Tip of the Week: Summer Live Opening Day Info

To Bring on Opening Day:

  • Precollege wristband OR the Parental Consent Form
  • Student Schedule of Classes with room numbers
  • FIT Student ID Card

Parents 
Parents may not escort students to the classrooms.
On Opening Day, parents may  pick-up their children in any of the college lobbies.
Students and parents may visit classrooms after Orientation Sessions only.

Supplies and Rooms 
Supply lists and the rooms numbers will be posted on the same page as class listings. Not all classes may require the purchase of supplies. View the Program Details page to choose your semester’s course listings and descriptions page.

Checking-in on the First Day:
Check the date of your First day of Class 

  • Saturday/Sunday/Summer Live – Students will report directly to the Great Hall located just west of 28th Street and 7th Avenue, thirty minutes before the start of class. They will hand-in their Parental Consent Form or present their Precollege wristbands and then proceed to the classrooms.
    All students must display their FIT ID upon entrance.
  • Summer Workshops – Students will report to the Great Hall located just west of 28th Street and 7th Avenue, thirty minutes before the start of class. They will hand-in their Parental Consent Form or present their wristband and proceed to the classrooms.
    Workshop students will obtain a temporary, four-day ID during check-in.

Room Numbers and Directions:

 

 

Summer Live FREE Lunch Hour Activities!

Precollege Lunch Hour Activities
Check out the following activities during SUMMER LIVE.

Times: 12:30-1:30
Location: FIT’s Dining Hall, located in between Buildings A and B.
Download the pdf here.

Tuesday, July 10: Hometown T-shirt Day!
Show your pride for your home city, state, country or town. Wear something that’s shows where you’re from and meet others who may be from your area! So don’t forget to pack a t-shirt, hat, etc…from your “hometown”

Thursday, July 12:  Short Animation Film Day
Faculty and staff of Precollege Programs select their favorite animated short films for viewing in the cafeteria. You’ll see some unique and fun films that will inspire you!

Monday, July 16:  Street Market Monday
You’ve spent your first week in NYC, now get photographed with your favorite NYC street find. It can be anything (Inexpensive hat, piece of jewelry or art, or maybe a knish!) Your photo may even appear on our Blog.

Tuesday July 17 and Wednesday July 18:  Artwork Photo-shoot
Precollege photographers will be stationed in the FIT Café to photograph your best piece of artwork to-date. Images will be emailed to you for your records and may be selected for our FIT website gallery!

Thursday, July 19:  Lunch with Alumni
Current FIT undergraduates who took Precollege classes will join students in the cafeteria to discuss their experiences and answer your questions

Monday, July 23:  Major Monday!
Enjoy a slideshow of FIT majors and examples of student work with tips and info for applying to FIT and creating portfolios.  An Admissions Representative will be present to provide materials and answer your questions.

Wednesday, July 25:  Looking Back
Classes end tomorrow. Let’s look back at the summer through our slideshow of photos taken in class and of student work.

 

 

Tip of the Week: New Student Orientation and Security ID Cards

Summer 2012 New Student Orientation and Security ID Cards

We strongly encourage all new Summer 2012 Precollege students to attend a New Student Orientation Session. No RSVP required. Choose the date and time that works best for you:

  • Thursday, July 5:  11 am in the Great Hall (Enter on 28th Street just west of 7th Avenue)
  • Thursday, July 5:  2pm in the Great Hall (Enter on 28th Street just west of 7th Avenue)
  • Friday, July 6: 11 am in the Great Hall (Enter on 28th Street just west of 7th Avenue)
  • Friday, July 6: 2pm in the Great Hall (Enter on 28th Street just west of 7th Avenue)
  • Sunday, July 8: 11 am in the Great Hall (Enter on 28th Street just west of 7th Avenue)
  • Sunday, July 8: 2pm in the Great Hall (Enter on 28th Street just west of 7th Avenue)

Question: What if I cannot attend Orientation?
Answer:
You can view the slideshow of the presentation on our website at: http://www.fitnyc.edu/10602.aspParents and students can only explore the campus together on orientation days, so if you cannot attend the session, your child should print the classroom maps available on our Opening Day link (http://www.fitnyc.edu/10617.asp) to see how to navigate the campus.

STUDENT ID CARDS:
(details http://www.fitnyc.edu/10095.asp)

  • All students in the Summer Live Program (July 9 through 26) are required to have a photo ID card before Opening Day (July 9). You may obtain your ID card at any Orientation Session or by visiting our Security Office during the hours listed on the details link above.
  •  Precollege Workshop students DO NOT require a photo ID card.  They will ALL get a special workshop ID card at the entrance on July 30th. No need to make a special trip to the campus.
  •  Old FIT ID cards: If you have a photo ID card from a previous semester, GREAT! You do not need a new card. We will give you a Summer 2012 sticker for your card at the door on Opening Day (July 9th). No need to make a special trip to the campus.

Spring Courses for Parents: Certified Technical Designer / Product Development Manager & Retailing: Customer Experience Management / Retailing: E-Commerce and Social Media

Just when you think we have run out of courses our Precollege parents could take while their children are taking Precollege courses this Spring, we come at you again with two, I mean THREE more areas of interest! These courses can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program too!  Check them out – why should the kids have all the fun?!

These great offerings are from the Center for Professional Studies. Click on the title of the course below to view the description. To view a list of all adult credit and non-credit courses offered at FIT this Spring, visit this page. 

For more information on the Center for Professional Studies, email prof_studies@fitnyc.edu or call 212.217.7715. Register online below or view other registration options.

Certified Technical Designer / Product Development Manager Courses

Certified Technical Designer
Training for experienced designers and product developers looking to specialize in technical design, and technical designers looking to improve performance. Courses can be taken as part of a certificate or on an individual basis.

Product Development Manager
Cutting-edge fit, quality, and logistics training for experienced designers, technical designers, and product developers involved in sourcing. Courses can be taken as part of a certificate or on an individual basis.

COURSE & SECTION COURSE TITLE DATES / DAYS / TIMES ROOM PRICE REGISTER ONLINE
SXP 305 55A Technical Design from Product Analysis to Fit Approval  Mar 17, 24, 31 S 930AM-400PM TBA $295.00 Register Online
SXP 320 55A How to Reduce the Lead Time in Garment Preproduction  May 12, 19  S 930AM-230PM TBA $175.00 Register Online


Retailing: Customer Experience Management / Retailing: E-Commerce and Social Media Courses

Retailing: Customer Experience Management
For career development in retail store management, this program provides store-focused training to improve sales figures, customer satisfaction, the shopping experience and to foster customer loyalty. Courses can be taken as part of a certificate or on an individual basis. 

Retailing: E-Commerce and Social Media
For career development in e-tailing and fashion web-based businesses, this program provides in-depth study of the Dotcom and social media world and focuses on how to build sales and customer loyalty in an e-commerce channel. Courses can be taken as part of a certificate or on an individual basis.

COURSE & SECTION COURSE TITLE DATES / DAYS / TIMES ROOM PRICE REGISTER ONLINE
SXR 010 55A Retail Math: Merchandising, Planning, and Gross Margin  Feb 25, Mar 3 S 1000AM-300PM TBA $225.00 Register Online
SXR 010 55D Retail Math: Merchandising, Planning, and Gross Margin May 5, 12 S 930AM-230PM TBA $225.00 Register Online

Spring Courses for Parents: Media Events and Photography

Next up in our line-up of cool courses for mom and dad, we have Media Events and Photography.

These amazing courses run on Saturdays too – just like your child’s Precollege class. Learn a new skill that will help you become a better photographer.

These great offerings are from the Center for Professional Studies.

Click on the title of the course below to view the description. To view a list of all adult credit and non-credit courses offered at FIT this Spring, visit this page. 

For more information on the Center for Professional Studies, email prof_studies@fitnyc.edu or call 212.217.7715. Register online below or view other registration options.

Media Events and Photography Courses

Training and information by expert practitioners in special events, photography, entertainment, and media-related businesses.

COURSE & SECTION COURSE TITLE DATES / DAYS / TIMES ROOM PRICE REGISTER ONLINE
SXM 200 55A Photography:  For Self-Expression or Profit Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  S 930AM-1230PM TBA $180.00 Register Online
SXM 210 55A Photography: Beyond the Basics  Apr 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12  S  100PM-400PM TBA $180.00 Register Online
SXM 220 55B Introduction to Fashion Photography Apr 21, 28, May 5 S 930AM-430PM TBA $260.00 Register Online
SXM 230 55A Beginning Digital Photography Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  S  100PM-400PM TBA $195.00 Register Online
SXM 240 55A Advanced Fashion and Beauty Photography with Digital Techniques  Mar 10, 17, 24 S 930AM-400PM TBA $215.00 Register Online
SXM 240 55B Advanced Fashion and Beauty Photography with Digital Techniques May 12, 19, 26 S 930AM-400PM TBA $215.00 Register Online
SXM 345 55A How to Go From Planning to Staging a Winning Event Apr 9, 16, 23, 30 M 630PM-930PM TBA $175.00 Register Online
SXM 400 55A Everything You Need to Know About Fashion Shows, From Start-up to Runway Feb 27, Mar 5  M 500PM-930PM TBA $165.00 Register Online