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& Receptions


College of Liberal Arts


Gene Polisseni Center

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.

Friday, May 10
Event Time Location
Academic Convocation
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR)
School of Communication Reception
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Eastman Hall, Lobby (1950) (EAS)
Psychology Reception
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Eastman Hall, Room 2309 (EAS)
Saturday, May 11
Event Time Location
COLA Reception
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Student Alumni Union, Davis Room 1300 (SAU)
COLA Commencement Line Up
  • 2:15pm
  • Gene Polisseni Center (POL)
COLA Commencement Ceremony
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Gene Polisseni Center (POL)
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.  

Commencement Social Media Feed
2019 Convocation Live Stream