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The University Magazine

Ten times the fun

Tenth annual Brick City Homecoming was one for the records

Bill Destler
Bill Destler
Gold Circle alumni – who graduated 50 years ago or earlier – toured campus on golf carts.

It’s rare when Rochester’s weather rivals the big-name entertainment as top attraction at Brick City Homecoming. More than 11,000 alumni, students, parents and friends traversed the campus in shorts and T-shirts as temperatures reached into the 80s for much of the 10th annual celebration Oct. 4-7.

Highlights included comedian Howie Mandel, star of NBC’s hit game show Deal or No Deal; pop star Rihanna in concert and a presentation by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, this year’s Horton Distinguished Speaker.

In addition to the headliners, the weekend featured receptions, dozens of “classes without quizzes,” athletic team reunions, alumni reunions, games, student project exhibitions, performances by RIT music groups, a presentation by RIT President Bill Destler, the second annual President’s Alumni Ball, a 5K fun race, campus tours and a fair.

Brick City Homecoming gets bigger and better every year. Watch for information about next year’s event – Oct. 10-12, 2008 – in the spring issue of the RIT magazine.

For more photos of the 2007 celebration, go to www.rit.edu/brickcity

Bill Destler
Celebrants at the second annual President’s Alumni Ball filled a ballroom at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center for dinner and dancing to the sounds of popular party band The Skycoasters.
Bill Destler

A student and her family show off the hats they created, one of the weekend’s most popular activities.

Bill Destler
Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak signed copies of his autobiography after his presentation to a large crowd at the Gordon Field House.
Bill Destler
Vintage yearbooks inspired happy memories at alumni class year receptions.
Bill Destler
Mechanical engineering technology students competed in a pumpkin-tossing event using a wide variety of devices built to propel the gourds.
Bill Destler
Parents enjoyed wine and cheese at the first “Welcome Parents” reception.
Bill Destler
RIT wrestlers share memories of their favorite sport; just one of many athletics reunions that are part of every Brick City Homecoming
Bill Destler
NTID students Anne Shigley, Garrison Verdon, Yao-Li Yuan and Rebecca Bolash “had a blast” at the second annual Brick City 5K run.
Bill Destler
Saturday night headliner Howie Mandel entertains the crowd at the Gordon Field House.
Bill Destler
Barbados-born pop singer Rihanna’s Friday night show was sponsored by the College Activities Board.