RIT's Commencement Weekend hosts numerous events and activities to recognize all graduating students. The university hosts an Academic Convocation to celebrate the graduates from all nine of RIT's colleges, the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, and the Golisano Institute for Sustainability. Saunders College of Business graduates are also welcomed and encouraged to attend the college ceremony that individually recognizes each student and their success.
For a graduation checklist, information on how to secure your cap and gown, and senior week actitvites, visit the RIT Commencement webpage.
Academic Convocation is a university celebration of graduates from all nine RIT colleges, the School of Individualized Study, and the Golisano Institute for Sustainability. The program features remarks by RIT President William W. Destler, graduate and undergraduate student delegate speakers, and the 2017 Commencement Speaker.
Saunders College students will line up outside the Gordon Field House beginning at 11:15 a.m. (look for the dark green balloons) and will walk as a College into the ceremony. It will be during this special gathering of the RIT community that President Destler will officially confer degrees on graduates from throughout RIT's nine colleges.
In addition to the Academic Convocation, Saunders College of Business will host its own commencement ceremony Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the Gene Polisseni Center. During the college commencement ceremony, each graduate will be individually recognized and congratulated by his or her dean and platform party. Students should begin to line up at 5:30 p.m. in Max Lowenthal Hall.
Please join us for a reception on the front lawn of Saunders College from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Line-up will begin immediately following the reception. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
For further questions on Commencement, contact Lauren Heary at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 475-2199.
Graduating students should plan to wear their caps and gowns at both the Academic Convocation and the college commencement ceremony.
Further information about Commencement activities can be found at the official RIT Commencement page.