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RIT Announces In-Person Commencement Ceremonies for Classes of 2020 and 2021


(Source: Rochester Institute of Technology)

As the Rochester Institute of Technology prepares for Spring 2021 midterms, campus president David C. Munson Jr. and provost Ellen Granberg issued a university-wide email announcing their plans to hold in-person commencement ceremonies this coming May.

RIT President David C. Munson Jr.
"We are very excited to celebrate with the 2021 graduates in person," the two explained." While our ceremonies may look different, we will focus on what’s really important – recognizing the accomplishments of the Class of 2021 with all the pomp and circumstance they’ve earned."

There are also plans to offer in-person ceremonies for the Class of 2020 in May, along with regional commencements throughout the 2021-22 academic year. They will be livestreamed for family and friends to watch, as New York State regulations in regards to the ongoing pandemic makes it unlikely for guests to attend.

Ellen Granberg, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
"In light of the current state regulations, it is unlikely we will be able to welcome guests to our ceremonies," university officials explained. "Therefore, we discourage guests from making any non-refundable travel arrangements until we have more definitive plans in place."

While these plans are still being finalized, an update will be shared to the entire RIT community in early April.

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