RIT participates in Giving Tuesday by preparing 50,000 meals for the community

RIT participates in Giving Tuesday by preparing 50,000 meals for the community

November 28, 2018
More than 300 Rochester Institute of Technology students, faculty and staff spent part of Giving Tuesday yesterday preparing 50,688 healthy meals for the community during the Giving Tuesday Hunger Project in the Gordon Field House. Giving Tuesday, traditionally held on the Tuesday... READ MORE
RIT celebrates past and future of 'Brick City' at 2018 homecoming and family weekend

RIT celebrates past and future of 'Brick City' at 2018 homecoming and family weekend

October 22, 2018
The Rochester skyline was lit Tiger orange Saturday night, as part of a special celebration of RIT's annual Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend. More than 15,800 members of the Rochester Institute of Technology community came out Oct. 19-21 for 125 homecoming events,... READ MORE
State of the University: 2018

State of the University: 2018

October 20, 2018
President David Munson delivered his State of the University address Oct. 20 in Ingle Auditorium as part of Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend. Below is the text of his speech: Good morning everyone and welcome to RIT's Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend. It is... READ MORE
Rededicating the Henrietta campus

Rededicating the Henrietta campus

October 18, 2018
Celebrate 50 years at the Henrietta campus with a rededication ceremony tomorrow morning. "Transforming the Landscape - Rededication of the Henrietta Campus" includes musical performances and talks from RIT President David Munson and other campus and community leaders. A 3D... READ MORE
Four RIT presidents reflect on decades of innovative changes

Four RIT presidents reflect on decades of innovative changes

October 9, 2018
When M. Richard Rose became president of Rochester Institute of Technology in 1979, he remembers the campus was still fairly new and growing in its Henrietta location. "They didn't pave any sidewalks for a couple of years, the theory being they were going to figure out where... READ MORE
RIT celebrates 50 years at the Henrietta campus during Brick City weekend Oct. 19-21

RIT celebrates 50 years at the Henrietta campus during Brick City weekend Oct. 19-21

October 8, 2018
This year's Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend has special meaning because RIT is celebrating 50 years at the Henrietta campus. The weekend will include special 50th anniversary celebrations, along with the annual homecoming events. RIT's 189-year history dates back to... READ MORE
New book traces 50 years of evolving architecture at RIT's home in Henrietta

New book traces 50 years of evolving architecture at RIT's home in Henrietta

September 20, 2018
When Rochester Institute of Technology left downtown Rochester and opened its new Henrietta campus in 1968, it laid the foundation for tremendous growth. To celebrate the modern campus's 50th anniversary, a new book by RIT Press details its planning and construction coupled with an... READ MORE
Mayim Bialik headlines RIT's Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend

Mayim Bialik headlines RIT's Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend

September 5, 2018
Actress Mayim Bialik, best known for her roles on the television shows Blossom and The Big Bang Theory, will be the Student Government Distinguished Speaker at Rochester Institute of Technology's Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 19-21. The weekend typically... READ MORE
RIT's 50 Acts of Kindness spotlights yearlong ways to give back

RIT's 50 Acts of Kindness spotlights yearlong ways to give back

August 28, 2018
It was 50 years ago when Rochester Institute of Technology moved its main campus from downtown Rochester to Henrietta. That 1968 expansion not only changed the skyline, it has created countless benefits to the region, as thousands of dollars, volunteer hours and other donations have been given... READ MORE
Industrial design blitz celebrates anniversary

Industrial design blitz celebrates anniversary

August 6, 2018
A century-old oak tree that majestically stood at RIT's Henrietta campus entrance when the first students arrived will be incorporated into the 50th anniversary celebration. This year marked the fifth iteration of the T-Minus 151 project, the industrial design program'... READ MORE
Celebrating 50 Years at the Henrietta campus

Celebrating 50 Years at the Henrietta campus

August 6, 2018
The sixties turned sour in 1968. A decade that began with optimism suddenly saw an escalating Vietnam War, two assassinations and a nation in civil unrest. Yet, at RIT, the future was looking a little sweeter. The campus was moving from downtown Rochester-where it had... READ MORE
RIT/NTID exhibits highlight 50 years of deaf art and history

RIT/NTID exhibits highlight 50 years of deaf art and history

June 27, 2018
As part of its 50th anniversary activities, Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf will host a "50 Artists 50 Years" exhibition in the college's Joseph F. and Helen C. Dyer Arts Center. The exhibition runs through Oct. 20, with... READ MORE
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