- Mechanics Literary Associaton formed.
- Young Men's Association merges with the Rochester Athenaeum.
- Athenaeum merges with the Mechanics Literary Association.
- Corinthian Hall sold.
- Mechanics Institute founded.
- Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute merge.
- Manual Training Building (Eastman Annex), the first official building, is erected.
- Eastman Building opens.
- The Institute Breeze, first student publication, was published.
- Carleton B. Gibson is appointed the first president.
- Cooperative education is begun by President Gibson.
- Ramikin, the student yearbook, publication begins.
- James F. Barker is appointed as president.
- Royal B. Farnum is appointed as president.
- John A. Randall is appointed as president.
- Industrial chemistry course begins.
- Department of Photography founded.
- Mark Ellingson is appointed as president.
- Evening School opens.
- The name Rochester Institute of Technology is officially adopted.
- Graphic Arts Research Center established.
- School for American Craftsmen founded by Mrs. Vanderbilt Webb.
- McKechnie-Lunger School of Commerce acquired by RIT.
- Edwina Hogadone becomes first woman dean of the College of Business.
- College of Science established.
- Construction begins on the Henrietta campus.
- Outstanding Teacher Award first given.
- National Technical Institute of the Deaf chosen to be at RIT.
- Nathaniel Rochester Society formed to connect RIT with the community.
- RIT moves to its Henrietta campus.
- First NTID freshman class.
- Allegory of a Landscape mural installed.
- Paul Miller is appointed president.
- College of Engineering established.
- Reflections Installed
- Distance Learning Program created.
- Richard Rose is appointed president.
- Eisenhower College is acquired by RIT.
- RIT Research Corporation formed.
- Microelectronic engineering program established.
- Biotechnology program established.
- Center for Microelectronic and Computer Engineering is dedicated.
- International Center for Hearing and Speech Research is opened.
- Telecommunications engineering program established.
- Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science is dedicated.
- Bausch & Lomb Center is established.
- Albert Simone is appointed president.
- Women's Resource Center is created.
- Margaret's House is dedicated.
- Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies opens.
- American College of Management and Technology opens in Croatia.
- College of Engineering renamed Kate Gleason College of Engineering
- Center for Excellence in Mathematics, Science, and Technology established.
- B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is formed.
- Joseph F. and Helen C. Dyer Arts Center opens.
- RIT is designed a New York State Strategically Targeted Academic Research (STAR) Center.
- IT Collaboratory is formed.
- myCourses is offered.
- North Star Center for Academic Success and Cultural Affairs opened.
- T. Alan Hurwitz appointed as RIT vice president and dean of NTID.
- Gordon Field House and Activities Center opens.
- First Finger Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics Competition hosted by RIT.
- IT Collaboratory building opens.
- E. Philip Saunders College of Business is named.
- William Destler is appointed as president.
- Center for Bioscience Education and Technology opens.
- Golisano Institute for Sustainability established.
- RIT campus opens in United Arab Emirates.
- Imagine RIT first run.
- College of Applied Science and Technology Building opened.
- Global Village opens.
- Gordie's opens.