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SVP ’16

8 Aug

Parents cheering student showing his student ID on move-in day.

More than 200 first-year and transfer RIT/NTID students from across the country move-in for the first day of SVP, the college’s Summer Vestibule Program, which provides classroom and social experiences prior to the beginning of classes.

TGIF Summer Sessions

26 May

Three students standing at RIT tiger statue.

There’s no better way to start off your college search than at one of RIT’s Tours and Group Information Fridays (TGIF) events. Join us this summer at one of our sessions on July 15 or August 5, 2016, so you and your family can take a closer look at RIT. Get an overview of our academic programs, student activities and the application process, and enjoy a student-led campus and housing tour. Admissions counselors will be available to meet with you. Lunch will be provided. Register today!

RIT commencement 2016

24 May

African American graduate walking across the stage.

RIT held its 131st commencement on Friday, May 20, 2016 with 4,000 students graduating. Ten percent of this group of graduates were deaf or hard of hearing. France A. Córdova, director of the National Science Foundation, served as the keynote speaker. Watch video.

Meet the RIT/NTID 2016 college delegates

20 May

left to right Leslie William and Chloe Ho in graduation cap and gown.

Meet Leslie Williams and Chi Man “Chloe” Ho, who were selected as the 2016 NTID College delegates. Delegates are selected based on their academic standing and give a speech at NTID’s commencement.

Leslie Williams is NTID’s undergraduate delegate. A student in the laboratory, science technology associate degree program, she knew she wanted to attend RIT since elementary school and be a part of the deaf community in Rochester. Williams, from Chicago, Illinois, is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Following graduation, she plans to enroll in RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology and pursue a bachelor’s degree in diagnostic medical sonography.

After earning her master’s degree in secondary education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing, Chloe Ho, NTID’s graduate delegate, will return to her hometown of Hong Kong. Prior to coming to RIT, Ho worked in sign bilingualism and co-enrollment in the deaf education program run by the Center for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is the first program in Asia applying this specific educational model to enhance inclusion of both deaf and hearing students in a mainstream school setting. She will return to the program following graduation. She is excited to contribute the experiences and knowledge she gained at RIT to the field of deaf education there.

Innovation and creativity on display

9 May

Ferris wheel made out of Kinetics blocks.

Tens of thousands of visitors came to RIT’s campus on May 7, 2016 to tour the more than 400 interactive exhibits that comprised the ninth annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. The festival showcases the talents and entrepreneurial creativity of RIT students, faculty and staff. More.