At the Academic Convocation, RIT President Bill Destler will confer degrees upon some 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students.
The event kicks off RIT’s two-day commencement celebration that inclues 11 smaller ceremonies in RIT colleges and centers. Graduations at American University in Kosovo, RIT Croatia and RIT Dubai follow.
For the graduates, it's the culmination of many years of hard work and study. But it's also the beginning of a new stage in life — a chance to take all that they have learned during their time at RIT and apply it toward building a career — and a new life.
Behind every graduate, there is a story — a story of what brought them to RIT, of the path each took to reach this milestone of graduation, and the plans each is making for the future.
Some of those stories are below.
And there is even more on a special graduation website — rit.edu/news/commencement.php — including more interviews with members of the graduating class, photographs and videos highlighting this special day.
Meet the Class of 2015