History book highlights the first 50 years of RIT/NTID

History book highlights the first 50 years of RIT/NTID

May 24, 2018
A new history book detailing the establishment and rise of one of the country's most innovative educational experiments is now available. Published by RIT Press, A Shining Beacon: Fifty Years of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf highlights the first 50 years of... READ MORE
RIT Ambulance: Turning volunteerism that makes a difference into leadership skills and careers

RIT Ambulance: Turning volunteerism that makes a difference into leadership skills and careers

May 4, 2018
RIT Ambulance has come a long way since 1968. It started when a small group of students convinced administrators that the university needed its own ambulance service. Today, it is a recognized member of the area's emergency medical services community. As it marks its 50th... READ MORE
Celebrating 50 years at the Henrietta campus

Celebrating 50 years at the Henrietta campus

March 19, 2018
Throughout the 2018-2019 academic year, RIT will celebrate the growth of the campus we affectionately refer to as "Brick City." In 1968, the university moved from downtown Rochester-where it had been since 1885-to farmland in the town of Henrietta. For the grand opening, the... READ MORE
Grand Experiment -- Grand Success: 50 years later

Grand Experiment -- Grand Success: 50 years later

March 19, 2018
Fifty years ago, 19-year-old Bill Ingraham was about to enter uncharted territory. After graduating from Brockport High School in upstate New York as its only deaf student, Ingraham had earned a hard-won associate degree in applied science/ business administration from Alfred State.... READ MORE
Celebrating 50 years at RIT's Henrietta campus

Celebrating 50 years at RIT's Henrietta campus

February 26, 2018
Throughout the 2018-19 academic year, Rochester Institute of Technology will celebrate the growth of the campus we affectionately refer to as "Brick City." In 1968, the university moved from downtown Rochester - where it had been since 1885 - to farmland in the town of... READ MORE
50 Years in Henrietta

50 Years in Henrietta

February 2, 2018
For most of us, it is hard to imagine RIT existing anywhere besides the suburb of Henrietta. But only 50 years ago the campus was located in the heart of downtown Rochester. Then, the city was a relatively prosperous metropolis. Innovative high tech businesses such as Kodak and Xerox fed a... READ MORE
T-minus project celebrates RIT's 50 years in Henrietta

T-minus project celebrates RIT's 50 years in Henrietta

January 20, 2018
For this year’s T-minus project, 48 teams comprised of undergraduate and graduate RIT industrial design students have been tasked with designing concepts that celebrate 2018 being the 50th anniversary of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Henrietta campus. READ MORE
Students supporting move to Henrietta in a parade

Students supporting move to Henrietta in a parade

November 21, 2017
RIT President Mark Ellingson was greeted by staff with a huge sign reading “Welcome Home, Mark!” on his first day of work at RIT’s brand new campus in Henrietta. His arrival and the official opening in the fall of 1968 were the culmination of nine years of intense planning, fundraising and... READ MORE
Behind the Scenes: NTID’s 50th Anniversary Reunion

Behind the Scenes: NTID’s 50th Anniversary Reunion

September 1, 2017
Less than a year from now, NTID will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding with a three-day-long Reunion Weekend. You’ve seen the videos, you’ve seen the flyers, and you may even already have bought your tickets. But you’re probably wondering the same thing everyone else is... READ MORE
The beginning of the Henrietta campus

The beginning of the Henrietta campus

March 17, 2017
Why did RIT move to Henrietta? RIT was located in downtown Rochester prior to the move to Henrietta in 1968. The downtown campus had served the school since 1885, and buildings were built as needed. READ MORE
NTID celebrates 50th anniversary reunion

NTID celebrates 50th anniversary reunion

October 30, 2015
The 50th anniversary of Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf will culminate in a reunion hosted on campus June 28 to July 1, 2018. READ MORE