Tiger Alumni Week

This year, we’re excited to bring you exclusive tours, interactive programs, reunions and everything that you’ll need to celebrate Tiger Alumni Week (October 19-24) digitally.


alumni across the globe


virtual events that you can enjoy from home


week of interactive activities

Brick City Weekend is one of our favorite events of the year. The RIT community comes together in a sea of orange to connect, interact, and most importantly, watch hockey. We may not be able to come together in person, but you'll still be able to participate in the fun!

Follow us on social media for exclusive contests, view our campuses through a virtual tour, sign up for a webinar, or reach out to our office to set up a Zoom reunion. So go find something orange in your closet, add Tiger Alumni Week to your calendar, and get ready to show your Tiger pride! 

RIT Tiger Alumni Week October 19-24

2020 Alumni Distinguished Speaker, presented by MAGIC Spell Studios

Alumni Association Distinguished Speaker Elan Lee '98 Co-founder and CEO of Exploding Kittens Inc.


Elan Lee '98, Co-Founder and CEO of Exploding Kittens Inc., will discuss the founding story of Exploding Kittens and his experience of creating the most successful Kickstarter campaign of all time. During his talk, he will also discuss how his background in technology and entertainment and his role as Chief Design Officer at Xbox led him to create the hit tabletop games company. Elan will also explore how his RIT education helped him reach his career goals and share his thoughts on what the future holds at the intersection of technology, art, and design, especially related to games.

Elan is a 1998 alumnus of the Computer Science program in RIT's Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

Register for the 2020 Alumni Association Distinguished Speaker


You can see our potential event lineup for Tiger Alumni Week. We're still adding events, so make sure to check back to see more events. You can sort by the time of day, by the type of event, or by the day of the week. Registration opens the beginning of September, so go ahead and see what will be available for you to enjoy. If you're looking to watch a past event, please fill out the form below. 

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Presenter: Matt Hurlbutt
Join us for a presentation about RIT's role in reshaping the Rochester economy and our region's emergence as a leading hub for advanced manufacturing, food and beverage manufacturing, optics, photonics and imaging, software, and IT.

Discover what it means to be on a team and learn about shared experiences that have “driven” RIT’s performance teams to successfully compete nationally.

Presenter: Bob Rothman, Ph.D.
Take a walk on the wild side with RIT Professor, Dr. Bob Rothman and enjoy stunning photography and highlights of the Galapagos Islands.

Presenter: Rudi Winsberg ’01
Machu Picchu or bust! Join Rudi Winsberg ’01 in exploring the rich traditions and stunning photography of Peru without having to check a bag or board a plane.


Presenter: Marcus Lowe '12
Motivation - check. Workout gear - check. Water - check! Join top trainer Marcus Lowe II ’12, for a heart pumping workout to strengthen your core and glutes.

Presenter: Cyndi Weiss '92
Pranayama in yoga speak refers to breath work. Pump up your vocabulary with Cyndi Weis ’92 and learn basic yoga poses to ease into your day.

Presenter: Peter Hertzmann '74
Set aside your recipes and start to look at the methodology of cooking with Peter Hertzmann ’74 and become a culinary master!

Presenter: Gale Gand '81
Life is what you 'bake' of it! Join celebrity chef, Gale Gand ’81 and follow along to prepare a mouthwatering dessert.

Presenter: Katie McConky, Ph.D., ’05, MS ’07
“Be our guest” as you explore Disney World with Dr. Katie McConky ’05, MS ’07 in her quest to help you navigate the long lines during your next family getaway.

Presenter: Juno, Resident Goat
Take a virtual tour of Sweet Farm, owned by Anna Sweet '04. The farm is the first non-profit sanctuary in the world to address the global impacts of factory farming across animals, the plants and the planet. Sweet Farm is redefining what it means to be a sanctuary.

Presenter: Lorraine Hems MS '12
From the Finger Lakes to Long Island, and California. Join RIT Lecturer, alumna and resident sommelier Lorraine Hems MS ’12 as she shares the connection between RIT and the domestic wine industry.

Wednesday / ROAR Day

Presenter: Hal Burrall
Leaving a legacy at RIT is easier than most people realize. Hal Burrall, Senior Director of Planned Giving will show you how to make this a reality...and more.

Join us as we offer a toast to celebrate the illustrious career of our own R. Roger Remington (’58 Fine Art), on his recent retirement as the Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design and RIT’s longest-serving faculty member. Hosted by Josh Owen, Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design and Director, Vignelli Center for Design Studies.

Presenter: Kevin Sheldon '02
Join your host, Kevin Sheldon ’02 and get ready to claim bragging rights for our first live, interactive Tiger Night Trivia!


Presenter: Kris Stehler
Job change is inevitable - let The Career Services & Co-op Office guide you along the way! Assistant Director, Kris Stehler will show you how you can be part of our success, by recruiting RIT talent, and volunteering to assist students on their career journey.

Presenter: Taj Smith, Ph.D.
Privilege and cultural humility can go a long way to impact cultural inequality. Learn from Dr. Taj Smith how to dialogue, not debate, about your current influence.

Presenter: Thomas Warfield
Creativity in art is about “meaning-making” and processing and accepting the things in life that we can’t control. Learn small ways to connect creativity into our everyday routines with NTID Senior Lecturer, Thomas Warfield.

Presenter: Hon. Robert Wilkins
100 years of Black history in 60 impactful minutes - the journey to making the National Museum of African American History and Culture a reality with Judge Robert L. Wilkins.

Presenter: Ron Goldberg ’99, MBA ’00
Exclusive Perks – opening the vault to discounts and benefits available to alumni with Ron Goldberg ’99, MBA ’00, Senior Director of Reunion & Affinity Programs.

Presenter: Omar DeFrias '02
Pro basketball player. NASA. Entrepreneur. Embrace change with Omar de Frais ’02 as you learn to pivot and take measured risks in both your career and personal life.

Presenter: Jeremiah Gryczka '19 
Jeremiah Gryczka ’19, a former Gap Year Fellow and entrepreneur will share how to overcome challenges related to age, experience, and perceptions as well as how to evolve and adapt in the face of adversity.

Presenter: D. Major Cohen '73
This session will be valuable for coffee drinkers and even for consumers who are simply interested in understanding the history of coffee buying and sustainability, D. Major Cohen '73 will focus on the period beginning in the late 1960’s and led to the Specialty Coffee era we live in now.

Presenter: André Hudson, Ph.D.
The scary truth behind drug resistant bacteria and new scientific discoveries! Join Dr. Andre Hudson as he shares longstanding bacterial challenges that impede a successful and permanent campaign against them; the progress they’ve made, and what still remains to be done.

Presenter: David Harry Stewart '78 
Age is no longer a factor according to David Harry Stewart ’78. The biggest challenge is believing change is possible and change is always possible!


Join fellow Imaging Science alumni for a happy hour and hear about updates from Dr. David Messinger.

Are you an Alpha Xi Delta Sister from 1968-1972? Join us for a virtual reunion to reconnect with your sisters and hear from the current Chapter President.

Join Coach Wagner and the student-athletes for an evening of updates, fun, and RIT spirit!

Join Coach Garno '88 and the student-athletes for an evening of updates, fun, and RIT spirit!

Join Coach Grow and the student-athletes for an evening of updates, fun, and RIT spirit!

Join fellow Student Government alumni and current SG president, Shine DeHarder, for an evening of fun, spirit, and updates!

Join Coach Brown '15 and the student-athletes for an evening of updates, fun, and RIT spirit!

Join Coach Baretela and the student-athletes for an evening of updates, fun, and RIT spirit!


This will be a double elimination, RIT Alumni Rocket League, 32-team tournament which will be run throughout the day on Saturday, October 24. Find a partner and register your 2-man team on our toornament!

Presenter: Elan Lee '98
Elan Lee '98, Co-Founder and CEO of Exploding Kittens Inc., will discuss the founding story of Exploding Kittens and his experience of creating the most successful Kickstarter campaign of all time.

Virtual Brick City 5K

Join us for the first ever Virtual Brick City 5K! Show your RIT pride and run on your own time!

Spread the word

Help us get the word out to your fellow Tigers by posting on social media! Right click to save the images below and then post to your preferred social media outlet with the accompanying copy.

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Campus Tours

We know you can't come to campus, so we're going to bring campus to you! You'll be able to explore RIT's campuses from all over the world - Henrietta, Croatia, China, and Dubai - without having to pack your bags. The tours will be available for viewing on October 19, so make sure to check back!

View the China Campus Tour View the Henrietta Campus Tour

View the Weihai Campus Tour View the Zagreb Campus Tour

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