Photo Spotlights

  • January 25, 2022

    Rehearsals are underway for In the Heights, a musical conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Principal Lecturer in NTID Department for Performing Arts Luane Davis Haggerty. The play won a Tony Award for Best Musical in 2008. Performances take place in the Panara Theatre April 15-17.

  • January 22, 2022

    The Gene Polisseni Center hosts open skate for RIT students, faculty, and staff noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays through March 31. Tickets are $5 and are available at

  • January 12, 2022

    RIT student Jonathan Dharmadi, right, is one of the first students to sign the SHED beam at a Jan. 12 event. He won the contest to name the makerspace and performing arts center. He is joined by Student Government President Lucas Randrianarivelo, left, and Student Government Vice President Christopher Ferrari. Their masks were briefly removed for the photo.

  • December 27, 2021

    RIT's fall 2021 semester concluded last week. Students return from their holiday break and resume classes on Jan. 10, 2022.

  • December 21, 2021

    RIT's fall 2021 semester concluded last week. Students return from their holiday break and resume classes on Jan. 10, 2022.

  • December 10, 2021

    RIT’s Vignelli Center for Design Studies hosted its inaugural “Beyond Fashion” event to celebrate design and community Dec. 10, inside MAGIC Spell Studios’ soundstage. The event showcased a diverse collection of garments and wearables inspired by the Vignelli Archives and featured pieces crafted by Rochester-area designers Karissa Birthwright (SaintVegann), Jenna Gagnier, and Krista Jenkins (Spirit + Thread Crochet) as well as undergraduate and graduate students from RIT’s metals and jewelry design and industrial design programs.

  • December 10, 2021

    RIT Libraries hosted Destress Fest in Wallace on Ice with events for students to take breaks during exams. Four-leaf clover plant kits were handed out as a “good luck with finals” gesture. Sara Kuehl, left, manager of Marketing and Communications at RIT Libraries, shows Jessica Sides, a fourth-year physics and psychology student from West Grove, Pa., the plant kit.

  • December 6, 2021

    Usama Tariq, a graduate student from Pakistan in Saunders College of Business, sorts canned goods at RIT FoodShare Center. FoodShare provides RIT community members with access to food supplies and reduces waste by using donated food. The Center is open for shopping and donations from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

  • December 3, 2021

    New York Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin, right, visited campus Dec. 1 where he met with RIT President David Munson, left, and Head of Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences Andre Hudson, center, and others.

  • December 2, 2021

    Officials including Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai; RIT President David Munson; RIT Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration James Watters; and RIT Dubai President Yousef al Assaf toured RIT Dubai’s state-of-the-art new campus during a grand opening ceremony on Nov. 28. The campus includes a wide range of spaces designed to facilitate instruction, learning communities, research and innovation laboratories for experiential learning, collaborative meeting and events areas, and more.

  • November 29, 2021

    RIT 365 is a first-year student experience to form connections at RIT and to provide a foundation for the years ahead. In a 365 class, facilitator Laurence Wainwright-Maks led a labyrinth exercise in the Allen Chapel. Walking a labyrinth is a tool for self-awareness and creates a sense of calm.

  • November 19, 2021

    A palette of autumn colors showed up in gardens and foliage around campus.