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Graduating students, their family and friends, and the entire campus community at Rochester Institute of Technology converge for a weekend of pomp and circumstance at the university’s 123rd annual commencement on May 23-24.
Activities kick off with Academic Convocation, 10 a.m. Friday, May 23, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center, where RIT President Bill Destler will confer degrees on more than 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students.
In recognition of 41 years of dedicated service to RIT, Provost Stanley McKenzie delivers the keynote address at Academic Convocation. McKenzie is stepping down after 14 years as provost. In addition, professor emeritus Eugene Fram from RIT’s E. Philip Saunders College of Business is being awarded the Presidential Medallion. Fram is retiring as RIT’s longest serving faculty member after 51 years with the university.
Following Academic Convocation, each of RIT’s eight colleges celebrates commencement with individual ceremonies at which graduating students are recognized individually: