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Students Events

  1. Haunted Trail

    Date
    Thursday
    Time
    07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location
    Grace Watson Hall (GWH)
    Meet in lobby near vending machines

    Presented by Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority and Sigma Chi Fraternity for the 7th Annual Year


    Face your fears as a guide leads you on a haunted journey through the trails behind Gracie's! New tours leave every 5-7 minutes.

    Price
    1. Per Person

      $3.00

  2. Open Swim

    Date
    Friday
    Time
    06:45 AM - 08:45 AM
    Location
    Gordon Field House (GOR)

    Check out the Aquatics Center at the Gordon Field House and Activities Center.


    Times subject to change.

    Price
    1. Free

  3. Celebrate Science

    Date
    Friday
    Time
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Location
    Thomas Gosnell Hall (GOS)
    Atrium

    Meet faculty and students of the College of Science as you and your family browse interactive exhibits!

    Price
    1. Free

  4. Shop One² Open House

    Date
    Friday
    Time
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Location
    Global Village (GVP)
    Shop One²

    Shop One² is a fine art, craft, and design shop representing RIT affiliated artists including students, faculty, and alumni. Located on the RIT campus in the spectacular Global Village, Shop One² is a unique destination to find ceramics, blown glass, wood, textiles, jewelry, sculpture, paintings, prints, photography, music, literary publications and more.

    Price
    1. Free

  5. Giant Global Selfie

    Date
    Friday
    Time
    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
    Location
    George Eastman Hall (EAS)
    Eastman Kodak Quad

    Come participate in the Giant Global Selfie where the goal is to have representation from as many nations as possible. Meet outside in the Kodak Quad. Rain Location TBD.

    Price
    1. Free

  6. Open Swim

    Date
    Friday
    Time
    12:00 PM - 01:45 PM
    Location
    Gordon Field House (GOR)
    Recreation Pool

    Check out the Aquatics Center at the Gordon Field House and Activities Center.


    Times subject to change.

    Price
    1. Free

  7. Golisano College Dean's Lecture Series

    Date
    Friday
    Time
    12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
    Location
    Golisano Hall (GOL)
    Auditorium (1400)

    Established in 2003, the Golisano College Dean's Lecture Series brings some of the leading minds in tech to RIT to share their insights with students, faculty, alumni, parents, and the community. Join us as we will kick off the 2016-17 academic year during Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend with our very own Rochester Institute Technology Distinguished Professor Vicki Hanson! This year, Dr. Hanson was elected as the president for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). She has been recognized for her career-long work on issues of inclusion for people with disabilities, including the development of award-winning applications and software that support older adults and individuals with hearing and vision impairments. Dr. Hanson will speak on Advancing Computing as a Science and Profession.

    Bio:

    Dr. Hanson has been working on issues of inclusion throughout her career, first as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, then at IBM Research where she founded and managed the Accessibility Research group. At RIT, as well as the University of Dundee in Scotland, her research has focused on accessibility of technology for people with disabilities, the aging population, and related research ethics. She was the Vice President of ACM and served as a member of the ACM Executive Committee and Council, on the ACM-W Europe Executive Committee, and on the ACM Fellows Awards Committee (Chair, 2015). She has been honored with a Royal Society Research Merit Award, the ACM SIGACCESS Outstanding Contributions Award (2014), the Anita Borg Woman of Vision Award for Social Impact (2013), the ACM SIGCHI Social Impact Award (2008), and an IBM Corporate Award for Contributions to Accessibility (2009).

    Price
    1. Free

  8. Tour of Golisano Institute for Sustainability

    Date
    Friday
    Time
    01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Location
    Golisano Institute for Sustainability (SUS)
    Meet in Lobby

    Golisano Institute for Sustainability is an 84,000 square-foot living laboratory which has earned LEED Platinum status (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) from the U.S. Green Building Council. The designation is the highest standard in the rating system, placing it among the top 1 % of all green buildings in the United States today. Learn about the geothermal heating and cooling system, 400 kW fuel cell, rainwater management system, green roof, and high performance building envelope. Visit many of the labs and testbeds to learn about exciting and innovative research initiatives focusing on sustainable production, sustainable energy, mobility, manufacturing, and ecologically friendly information technology systems.

    Price
    1. Free

  9. Women in Computing Open House

    Date
    Friday
    Time
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Location
    Golisano Hall (GOL)
    2600

    Women in Computing (WiC) is an evolving professional organization within the RIT community. By fostering personal growth and professional development, WiC inspires confidence in its members. As an inclusive organization, WiC supports all interested in computing while promoting the success and advancement of women in the field. Having a dedicated space to support women pursuing computing has increased confidence in their technical ability and enjoyment in their chosen field of study, helped reduce feelings of isolation, dismissed common stereotypes, and empowered them to actively recruit and mentor other women through our outreach program. 


    Alumni and alumna are encouraged to come visit our newly dedicated space to see firsthand what we are doing to recruit and retain the next generation of women in computing!

    Price
    1. Free

  10. CWQ: The Enchanting World of RIT's MAGIC Center

    Date
    Friday
    Time
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Location
    Student Innovation Hall (SIH)
    Room 1600

    Do you have a love of learning? Experience RIT faculty and staff as they lead a discussion, activity, or tour. Don't bother with a pen and paper, all you'll need is a curious mind!


    MAGIC Spell Studios is an extension of the traditional academic classroom, providing students with a new and unique learning opportunity that prepares them for a successful career in the expanding field of digital media.This is your opportunity to learn more about what it takes to make AND ship a digital media product-and put it in the hands of a consumer. 


    Conducted by: Andy Phelps, Director, RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games Interaction & Creativity (MAGIC)


    Andy Phelps is an educator, digital artist, and technologist with over 15 years experience. He currently serves as the founder and director of the RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity (MAGIC),and holds the rank of Professor in the School of Interactive Games & Media that he founded in 2011. In February of 2013, Professor Phelps was appointed by RIT President William Destler to establish a new university wide Research Center of Excellence exploring Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity (MAGIC) and MAGIC Spell Studios LLC.


    Read more here: https://magic.rit.edu/

    Price
    1. Free

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