President’s Address to the Community
The President’s Address to the Community will be held at 9 a.m. August 18 via Zoom Webinar. Clyde Hull, chair of Academic Senate; Lindsay Vallone, chair of Staff Council; Shine DeHarder, president of Student Government; and Keith Jenkins, vice president and associate provost for Diversity and Inclusion, will each make brief remarks. President Munson will then deliver his address.
Convocation for New Students and Families
The Convocation for New Students and Families will be live streamed at 3 p.m. August 18 on the New Student Orientation website. This is an opportunity to help welcome our new students and their parents to RIT’s vibrant scholarly and creative community. The event features an academic procession; recognition of the faculty; and welcoming remarks by Sandra Johnson, senior vice president for Student Affairs, and Shine DeHarder, president of Student Government. Joshua Thorson, assistant professor in the College of Art and Design and a recipient of the 2019-2020 Eisenhart Provost Award For Excellence in Teaching, will serve as the keynote speaker. President Munson will formally accept the new class of incoming students. The Tiger Walk will not be held this year.
Brick City Homecoming
There will not be a traditional Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend in the fall. Instead, events are being designed to allow alumni and parents to participate virtually during the week of October 19-25. Activities for students are being planned throughout the fall, including the weekend of October 10-11. Information related to the RIT vs. Notre Dame men’s hockey game will be released at a later date. Read more about Brick City 2020.
KeyBank Rochester Fringe Fest
Festival organizers announced on June 12 that the 2020 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival will take place as planned September 15-26, but in a virtual format. RIT committees are meeting to determine how the university will participate.