October 26, 2020
Collaborative initiatives helping recent graduates reach for success during pandemic
Since the earliest days of the pandemic, a dedicated group of RIT faculty, staff, and alumni has come together to provide critical career guidance and insights to scores of recent College of Art and Design graduates beginning their careers at a most challenging time.
October 26, 2020
RIT international campuses open doors to ‘remote start’ students
Many of RIT’s international students who were accepted at the Rochester campus but were unable to get to the U.S. because of travel and visa restrictions have found enrollment alternatives and connections to classmates at all the university’s campuses.
October 26, 2020
RIT to allow alternate grading option for fall and spring semesters; new course withdrawal deadline announced
RIT will offer students an alternate grading option for the fall and spring semesters of the 2020-2021 academic year. Undergraduate students will be able to select a satisfactory/pass/no pass option and graduate students can select a satisfactory/unsatisfactory/no pass option, for up to two courses.
October 23, 2020
RIT offers Data Analysis for Decision-Making Professional Certificate program on edX
People looking to become data literate in their professional and personal lives can now do it online with RIT's Data Analysis for Decision-Making Professional Certificate Program on edX. Registration is now open for the online data analysis program.
October 19, 2020
RIT spring semester will begin Jan. 25
RIT classes for spring semester will begin Jan. 25. The semester will also include three “recharge” days and one reading day prior to final exams. The last day of classes for spring semester will be Wednesday, May 5, with final exams running May 7-13. Commencement is scheduled for May 14-15.
October 14, 2020
RIT alumna leads U.S. Election Assistance Commission during unique election
Mona Harrington ’08 MS (professional studies) was appointed executive director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in June 2020. As leader of the EAC, Harrington has revamped the agency and spearheaded a series of initiatives to ensure COVID-19 and cybersecurity challenges don’t harm the election process.
October 12, 2020
RIT students creatively connect with one another
RIT students are creatively connecting with each other, using applications like Discord and Slack to virtually study and socialize day and night.
October 7, 2020
RIT’s Carmala Garzione awarded Society for Sedimentary Geology’s William R. Dickinson Medal
RIT Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Carmala Garzione received the 2020 William R. Dickinson Medal, which honors a mid-career research geoscientist who is significantly influencing the sedimentary geology community with innovative work.
October 5, 2020
RIT announces elimination of 2021 Spring Break
As planning for spring semester continues, RIT has announced that the 2021 Spring Break week will be eliminated. University administrators are hoping to limit student and faculty off-campus travel due to COVID-19 and keep instruction on track for the semester.
October 2, 2020
RIT named a top U.S. school for international students with post-graduation employment
RIT has been ranked among the top U.S. schools for international students to engage in post-graduation employment in both STEM and non-STEM fields. The Student and Exchange Visitor Program named RIT one of the top 100 schools in two lists related to pre- and post-graduation optional practical training.
September 25, 2020
RIT Sponsored Research garners record $82 million in funding
RIT had its best year ever for sponsored research funding. For fiscal year 2020, which ended June 30, RIT received 382 new awards totaling $82 million. The record funding follows $58 million in research expenditures in fiscal year 2019, also a record.
September 21, 2020
Academic planning committee turns focus to spring semester
Beginning today, planning for spring semester is the focus of a committee representing several areas of the university.