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Message from the President

Dr. William W. Destler

On behalf of the Rochester Institute of Technology Board of Trustees and the university community, welcome to Commencement 2014. This promises to be an exciting time as we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates from our ten colleges.

Our commencement celebration consists of two ceremonies. At the Academic Convocation on Friday, May 23, 2014, RIT will recognize the accomplishments of our graduates from all nine colleges,the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies and the Golisano Institute for Sustainability by officially conferring degrees. During the Convocation, the Commencement Speaker will deliver the 2014 Commencement Address. We will acknowledge our outstanding teachers and students graduating with honors, and all students will be recognized collectively by their college. By recognizing the excellence of our faculty and students, we spotlight RIT tradition, university pride and community spirit.

Our college commencement ceremonies held on both Friday, May 23, and Saturday, May 24, 2014, will recognize the graduates individually. We're proud of our students - they are the heart of this university.

We feel the Academic Convocation and the accompanying college commencement celebration will be a culminating experience for graduates, families and friends; a capstone of their time at RIT; and a fitting finale to years of hard work and sacrifice.

Join us for this memorable and happy occasion!

Dr. William W. Destler
President