2017: The Year Ahead
Featured events in the coming year
The 35th anniversary of Expressions of King’s Legacy, the 10th anniversary of the Imagine Festival, and the announcement of a new president… 2017 is on tap to become a signature year for RIT.
- Jan. 6-7 - Men’s hockey vs. Sacred Heart University
- Jan. 26 - Expressions of Kings Legacy Celebration. Fredricka Whitfield, CNN anchor, keynote speaker
- Jan. 27-28 - Women’s hockey vs. Lindenwood
- Feb. 8 – Graduation Fair. It’s 100 days until graduation! The fair is the one-stop shop for commencement information.
- Feb. 16-19 – FreezeFest, eighth annual winter celebration featuring comedian T.J. Miller
- March 1, 2 - Spring Career Fair: Hundreds of companies meet with students and alumni for co-op/internships and full-time job opportunities.
- March 2-4 – Women’s hockey, first round, College Hockey America Tournament
- March 3 – Power Your Potential: Leadership conference celebrating National Women’s Month
- March 3-5 – Men’s hockey, first round, Atlantic Hockey playoffs
- March 16-18 – FIRST Robotics Finger Lakes Regional Competition
- March 30 – Creative Industry Day: Portfolio reviews, career speakers and professional networking.
- April 6 – Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship Awards Reception
- April 6 – RIT Tiger Tank Competition: Students pitch investors for start-up capital.
- April TBA – Center for Statesmanship, Law, and Liberty fourth annual symposium.
- May 6 – Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, 10th Anniversary
- May 19-20 – Commencement and Academic Convocation
- June – RIT Croatia celebrates its 20th anniversary as part of the RIT family.
- June 30 – President Bill Destler retires
- July 1 – RIT's 10th president begins tenure
- July 8-13 – Explore Your Future, a hands-on experience for prospective RIT/NTID students to explore careerÂ choices.
- July 21-22 – College and Careers, a two-day career conference for prospective students to explore career options through interactive academic sessions.
- Aug. 4-5 – College and Careers, a two-day career conference for prospective students to explore career options through interactive academic sessions.
- Aug. 22-27 – New Student Orientation
- Aug. 28 – Classes begin
- Nov. 11 – Fall Open House
- Dec. TBA – Fall Open House