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Congrats to RIT's 2019-2020 graduates!
Rochester Institute of Technology conferred more than 4,000 degrees at all of its campuses in the 2019-2020 academic year. A virtual celebration was held May 8 at rit.edu/classof2020.
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 spring semester
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 helps students take an entrepreneurial gap year to make business ideas flourish
Brandon Hudson is the first student selected for the Gap Year Entrepreneurship Fellows Program, which allows students with an ongoing enterprise to take a year to focus their full attention on the venture. He will receive $15,000 in support and mentoring while also making progress on his RIT degree.
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.
Student Government president encourages community involvement
Bobby Moakley, Rochester Institute of Technology's new Student Government president, thinks every student should feel welcomed at RIT, regardless of what their interests are, where they are from or their beliefs.
Students enroll at RIT for the 2018-2019 school year
The following new students are planning to join RIT this fall.
Graduating biotech major found enriching experiences at RIT
Recent RIT College of Science grad Ashley Adair is a trailblazer in her family. This May, she was the first to earn a college degree. She is also one of the first RIT students to graduate from a program that equips STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) majors with skills for navigating college.
RIT/NTID honor society inducts 26 new members
Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf inducted 26 new members into the Delta Xi chapter of the Epsilon Pi Tau honor society at a ceremony on May 1.
Division of Diversity and Inclusion celebrates outstanding RIT community members
Rochester Institute of Technology's Division of Diversity and Inclusion recognized some of the university's greatest proponents of diversity and inclusion with annual awards presented at the DDI Celebration of Excellence on April 25.