Our RIT Family in Croatia

Dear RIT Community,

We have been keeping apprised of the situation in Croatia after two earthquakes hit the region earlier this week. The first, on Monday, Dec. 28, registered a magnitude of 5.3, which was followed by a magnitude 6.4 quake on Tuesday, Dec. 29. The epicenters were approximately 30 miles from our campus in the capital of Zagreb.

RIT Croatia President and Dean Don Hudspeth reports that all of the campus community is safe and there was no damage to our Zagreb facility. However, there was heavy damage in outlying towns and villages, and several reported deaths. And aside from all the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been a difficult year as Zagreb was also struck by a magnitude 5.5 earthquake on March 22nd, which resulted in extensive damage to the city.

Know that we are here to support our RIT Croatia family in every way. We are a global family.

On this last day of 2020, let’s cherish and be grateful for all that we have. Together we will persevere and bring goodness to the world. Onward and upward in 2021!

David Munson, RIT President