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Thomas Wheeler, former director of the Federal Communications Commission, told some 2,400 graduating students during Academic Convocation that they are challenged to humanize technology-driven changes. more »
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Love for environment becomes passion for sustainability As she nears her graduation from RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Jennifer Russell wants to prove to forward-thinking businesses and communities that development and the environment do not always have to be at odds.

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Graduating biotech major found enriching experiences at RIT College of Science senior Ashley Adair is a trailblazer in her family: She will be the first to earn a college degree. She is also one of the first RIT students to graduate from a program that equips STEM majors with skills for navigating college.

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RIT grad returns to West Coast for ‘dream job’ Cynthia Walker is on the cusp of a health-care career focusing on the heart. She graduates from RIT on May 11 with a BS from the School of Individualized Study and a certificate in echocardiography, or ultrasound of the heart, from the College of Health Sciences and Technology.

RIT/NTID student to join Peace Corps in Africa

Economics grad aiming for a Ph.D.

RIT/NTID students graduate with accolades

Commencement celebrations begin Friday

City Scholar eyes career in architecture

81-year-old graduates after more than 50 years

First Ph.D. in engineering graduates in May

Research opens doors for business graduate

Grad proud to wear stole representing heritage, hard work

Grad heads home to Afghanistan to inspire women in computing careers

RIT graduates future leaders through ROTC programs


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Commencement 2018

Complete commencement information is available on the RIT Commencement site.

Meet the Delegates

Twenty-three graduation delegates will represent RIT’s colleges and degree-granting units during this year’s commencement and convocation ceremonies. more »

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  • Academic Convocation: 10 a.m. May 11, Gordon Field House
  • College of Health Sciences and Technology ceremony: 1:30 p.m. May 11, Gene Polisseni Center
  • B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences ceremony: 2:30 p.m. May 11, Gordon Field House
  • Golisano Institute for Sustainability ceremony: 3:30 p.m. May 11, Golisano Institute for Sustainability
  • School of Individualized Study ceremony: 4:30 p.m. May 11, Gene Polisseni Center
  • College of Applied Science and Technology ceremony: 6:30 p.m. May 11, Gordon Field House
  • National Technical Institute for the Deaf ceremony: 7 p.m. May 11, Gene Polisseni Center
  • Saunders College of Business ceremony: 8:30 a.m. May 12, Gene Polisseni Center
  • Kate Gleason College of Engineering ceremony: 9 a.m. May 12, Gordon Field House
  • College of Liberal Arts ceremony: Noon May 12, Gene Polisseni Center
  • College of Imaging Arts and Sciences ceremony: 1 p.m. May 12, Gordon Field House
  • College of Science ceremony: 3 p.m. May 12, Gene Polisseni Center

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