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The University Magazine

New Tigers expand the RIT team

Bill Destler

RIT welcomed 2,530 first-year students with the festive Tiger Walk that has become a tradition since the processional was introduced three years ago. On their second day at RIT, the first-year students walk en masse from the residence halls to a convocation ceremony at the Gordon Field House and Activities Center, while faculty and staff members line the walkways to cheer for the new arrivals. The new students comprised the largest freshman class in RIT history and a 3.3 percent increase from last year’s record-setting class, with more than half coming from outside New York state. RIT also welcomed 740 new transfer students. Total enrollment is now 15,989.