2017: The Year Ahead
Featured events in the coming year
Published Dec. 21, 2016
The 35th anniversary of Expressions of King’s Legacy, the 10th anniversary of the Imagine Festival, and the announcement of a new president… 2017 is on tap to become a signature year for RIT.
- Jan. 6-7 - Men’s hockey vs. Sacred Heart University
- Jan. 26 - Expressions of Kings Legacy Celebration. Fredricka Whitfield, CNN anchor, keynote speaker
- Jan. 27-28 - Women’s hockey vs. Lindenwood
- Feb. 8 – Graduation Fair. It’s 100 days until graduation! The fair is the one-stop shop for commencement information.
- Feb. 16-19 – FreezeFest, eighth annual winter celebration featuring comedian T.J. Miller
- March 1, 2 - Spring Career Fair: Hundreds of companies meet with students and alumni for co-op/internships and full-time job opportunities.
- March 2-4 – Women’s hockey, first round, College Hockey America Tournament
- March 3 – Power Your Potential: Leadership conference celebrating National Women’s Month
- March 3-5 – Men’s hockey, first round, Atlantic Hockey playoffs
- March 16-18 – FIRST Robotics Finger Lakes Regional Competition
- March 30 – Creative Industry Day: Portfolio reviews, career speakers and professional networking.
- April 6 – Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship Awards Reception
- April 6 – RIT Tiger Tank Competition: Students pitch investors for start-up capital.
- April TBA – Center for Statesmanship, Law, and Liberty fourth annual symposium.
- May 6 – Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, 10th Anniversary
- May 19-20 – Commencement and Academic Convocation
- June – RIT Croatia celebrates its 20th anniversary as part of the RIT family.
- June 30 – President Bill Destler retires
- July 1 – RIT's 10th president begins tenure
- July 8-13 – Explore Your Future, a hands-on experience for prospective RIT/NTID students to explore careerÂ choices.
- July 21-22 – College and Careers, a two-day career conference for prospective students to explore career options through interactive academic sessions.
- Aug. 4-5 – College and Careers, a two-day career conference for prospective students to explore career options through interactive academic sessions.
- Aug. 22-27 – New Student Orientation
- Aug. 28 – Classes begin
- Nov. 11 – Fall Open House
- Dec. TBA – Fall Open House