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First-Time Precollege Student Orientation
*We strongly encourage all new students to attend a New Student Orientation Session

Fall 2015 High School
Live Orientation Dates:
Saturday, September 19 2015 - 11:00am and 2:00 PM

Location:John E. Reeves Great Hall (enter on 28th St) 

Fall 2015 High School and Middle School Workshop Orientation Dates:

Saturday, November 7 2015 2:00 PM ONLY

Location: Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Auditorium (enter on 27th St)

DURATION: The Orientation lasts about one hour after which students are encouraged to explore the campus and obtain FIT ID cards.

The Orientation presentation lasts about 40 minutes and includes an additional 20 minute question and answer period. FIT will not be able to provide a make-up orientation therefore, your child should follow the instructions for the first day of class. Orientation highlights are posted below.

NOTE: Orientation Days are the only days that parents and other guests are permitted on the upper floors of the campus. If you wish to visit the school and view your childís classroom, you may do so only on Orientation Days. You may visit the campus any other time, but you will only have access to the campus lobbies and first-floor offices.
At this session families will learn about:

  •     Rules and policies of the program (calling in sick, earning grades, leaving early, security protocol, etc)
  •     Classroom assignments
  •     Navigating the campus (with your family)
  •     Making changes to your schedule (pending course availability)
  •     Our surrounding neighborhood
  •     Meeting other Precollege students from your area
  •     Obtaining your Security ID card (Saturday/Sunday/Summer Live students only)


If you are unable to attend an Orientation session, you may review the digital presentation that will be posted below.

You will also need to make arrangements with Security to obtain an FIT photo identification card before the first day of class (212-217-4999) to enter the building on Opening Day.

Security Identification Cards
For new Saturday/Sunday/Summer Live students only: you must get an FIT ID card before the start of classes. To obtain an FIT ID card, bring a copy of your schedule to the Security Office located in D-404. You may get your card on Orientation Day, but lines may be very long. No ID cards will be issued on the first day of classes.

Returning students do not need to get new ID cards, they will be issued an updated sticker in their first class.

Precollege Workshop students do not get a photo ID card. They will be given a special ID at check-in on Opening Day.

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