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& Receptions


Kate Gleason College of Engineering


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.

Friday, May 10
Event Time Location
Academic Convocation
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR)
Biomedical Engineering Reception
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • University Gallery, Booth Hall Room 2765 (BOO)
Industrial & Systems/Product Development & Manufacturing Leadership Reception
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • James Gleason Hall, 4th floor (GLE)
Chemical Engineering Reception
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Institute Hall (INA), 1140/1160/1180
Computer Engineering Reception
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • James Gleason Hall, Erdle Commons, 1st Flr (GLE)
Order of the Engineer Ceremony
  • 2:30pm - 4:30pm
  • George H. Clark Gymnasium (CLK)
Saturday, May 11
Event Time Location
Electrical, Microelectronic, Microsystems Engineering Reception
  • 9:00am - 11:30am
  • George H. Clark Gymnasium (CLK)
Mechanical Engineering & Ph.D. in Engineering Reception
  • 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Grace Watson Hall, Gracie's (GWH)
KGCOE Commencement Line Up
  • 11:30am
  • Lower level basketball courts, Student Life Center (HAC)
KGCOE Commencement Ceremony
  • 12:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR)
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