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Rochester Institute of Technology is emerging into one of the world’s most innovative, agile, diverse and forward-thinking universities. At RIT, we forge greatness by being different.
Top academic achievers honored as RIT Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars
The Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar Award celebrates the top 1% of undergraduate students who achieve academic excellence while also giving back to the community through civic or volunteer work, by conducting research, or being engaged in a co-op or work in their field of study.
Top academic achievers honored as RIT Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars
Since 1976, RIT has honored the top 1% of undergraduate students who are able to maintain a high standard of academic excellence while also giving back to their community through civic or volunteer work, conducting research, or being engaged in co-op or work in their field of study.
Students named to Dean's List for fall semester
The following students were named to the Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2022-2023 academic year. Full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean's List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of "Incomplete", "D" or "F"; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.
Students named to Dean's List for spring 2022 semester
Full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean's List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of "Incomplete", "D" or "F"; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.
Performing Arts Scholarship
Since 2019, more than 1,400 RIT students have received Performing Arts Scholarships, renewable for up to five years, as long as the students stay involved in performing arts. The students come from each of RIT's nine colleges, with the majority from engineering and computer sciences.
Ailene Lung receives NRS Scholarship
Ailene Lung has received RIT's Nathaniel Rochester Society Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship created in 1991 to recognize undergraduate students for their outstanding academic and leadership achievements. More than 100 scholarships are awarded each year by the NRS Scholarship Committee, and the scholarship is available to students who have achieved second-year standing at RIT with a GPA of 3.4 or higher.
Congrats to RIT's 2021-2022 graduates!
Rochester Institute of Technology conferred more than 4,300 degrees at all of its campuses in the 2021-2022 academic year. RIT's 137th academic convocation celebration was held in May and featured remarks by Kimberly Bryant, founder of the nonprofit organization Black Girls CODE.
Congrats to RIT's 2020-2021 graduates!
Rochester Institute of Technology conferred more than 4,000 degrees at all of its campuses in the 2020-2021 academic year. Due to New York state COVID-19 occupancy restrictions, commencement was celebrated May 14-15 in smaller ceremonies by college and were live-streamed for graduates' family and friends.
Excellence in Student Life Award
RIT has been honoring students for this award since 1964 as a way to recognize students who were able to find the balance between academic success and student engagement. Students have been selected for this honor based upon having GPAs over 3.4, and holding significant leadership positions within RIT-related activities. All award recipients are graduating in 2021.
Students awarded international fellowships and scholarships
International fellowships and scholarships are financial awards granted to students to support study, research, or work abroad. Eligible students are selected through an often competitive application process. Meet this spring's awardees!
Summer abroad trip allows students to explore German video game industry
Seven Rochester Institute of Technology students began their summer break in Germany, immersing themselves in a new culture and the biggest video game market in Europe.
Keegan Evans named to prestigious Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program
RIT student Keegan Evans will take his place this summer among a group of young Air Force officers from around the globe who have been selected for the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program. The RIT Air Force ROTC cadet was selected from among hundreds of ROTC students for one of the U.S. Air Force's most elite flight training programs.
Pandemic inspires student to create interactive narrative game about isolation
In a new game created by RIT student Sean Arnold '20 (game design and development), players must navigate paranoia and loneliness in order to make it off an isolated ship alive. Sean was inspired by his experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic to create an interactive narrative game called The Peresmeshnik.
New York Guard volunteers receive promotions
Major General Raymond F. Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces recent promotions for members of the New York Guard state defense force for their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of New York State's Military Forces.
RIT student video game wins Best in Show at Boston Festival of Indie Games
The Gristmill, a digital card game created by RIT students, won Best in Show and Best Student Game at the Boston Festival of Indie Games, held Sept. 14. To win the top prize, the RIT game beat out more than 40 selected digital games, including indie projects created by professionals.
Winners announced for RIT/NTID Next Big Idea entrepreneurship competition
Five teams of deaf and hard-of-hearing students from Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf went head-to-head March 28 during The Next Big Idea business competition.
RIT esports team wins Grand Championship
RIT is silencing the doubters, winning its second Collegiate Starleague Dota 2 Grand Finals Championship April 28. The student team bested a bracket of North America's 32 top universities to take home the $10,000 grand prize.
Graduating students named 2019 Legacy Leaders
The Legacy Leadership program celebrates the leadership and contributions that graduating female-identified students have made to the RIT community during their time on campus.
RIT student's experimental game highlighted at 2019 Game Developers Conference
RIT student Shawn Liu is being recognized at the 2019 Game Developers Conference (GDC) for creating an extraordinary video game that challenges players to finish a maze using Windows keyboard shortcuts.
RIT students attend Game Developers Conference 2019
More than 100 Rochester Institute of Technology students, faculty, alumni and staff traveled to San Francisco this week to attend Game Developers Conference 2019, the world's largest professional gaming industry event of the year.
RIT students spend Alternative Spring Break helping communities in need
More than 40 RIT students spent a week during Alternative Spring Break clearing hundreds of pounds of trash from beaches, painting school buildings and preventing erosion while providing a habitat for oysters.