Anniversary celebration events calendar
anniversary celebration runs from May 2004 through May 2005.
For more information, visit the anniversary Web site at www.rit.edu/175 or call the RIT special events office at 585-475-5012.
May 21-22, 2004: Convocation
The 175th Anniversary
Celebration kicks off with Convocation and Commencement ceremonies
in the new Gordon Field House and Activities Center. Convocation
speaker: Anne M. Mulcahy, chairman and CEO of Xerox Corp. For
more information, see www.rit.edu/~commence/
June 10, 2004: Founders’ Day
Rochester on the Rise: Technology,
Talent, Tolerance, and Territorial Assets Forum and Awards
Dinner featuring Richard Florida, author of Rise
of the Creative Class.
September 2004: College of Imaging Arts and Sciences celebration
include an exhibition in Bevier Gallery of the works of M.
Louise Stowell, the first female faculty member at the Mechanics
Institute. This exhibit is in cooperation with the Strong Museum.
Sept. 18, 2004: RIT ROCS Day (Reaching Out for Community Service)
day of community service projects for students, faculty, staff,
alumni, parents and friends throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Projects will be organized in Rochester and in regional Alumni
21-24, 2004: Brick City Festival Alumni Weekend, Family
Weekend, Reunions, and Community Open House
The 175th Anniversary
edition of Brick City Festival when the RIT campus features
activities for students, alumni, families and friends. This year,
the entire Rochester community is invited. Activities include
a performance by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal
Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik, as well as other entertainment. www.rit.edu/brickcity
October 2004: College of Liberal Arts celebration
include a concert featuring RIT Philharmonia with the Brighton
Symphony on Oct. 30.
November 2004: College of Applied Science and Technology celebration
include a wine tasting, international event, alumni panel discussion,
and a student club day.
December 2004: College of Science celebration
a Gala open to COS faculty, staff, students and alumni on Dec.
January 2005: B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information
Activities include IEEE “History of
Display; RIT Computing Timeline Visual Display: club day – Jan.
5: guest lectures – Jan. 5 and 19; movie nights (computing
theme) – Jan. 12 and 26; Dean’s Lecture Series – Jan.
21; computing trade show – Jan. 19; Women in Computing
luncheon – Jan. 14; alumni dinner – Jan. 28.
February 2005: North Star Center
Activities include a carnival
in the Student-Alumni Union.
Feb. 10, 2005: Charter Day Convocation
to mark the signing of the 1829 charter.
March 2005: Kate Gleason College of Engineering celebration
include the FIRST Regional Robotics Competition for high school
students and FIRST LEGO League tournament for 9- to 14-year-olds.
April 2005: National Technical Institute for the Deaf celebration
include an exhibit of works by NTID Alumni, Dyer Arts Center.
April 30, 2005: RIT Campus Parade
RIT students and alumni revive
a tradition – the annual
Spring Weekend Parade with floats to commemorate the 175th Anniversary.
Alumni are welcome to join in the parade.
May 2005: College of Business celebration
a lecture by a distinguished guest to be announced.
May 2005: Commencement, Convocation and Finale of the 175th