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Learn More About Sign Language and Deaf Culture

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With RIT consistently ranking in the top 15 largest private universities in the United States, our faculty and staff have endless opportunities to interact with students from all across the United States and other countries. Adding a social and educational dynamic not found at any other university are more than 1,200 deaf and hard-of-hearing students supported by NTID, the world’s first and largest technological college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students which has been part of RIT since 1968.

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NTID Campus Footprint Expands

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After nearly two years of construction, one of the year’s most impressive building additions to the RIT campus is open. Sebastian and Lenore Rosica Hall, a new 23,000 sq. ft. research and innovation center located on the east end of M-lot and connected to the Shumway Dining Commons, is the first facility in the world that will specifically engage deaf and hard-of-hearing students and their hearing peers, along with faculty and corporate partners, in the innovation process. Faculty and staff moved into the building late last month.

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