2018 Reunion

RIT/NTID's 50th Anniversary Reunion took place June 28-July 1, 2018. Check out the reunion website for photo and videos. 

Reunion website

Celebrating 50 Years at the Henrietta Campus

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.

Henrietta Campus website

50 Artists 50 Years

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.

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NTID Rededication Ceremony

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.

Read the News Release


Charles E. Schumer

United States Senator

Portrait of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten Gillibrand

United States Senator
Rededication Letter (PDF)

Portrait of Congressman Joseph Morelle

Joseph Morrelle

United States Congressman
Rededication Statement (PDF)

Portrait of NYS Senator Rich Funke

Rich Funke

New York State Senator
Rededication Proclamation (PDF)

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Ceremony Recap

NTID History

NTID History Slideshow

Commemorating NTID's Rededication

Opening slide from ceremony

Ceremony Slide Deck

Image of plaque

50th Anniversary Plaque

Presented to NTID by Lucinda D. Robb, Granddaughter of President Lyndon B. and Lady Bird Johnson
Plaque Specs (PDF)