In 2018, RIT celebrated 50 years at its modern campus in the town of Henrietta, NY. Under the leadership of Mark Ellingson, who served as RIT president for 33 years (1936 to 1969), RIT moved from downtown Rochester to the newly-built Henrietta campus in 1968. The university celebrated this milestone with yearlong activities from July 2018 to June 2019. This included the RIT/NTID 50th Anniversary Reunion and special ceremonies and events during Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, October 19-21, 2018.
As part of its 50th anniversary activities, Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf hosted a “50 Artists 50 Years” exhibition in the college’s Joseph F. and Helen C. Dyer Arts Center. The exhibition ran through Oct. 20, 2018.
Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf celebrated 50 years since the establishment of the world’s first technological college for deaf students with a rededication ceremony April 5, 2019, in Panara Theatre, Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall.