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Commencement Weekend 2024

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Friday, May 10 & Saturday, May 11, 2024

View the RIT Commencement 2024 schedule

Meet RIT’s Academic Convocation keynote speaker

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Alumna and prominent designer Patricia Moore '74 is RIT’s Academic Convocation keynote speaker

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Tiger Wisdom

RIT alumni offer advice and words of encouragement.

Got Questions?

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Places to Take Photos

Capture the excitement of graduation with fun photos

Commencement News

  • May 12, 2023

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    RIT grads told to hold on to hope and work hard to make it happen

    A former top NASA administrator told graduates of RIT that their futures may seem as ambiguous as outer space. But by daring to do mighty things with hope instead of fear, untold possibilities will come into focus. Thomas Zurbuchen, astrophysicist and the longest continually serving associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate in NASA’s history, addressed the crowd during today's Academic Convocation ceremony in the Gordon Field House. More than 4,800 RIT graduates, including those attending RIT’s global campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo, were recognized.

  • May 5, 2023

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    RIT graduates seek careers in growing health care field

    Elle Holland discovered her dream job as a genetic counselor while still in high school, and she came to RIT to become a scientist as the first step toward her career goal. She is one of several 2023 graduates finding careers in health care.

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as well as on the RIT Commencement website.