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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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Economics grad aiming for a Ph.D. When Zachary Grzelka transferred to RIT in his second year as an economics major, he didn’t expect it would be a move that would become a stepping stone to shape his career as a college professor.

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Commencement celebrations begin Friday Tom Wheeler, who served as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from 2013 to 2017, will be the keynote speaker at RIT’s 133rd annual commencement celebration on May 11.

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Grad heads home to Afghanistan to inspire women in computing careers Growing up as an Afghan refugee in Iran, Nasir Safdari didn’t touch a computer until the seventh grade. After he graduates from RIT with a master’s degree in software engineering, he wants to return to Afghanistan to create a center to train women for careers in the computing field.

RIT/NTID students graduate with accolades

Love for environment becomes passion for sustainability

City Scholar eyes career in architecture

81-year-old graduates after more than 50 years

RIT/NTID student to join Peace Corps in Africa

First Ph.D. in engineering graduates in May

Grad proud to wear stole representing heritage, hard work

Graduating biotech major found enriching experiences at RIT

RIT grad returns to West Coast for ‘dream job’

RIT graduates future leaders through ROTC programs

Research opens doors for business graduate


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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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