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RIT Commencement

Academic Convocation for all of RIT will take place on Friday, May 11, 2018, from 10-12 pm in the Gordon Field House.   SOIS students can attend as part of the audience, or can choose to join the University-wide procession of graduates into the Field House (cap & gown required).  Line-up, required if participating in the procession, takes place at 9am  outside of the Field House, east-side entrance facing the dorms.  Look for the LIME GREEN balloons which indicate the SOIS line.


The Commencement Reception for the School of Individualized Study will take place Friday, May 11, 2-3:30 pm in Grace Watson Hall's Dining Room.  Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided and brief remarks from the Executive Director of SOIS, Dr. James Hall, will be made.  Please feel free to join us any time! 

The Commencement Ceremony for SOIS will take place on Friday, May 11, 4:30-5:30pm in the Gene Polisseni Center.

Line-up for all graduates (AAS, BS, MS, Advanced Certificate) is required and starts at 3:30pm in the Eastman Building Lobby.  Students will be led into the Gene Polisseni Center to begin the ceremony.  At 3pm, families and friends can begin to find seating in the Gene Polisseni Center.  

Applications for Graduation must be submitted by April 15th in order for a student's name to be listed in the formal Commencement program.  Students may submit applications through the "other academic" dropdown menu within their Student Information System account


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