Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend

Published Oct. 16, 2009

Record crowds return to RIT

Each fall, as the leaves on campus turn bright orange, Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend welcomes alumni and families for a fun-filled weekend. This year’s events drew nearly 15,000 alumni, parents, and friends back to campus—the biggest turn out yet for Brick City weekend.

This year, a new tradition began. RIT’s men’s Division I hockey team hosted it’s inaugural Brick City game, giving students – old and new – a chance to join a sea of orange at the game, which has been added as an annual event to the weekend’s line up of activities.

The Tigers men’s hockey team opened the 2009-10 season against Colgate University in front of a record crowd of 7,500 fans at downtown Rochester’s Blue Cross Arena.

The weekend also featured a talk by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and a stand-up performance by comedian Jim Gaffigan, who is best known for his Comedy Central specials and “Hot Pocket” routine.

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