RIT Commencement May 22, 2015 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Pride Month June 2015 Independence Day Offices are closed. July 4, 2015 New Student Orientation August 19 - 24, 2015 First Day of Class Day, evening and online classes begin. August 25, 2015 Labor Day Institute offices closed. No classes. September 7, 2015 National Hispanic Heritage MonthSeptember 2015 34th Annual Expressions of Kings Legacy Keynote Speaker: Andrew Young, Mayor of Atlanta, Politician, Diplomat, Activist & Pastor from Georgia January 28, 2016 * For students only.All other events are open to students, faculty/staff and community members.