News

  • August 12, 2021

    banner outdoors in a parking lot reads Welcome to RIT.

    Move-in, orientation await thousands of RIT students

    Thousands of students are expected back on campus next week, as a record number of freshmen move in, begin orientation, and attend New Student Convocation. Roughly 3,260 first-year students are expected – about 1,000 a day will move in starting Sunday through Tuesday. That’s up more than 250 students from last year, which also saw a record number of freshmen.

  • August 11, 2021

    ice arena filled with people shopping for used goods.

    Goodbye, Goodbuy! sale returns to RIT

    After a year off due to the pandemic, the popular Goodbye, Goodbuy! sustainability program returns next week at RIT. Items for sale include clothing, furniture, appliances, lamps, bedding, kitchenware, and more. They were collected in May as students moved off campus.

  • August 9, 2021

    portrait of RIT Student Government President Lucas Randrianarivelo.

    Meet Lucas Randrianarivelo, RIT Student Government president

    Lucas Randrianarivelo was excited to start college five years ago, but it wasn’t until he became involved in student activities that he felt at home on campus. This year, Randrianarivelo, a fifth-year mechanical engineering major, is RIT Student Government president.

  • July 14, 2021

    foundation of large constrution project on campus.

    The SHED takes shape at the center of campus

    Construction on RIT’s maker space and performing arts complex at the center of campus enters a new phase this summer, with finished architectural drawings, projects out to bid, and work beginning on the steel frame.

  • July 14, 2021

    aerial view of construction of a track and baseball complex.

    Athletic facilities undergoing a facelift

    The first phase of the project is the relocation of the outdoor track and an upgraded synthetic running surface. The baseball and softball fields are also under construction with upgrades to all-weather artificial turf fields.

  • July 8, 2021

    woman holding a jar of sauce standing in a kitchen.

    First Class Academy whets appetites for hungry RIT freshmen

    The First Class Academy, which was first offered last year as a way to help engage and retain students during the pandemic, is an interactive, tuition-free online experience designed to introduce RIT to incoming first-year students.

  • June 15, 2021

    alumni update graphic.

    Former RIT/NTID women’s soccer standout Mia White to play in Europe

    Mia White, former standout player and captain of RIT’s women’s soccer team, has accepted an invitation to play in Europe for the Primera Regional Madrid league’s Sporting Club Madrid team, a pre-developmental professional academy formerly known as Football Academy Madrid. White will be the only Deaf player on the team.

  • June 15, 2021

    RIT Ready graphic.

    Vaccination Updates: On-Campus Clinic Set for June 23

    RIT is hosting a free on-campus vaccination clinic for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine Wednesday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Campus Center, Bamboo Rooms. Students, faculty, and staff ages 18+ are eligible to participate.