Saunders Events Calendar

To submit a new event to the Saunders Events Calendar please email details to communications@saunders.rit.edu. Additional event resources include: Open House Events, Graduate Information SessionsSaunders Event Highlights, and the RIT Academic Calendar.

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All Events

October 2021

Engage in new events and favorite traditions! Registration Now Open!
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:00am to Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 11:45pm
Brick City Homecoming and Family weekend is RIT's tradition of celebrating alumni, students, parents and families, faculty, staff and friends of the University with one large event.
Enjoy Wine and Chocolate Pairing Hosted by Saunders College of Business Hospitality and Tourism Programs!
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Join Sommelier and Saunders faculty member, Lorraine Hems as she leads you through a wine tasting. You do not want to miss this special event! She will pair a selection of wines with decadent custom chocolates.  **Must be 21 or older to register and participate
Enjoy Wine Tasting Hosted by Saunders College of Business Hospitality and Tourism Programs!
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Enjoy a wine tasting with our Sommelier Lorraine Hems and Terry Steele, Senior Manager of Talent Development for Constellation Brands, during Brick City Weekend hosted by the Saunders College of Business Hospitality and Tourism programs! Light appetizers will be provided.  **Must be 21 or older to register and participate
Women in Business will be hosting Spin-to-Win on October 16th from 4-6 p.m. outside Fountain Park at Global Village! Each spin is $3 and we have prizes totaling over $1,400 in value!
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
RIT Women in Business (WIB) is dedicated to the success of women by providing the women of RIT an opportunity to advance their professional and personal development and join an encouraging community of aspiring and successful women. Through networking, educational events, and community service, WIB creates and strengthens skills in leadership, business, and relationship building.
Limited Space Available. Register today for this Tiger Pride event
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 10:30am
Learn more about the latest stop for Saunders Traveling Tigers as we visit Delaware North. See below for company details. Registration is required. Register Today! To register and learn more about Traveling Tigers and Tiger Den events please visit The Tiger Pride page. THEY SET THE STAGE FOR SOME OF LIFE’S GREAT MOMENTS From the first serve at the Australian Open, to the Super Bowl kickoff, to a four-star meal at LAX, to seeing the natural wonder of the Grand Canyon. In these...
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 12:00pm to Friday, October 22, 2021 - 12:00pm
The Simone Center is excited to host Women in Entrepreneurship Week October 18-22, 2021. The week is a collaborative movement across over 160 universities and has historically represented women entrepreneurs in as many as 46 states and 32 countries. More information on event offerings to come!
Meet with an RIT Saunders College of Business representative abo0ut graduate business degrees.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 10:00am
Meet with an RIT Saunders College of Business representative to learn more about program options that fit your future career goals and see if you meet the qualifications for a partnership scholarship. Email gradbus@saunders.rit.edu to schedule a time to meet one-on-one with a Saunders College representative. Preview our 4+1 partnership agreements to see if you are eligible to waive MBA core courses.
Tiger Pathways Workshops and Lectures: Information Technology Resources - Dave Ballard, Director of Technical Support
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 9:15am
Let's chat one-on-one with Dennis M. DeLeo, Venture Capitalist and Senior Partner at Trillium Group, LLC.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Dennis M. DeLeo, Senior Partner at Trillium Group, LLC and Venture Capitalist, will be available for one-on-one meetings via Zoom to talk about advancing your business ideas. Meetings will be scheduled on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, from 10 am - 1 pm. If you wish to meet with him, please get in touch with Dana Pelliccia (dpelliccia@saunders.rit.edu), providing your name, phone number, email address, and if you have a business concept, business plan, or a prototype. Appointments are...
Meet with an RIT Saunders College of Business representative about graduate business degrees.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Meet with an RIT Saunders College of Business representative to learn more about program options that fit your future career goals and see if you meet the qualifications for a partnership scholarship. Email gradbus@saunders.rit.edu to schedule a time to meet one-on-one with a Saunders College representative. Preview our 4+1 partnership agreements to see if you are eligible to waive MBA core courses.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Learn about our undergraduate programs as you think about your next steps.
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Click Here to Register!  Can't make it? Check out other open house dates! If you have any questions, please contact Saunders Undergraduate Department.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Learn about our undergraduate programs as you think about your next steps.
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Click Here to Register!  Can't make it? Check out other open house dates! If you have any questions, please contact Saunders Undergraduate Department.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Learn about our graduate programs as you think about your next steps. Leverage your undergraduate degree skills with a graduate degree!
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Learn about our graduate programs as you think about your next steps. Leverage your undergraduate degree skills with a graduate degree! THIS SESSION: The application process can feel daunting. This workshop will talk about different pieces to graduate application and tricks to successfully complete your application on-time. 

November 2021

Attendance is reserved for faculty and graduate students only. Registration is required (except for Saunders faculty).
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Professor Ron Adner, Ph.D. Nathaniel D' 1906 and Martha E. Leverone Memorial Professor of Business Administration  Dartmouth | Tuck School of Business Dr. Ron Adner, professor at Dartmouth Tuck School of Business, will do a virtual seminar on November 5, 2021, as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series. About Professor Ron Adner: Ron Adner’s award-winning research and teaching introduce a new perspective on value creation and competition when industry...
Tiger Pathways Workshops and Lectures: Online Library Search Techniques - Professor Shannon Buckley-Shaklee / Ryan Tolnay - RIT Global Librarian
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 9:15am
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Join Dean Jacquie Mozrall via Zoom - Open to 3rd & 4th Year Students! To register for Zoom with the Dean, please complete all required fields below. Each Zoom is limited to 12 students! Registration for each date closes on the previous weekday at 12 p.m. Space is limited! If you have signed up and are unable to attend, please notify Dana Pelliccia at dpelliccia@saunders.rit.edu so another student may have the opportunity to attend.
Top entrepreneurship students are encouraged to apply by November 11.
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 11:45pm
Saunders College of Business is proud to offer the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Student Award. This award will be presented to any RIT student who has proven their potential to become a successful entrepreneur. Apply before the November 11 deadline.  The student award is being offered in conjunction with the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award, which is presented annually to a business leader in the community...
Tiger Pathways Workshops and Lectures: Expectations in Effective Scholarly Writing (GHC) -Dr. Jude Okpala
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 9:15am
Let's chat one-on-one with Dennis M. DeLeo, Venture Capitalist and Senior Partner at Trillium Group, LLC.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Dennis M. DeLeo, Senior Partner at Trillium Group, LLC and Venture Capitalist, will be available for one-on-one meetings via Zoom to talk about advancing your business ideas. Meetings will be scheduled on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 10 am - 1 pm. If you wish to meet with him, please get in touch with Dana Pelliccia (dpelliccia@saunders.rit.edu), providing your name, phone number, email address, and if you have a business concept, business plan, or a prototype. Appointments are...
Enter to win a GoPro Hero.
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 8:00am to Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 6:00pm
Visit with representatives from Saunders College at DECA Power Trip. Enter for your chance to win a Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality Headset!
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Join Dean Jacquie Mozrall via Zoom - Open to Graduate Students! To register for Zoom with the Dean, please complete all required fields below. Each Zoom is limited to 12 students! Registration for each date closes on the previous weekday at 12 p.m. Space is limited! If you have signed up and are unable to attend, please notify Dana Pelliccia at dpelliccia@saunders.rit.edu so another student may have the opportunity to attend.
By Invitation Only!
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 11:45pm
Last chance to RSVP for the Saunders Accounting Banquet being held on Friday, January 21, 2022. 
Tiger Pathways Workshops and Lectures: Selecting a Topic and Writing Proposal (GHC) - Dr. Yahya Haider
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 9:15am

December 2021

Tiger Pathways Workshops and Lectures: Graduate Opportunities at RIT - David Wivell and Company
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 9:15am
JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Learn about our graduate programs as you think about your next steps. Leverage your undergraduate degree skills with a graduate degree!
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Learn about our graduate programs as you think about your next steps. Leverage your undergraduate degree skills with a graduate degree! THIS SESSION: The application process can feel daunting. This workshop will talk about different pieces to graduate application and tricks to successfully complete your application on-time. 
Tiger Pathways Workshops and Lectures: Life in Graduate School - RIT Alumni Roundtable
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 9:15am
Let's chat one-on-one with Dennis M. DeLeo, Venture Capitalist and Senior Partner at Trillium Group, LLC.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Dennis M. DeLeo, Senior Partner at Trillium Group, LLC and Venture Capitalist, will be available for one-on-one meetings via Zoom to talk about advancing your business ideas. Meetings will be scheduled on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, from 10 am - 1 pm. If you wish to meet with him, please get in touch with Dana Pelliccia (dpelliccia@saunders.rit.edu), providing your name, phone number, email address, and if you have a business concept, business plan, or a prototype. Appointments are...
Welcome DECA Students!
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 7:45am to 1:30pm
    Welcome! Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology is proud to host the New York State Region #10 High School DECA Competition on December 16, 2021. DECA students will present their business plans to local business leaders who will serve as the competition’s judges. A variety of subjects will be at the center of each business plan including accounting...

January 2022

Students are invited to create a design for this year’s festival poster that captures the spirit of Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival. The poster will be used to publicize the event with the RIT and Rochester communities.
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 11:45pm
Let's chat one-on-one with Dennis M. DeLeo, Venture Capitalist and Senior Partner at Trillium Group, LLC.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Dennis M. DeLeo, Senior Partner at Trillium Group, LLC and Venture Capitalist, will be available for one-on-one meetings via Zoom to talk about advancing your business ideas. Meetings will be scheduled on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 10 am - 1 pm. If you wish to meet with him, please get in touch with Dana Pelliccia (dpelliccia@saunders.rit.edu), providing your name, phone number, email address, and if you have a business concept, business plan, or a prototype. Appointments are...
By Invitation Only!
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saunders Accounting Banquet 2022 Agenda 5:30 p.m-6:30 p.m.: Cocktail Hour 6:45 p.m-8 p.m.: Dinner & Keynote Speaker 8 p.m-8:30 p.m: Dessert & Awards 8:30 p.m-9:15 p.m: After Party (optional) Dress code: Business Professional RSVP below on or before November 19, 2021. Select from the following ticket options: Full Table $1,000.00: includes 4 tickets for your organization and subsidizes the cost of 4 RIT students at your table; your organization name...
Stay Tuned for More Information Coming Soon!
Sunday, January 30, 2022 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
The WLS, hosted by the Leadership Academy at Saunders, is a RIT Women’s Leadership Summit. Our Mission is to Inspire, Connect, and Educate  Women & Allies to become Tomorrow’s Future Leaders. We focus on driving leadership excellence in all industries from arts, sciences, to technology. Marking the 2nd anniversary of WLS, we are expanding our opportunities of offering interactive workshops, professional development seminars, RIT TedTalks, BE STEAM Challenge and our most anticipated C-...

February 2022

Let's chat one-on-one with Dennis M. DeLeo, Venture Capitalist and Senior Partner at Trillium Group, LLC.
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Dennis M. DeLeo, Senior Partner at Trillium Group, LLC and Venture Capitalist, will be available for one-on-one meetings via Zoom to talk about advancing your business ideas. Meetings will be scheduled on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 10 am - 1 pm. If you wish to meet with him, please get in touch with Dana Pelliccia (dpelliccia@saunders.rit.edu), providing your name, phone number, email address, and if you have a business concept, business plan, or a prototype. Appointments are...
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Join Dean Jacquie Mozrall via Zoom - Open to 1st & 2nd Year Students! To register for Dine with the Dean, please complete all required fields below. Each Zoom is limited to 12 students! Registration for each date closes on the previous weekday at 12 pm. Space is limited! If you have signed up and are unable to attend, please notify Dana Pelliccia at dpelliccia@saunders.rit.edu so another student may have the opportunity to attend.

March 2022

Thank you for your interest in being an exhibitor at Imagine RIT Now it’s time to showcase your hard work, and talents!
Friday, March 11, 2022 - 11:45pm
Let's chat one-on-one with Dennis M. DeLeo, Venture Capitalist and Senior Partner at Trillium Group, LLC.
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Dennis M. DeLeo, Senior Partner at Trillium Group, LLC and Venture Capitalist, will be available for one-on-one meetings via Zoom to talk about advancing your business ideas. Meetings will be scheduled on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 from 10 am - 1 pm. If you wish to meet with him, please get in touch with Dana Pelliccia (dpelliccia@saunders.rit.edu), providing your name, phone number, email address, and if you have a business concept, business plan, or a prototype. Appointments are...
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Join Dean Jacquie Mozrall via Zoom - Open to 3rd & 4th Year Students! To register for Zoom with the Dean, please complete all required fields below. Each Zoom is limited to 12 students! Registration for each date closes on the previous weekday at 12 pm. Space is limited! If you have signed up and are unable to attend, please notify Dana Pelliccia at dpelliccia@saunders.rit.edu so another student may have the opportunity to attend.
Open to all accepted and current RIT Beta Gamma Sigma Members
Friday, March 25, 2022 - 5:45pm
Celebrate this year's students who have been accepted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the only international honor society for AACSB accredited business programs. More details to come in Spring 2022! If you have questions regarding Beta Gamma Sigma and eligibility, please contact Gaby Harrington at gharrington@saunders.rit.edu.

April 2022

Let's chat one-on-one with Dennis M. DeLeo, Venture Capitalist and Senior Partner at Trillium Group, LLC.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Dennis M. DeLeo, Senior Partner at Trillium Group, LLC and Venture Capitalist, will be available for one-on-one meetings via Zoom to talk about advancing your business ideas. Meetings will be scheduled on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.. If you wish to meet with him, please get in touch with Dana Pelliccia (dpelliccia@saunders.rit.edu), providing your name, phone number, email address, and if you have a business concept, business plan, or a prototype. Appointments are...
Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Join Dean Jacquie Mozrall via Zoom - Open to Graduate Students! To register for Zoom with the Dean, please complete all required fields below. Each Zoom is limited to 12 students! Registration for each date closes on the previous weekday at 12 pm. Space is limited! If you have signed up and are unable to attend, please notify Dana Pelliccia at dpelliccia@saunders.rit.edu so another student may have the opportunity to attend.
Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival is a special event that showcases the creative and innovative spirit of RIT students, faculty, and staff.
Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 10:00am
See creativity and innovation come to life!

May 2022

Let's chat one-on-one with Dennis M. DeLeo, Venture Capitalist and Senior Partner at Trillium Group, LLC.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Dennis M. DeLeo, Senior Partner at Trillium Group, LLC and Venture Capitalist, will be available for one-on-one meetings via Zoom to talk about advancing your business ideas. Meetings will be scheduled on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.. If you wish to meet with him, please get in touch with Dana Pelliccia (dpelliccia@saunders.rit.edu), providing your name, phone number, email address, and if you have a business concept, business plan, or a prototype. Appointments are...

June 2022

Let's chat one-on-one with Dennis M. DeLeo, Venture Capitalist and Senior Partner at Trillium Group, LLC.
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Dennis M. DeLeo, Senior Partner at Trillium Group, LLC and Venture Capitalist, will be available for one-on-one meetings via Zoom to talk about advancing your business ideas. Meetings will be scheduled on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.. If you wish to meet with him, please get in touch with Dana Pelliccia (dpelliccia@saunders.rit.edu), providing your name, phone number, email address, and if you have a business concept, business plan, or a prototype. Appointments are...