Faculty and staff are cordially invited by Provost Ellen Granberg to participate in the many events of commencement weekend. Please join us as we celebrate another class of proud RIT graduates and wish them well on the next stage in their educational or professional journey.

Every full-time faculty member is expected to attend this culminating event of the academic year to witness the conferral of degrees as well as to attend his or her respective college commencement ceremony. If, however, you have a conflicting event (e.g., a family member graduating from another university) please notify your dean of your anticipated absence from either the Academic Convocation or your own college ceremony. 


Share the joy of our graduates and their families! Our outstanding commencement weekend would not be possbile without our volunteers. You can volunteer for one or several ceremonies or staff an Information Booth. 

Vounteer registration will open in late March.

Academic Regalia (Cap & Gown)

Information regarding ordering, pickup and return is different for faculty/staff and students and can be found here:

Where can I find the line up information for convocation and each of the college ceremonies?

Complete information about ceremonies, including lineup times and locations can be found on under the CEREMONIES & RECEPTIONS tab on right side of Commencement homepage

For other questions, please see our FAQ page.