The institute makes the decision to move from downtown Rochester to a new location.
Land in Henrietta, N.Y. is purchased and construction on a new campus begins in 1964.
RIT is chosen as the home campus for the federally sponsored National Technical Institute for the Deaf, which had been established in 1963 by Public Law 89-36 and signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
RIT moves to its new campus in Henrietta. The Dedication Ceremony takes place during Homecoming Weekend in October
The Center for Microelectronic and Computer Engineering is dedicated. Facility serves as a center for undergraduate
education and research in the design and fabrication of integrated circuits.
The Bausch & Lomb Center is dedicated. Bausch & Lomb Corp. provided funding for the building as part of RIT’s Access to the Future capital campaign.
The Center for Excellence in Mathematics, Science, and Technology, established through a challenge gift by Thomas Gosnell, is dedicated.
Construction begins on RIT’s $12 million, 35,000-square-foot Center for Bioscience Education and Technology.
RIT’s Center for Bioscience Education and Technology opens. The $12 million, 35,000-square-foot facility is a national model for comprehensive academic, community and career-training programs in biotechnology and medical sciences.
Golisano Institute for Sustainability, which houses one of the world¹s first Ph.D. programs in sustainability, opens its doors to a new home. The institute conducts cutting-edge research in nanotechnology, alternative energy development and sustainable design. It is one of the greenest buildings in the world, powered by the sun, wind and fuel cell technology.
RIT is officially considered a “doctoral university” by the leading national classification of U.S. colleges and universities. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education elevates RIT from “Master’s – Comprehensive” to “Doctoral University.”
The university receives approval for its eighth doctoral program, a Ph.D. in mathematical modeling.