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Ceremonies and Receptions

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Academic Convocation - May 23, 2014

Graduates of RIT's nine colleges, the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, and their guests are invited to the Academic Convocation, the university's community Commencement celebration on Friday, May 23, 2014, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. The Academic Convocation will feature the official conferral of degrees by President Destler and the 2014 Commencement Address. The Academic Convocation is open to all graduates and their guests. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are not required; seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Overflow seating will be available in the Ritter Ice Arena.

College Commencement Ceremonies - May 23-24, 2014

In addition to the Academic Convocation, each college, the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, and the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, will host its own commencement ceremony. During these commencement ceremonies, each graduate will be individually introduced, recognized and congratulated by his or her dean.

FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014
Ceremony
Ceremony Time
Ceremony Location
Student/Faculty
Line-Up Time

Student/Faculty Line-Up Location
Academic Convocation 10:00 a.m.-noon (Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.) Gordon Field House and Activities Center 9:15 a.m. Lower level, Gordon Field House and Activities Center & Student Life Center
Saunders College of Business (SCB) 2:00-4:00 p.m. Gordon Field House and Activities Center 1:00 p.m. Max Lowenthal Hall
College of Liberal Arts (CLA) 2:30-4:30 p.m. Ritter Ice Arena 2:00 p.m. Eastman Hall lobby
Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) 3:30-4:00 p.m. Golisano Institute for Sustainability Atrium 2:45-3:00 p.m. Golisano Institute for Sustainability-Room 1150
College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS) 5:30-7:30 p.m. Gordon Field House and Activities Center

Students 4:30 p.m.

Faculty 5:00 p.m.

Student Life Center basketball courts
Center for Multidisciplinary Studies (CMS) 6:00-7:30 p.m. Ritter Ice Arena 5:00 p.m. Eastman Hall, 1st floor
SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014
Kate Gleason College of Engineering (KGCOE) 8:30-11:00 a.m. (Doors will open at 7 a.m.) Gordon Field House and Activities Center 7:30 a.m. Erdle Commons
College of Health Sciences and Technology (CHST) 9:00-10:30 a.m. Ritter Ice Arena 8:00 a.m. Eastman Hall, 1st floor, near Registrar's Office
National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) Noon-2:00 p.m. Ritter Ice Arena 11:30 a.m. Eastman Hall, 1st floor
B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS) 12:30-3:00 p.m. Gordon Field House and Activities Center 11:30 a.m. Student Life Center basketball courts
College of Science (COS) 3:30-5:30 p.m. Ritter Ice Arena 2:30 p.m. Gosnell Hall, 1st floor corridor
College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) 4:30-6:30 p.m. Gordon Field House and Activities Center 3:30 p.m. Student Life Center basketball courts

 

College Receptions

Graduates and their families are welcome and encouraged to attend! College receptions are listed in alphabetical order. Information on additional receptions follows the college reception information.

College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) Receptions

Air Force ROTC
Friday, May 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Golisano Hall Atrium
Fruit tray, cheese and crackers, sweet and sour meatballs, vegetable spring rolls, chicken pesto in phyllo, asst'd cookies, ice tea, lemonade, water.
Army ROTC
Friday, May 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Fireside Lounge (Campus Center)
Fruit tray w/dip, cheese & cracker tray, bruschetta, sweet and sour meatballs, steak fajitas in phyllo, spinach and cheese in phyllo, mini cheesecakes, cake, lemonade, ice tea, ice water.
Civil Engineering Technology/Environmental Management and Safety
Saturday, May 24, 2-3:30 p.m. - Bamboo Room/Reading Room (Campus Center)
Submarine sandwiches, broccoli salad, pasta salad, fresh fruit, cookies, lemonade, ice tea. Social reception, no award ceremony or presentation, seating available.
Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Technology
Saturday, May 24, 2-3:30 p.m. - Crossroads
Appetizers, beverages, sweets table.
Department of Service Systems
Saturday, May 24, 2-3:30 p.m. - 1829 Room (Student Alumni Union)
Fruit tray, cheese and crackers, sweet and sour meatballs, vegetable spring rolls, chicken pesto in phyllo, asst'd cookies, ice tea, lemonade, water.
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Saturday, May 24, 2-3:30 p.m. - Henry's 4125 Eastman Hall
 
Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
Saturday, May 24, 2-3:30 p.m. - Davis Room (Student Alumni Union)
Fruit tray, cheese and crackers, sweet and sour meatballs, vegetable spring rolls, steak fajitas in phyllo, make your own bruschetta, mini cheesecakes. Social reception.
Packaging Science
Saturday, May 24, 2-3:30 p.m. - Fireside Lounge (Campus Center)
Fresh fruit tray, cheese & crackers, fesh veggie tray, veggie spring rolls, chicken & pesto in phyllo, steak fajitas in phyllo, asst'd mini quiches, dessert tray, citrus punch, ice water. Social reception, seating available.

Saunders College of Business (SCB) Reception

All programs
Friday, May 23, 4-6 p.m. - Saunders College of Business front lawn
Swedish meatballs, boneless chicken wings, asst'd empanadas, grilled veggie tray, fresh fruit tray, cheese and crackers, cookies, ice water, lemonade, ice tea.

B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS) Receptions

Ph.D. Department Friday, May 23, 12:30-2:30 p.m. - Slaughter Hall Atrium Veggie tray, fruit tray, cheese & crackers, soda, tea. Social reception. No program/awards or entertainment.
Software Engineering Saturday, May 24, 9:30-11 a.m. - 2210-2240 Slaughter Hall and patio Bagels, mini danish, mini scones, coffee, tea, ice water. Brief remarks by dept. chair, no formal program.Seating available.
Computing Security Saturday, May 24, 3-5 p.m. - 2210-2240 Slaughter Hall and patio Picnic lunch - hot dogs, hamburgers, salad, chips.
School of Interactive Games and Media Saturday, May 24, 3-5 p.m. - Golisano Hall atrium Appetizers. Social reception in atrium, no seating, no program.
Computer Science Saturday, May 24, 3-5 p.m. - Golisano Hall 3rd floor Fresh fruit tray, cheese & crackers, mini cream puffs, mini chocolate eclairs, coffee, tea, ice water. Social reception. No programs/awards, seating available.
Information Sciences and Technologies
Friday, May 23, 1-3 p.m. - Golisano Hall atrium and 2nd floor
Hot and cold appetizers - cheese & crackers, fruit tray, meatballs/chicken bits, vegetarian option. Walk around for dept. tours and student project show.

Kate Gleason College of Engineering (KGCOE) Receptions

Center for Quality and Applied Statistics Saturday, May 24, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - CAR 2578-2585 Sandwiches, wraps, pasta salad, fruit tray, veggie tray, cake, ice tea, lemonade, water, coffee. No program/awards.
Chemical Engineering Saturday, May 24, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Institute Hall lobby & Freshens area Subs, pasta salad, chips, pretzels, asst'd beverages. Social reception. No program or ceremony.
Computer Engineering Saturday, May 24, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Gleason Hall 3rd floor Cocktail sandwiches, meatballs, fruit tray, cheese & crackers, veggie tray, cookies, cream puffs, lemonade, ice water, tea.
Electrical Engineering Saturday, May 24, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Gleason Hall Gordon Atrium Asst'd mini sandwiches, fresh fruit medley, potato chips, asst'd home-style cookies, soda, ice tea. No program or entertainment. Limited seating.
Microelectronic Engineering Saturday, May 24, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Gleason Hall Gordon Atrium Asst'd mini sandwiches, fresh fruit medley, potato chips, asst'd home-style cookies, soda, ice tea. No program or entertainment. Limited seating.
Microsystems Engineering Saturday, May 24, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Gleason Hall Gordon Atrium Asst'd mini sandwiches, fresh fruit medley, potato chips, asst'd home-style cookies, soda, ice tea. No program or entertainment. Limited seating.
Industrial and Systems Engineering Saturday, May 24, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Gleason Hall/Erdle Commons Mini sandwiches, veggie tray w/dips, fruit tray, bagged chips, cookies, soda, ice tea, water. No program or entertainment. Limited seating.
Mechanical Engineering Saturday, May 24, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Davis Room (Student Alumni Union) Brunch - breakfast pastries, bagels, mini quiche, asst'd yogurt, frsh fruit medley, juice, coffee, tea, water. No program or entertainment. Ample seating.
Product Development & Manufacturing Leadership
Saturday, May 24, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Gleason Hall/Erdle Commons
Mini sandwiches, veggie tray w/dips, fruit tray, bagged chips, cookies, soda, ice tea, water. No program or entertainment. Limited seating.

College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS) Receptions

School of Art
Friday, May 23, 1-3:30 p.m. - Radisson on Jefferson Road
 
School for American Crafts
Friday, May 23, 2:30-4 p.m. - 3550 Booth
Finger foods, small desserts, teas/punches
School of Design
Friday, May 23, 2:30-4 p.m. - Gracie's
Hot and cold hors d' oeuvres, desserts, cold/hot drinks
School of Film and Animation
Friday, May 23, 2:30-4 p.m. - 050 Gannett/SoFA lobby
Asst'd mini pizzas, spinach & cheese in phyllo, smoked chicken quesadillas, Swedish meatballs, cheese, crackers, fruit tray, asst'd biscotti, cream puffs, coffee, tea, lemonade. Small cafe tables and seating. Informal, no program.
School of Media Science
Friday, May 23, 2:30-4 p.m. - University Gallery Fruit tray w/dip, cheese & cracker tray, bruschetta, sweet and sour meatballs, steak fajitas in phyllo, spinach and cheese in phyllo, mini cheesecakes, lemonade, ice tea, ice water
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
Friday, May 23, 2-4 p.m. - Davis Room (Student Alumni Union)
Tossed salad, chicken parmesan, bow tie and whole wheat penne pasta w/pesto, meat, marinara, or Alfredo sauces, seasonal vegetable, breadsticks, Italian cookies, coffee/tea, ice water.

College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Reception

All programs
Friday, May 23, Noon-2 p.m. - Clark Gymnasium
Asst'd deli meat and hummus sandwiches on wheat, sourdough, and Kaiser rolls, relish tray, macaroni, potato and pasta salads, potato chips, fresh fruit medley, asst'd homestyle cookies, coffee/tea, lemonade, water.

College of Science (COS) Receptions

School of Mathematical Sciences
Saturday, May 24, 12-2 p.m. - Thomas Gosnell Hall, 2nd Floor/South Wing
Social reception w/limited seating. Sandwich tray, macaroni salad, fresh fruit medley, potato chips, chocolate chip cookies, beverages.
School of Physics and Astronomy
Saturday, May 24, 12-2 p.m. - Thomas Gosnell Hall, 3rd Floor near Atrium
Light lunch - finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, veggies, dessert, beverages. Social reception w/limited seating.
School of Chemistry and Materials Science
Saturday, May 24, 12-2 p.m. - Thomas Gosnell Hall, 1st Floor, 1300/1305
Appetizers, finger sandwiches, desserts, water, coffee, tea. Casual reception w/seating available. Photo booth.
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
Saturday, May 24, 12-2 p.m. - Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science Lobby
Light appetizers (hot and cold), desserts, soda, lemonade, coffee, tea. No program/award ceremony. Limited seating.
Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences Saturday, May 24, 12-2 p.m. - Thomas Gosnell Hall, Bruce and Nora James Atrium Finger sandwiches, wraps, fruits, veggies, desserts. No program/awards. Seating available.

Center for Multidisciplinary Studies (CMS) Reception

All programs
Friday, May 23, 3:30-5 p.m. - Clark Gymnasium
Fruit tray, cheese and crackers, sweet and sour meatballs, vegetable spring rolls, chicken pesto in phyllo, asst'd cookies, ice tea, lemonade, water.

College of Health Sciences and Technology (CHST) Reception

All programs
Saturday, May 24, 10:30 a.m.-Noon - Clark Gymnasium
Bagels, mini danish, asst'd croissants, fresh fruit medley, juices, coffee, tea, ice water.

National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) Reception

All programs
Saturday, May 24, 10-11:15 a.m. - Dyer Arts Center
Scrambled eggs, asst'd mini danish, bagels, fresh fruit medley, coffee, tea, o.j., ice water.
Physician's Assistant Coating Ceremony Thursday, May 22, 4-5 p.m. Ingle Auditorium  
Physician's Assistant Coating Reception, by invitation only Thursday, May 22, 5-7 p.m. Davis Room (Student Alumni Union) Asst'd homestyle cookies, brownies, asst'd dessert bars, punch.
Office of Graduate Studies PhD Reception Thursday, May 22, 5-6:30 p.m. - 2210/2220 CIMS Fresh fruit tray, cheese & crackers, dessert tray, citrus punch, ice water.
Honors Program Reception Thursday, May 22, 2:30-4:30 p.m. - University Gallery Brownies, cake, pretzels, chips, nuts, soda, water, coffe/tea.
International Student Studies/Graduate Enrollment Reception

Friday, May 23, Noon-2 p.m. - Bamboo Room, Reading Room, Campus Center atrium

Fresh fruit tray w/dip, cheese & cracker tray sweet and sour meatballs, vegetable spring rolls w/spicy plum sauce, chicken pesto in phyllo, asst'd cookies, lemonade, ice tea, ice water.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Pinning Ceremony Friday, May 23, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Ingle Auditorium  
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Reception

Friday, May 23, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Fireside Lounge

Asst'd homestyle cookies, brownies, asst'd dessert bars, punch.
Global Initiatives Reception Friday, May 23, 12:30-2:30 p.m. 2075 Global Village Fresh fruit/veggie trays w/dips, cheese & cracker tray, Swedish meatballs, vegetable spring rolls, smoked chicken quesadillas, asparagus w/asiago and phyllo,asst'd biscotti, Italian cookies, miniature pastries, coffee/tea, punch.
Golisano Institute for Sustainability Reception

Friday, May 23, 4-5 p.m. - Golisano Institute for Sustainability, 2nd level atrium

Fruit tray, cheese and crackers, sweet and sour meatballs, vegetable spring rolls, chicken pesto in phyllo, asst'd cookies, ice tea, lemonade, water.
Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony Friday, May 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m. - Ingle Auditorium  
Army ROTC Commissioning Reception Friday, May 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Fireside Lounge, Campus Center Fruit tray w/dip, cheese & cracker tray, bruschetta, sweet and sour meatballs, steak fajitas in phyllo, spinach and cheese in phyllo, mini cheesecakes, cake, lemonade, ice tea, ice water.
Air Force Commissioning Ceremony

Friday, May 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.-Golisano Auditorium

 
Air Force Commissioning Reception

Friday, May 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m.-Golisano Auditorium atrium

Fruit tray, cheese and crackers, sweet and sour meatballs, vegetable spring rolls, chicken pesto in phyllo, asst'd cookies, ice tea, lemonade, water.

 

 

 

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