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2019 Commencement Speaker

John Seely Brown, former chief scientist of Xerox Corp. and director of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), will be the keynote speaker for RIT's commencement celebration on Friday, May 10, 2019, at 10 a.m.  


Brown is currently the independent co-chairman of Deloitte’s Center for the Edge. He's also the co-founder of the Institute for Research on Learning and serves on numerous private and public boards of directors, including Amazon. For more information about the self-described Chief of Confusion, click here.

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Commencement Tickets

Tickets are not needed for any of our ceremonies. However for the Academic Convocation, seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Overflow seating will be available in the Gene Polisseni Center, where the ceremony will be streamed live. All other ceremonies have ample guest seating.

List of 2019 Graduates

List of Graduates will be available April 19th