News by Topic: Student Experience

RIT continually works to improve and enhance the university experience for our students. Through student clubs and organizations, unique classes and programs, a comprehensive wellness program, and university-led initiatives, students have plenty of opportunities to express themselves, make lifelong connections, and do extraordinary things.

  • April 15, 2021

    laptop on a table showing three students on Zoom, and an award and box for the Hello menstrual cup.

    RIT advertising photography students win gold at Rochester ADDY awards

    Three fourth-year advertising photography majors—Jordan Hundelt from Seattle, Julia Abbonizio from Downingtown, Pa., and Bianca Ranciato from Wallingford, Conn.—won gold at the the 2021 Rochester ADDY awards, which honor the best in local advertising and cultivate the highest creative standards in the industry.

  • April 15, 2021

    artist rendering of a lounge space with tables and chairs.

    Renovation to RIT’s College of Art and Design is coming into focus

    Renovation work inside RIT’s College of Art and Design—including key areas within the internationally recognized School of Photographic Arts and Sciences—is part of a five-year masterplan that has already begun to renovate, rejuvenate, and transform spaces to meet the growing demands for a college that serves as the university’s intersection of technology, art, and design.

  • April 12, 2021

    students at individual stations receiving a nasal swab.

    Tiger Testing takes a village

    The success of RIT’s Tiger Testing campaign is made possible by campus-wide collaborations involving more than 100 employees working behind the scenes to support RIT’s COVID-19 response.

  • April 9, 2021

    side-by-side portraits of Luane Davis Haggerty, Bhuvish Mehta, Thomas Warfield, and Clirim Sheremeti

    Double celebration will honor 2020 and 2021 Davis Award recipients

    This year’s recognition of RIT’s Alfred L. Davis Distinguished Public Service Award winners will be a double celebration, as faculty and student recipients from 2020 and 2021 are honored April 13. Luane Davis Haggerty will receive the 2021 Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award, and Bhuvish Mehta will receive the 2021 Bruce R. James ’64 Distinguished Public Service Award. Thomas Warfield was awarded the 2020 Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award, and Çlirim Sheremeti was awarded the 2020 Bruce R. James ’64 Distinguished Public Service Award.

  • April 9, 2021

    several students filming a student in front of a green screen.

    ‘She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms’ premieres April 16-18

    RIT/NTID presents “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms,” for four performances, next Friday through April 18. While the audience will watch virtually, the actors will be performing live in several “actor stations” in Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall and its Robert F. Panara Theatre.

  • March 25, 2021

    student hiking along wooded trail.

    Ph.D. student wins Provost’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

    Bridget Torsey, a Ph.D. student in RIT’s mathematical modeling program from Buffalo, N.Y., has received the Provost’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award. Along with taking rigorous courses, Torsey has been teaching at RIT for eight semesters and working part-time as an engineer at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics in Rochester.

  • March 22, 2021

    dark room with rows of tables with computer displays.

    RIT wins Northeast regional collegiate cyber defense competition

    A team of RIT cybersecurity students is moving on to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC), after taking first place at the regional competition March 19–21. The annual event is part of the nation’s largest college-level cyber defense competition.