This week is the final week of required Tiger Testing for the semester. RIT will offer optional testing May 11-13 in Frank Ritter Ice Arena for students who wish to obtain a COVID-19 PCR test result prior to traveling. Students who have applied for graduation will receive a separate email outlining requirements for participating in commencement ceremonies.
Once RIT secured enough antigen tests for students for the spring semester, plans for administering saliva tests were put on hold. But this did not stop faculty and students in RIT’s College of Science from creating a Plan B of new lab activities, research, and community outreach.
RIT President David Munson envisions “an awakening of our campus and a reconnection among our students” as the university turns its eye to the fall semester. Munson reflected on the challenges of the past year of a campus living collectively through a global pandemic in his final “Ask Munson” question-and-answer show of the academic year on WITR (89.7) radio last week.
Large gray moving carts are now available daily for residence hall students to check out on the first floor of Ellingson Hall and the first floor of Kate Gleason Hall to assist with move out. The RIT Guest Policy prohibits non-students from visiting the residence halls and apartments.
Adding Recharge Days to the spring 2021 academic calendar triggered one other modification to ensure an equal number of class days across the week—today should be treated as a Thursday. All classes meeting today will follow a Thursday schedule.
Graduating students can start celebrating this Saturday at Grad Palooza, which features giveaways, a photo booth, food trucks, and cap decorating in Global Village. In addition, a new tradition, Passing the Torch, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Student Alumni Union Bamboo Room. The event encourages graduating female students to share words of wisdom that will be passed on to incoming female students in August. Register on the College Activities Board website.
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