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Less than a decade after graduating, alumnus Austin McChord, founder and CEO of the widely acclaimed technology company Datto Inc., returned to campus today to give the commencement speech to some 3,500 graduates, including 32 students who earned Ph.D.s. more »
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Grad defines strength in the face of adversity Amie Sankoh came to the U.S. from Sierra Leone when she was 12 years old. The biochemistry student, who is deaf, will begin studying in August for her Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

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A family first: Graduating from college Thousands of RIT students will take the stage in the Gordon Field House May 19 as their status shifts from student to graduate. For Leah Bockhahn, Muhammad Ibraheem and Shantel Forrest, crossing the stage has an even deeper meaning as they become the first in their families to graduate from college.

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Two first to graduate from digital humanities program Dillon Guscott and Everett Kline are the first to receive bachelor’s degrees in RIT’s new digital humanities and social sciences program.

Nutrition management grad moves closer to goal

CAST faculty to receive Ph.D.s

Army vet first to receive exercise science degree

Words matter: Making the alma mater more inclusive

CIAS grad sculpts new future after engineering his past

Grad aims to pave the way for more Native Americans pursuing STEM degrees

MBA grad will take leadership skills back to Egypt

NTID students graduate with accolades

Student to defend U.S. cybersecurity in new job

Magnanimous GIS grad student wants to give back

Datto CEO McChord to give commencement address

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merit imageLet your friends and neighbors know about your graduation! University News will send a news release announcing your graduation to your hometown newspaper. We will also send you an online story through rit.meritpages.com to share your news with family and friends as well as post on social media sites like Facebook. Questions? Email univnews@rit.edu.

Commencement 2017

Complete commencement information is available on the RIT Commencement site.

Meet the Delegates


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

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Calendar

  • Academic Convocation: noon May 19, Gordon Field House
  • National Technical Institute for the Deaf ceremony: 3:30 p.m. May 19, Gene Polisseni Center
  • College of Applied Science and Technology ceremony: 4 p.m. May 19, Gordon Field House
  • Golisano Institute for Sustainability ceremony: 4:30 p.m. May 19, Golisano Institute for Sustainability
  • Saunders College of Business ceremony: 6:30 p.m. May 19, Gene Polisseni Center
  • Kate Gleason College of Engineering ceremony: 7:30 p.m. May 19, Gordon Field House
  • College of Liberal Arts ceremony: 8:30 a.m. May 20, Gene Polisseni Center
  • Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony: 8:30 a.m. May 20, Ingle Auditorium
  • College of Imaging Arts and Sciences ceremony: 9 a.m. May 20, Gordon Field House
  • College of Science ceremony: 11:30 a.m. May 20, Gene Polisseni Center
  • B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences ceremony: 12:30 p.m. May 20, Gordon Field House
  • School of Individualized Study ceremony: 2:30 p.m. May 20, Gene Polisseni Center
  • College of Health Sciences and Technology ceremony: 5 p.m. May 20, Gene Polisseni Center
  • Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony: 5 p.m. May 20, Ingle Auditorium

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