Institute News

  • October 19, 2020

    graphic of calendar of the month of January with the 25th circled.

    RIT spring semester will begin Jan. 25

    RIT classes for spring semester will begin Jan. 25. The semester will also include three “recharge” days and one reading day prior to final exams. The last day of classes for spring semester will be Wednesday, May 5, with final exams running May 7-13. Commencement is scheduled for May 14-15.

  • October 9, 2020

    graphic that reads: Current RIT COVID-19 Alert Level: Yellow (Low to Moderate Risk).

    RIT COVID-19 Alert Level Moves to Yellow

    Over the past several days, RIT has been tracking some connected cases of COVID-19 stemming from a student who traveled out of the Finger Lakes region. This has resulted in a slight uptick in positive cases on campus, and the campus alert level has moved to Yellow.

  • September 17, 2020

    outside looking up at building that houses NextCorp.

    Gaining speed to clean energy  

    The Rochester Beacon talks to Rich Notargiacomo, venture coach, Venture Creations, and Nabil Nasr, associate provost and founding director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, about new clean energy companies.

  • August 19, 2020

    students in a classroom throwing paper airplanes.

    RIT students start semester with encouragement and precautions

    RIT welcomes a record number of first-year students today as classes begin in a semester that will look like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new students were welcomed Tuesday afternoon during an online convocation that featured several speakers, livestreamed without an audience from Ingle Auditorium.

  • August 10, 2020

    professor teaching from podium behind a plexiglas barrier.

    RIT faculty look ahead to classroom instruction this fall

    COVID-19 has challenged the university to consider an even more creative academic portfolio with blended, online, split A/B, and flex class options. To prepare for in-person instruction, RIT has upgraded academic buildings and classrooms. And physical distancing and face coverings, required of faculty and students in classrooms, together provide some of the greatest protection against the spread of COVID-19.

  • August 7, 2020

    Current RIT COVID-19 Alert Level: Green: Low Risk with Vigilance.

    COVID-19 alert system aims to identify, reduce risk

    RIT is developing an alert system that systematically defines levels of COVID-19 prevalence and transmission risk within our community. Each level will be associated with predetermined actions aimed at reducing risk during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • July 24, 2020

    screenshot of Daily Health Screen website welcome screen.

    RIT launches daily health screen for monitoring COVID-19 symptoms

    RIT is requiring all students, faculty, and staff to monitor their health for COVID-19 symptoms. The new policy will help protect the health and safety of the community at RIT and in the Greater Rochester area during the ongoing pandemic. Starting July 27, the university will launch the RIT Daily Health Screen website and call-in option.