Exhibit celebrates 50th anniversary of Cary Graphic Arts Collection at RIT

Exhibit celebrates 50th anniversary of Cary Graphic Arts Collection at RIT

September 30, 2019
RIT is celebrating the 50th year anniversary of its internationally renowned collection of books and artifacts dedicated to the history of the printed word. The Cary Graphic Arts Collection is hosting a retrospective exhibition, “The Founding Collection and Beyond,” displaying pieces from the... READ MORE
Dollars, food, clothes and awareness raised for RIT’s 50 Acts of Kindness

Dollars, food, clothes and awareness raised for RIT’s 50 Acts of Kindness

May 3, 2019
More than 2,400 Rochester Institute of Technology students, faculty, staff and alumni helped RIT commemorate 50 years on the Henrietta campus this academic year by giving back to the community with “50 Acts of Kindness,” which featured blood drives, fund-raising, food donations and more. READ MORE
RIT students embrace Service Week with a Framing Frenzy

RIT students embrace Service Week with a Framing Frenzy

April 11, 2019
Some 200 RIT students, faculty and staff members participated in “Framing Frenzy” to build walls and frames for two two-story houses for Flower City Habitat for Humanity. READ MORE
RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection hosts exhibit and celebration of the RIT Albers Murals

RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection hosts exhibit and celebration of the RIT Albers Murals

April 10, 2019
The RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection today will host a tribute to the artist who painted RIT’s iconic orange-and-yellow murals, paintings that hold historical significance to the art world and the campus. READ MORE
Celebrating 50 years of deaf education at NTID

Celebrating 50 years of deaf education at NTID

April 8, 2019
NTID celebrated 50 years since the establishment of the world’s first technological college for deaf students with a rededication ceremony April 5. Attendees included members of the original faculty and class of NTID students from 1968 and Lucinda Robb, granddaughter of the late President Lyndon... READ MORE
RIT preps 50,000 meals on Giving Tuesday

RIT preps 50,000 meals on Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2018
More than 300 RIT students, faculty and staff spent part of Giving Tuesday preparing 50,688 healthy meals for the community during the Giving Tuesday Hunger Project. The meals were donated to Foodlink and RIT’s FoodShare program. READ MORE
RIT celebrates past and future of ‘Brick City’

RIT celebrates past and future of ‘Brick City’

October 22, 2018
The Rochester skyline was lit Tiger orange Saturday night as part of RIT’s annual Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend. More than 15,800 members of the RIT community came out Oct. 19-21 for 125 homecoming events, including celebrating 50 years since the move from downtown Rochester to... 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 changes

Four RIT presidents reflect on decades of changes

October 9, 2018
M. Richard Rose, Albert Simone, Bill Destler and David Munson gathered together with WHAM-TV’s Don Alhart to reflect on RIT’s 50 years in Henrietta and the impact the university and its students, alumni, faculty and staff have made. READ MORE
Brick City weekend celebrates 50 years in Henrietta

Brick City weekend celebrates 50 years in Henrietta

October 8, 2018
This year’s Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend will include special 50th anniversary celebrations, along with the annual homecoming events. READ MORE
New book traces 50 years of evolving architecture at RIT’s Henrietta campus

New book traces 50 years of evolving architecture at RIT’s Henrietta campus

September 20, 2018
To celebrate the modern campus’s 50th anniversary, a new book by RIT Press details its planning and construction coupled with an extensive photographic survey of its innovative architecture. READ MORE
Mayim Bialik headlines RIT’s Brick City weekend

Mayim Bialik headlines RIT’s Brick City weekend

September 5, 2018
Actress Mayim Bialik, best known for her roles on Blossom and The Big Bang Theory, is the Student Government Distinguished Speaker at RIT’s Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend. 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