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Commencement Information

Saunders College of Business is looking forward to welcoming families to campus as their student graduates. At the commencement ceremony, the focus is on the individual as each graduate crosses the stage and is personally introduced and recognized for his or her accomplishments. 
Saunders College of Business Class of 2007

RIT's Commencement Weekend offers individual recognition of each graduate at the college ceremonies held on Friday and Saturday, with university-wide recognition of all graduates at the Academic Convocation on Friday morning. We encourage you to attend both the Convocation and your graduate's college ceremony.

Academic Convocation
Friday, May 22, 2015

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Gordon Field House and Activities Center

Graduates of RIT's nine colleges and their guests are invited to the Academic Convocation, the university's community Commencement celebration at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 23 in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. Saunders College students will line up outside the Gordon Field House (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. The Convocation will also feature a Commencement Address and student remarks.

Saunders College Commencement Ceremonies
Saturday, May 23, 2015

8:30-10:30 AM - Gene Polisseni Center

In addition to the Academic Convocation, Saunders College of Business will host its own commencement ceremony the following morning at 8:30 AM in the Gene Polisseni Center. During the college commencement ceremony, each graduate will be individually recognized and congratulated by his or her dean.

Immediately following the ceremony, please join us at for a reception on the front lawn of Saunders College from 10:30 - 12:30 PM. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

For further questions on commencement, contact Dana Pierce at or (585) 475-2199.

It is STRONGLY suggested to ALL attending that you make hotel reservations early.

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.