Washington D.C. Chapter

Welcome to the Washington, DC area homepage for RIT alumni
This page is your home for information on the RIT Washington DC Alumni Chapter. Whether you are new to the DC-area, or you have lived here your whole life, you will find links for volunteering, events, and career services.

Total number of RIT alumni in the Washington, DC Metro Area: 4,958

Washington, DC is the 3rd largest alumni chapter by population

  • Saunders College of Business: 626
  • College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST): 1,015
  • College of Imaging Arts & Sciences (CIAS): 1,315
  • Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences (GCCIS): 378
  • Kate Gleason College of Engineering: 641
  • *College of Health Sciences & Technology: 6
  • College of Liberal Arts (COLA): 228
  • National Technical Institute for the Deaf: 278
  • College of Science: 448
  • *Golisano Institute for Sustainability: 0

*newly established


Upcoming Events

RIT's alumni chapters host a variety of activities throughout the year ranging from social events to educational workshops to performing arts to supporting RIT Athletics, and everything in between. Please join us for these excellent opportunities to connect with other alumni and check back often to see what's coming up next.

Feb 13 2018
12:00 p.m.
Webinar: Panic, Sweat & Cheers: Toastmasters and the Art of Public Speaking
Feb 28 2018
12:00 p.m.
Webinar: Digital Self Defense: Tips, Tools and Best Practices
Mar 01 2018
12:00 a.m.
Alumni 21 Day Career Challenge: Get Your Career in Gear!
Mar 08 2018
12:00 p.m.
Webinar: Branded for Success
Mar 20 2018
12:00 p.m.
Webinar: Interviewing Success
May 16 2018
12:00 p.m.
Webinar: Managing the Virtual Workplace
Jun 12 2018
12:00 p.m.
Webinar: Quality Assurance Tools You Can Use Now
Jul 10 2018
12:00 a.m.
2018 Summer Send-Offs
Aug 08 2018
6:30 p.m.
Welcome to the Chapter 2018 - Washington, DC
Sep 08 2018
12:00 a.m.
2018 RIT Annual Global Day of Service

Chapter Contacts
Carlo Costino '04 '07
Chapter Leader

Peter Ryan Jr. '15
Chapter Leader

Chad Rossi '15
Chapter Leader

Michelle DeFiore '11
Chapter Volunteer

Avis Lyons '13
Chapter Volunteer

The Washington, DC Chapter is led by a council of alumni volunteers. These individuals work with staff from the Office of Alumni Relations to plan events, programs, volunteer opportunities and networking connections throughout the year. If you are an alum who loves RIT and is willing to help us organize, promote and build a strong RIT alumni network in the DC Metro area, consider joining the council today.

If you are interested in joining the Alumni Council, contact one of the leaders, volunteers or staff members highlighted on this page or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 585.475.4893.


Carlo Costino '04, '07

"I've always been trying to find ways to remain connected with RIT ever since finishing my degrees ('04 IT undergrad, '07 IT grad). I had a fantastic experience while in school and learned a great deal about my area of study as well as myself while there. The alumni meet ups are a great way to stay involved with the school and they also serve as a great opportunity to see what other folks have been doing since finishing school as well. The DC chapter in particular has a lot of potential in it due to the diversity across commercial, government, and non-profit organizations in the area and a wide variety of venues and locations to gather for alumni events." 


Chapter Contact

Laura Masse
Laura Masse

Senior Associate Director of Chapter Programs

Connect with the chapter

The Washington, DC Chapter is looking for volunteers. If you are interested in becoming an Alumni Council member please fill out our volunteer form HERE or contact the Office of Alumni Relations directly at 1.866.RIT.ALUM (748.2586).