Schedule of Events

RIT Commencement
May 10 - 11, 2024
 (Friday and Saturday).

Academic Convocation and College Ceremonies

Friday, May 10, 2024

Event Time Location
Academic Convocation 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR)
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 
Gene Polisseni Center (GPC)
College of Engineering Technology 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR)
Golisano Institute for Sustainability 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sustainability Institute Hall (SUS)

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Gene Polisseni Center (GPC)
Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR)
Saunders College of Business 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Gene Polisseni Center (GPC)

 

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Event Time Location
College of Liberal Arts 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Gene Polisseni Center (GPC)
College of Art and Design 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR)
College of Science 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 
Gene Polisseni Center (GPC)
Kate Gleason College of Engineering 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR)
College of Health Sciences and Technology 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Gene Polisseni Center (GPC)
School of Individualized Study 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 
Gene Polisseni Center (GPC)

Global Campus Dates

Campus Date
RIT Croatia – Zagreb May 17, 2024
RIT Croatia – Dubrovnik May 18, 2024
RIT Dubai – UAE May 21, 2024
RIT Kosovo – Pristina May 22, 2024
RIT China – Weihai June 22, 2024

Commencement Musicians

Academic Convocation Performers

Members from RIT Singers Choir
Prof. Thatcher Lyman, Director
School of Performing Arts, College of Liberal Arts

Sunshine 2.0
Members:
Shiann Cook
Tyler Fortson
Zain Ahmed
Jerald Creer 

Led by NTID Sunshine 2.0 Outreach Coordinator,  Fred Beam
Department of Performing Arts, National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Prof. David McCarthy, Piano Accompaniment
School of Performing Arts, College of Liberal Arts

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College Commencement Ceremony Performers

Members of RIT Philharmonic Orchestra and RIT Singers
Yunn-Shan Ma, DMA. Director of Music Program, Director of RIT Philharmonic Orchestra; Thatcher Lyman, Director of RIT Singers;
Ben Willmott, Operations Director, Department of Performing Arts, College of Liberal Arts 
(Special thanks to former Director Christopher Petit, DMA for preparing choir for video recordings).

RIT Students: Izzy Kunde, Elizabeth Lipford, Maggie Strempel, sopranos; Kamber Ross, Anna Starks, Alix Zanibbi, altos; Kevin Dennis, Matt Klimek, Nolan Ruocco, tenors; Jacob Black, TJ Dardis, Peter Waldmiller, Ben Willmott, basses; Lauren Drake, Chenyang Lin, violin; Ethen Snell, viola; Maggie Griffiths, cello; Ciara Bailey, flute; Jacob Yoon, Natalie Wilson, oboe; Luke Vredenburg, French horn; Thomas Davis, bassoon

Audio Recording Engineers
Dave Sluberski, School of Film and Animation, College of Art and Design; Josh Labman, Robert Lewis, Tech Crew, Student Affairs

Dangerous Signs
Jamal Jones, Malik Paris, Mathew and Arthur Parsley, and Teriana Mewborn
Led by: Luane Davis Haggerty Ph.D. Department of Performing Arts, RIT/NTID

Bagpipers and Drummers: Gates Keystone Club Police Pipes and Drums