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Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival is a campus-wide event that showcases the creative and innovative spirit of RIT students, faculty, and staff.

Visitors of all ages experience the breadth and depth of RIT through interactive presentations, hands-on demonstrations, exhibitions, performing arts, and research projects set up throughout campus.



Exhibits on Display




Festival Attendees

Latest News

  • January 15, 2021

    two masked members of RIT Ambulance in front of an ambulance

    Answering the call during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Members of RIT Ambulance this academic year have continued to answer 911 calls on the RIT campus all while taking additional precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. They responded to simple traumas, such as patients falling off a bike, falling out of bed, hitting their head or an allergic reaction. They also transported students to quarantine locations.

  • December 8, 2020

    portrait of Vanessa Herman.

    Vanessa J. Herman named vice president for Government and Community Relations

    RIT has selected Vanessa J. Herman, a higher education veteran, as its new vice president for Government and Community Relations. Herman, currently serving as assistant vice president for government and community relations at Pace University, was chosen after a national search. She begins her RIT duties on Jan. 4, 2021.

  • November 18, 2020

    side-by-side images of a 15th-century manuscript, one showing regular text and the other showing text that had been erased.

    RIT students discover hidden 15th-century text on medieval manuscripts

    RIT students discovered lost text on 15th-century manuscript leaves using an imaging system they developed as freshmen. By using ultraviolet-fluorescence imaging, the students revealed that a manuscript leaf held in RIT’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection was actually a palimpsest, a manuscript on parchment with multiple layers of writing.

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Woman looking at a digital display, smiling.

2019 Imagine RIT Commercial

Imagine RIT banner hanging from the ceiling in the gym.

The Story Behind Imagine RIT

President’s Message

David Munson

Are you ready to experience your future? The Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival is the university’s signature event, a showcase that displays the ingenuity of students, faculty, and staff.

You will discover interactive presentations, exhibits, hands-on demonstrations, research projects, and live performances.

RIT Tigers are shaping the future and improving the world through creativity and innovation at the intersection of technology, the arts, and design. Let’s inspire the next generation of problem solvers by connecting young people to the wonders of science, technology, engineering, math, design, business, health sciences, the liberal arts, and the arts.

Are you ready to peel back the curtain on our campus? Join us for a day of discovery!

David Munson