Our Alumni

RIT's 135,000 alumni are a powerful force for change. The RIT Alumni Association, and our dedicated staff and alumni volunteers, provide our Tiger community with a variety of ways to connect to each other, to current students and faculty, and to the university. Proud Tiger alumni stay connected, stay informed, and create a great RIT for future Tigers.

Our Alumni Stories

Opportunities

Three people wearing RIT tiger shirts

As an RIT Tiger for life, get involved in an alumni chapter near you

people volunteering

There are volunteer opportunities that you can do from almost anywhere, happening all year

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Let your alma mater support your ongoing career success

Lobozzo Alumni House

Joseph M. Lobozzo '95
Alumni House

African American Lady wearing T-shirt that say I heart RIT Donors

Your gift each year keeps RIT strong for future Tigers.
Make a gift to the area that is meaningful to you!

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Find out what’s happening in your college

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Celebrate your Tiger Pride and connect with classmates

Alumni by the Numbers

5,957

Number of alumni who made a gift last year

135k

Total alumni from 50 states and 123 countries

1,893

Number of unique alumni volunteers in 2018

95.2%

Percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce or further full-time study

Latest News

  • December 5, 2019

    Artist paints small wooden block.

    Craft in America

    "Craft in America," a documentary series on handmade objects and the artists who make them, will feature furniture maker Wendy Maruyama '80 MFA (woodworking and furniture design). The episode is scheduled to air at 10 p.m. Dec. 27 on WXXI-TV.

  • December 3, 2019

    exterior shot of home on large property surrounded by trees and water.

    RIT gifted 177-acre estate to expand research, educational offerings

    RIT will use a substantial gift of real estate in Penfield to expand the university’s research and educational offerings in ecology, agriculture, sustainability and other fields. Amy Leenhouts Tait and Robert C. Tait have gifted to the university their 177-acre property, which will be dedicated as the Tait Preserve of RIT.

  • November 26, 2019

    environmental portrait of Patricia Moore.

    Trend Report: Design for All Ages

    Dwell features Patricia Moore ’74 (industrial design), an internationally renowned designer, gerontologist, and leading authority on consumer lifespan behaviors

  • November 22, 2019

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    Which local college has the best ROI?

    The Rochester Beacon reports that RIT ranks No. 1 in the Rochester area in  “A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges," a  new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.