More than 100 activities scheduled for Brick City Weekend

Trevor Noah

Guest speakers, men’s and women’s hockey, Classes Without Quizzes and the RIT Presidents’ Alumni Ball are just a few of the more than 100 activities scheduled for RIT’s Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 13-15.

The weekend typically draws 17,000 participants to RIT’s campus and the Rochester area.

“We have been planning this weekend since October of last year,” said RIT Student Government President Farid Barquet. “We have many of the fan-favorite events returning, such as Dueling Pianos, Build a Tiger, men’s and women’s hockey, and there are many new and exciting events. It’s definitely a fun-packed weekend!”

This year’s Student Government guest is Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.

Noah, who began his career as an actor, presenter and comedian in his native South Africa, is appearing at 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Gordon Field House.

Tickets are $20, or $10 for RIT students at the Brick City Weekend website,, or at University Arenas Box Office.

Other highlights include the return of the popular Classes without Quizzes series. One featured class will be hosted by the Hon. Robert L. Wilkins, an RIT parent and U.S. Court of Appeals justice who will talk about his recent book, Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100-Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The College of Science and B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences are sponsoring a talk by Sir Dermot Turing, author of a biography about his uncle Alan Turing, a mathematician, philosopher and computer scientist.

Alan Turing was the subject of the film The Imitation Game, which will be shown prior to the talk.

At Saunders College, this year’s Gasser Lecture Series will feature Dawn Hudson, chief marketing officer for the NFL. A meet-and-greet will follow her 2:30 p.m. talk on Oct. 13.

Later that night is the Presidents’ Alumni Ball in the Gordon Field House. It will include a reception, dinner and award ceremony honoring E. Philip Saunders, RIT alumnus Brooks Bower ’74 (printing) and this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award winners.

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