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Ceremonies and Receptions

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Academic Convocation - May 22, 2015

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 22, 2015, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. The Academic Convocation will feature the official conferral of degrees by President Destler and the 2015 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 22-23, 2015

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 22, 2015
Ceremony Time
Ceremony Location
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
SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015


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
Civil Engineering Technology/Environmental Management and Safety
Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Technology
Department of Service Systems
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology    
Packaging Science

Saunders College of Business (SCB) Reception

All programs    

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

Ph.D. Department    
Software Engineering    
Computing Security    
School of Interactive Games and Media    
Computer Science    
Information Sciences and Technologies

Kate Gleason College of Engineering (KGCOE) Receptions

Center for Quality and Applied Statistics    
Chemical Engineering    
Computer Engineering    
Electrical Engineering    
Microelectronic Engineering    
Microsystems Engineering    
Industrial and Systems Engineering    
Mechanical Engineering    
Product Development & Manufacturing Leadership

College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS) Receptions

School of Art
School for American Crafts
School of Design
School of Film and Animation
School of Media Science
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences    

College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Reception

All programs

College of Science (COS) Receptions

School of Mathematical Sciences    
School of Physics and Astronomy
School of Chemistry and Materials Science
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science    
Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences    

Center for Multidisciplinary Studies (CMS) Reception

All programs

College of Health Sciences and Technology (CHST) Reception

CBET Croatian Reception    
All programs    

National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) Reception

All programs
Physician's Assistant Coating Ceremony    
Physician's Assistant Coating Reception, by invitation only    
Office of Graduate Studies PhD Reception    
Honors Program Reception    
Future Stewards Program Reception    
International Student Studies/Graduate Enrollment Reception    
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Pinning Ceremony    
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Reception    
Golisano Institute for Sustainability Reception    
Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony    
Army ROTC Commissioning Reception    
Air Force Commissioning Ceremony    
Air Force Commissioning Reception