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Commencement 2020 update due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

"We have come to the difficult decision to cancel 2020 commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 8 and 9, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We had no choice but to make this heartbreaking decision to protect the health of students, their family members, faculty, staff, and the greater Rochester community.

The university will work hard to find a way to celebrate the Class of 2020 at a later date, when medical experts say it is safe. I invite ideas from our community on how we might best accomplish this.

In the meantime, I hope our graduating students will remember that, even though the previously scheduled ceremony is cancelled, this does not take away from your hard work and extraordinary accomplishments.”
- RIT President David Munson

President Munson’s full commencement message is available on RIT’s Coronavirus Information Website

Ceremonies
& Receptions

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College of Engineering Technology

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Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR)

Graduates and their families are welcome and encouraged to attend! College ceremonies and receptions are listed in chronological order. 

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.

Please note: CET is also the home on campus for the Army and Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Programs; their ceremonies and receptions are listed below. 

Wednesday, May 6th
Event Time Location
Army ROTC Rehearsal
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Student Alumni Union, Ingle Auditorium (SAU-1250)
Friday, May 8th
Event Time Location
Academic Convocation
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR)
CET Order of the Engineer Ceremony & Reception
  • 2:00pm
  • Webb Auditorium, room 1350, Booth Hall (BOO)
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Saturday, May 9th
Event Time Location
Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology Reception
  • 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Louise Slaughter Hall, Rooms 2210-2240 (SLA)
Menu
Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology Reception
  • 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Crossroads (CRS)
Menu
Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management & Safety Reception
  • 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Bamboo Rooms 2610-2650 Campus Center (CPC) (2740, lounge)
Menu
School of Media Sciences Reception
  • 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Student Alumni Union, 1829 Room (1510) (SAU)
Menu
Packaging Science Reception
  • 10:00am - 11:30am
  • University Gallery, Booth Hall Room 2765 (BOO)
Menu
CET Commencement Line Up
  • 12:00pm
  • Lower level basketball courts, Student Life Center (HAC)
CET Commencement Ceremony
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR)
Air Force Commissioning Reception
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Student Alumni Union, Ingle Auditorium (SAU)
Army ROTC Reception
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Student Alumni Union 1829 Room (1510) (SAU)
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