PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: RIT Shows its Spirit in Campus Parade, April 30

Follow RITNEWS on Twitter In celebration of Rochester Institute of Technology’s 175th anniversary, RIT Student Government is reviving a university tradition. The RIT Parade, to be held annually during Spring Festival, begins at 4 p.m. on April 30. It will voyage along Andrews Memorial Drive, starting by parking lot M, traveling by The Sentinel sculpture in the administration circle and ending in parking lot H. It will feature floats created by RIT clubs, departments and other RIT groups, as well as dancing and juggling acts.

Also on April 30, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers is sponsoring a watermelon launching competition from 2:30 to 6 p.m. in the field next to parking lot K.

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging technology, fine and applied arts, and education of the deaf. More than 15,300 full- and part-time students are enrolled in RIT’s 340 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.

For well over a decade, U.S. News and World Report has ranked RIT among the nation’s leading comprehensive universities. The Princeton Review recognizes RIT as one of America’s “Most Wired Campuses,” and the university is also featured in The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Barron’s Best Buys in Education.