Category Archives: Student Life

Welcome New Students!

FIT sent out their decision letters as of April 1st. Let me be the first to congratulate all of you who have been admitted to FIT. This is a very special moment and you should take a second to appreciate it. Attending college is a very rewarding experience that not everyone is lucky enough to be a part of. Your hard work and effort have gotten you here. Continue on with that and there is no telling where your life will take you.

Make sure that you confirm your spot within your intended major at FIT with the tuition deposit. You don’t want to be late with that, or else your spot might be taken by somebody else. Also, snap a photo of you with your acceptance letter and post it with the hashtag #FITwelcome to show off your pride. I remember receiving my admittance packet and being so full of happiness. I knew where I was finally going to go to college, and I was going to finally be living in New York City. This is definitely a moment that you should share with your family and friends.

Whether you’re staying close to home or heading across the country, FIT is excited to have you. You will make many new friends while here and will learn more than you could have imagined. This is what you have been dreaming about.

The Clothesline Project

Hello, have you heard about The Clothesline Project?

This upcoming week from April 2nd to April 4th, you too can can participate in the project. The Clothesline Project is in effort to raise awareness about sexual assault. Every shirt tells a story about a person’s experience with sexual assault. The shirt may be someone’s personal experience or it may be from the eyes of someone who cares about a person and their specific journey. For the first week of April, these shirts will be displayed in the Feldman Center lobby, and in the Dubinsky Center Lobby for the rest of the month.
All month, FIT will be having events in support of Sexual Assault Awareness, such as the Yards for Yeardley event in the Breezeway on April 17th. This event is a walk in support for Yeardley Love and other victims of sexual assault. The event will take place from 9am-4pm and will provide information to organizations and services in support of sexual assault. Join us by creating your own shirt in support of those who have experienced relationship violence. Be sure to check out the other events occurring in April and join the important conversation around sexual assault education.

Best,
Annmarie X

SUNY Mascot Madness

Its that time of year again. Mascot Madness! Our beloved school mascot, Stitch the Tiger, is in the running for the top SUNY mascot. Voting is super easy. It takes just a couple of minutes to visit this link and vote for Stitch in round 1 of the tournament. Here are the other rounds that Stitch will be counting on you to help him make it to the top.

SUNY Mascot Madness Tournament/Voting Schedule:

  • Round 1: Tuesday, March 13 at 12 noon – Friday, March 16 at 4pm
  • Round 2: Monday, March 19 at 12 noon – Wednesday, March 21 at 4pm
  • Round 3: Thursday, March 22 at 12 noon – Monday, March 26 at 4pm
  • Final 4: Wednesday, March 28 at 12 noon – Friday, March 30 at 4pm
  • Finals: Monday, April 2 at 12 noon – Wednesday, April 4 at 1pm

You can only vote once every 12 hours per email. Stitch will also be out on campus all throughout the competition so feel free to say hello and if you mention you voted for him, he may even give you a sweet little treat!

V-Day by FIT Theatre Club

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All month, FIT has been hosting various events to promote healthy relationships. These events have included topics such as maintaining professional relationships, the One Billion Rising movement (the largest movement for ending violence against women), and STD and alcohol knowledge in relation to relationships.

This Thursday, February 22nd, the FIT Theatre Club is preforming  “V-Day: A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer.” In support of healthy relationships month, this performance will “shed light” on the issue of violence against women. The club is focusing on spreading awareness about women’s social issues, and working toward a positive change. Selections from “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer” will be preformed as well. The performance will be held at the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre at 7:30pm, and doors will open at 7pm.

The final event for the month will be held on Wednesday, February 28th by FIT Counseling Services. This event will be held in the Alumni Workroom, where counselors are available to discuss ending relationships in a healthy manner.

It is important to create awareness for issues such as these, and spread knowledge on how to maintain healthy relationships. Be sure to check out the Theatre Club’s V-Day performance, and you too can help spread awareness and work toward ending violence against women.

Best,
Annmarie x

Taking A Breath at FIT’s Meditation Space:

The FIT Meditation Space is located on the seventh floor of the Dubinsky Student Center (Room A-746), and was created to provide a spiritually calm, warm, and supportive space for FIT students. It invites students from all backgrounds and cultures to meditate, pray, reflect, or simply to take time to be still. Personally, I love to relax in between classes and take time to reflect on my week and manifest positivity in my life.

Meditation Space Guidelines
The Meditation Space is intended for currently enrolled students and is intended for individual use only. In other words, this space may not be used for any organized group activity or meetings.

Hours of access are from 9AM-6PM, Monday through Friday. The room will remain unlocked and accessible during this time. The Space is closed on weekends, college holidays, and academic term breaks. Visitors must adhere to the following guidelines:

•  Sign the Guest User log upon entry
•  Remove your shoes upon entry and place them in the provided shoe rack
•  Any bags or backpacks should be placed into the cubbies provided
•  Do not use this room as a lounge, study room, a meeting room, or for other purposes
•  Do not use this space to sleep
•  No items are to be removed from the room save for your own personal belongings
•  Users are asked to leave the room in the same condition as it was in prior to use
•  Silence and mutual respect are expected at all times; music is to be listened to through earphones or earplugs with all musical devices (e.g., iPods, MP3 players, etc.)
•  Food and beverages are not permitted in the meditation space
•  Cell phone use in space is for emergency use only; cell phones must be placed on silent upon entry
•  Candles, burning oils, incense, or any other flammable items are not permitted in the meditation space

Provided by the Department of Student Life

Take advantage of the many wonderful resources FIT has to offer!

xx

Mariano