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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 afternoon. We encourage you to attend both the Convocation and your graduate's college ceremony.

Academic Convocation
Friday, May 20, 2016

12:00 - 2:00 PM - Gordon Field House and Activities Center

Graduates of RIT's nine colleges, the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, and their guests are invited to the Academic Convocation, the university's community Commencement celebration at 12:00 PM on Friday, May 20 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
Friday, May 20, 2016

3:30-5:30 PM - Gene Polisseni Center

In addition to the Academic Convocation, Saunders College of Business will host its own commencement ceremony on Friday at 3:30 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.

Immediately following the ceremony, please join us at for a reception on the front lawn of Saunders College from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

For further questions on commencement, contact Dana Pierce at 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.