forms;

attendance will be verified.

9 am-9 pm FIT Identification Photo

C205

Bring your class schedule to get a copy of your FIT ID.

9 am–7 pm Registration Center Open

B103

9–10 am Morning Meet-Up

Meet your small groups and Student Ambassadors at

designated areas:

Red Group: Main Gym, Business and Liberal Arts Center

sub-basement

Yellow Group: Breezeway

Blue Group: John E. Reeves Great Hall

10–11:30 am Orientation Receptions

The following offices and/or student groups will host

receptions in rooms that are near each other so that you

can stop by more than one reception during this time. See

locations below. All students are welcome at any reception.

Commuter Student reception, B303

Transfer Student reception, B304

International Student reception, B306

gladys Marcus library reception, B307

FIT Student Association (FITSA) reception, B309

EOP reception, A337

leadership Forum reception, A341A

FIT-ABlE reception, A341B

11:30 am– Orientation Workshops

12:30 pm You may choose whichever workshop below is of

interest to you:

Juggling Your Time for College Success

Haft Auditorium

learn a variety of strategies and develop tools to make

the best of your time at FIT.

Managing the Stress of the First Year of

College

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

This workshop discusses handling stress that comes

with your new responsibilities and living environment.

Staying Confident at FIT

John E. Reeves Great Hall

This workshop will offer some tools to stay positive and

help you nurture your talents and skills as you adjust to

being a new student in a competitive environment that

can cause you to compare yourself to others.

12:30–2 pm Lunch on Your Own

Please see the FIT dining schedule.

2 pm Afternoon Meet-Up

Meet your small groups and Student Ambassadors at

designated areas:

Red Group: Main Gym, Business and Liberal Arts Center

sub-basement

Yellow Group: Breezeway

Blue Group: John E. Reeves Great Hall

2–4 pm Inbound Semester Exchange/

Special Admit Orientation

D523

Mandatory for all Inbound Semester Exchange/Special

Admit students with whom FIT has an institutional

agreement for one or two semesters of study. Students

will meet the staff from the Office of International

Programs (OIP). This orientation will present the many

resources offered at FIT for Exchange and Special

Admit students and will acclimate these students with

the registration process, mandatory health insurance,

payment details or arrangements, what to expect at FIT

and how to navigate New York City.

2:15–5 pm Orientation Sessions: Round 3

Student Ambassadors will lead your small group on

the third rotation of three programs that include the

following topics:

College 101 Theater

Haft Auditorium

Mandatory for residence hall students. Blending a

unique combination of improvisational comedy and

education, this show provides a provocative look at

issues of adjustment to college, stress, dating, sex, and

acquaintance rape on campus.

Socio-Metrics: FIT Diversity

Main Gym

Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students Erik

Kneubuehl will lead you in an interesting exercise about

this diverse community.

Residential Life/Commuter Life

Classrooms/Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

Mandatory for residence hall students. residents and

commuters will get tips for success and information

about living on or off campus. Student Ambassadors

will assist residents in finding their assigned rooms.

Commuter students should go to the Katie Murphy

Amphitheatre.

7–9 pm FITSA Comedy Night

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

Join FITSA for a night of comedy with not one, but three

NYC comedians! ricky Velez and Pete Davidson perform,

and Jordan rock (brother of Chris rock) wraps up the

night! Warning: Cheeks will be hurting by the show’s end!

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WEDNESDAY 08.22.12

Wednesday is dedicated to academic advising and departmental meetings for

the School of Art and Design. Be sure to read this schedule to find the location

of the meetings for your major in the section on Academic Advisement. If

your major does not meet today, take advantage of the time to explore campus

and work on your Common Project. Please note: Advising for BFA students in

Computer Animation and Interactive Media will be held August 27; all other

BFA student advising will take place September 4.

Academic Advisement

School of Art and Design

9 am–9 pm FIT Identification Photo

C205

Bring your class schedule to get a copy of your FIT ID.

9 am–7 pm Registration Center Open

B103

9–10 am One-Year and Two-Year AAS Students School

Orientation Meeting

Haft Auditorium

10 am Spray Studio Instruction

D637

School of Art and Design

Department Meeting/Academic

Advisement/Registration

Two-Year AAS Students

11 am-1 pm Accessories Design

A487

11 am-1 pm Communication Design

John E. Reeves Great Hall

11 am-1 pm Fashion Design: Women’s Wear and Menswear

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

1-3 pm Fine Arts

D207

1-3 pm Illustration

D211

12-2 pm Interior Design

D523

11 am-1 pm Jewelry Design

D207

11 am-1 pm Photography

D211

11 am-1 pm Textile/Surface Design

D513

12-2 pm Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design

D514

One-Year AAS Students

1-3 pm Accessories Design

A487

2-4 pm Communication Design

D517

2-4 pm Fashion Design

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

1-2 pm Jewelry Design

D510

1-3 pm Textile/Surface Design

D513

Orientation Programs

1-5 pm Common Project Meet-Up

Seventh Floor, Dubinsky Student Center

Supplies and refreshments will be available in the

Center (Student life Crafts Center) where you can

meet members of your small group and work on your

Common Project.

2–3 pm Required Student Loan Entrance

Counseling

John E. Reeves Great Hall

loan entrance counseling and advisement. Mandatory

for all students receiving Stafford loans.

3–4 pm Required Federal

Work-Study Orientation

John E. Reeves Great Hall

required for students who have already been awarded

work-study. The Office of Financial Aid will provide an

overview of the work-study process.

7:30 pm FITSA Films Presents:

The Hunger Games

FIT Dining Hall

Stop by the Dining Hall and watch the first chapter of

The Hunger Games. In a future North America known

as Panem, the Capitol selects a boy and a girl between

the ages of 12 and 18 from each of the 12 outlying

districts to compete in the annual “Hunger games,” a

televised fight to the death. Don’t miss out on the free

popcorn and giveaways.


THURSDAY 08.23.12

Thursday is dedicated to academic advising and departmental meetings for

the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology and the School of

Liberal Arts. Be sure to read this schedule to find the location of the meetings

for your major in the section on Academic Advisement. If your major does not

meet today, use the time to explore campus and work on your Common Project.

Academic Advisement

Jay and Patty Baker School of

Business and Technology

9 am–9 pm FIT Identification Photo

C205

Bring your class schedule to get a copy of your FIT ID.

9 am–7 pm Registration Center Open

B103

9–10 am One-Year and Two-Year AAS Students School

Orientation Meeting

Haft Auditorium

Jay and Patty Baker School of

Business and Technology

Department Meetings/Academic

Advisement/Registration

Two-Year AAS Students

10 am-12 pm Advertising and Marketing Communications

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

10 am-12 pm Fashion Merchandising Management

John E. Reeves Great Hall

10 am-12 pm Production Management: Fashion and related

Industries

D211

10 am-12 pm Textile Development and Marketing

A680

One-Year AAS Students

1-2 pm Advertising and Marketing Communications

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

1-2 pm Fashion Merchandising Management

John E. Reeves Great Hall

1-2 pm Textile Development and Marketing

A680

BS Students

3-4 pm Advertising and Marketing Communications

D211

3-4 pm Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing

B304

3-4 pm Direct and Interactive Marketing

B303

3-4 pm Entrepreneurship for the Fashion and

Design Industries

B506

3-4 pm Fashion Merchandising Management

John E. Reeves Great Hall

3-4 pm International FMM Program/Florence and

New York

John E. Reeves Great Hall

3-4 pm Home Products Development

B436

2-4 pm International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion

Industries

D523

3-4 pm Production Management: Fashion and

related Industries

D207

3-4 pm Technical Design

B504

3-4 pm Textile Development and Marketing

B436

School of Liberal Arts

Department Meeting/Academic

Advisement/Registration

BS Students

3-4 pm Art History and Museum Professions

B306

Orientation Programs

1–5 pm Common Project Meet-Up

Seventh Floor, Dubinsky Student Center

Supplies and refreshments will be available in the

Center (Student life Crafts Center) where you can

meet members of your small group and work on your

Common Project.

2–4 pm Liberal Arts Minors Social

Eighth Floor, Dubinsky Student Center

Stop by for snacks and learn about all of the minors that

are available to you at FIT.

2:30–3:30 pm Required Student Loan Entrance

Counseling

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

loan entrance counseling and advisement. This

meeting is mandatory for all students receiving Stafford

loans.

3:30–4:30 pm Required Federal Work-Study

Orientation

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

required for students who have already been awarded

work-study. The Office of Financial Aid will provide an

overview of the work-study process.

4–5 pm Liberal Arts Minor Dance

Presentation

FIT Dining Hall

8–10 pm Pure Energy!

John E. Reeves Great Hall

Come join FITSA and Pure Energy on the dance floor!

This will be a great way to start off the school year, meet

new friends, and enjoy some fun party games!

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FRIDAY 08.24.12

Orientation Programs

8–9 am Common Project Wrap-Up

John E. Reeves Great Hall

Meet your small group to put the finishing touches on

your Common Project before the presentations. Free

breakfast provided.

9 am-9 pm FIT Identification Photo

D404

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Bring your class schedule to get a copy of your FIT ID.

9 am–7 pm Registration Center Open

B103

9–11 am Common Project Presentation

Haft Auditorium

Students and their small groups present the Common

Project collages with their Student Ambassadors. This

is also the first of a series of STArS programs hosted by

the Student Ambassadors for new students throughout

the semester.

Session 1: On-Campus Presentations

11 am–12 pm Select ONE for each session.

Session 2: Career and Internship Information

12–1 pm Presentation

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

Classes the FIT Way: Mock Class Experience

D211

Experience a variety of teaching styles and techniques

used in FIT classes.

Study Abroad Information Session

D523

Get to Know the PrintFX Graphics Lab

D529

Key to Success: Using the Gladys Marcus

Library

Goodman Center, Fifth Floor, library entrance

Tour the Museum at FIT Fashion and Textile

History Gallery

Goodman Center Lobby

SVCS: Student Volunteer Community Service

John E. Reeves Great Hall

learn about volunteer opportunities.

11 am–2 pm Personalized Tours Presented by

Student Ambassadors

Information booth, Feldman Center Lobby

1–2 pm Lunch on Your Own

Please see the FIT dining schedule.

2–4 pm Fashion Week Sign-ups

John E. Reeves Great Hall

learn about how you can sign up to volunteer at Fashion

Week.

2–5 pm Off-Campus Trips

Participation is limited. Sign up at the Student

Ambassador information table in the Feldman Center

lobby. Costs may vary; see sign-up information for

details. Meet in the Feldman Center lobby for all trips.

The Not-For-Tourists Guide to Chelsea

Scavenger-hunt-type activity with major landmarks

including: the Chelsea Market, the High line, Chelsea

Piers, the Chelsea Hotel, and local art galleries.

New York City Cupcake Tour

Major highlights include: Billy’s Bakery, Magnolia

Bakery, Baked by Melissa, and Crumbs.

Tour of the Brooklyn Bridge

Walk over the bridge to get pizza at grimaldi’s, and

hang out on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Special

trip just for transfer students!

Soho on your own!

6- 9 pm Tiger Mania:

It’s Not a Game!

Main Gym, Business and Liberal Arts Center sub-basement

If you like to stay fit and keep that summer bod in

check, then this is the event for you. Filled with intense

workouts, pumped up music, and giveaways all night,

this is an event you must attend to start your year off

right. So bring your friends and come check it out!

Sponsored by FITSA, the vice president of Athletics and

Wellness, the Athletics and recreation Department,

and exercise instructor Warren Smart. remember: It’s

not a game!


SATURDAY 08.25.12

Move-In Day, Kaufman Hall

7 pm FITSA Snapshot Party

FIT Dining Hall

Join your friends and FITSA to celebrate the beginning

of the new school year. Share your pictures from our

Snapshot Contest and find out who won! Music, games,

free popcorn, photo booths, and a good time will be

provided! To find out more about the Snapshot Contest,

visit the “FITSA On-Campus Events” page on Facebook.

SUNDAY 08.26.12

Move-In Day, Kaufman Hall

FIT Dining Hall operates in a few locations on campus.

Please see the schedules for each operation below:

Move-In Weekend:

Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19

FIT Dining Hall, Dubinsky Student Center

Saturday: 4–8 pm

Sunday: 10:30 am–2 pm (brunch); 4:30–7 pm (dinner)

Orientation Week: Monday, August 20–Friday, August 24

FIT Dining Hall

Monday–Friday: 7:30 am–8 pm

Saturday: 10:30 am–2 pm

Sunday: 4:30–7 pm

Starbucks (inside the dining hall in the Dubinsky Student Center)

Monday–Friday: 7:30 am–3 pm

Marvin Feldman Center Café is closed during Orientation Week.

First Week of Classes:

Monday, August 27–Saturday, September 1

FIT Dining Hall

Monday–Friday: 7:30 am–8 pm

Saturday: 10:30 am–2 pm

Sunday: 4:30–7 pm

Marvin Feldman Center Café

Monday–Thursday: 8 am–9 pm

Friday: 8 am–3 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Starbucks

Monday–Thursday: 7:30 am–10 pm

Friday: 7:30 am–5 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

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FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES

MONDAY 08–27–12

9 am–7 pm Registration Center Open

B103

late registration/Add-Drop begins.

School of Art and Design

Department Meeting/Academic

Advisement/Registration

BFA Students

1–3 pm Computer Animation and Interactive Media

C307

TUESDAY 08–28–FRIDAY 08–31–12

9 am– 6:45 pm Registration Center Open

B103

TUESDAY 09–04–12

late registration/Add-Drop continues.

School of Art and Design

Department Meeting/Academic

Advisement/Registration

BFA Students

All sessions Accessories Design

1–2 pm D207

Advertising Design

D522

Fabric Styling

D506

Fashion Design

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

Fine Arts

D211

graphic Design

D514

Illustration

D523

Interior Design

D447

International FD Program/Milan and New York

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

Packaging Design

D530

Photography and the Digital Image

D405

Textile/Surface Design

B503

Toy Design

A571

LATE REGISTRATION POLICY

Note: last day to Add-Drop is Friday, August 31, 2012

FIRST WEEK OF SEMESTER:

LATE REGISTRATION/ADD-DROP

PERIOD

August 27–31, 2012

Students may add and drop

courses through Friday,

August 31, 2012, at 6 pm.

To accommodate this, the

academic dean’s office and major

departments and student services

offices will be open until 6 pm

during the first week of classes.

Students registering for the first

time this week must pay a late

registration fee. Fees (tuition,

program change, late registration,

etc.) must be paid at the time of

registration.

Only students formally registered

may attend classes this week.

Instructors must check their

rosters right before class.

Instructors should not admit

students into classes whose

names do not appear on their

student rosters. Students who

do not appear on the instructor’s

roster must be instructed to leave

that particular class.

AFTER THE OFFICIAL LATE

REGISTRATION/ADD-DROP

PERIOD

Note: The following guideline

is only for extenuating

circumstances. Deans will

approve requests only in rare

cases.

Move-in Weekend:

Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19

11 am–4 pm

Orientation Week:

Monday, August 20–Friday, August 24

9 am–5 pm

Kaufman Hall Move-in Weekend:

Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26

11 am–4 pm

First Two Weeks of Classes:

Monday, August 27–Saturday, September 8

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 am–8 pm

Friday: 8:30 am–6:30 pm

Saturday: 10 am–3 pm

De-registered students will be

allowed to restore their previous

schedule to the extent possible

after financial obligations are

satisfied. late registration fee

must be paid. To add any other

courses, de-registered students

must follow directions below.

To add a course, a student must

have the instructor write a memo

approving the late registration.

This memo must be approved by

the department chair and school

dean. If the course is closed, an

overtally form must be attached.

Fees (tuition, program change,

late registration, etc.) must be

paid at the time of registration.

Only students formally registered

may attend classes. Instructors

must check their rosters right

before class. Instructors should

not admit students into classes

whose names do not appear on

their class rosters. Students who

do not appear on an instructor’s

roster must be instructed to leave

that particular class.

late registration will not be

processed even if the deans

approve it after the census

date. Please note that students

were notified at the time of deregistration

to clear all problems

within 48 hours of notification

to reinstate their registration.

Students will not be permitted to

remain in classes for which they

are not registered.


FIT’S TEAMS, CLUBS,

AND COMMITTEES

are organized each year in response to

student interest.

The following list describes FIT’s

organizations. An online club

registration form is posted at

fitnyc.edu/clubs. go to this link for

more information and to sign

up. Be selective; your time is precious.

Being active in two organizations

will keep you busy enough.

All groups schedule meetings

according to their needs, usually

during the Common Hour on

Thursdays from 1 to 2 pm.

All students are qualified and welcome

to join any group except for athletic

teams, for which tryouts are held.

Student Council is open for all to

attend, although only members in

good standing have the right to vote

at the council meetings.

American Association of Textile Chemists

and Colorists (AATCC)

Advisor: Ann Denton

To promote the understanding of textiles and the

textile industry.

Anime

Advisor: Chris Spollen

For students who love anime, the advertisement

of Japanese culture through animation.

Archery Club

Advisor: Daniel Baez

To introduce and maintain the presence of the

Olympic sport of archery to the Fashion Institute

of Technology.

Art and Copy

Advisor: Joseph Staluppi

The FIT student chapter will help students

develop valuable leadership skills through

active participation in creative workshops

and exhibitions in the advertising and design

industry.

Asian Student Network

Advisor: Deborah Payton-Jones

To provide assistance to Asian students with

language barriers and offer opportunities for

campus involvement.

Athletics

Advisor: Kerri-Ann McTiernan

Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country and Half-

Marathon

Coed Dance

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field

Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving

Men’s and Women’s Table Tennis

Women’s Tennis

Women’s Soccer

Women’s Volleyball

Black Retail Action Group (BRAG)

Advisor: renée Cooper

To empower minority students in the retail and

marketing area to develop their full potential

through a mentor network and activities.

Black Student Union (BSU)

Advisor: Chenise Marine rice

To emphasize improved race relations and

assistance for African-American and Spanishspeaking

minorities; political and social.

Chabad

Advisor: Celia Baez

To appreciate the beauty of Jewish heritage and

to educate FIT students regardless of background

or affiliation.

L’Chaim

Advisor: raphael Aryeh

To create a vibrant, growing society promoting

true peace and kindness among all people.

Christian Fellowship

Advisor: Debora Diaz

To further the kingdom of god at FIT through

prayer and song.

Collegiate DECA

Advisors: robert Vassalotti, Sharon White

A national organization dedicated to the

development of leadership in marketing,

merchandising, and advertising through

competitive events at state and national levels.

Comic Book Club

Advisor: ray lago

To unite fellow artists and comic book lovers

to create a series of books for publication and

distribution to the school.

Culinary Arts

Advisor: Michael Cokkinos

To explore how food and culture affect life,

health, society, and economy through visits to

ethnic neighborhoods, markets, and restaurants.

Diversity Club

Advisors: Pamela Ellsworth, Michael Cokkinos

To provide an opportunity for students to

celebrate diversity at FIT.

Ed2010

Advisor: Allison leopold

To gather all the aspiring magazine editors at FIT

in order to better prepare ourselves for our dream

jobs together! All through contact with industry

members and collective brainstorming.

Faith and Fellowship Club

Advisor: Janet Zeevalk

To join students for prayer and friendship to

work together for a better cause (community

service) and grow in spirit (retreats).

FIT Word

Advisor: Amy lemmon

To bring the experience of poetry to FIT students

through readings, workshops, and other offcampus

activities.

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Department of Student Life

OPEN HOUSE

Monday, August 27, 11 am–3 pm

Dubinsky Student Center, Seventh Floor

Come find out all that Student Life has to offer, including

special programming, street fairs, movie nights, and more!

For a list of club events, see fitnyc.collegiatelink.net.

THERE’S A NEW

TIGER IN TOWN

COME AND SEE THE EXCITING NEW LOOK FOR FIT ATHLETICS.

Fashion show with new logo and gear.

Free giveaways for all attendees.

Show your spirit and come meet the tiger!

Thursday, September 6, at 1 pm

Haft Auditorium

Everyone is welcome.

fitnyc.edu/athletics


Gospel Choir

Advisor: Deborah Payton-Jones

To bring together the diverse talents that make

up FIT: musicians, songwriters, vocalists, etc.,

while singing and delivering the lord’s message

through song.

International Trade Student

Association (ITSA)

Advisor: Shireen Musa

To educate students about international trade

and marketing through meetings, activities, and

events. Also to participate in community service

and volunteer activities throughout FIT.

Italian

Advisor: Christian Ierulli

To learn about Italian culture and plan activities

and trips.

KCCC (Korean Campus Crusade for Christ)

Advisor: Deborah Payton-Jones

To read Bible scriptures, sing, and share the love

of Christ.

Latin American Student Organization

(LASO)

Advisor: Ari Vega

To bring together a single unit of harmony and

create a spirit of total awareness in students with

an interest in multiculturalism.

MASALA

Advisor: Suman Mallipattana

To provide networking opportunities for the

South Asian community at FIT and spread

awareness of South Asian culture.

MASTI

Advisor: Jean Amato

To educate the FIT community and greater New

York City area on the various forms of South

Asian dance and to unite through music and

color.

Media Design

Advisor: C.J. Yeh

To bring students interested in digital media

together outside the classroom.

National Retail Federation Student

Association (NRFSA)

Advisors: Naomi gross, renée Cooper

To provide opportunities for educational

enhancement through interaction with retail

executives and attendance at NrF sponsored

events, as well as other industry events.

Style Shop

Advisors: Joseph Antee, Jane Werner

To gain a working knowledge of the retail

industry through running the Style Shop, an oncampus

fashion and accessories store.

Phi Theta Kappa (International AAS

Academic Honor Society)

Advisor: Teri rosenberg

To plan and present events and programs for the

college community that emphasize the society’s

hallmarks of scholarship, leadership, fellowship,

and community service.

Public Relations Student Society

of America (PRSSA)

Advisor: roberta Elins

To develop a more professional grasp of the

public relations industry through speakers and

trips and to create publicity projects.

Salsa

Advisor: Hector Figueroa

To promote unity among the FIT community

through salsa dancing, history, and culture.

The Stitch

Advisor: Mark-Evan Blackman

To expose students to various areas of hand

knitting through weekly clinics, lectures, etc.

Student Council

Advisor: Michelle Van-Ess

Student self-government; open meetings.

Students Excelling Lifestyle Fundamentals

(SELF)

Advisor: Molvere James

To empower FIT student parents and peers

through resources and cultural, social, spiritual,

career, and other lifestyle activities and to aid in

voicing concerns.

Style Forum

Advisor: Sara Petitt

To be a creative resource that addresses the

interests of students passionate about personal

style.

Sustainable Design

Advisors: Marlene Middlemiss, georgia Kalivas

To provide a platform for sustainable

design education and development of an

environmentally conscious community.

SVCS (Student Volunteer Community

Services)

Advisor: Deborah Payton-Jones

To enhance our greatest natural resource—

volunteers.

Theatre Ensemble

Advisor: Dana McBroom-Manno

To present theatrical productions at FIT.

Urban Studio

Advisor: Melissa Starke

To provide hands-on opportunities to create

public art in service to the community.

Women in Cable Telecommunications

(WICT)

Advisor: linda Finnerty

To aid in developing women and men leaders

who will transform the cable industry in

collaboration with the national WICT.

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Major-related

Clubs

These clubs informally extend the

study of the departments through

field trips, guest speakers, meetings

with alumni, etc. Their names are

descriptive. Students may participate

regardless of major. They also function

as social groups.

Accessories Design

The Ad group

American Marketing Association

Art Collective

Children’s Wear

Direct and Interactive Marketing

Entrepreneurship

Fabric Styling

Fashion Art

Fashion Design

Fashion Illustration

Home Products

Illustration

Interior Design

International Trade

Intimate Apparel

Jewelry Design

Menswear

Merchandising Society

Package Design

Photography

Production Management

Technical Design

Textile/Surface Design

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Communications-

related Clubs

Creative Showcase: ICON Magazine

Advisor: ron Bacsa

To publish the art, design, and literary work of

FIT students.

FIT Student Handbook

Advisor: ron Bacsa

To participate in the design, layout, and

production of the college student handbook.

Newspaper: W27

Advisor: John Simone

The monthly student newspaper with exclusive

reporting of all FIT news of interest to FIT

students. Free distribution to all students and

faculty.

Radio Station: WFIT

Advisor: Michael Cokkinos

Students actively participate, serving as the

internal communications link to the college

by running the FIT radio station with air time

opportunities and video production for display

on campus monitors.

Yearbook: Portfolio

Advisor: Matthew Petrunia

FIT’s annual student publication

conceptualized and designed to reflect the

character of the graduating senior class.

FITSA

Programming Board

The Center

Assist in planning activities for the Center,

such as cooking lessons, arts, crafts, and

hobbies.

Cultural Events

Assist in obtaining tickets for Broadway and

off-Broadway plays, dance companies, etc.

Entertainment Hour

Assist in planning free Tuesday Common

Hour (1-2 pm) programs such as comedy,

music, dance, etc.

Films

Assist in planning evening movies.

Game Room

Assist in planning activities for the game

room, such as billiards, video games, etc.

Hall of Art

Assist in planning the exhibitions in the David

Dubinsky Student Center’s seventh floor

lobby.

Social Activities

Assist in planning various social events.

Special Programs

Assist in planning special events off campus.

Residence Hall Community Council

Advisor: Vivian Chen

To increase resident involvement in the policy

decision-making within the residence halls. To

provide events open to all FIT students, both

residents and commuters.

Choices for Success

Join us for a series of programs to help new students succeed at FIT. Refreshments will be served.

Workshops include:

• Motivation • Study Skills • Personal Mission Statement • Stress Management • Time Management • Self-awareness

Details will be posted online at fitnyc.edu/choices. Programs are free but space is limited. To reserve a place, visit

fitnyc.edu/choices or call 212 217.4260.

Sponsored by the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success • Presented by the Counseling Center


Fashion Institute of Technology

Student Association

We are the FIT Student Association, or

FITSA, and we would like to welcome

you to FIT!

Over the next few days (and

throughout the next year), you’re

bound to see our faces on campus,

and we can’t wait to see yours! As the

student association, we are responsible

for allocating your student activities fee

and making your experience the best

possible outside of the classroom. We

are a dedicated and energetic group of

21 members, elected annually by the

student body. The Programming Board

creates exciting events such as the

annual Miss FIT Drag Pageant, Free

Smoothies on Campus, FITSA’s Night

Out, visits to on- and off-Broadway

shows, and the Annual FITSA Semi-

Formal. The Executive Board brings

together the various communities—

such as the residence hall community,

commuters, the Communication

Council, SUNY Assembly, and our

growing campus clubs—to create FIT’s

vibrant and energetic campus.

We have all moved in early to welcome

you to our awesome campus! You

may have met some us in our blue

Orientation shirts; we are assisting the

wonderful Student Ambassadors at

the information booth in the Marvin

Feldman lobby, as well as staffing a

table at the Orientation reception.

Come meet us to find out more. And

don’t miss our FITSA Programming in

the evenings throughout the week.

We are so excited to have you on

campus. New Student Orientation

Week is where your experience starts.

And we want you to share this with us.

So tweet @FITSANYC with the hashtag

#FITSA to share your new room or

what you are doing this week with

new friends on campus. Feel free to

ask any questions; we are here to help!

Whether you prefer to talk to us in

person or over social media, we want

to talk to you, so #TalkToFITSA.

like us on Facebook—FITSA

On-Campus Events—to keep up to

date with all the events happening

on campus.

We can’t wait to get to know you!

#FITSA

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Important Offices

DEPARTMENT TEL ROOM

School of Art and Design

Dean’s Office 212 217.7665 D350

Accessories Design 5400 D364

Advertising Design 5630 D319

Communication Design 5630 D319

Computer Animation and Interactive Media 5440 D327

Computer graphics 5440 D327

Fashion Design–Apparel 5000 B701

Fashion Design–Art 5280 B801

Fine Arts 5860 D343

graphic Design 5630 D319

Illustration 5800 D332

Interior Design 5550 D316

Jewelry Design 5720 D364A

Menswear 5134 B761A

Packaging Design 5700 D325

Photography 5500 D343A

Textile/Surface Design and Fabric Styling 5140 B521

Toy Design 5120 B231

Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design 5480 D349

Jay and Patty Baker School of

Business and Technology

Dean’s Office 212 217.4330 B423

Advertising and Marketing Communications 4470 B403

Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing 4250 B436

Direct and Interactive Marketing 4750 B403

Entrepreneurship for the Fashion

and Design Industries 4330 B423

Fashion Merchandising Management 4800 B320

Home Products Development 4980 B436

International Trade and Marketing

for the Fashion Industries 4280 B429

Production Management: Fashion and

related Industries 4770 B403

Technical Design 4410 B436

Textile Development and Marketing 5200 B436

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Evening/Weekend Degree Programs 4634 D130

School of Graduate Studies

Dean’s Office 212 217.4300 E315

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DEPARTMENT TEL ROOM

School of Liberal Arts

Dean’s Office 212 217.4320 B623

Academic Skills Center

Placement Testing 4323 B508-1

Tutoring 4080 A608B

Educational Skills 5250 B602

liberal Arts Center for Academic

Advisement and Placement 4320 B623

English and Speech 5340 B602

Foreign languages 5090 B831

Health, Physical Education, and Dance 4220 AX13

History of Art 4640 B634

Presidential Scholars Program 4593, 4590 B602

Science and Mathematics 3020 B831

Social Sciences 4920 B634

U.S. History 4320 B623

Visual Art Management 4649 B634

Academic Affairs Division

Vice President’s Office 212 217.4040 C913

Continuing and Professional Studies,

School of 3334 Conf. Center,

lower level

Curriculum and Instruction 4050 C913

Online learning 4069 B504-1

gladys Marcus library 4340 goodman

Center

4–6 fl.

grants Office 3620 236 W. 27,

300

Institutional research 4076 C110

International Programs 5380 B119

Career and Internship Center 3000 B202

Enrollment Management and Student Success

Vice President’s Office 212 217.3800 B221

Dean of Students’ Office 3805 B221

Admissions 3760 C139

Athletics and recreation 4213 AX12A

Childcare Assistance Program 4172 A605

Counseling Center 4260 A212B

Disability Support Services (FIT-ABlE) 4090 A570

Educational Opportunity Programs 4170 A605

Financial Aid 3560 A212A

Health Services 4190 A402

International Student Advisors 3700 A608D

registrar 3820 C158

registration Center 3850 B103

residential life 3900 210 W. 27

Kaufman Hall 3930 406 W. 31

Student life 4130 A713

Additional Important Numbers

Bursar:

Administration Office 3720 236 W. 27,

6th fl.

Cashiering Operations 3680 B127

Security 7777 D442

The Museum at FIT 4530 E304


Room Locator

Room NumbeR Located IN

Begins with A Dubinsky Student Center

Begins with B Business and Liberal Arts Center

Begins with C Feldman Center

Begins with D Pomerantz Center

Begins with E Goodman Center

Begins with SF 236 West 27 Street

Begins with SR Conference Center

Residence Halls

Alumni Hall, 210 West 27th Street

Nagler Hall, 220 West 27th Street

Coed Hall, 230 West 27th Street

Kaufman Hall, 406 West 31st Street

Offices

236 West 27th Street,

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 11th floors

Venues

Dining Hall Dubinsky Student Center

John E. reeves great Hall Conference Center

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre Pomerantz Center

Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Auditorium Feldman Center

Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited in FIT buildings and on campus grounds. This

includes the walkways and breezeways surrounding the buildings. For more

information, visit fitnyc.edu/smokingpolicy.

West 26th Street

230

Coed

Hall

220

Nagler

Hall

210

Alumni Hall

Goodman

Gladys Marcus Library

The Museum at FIT

School of Graduate Studies

Eighth Avenue

West 27th Street

Seventh Avenue

Dubinsky

Barnes & Noble at FIT

Business and

Liberal Arts

Baker School of

Business and Technology

School of Liberal Arts

Feldman

Admissions

Conference

Center

John E. Reeves Great Hall

School of Continuing and

Professional Studies

Pomerantz

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

School of Art and Design

West 28th Street

Administrative and Student Services Offices

Academic Affairs C913

Admissions–Full-time Day C139

Alumni Association C204

Art and Design, School of D350

Barnes & Noble at FIT bet. Dubinsky and

Business and liberal Arts centers

Bursar:

Administrative Offices 236 W. 27 Street,

6th fl.

Cashiering Operations B127

Business and Technology,

Jay and Patty Baker School of B423

Career and Internship Center B202

Center for Professional Studies D130

Communications and External relations B905

Continuing and Professional

Studies, School of Conference Center

at FIT, lower level

Counseling Center A212B

FIT Foundation C204

Enrollment Management

and Student Success B221

Enterprise Center D130

Evening/Weekend Degree Programs D130

Financial Aid A212A

graduate Studies, School of E315

Health Services A402

Human resources 236 W. 27 Street,

11th fl.

Office of Development C204

liberal Arts, School of B623

Precollege Programs D130

President, Office of the C908

registrar C158

registration Center B103

Noncredit registration Center D130

Student life A713

Location and Directions

The college is located on West 27th Street, between Seventh and Eighth

avenues. This midtown location, the center of New York City’s fashion

industries, is easily reached by subway, major railroad lines, and bus routes

in the city.

Subways

23rd and 28th Street stations of the 1

34th Street station of the 1, 2, and 3

23rd Street station of the C and E

34th Street station of the A, C, and E

Railroads

Pennsylvania Station at 31st Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues for

Amtrak, long Island railroad, and New Jersey Transit trains; grand Central

Terminal at 42nd Street and Park Avenue for Metro-North commuter trains

(Harlem, Hudson, and New Haven lines); 23rd and 34th Street PATH stations

at Sixth Avenue.

Bus Routes

23rd and 34th street crosstown buses; Seventh and Eighth avenue buses;

Port Authority Bus Terminal at 40th Street and Eighth Avenue; and george

Washington Bridge Terminal for New Jersey buses, then via subway or

metropolitan bus lines.

Parking

There is no on-campus parking at FIT. On-street parking is available on

Seventh and Eighth avenues during metered times. Parking lots are also

located on 26th and 28th streets.

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Fashion Institute of Technology

Seventh Avenue at 27 Street

New York City 10001-5992

fitnyc.edu

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