Some of RIT’s best and most important events on campus take place during the spring semester. I know this can be confusing lot to keep track of, so I put together a list of the top 8 events you don’t want to miss. These are all annual events and are very important to the RIT community. Mark your calendars and have fun!
We all know what Freeze Fest brings: free stuff, entertaining comedian and lots of other fun activities! This year’s comedian is TJ Miller! He will make the whole campus laugh Saturday 18 from 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. in the Gordon Field House. You can find out more about the event on CAB’s event page.
Something else I saw that absolutely no one will want to miss: “Songs for the Journey” A Concert By President Destler! Don’t miss it; it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity! Mark your calendars for Thursday Feb 16 at 7 p.m. in Ingle Auditorium!
The Career Fair is essential to your RIT education! Whether you’re a first year or fifth year, you should attend. Talking to employers and establishing relationships is vital. Who knows, your future employer could be waiting for you in the Gordon Field House! The Spring Career Fair is Wednesday, March 1 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Gordon Field House.
Pro tip: make sure you check in early! It will save you a lot of time and allows you to skip the line at the entrance. Early check in dates and times can be found here.
Tuesday, February 28th and Thursday, March 2nd there will be campus-wide open forums with RIT’s 10th President, Dr. David Munson Jr. While the times have not been announced quite yet, stay tuned here for more information.
Atlantic Hockey Playoffs
The two-time Atlantic Hockey Champions will seek another championship in March! Show your support for your RIT Tigers!
- First round: Best-of-three series, March 3-5 at campus sites: Seed 11 at 6, 10 at 7, 9 at 8.
- Quarterfinals: Best-of-three series, March 10-12 at campus sites. Lowest remaining overall seed at 1; second-lowest remaining overall seed at 2, third-lowest remaining seed at 3, and 5 at 4.
- Semifinals: March 17th at 4:30 p.m. at Blue Cross Arena
- Championship: Saturday, March 18th at 7 p.m. at Blue Cross Arena
Relay for Life
The good news: a whole night of great fun for a great cause that takes place every year on campus! The better news: you don’t necessarily have to run! With performances from different clubs, different games and activities, Relay for Life has something for everyone to help benefit the American Cancer Society. Relay for Life takes place Saturday April 8 at 7 p.m. – April 9 at 7 a.m. at the Gordon Field House. You can find out more about the event and sign up here.
Since CAB has not released official information about SpringFest yet you’ll have to stay tuned to CAB’s Facebook page to find out who’s coming. , I thought I would refresh your memory on some of the artists who have stopped by over the past few years to get you excited:
- 2015: Chance the Rapper & Common
- 2014: Young the Giant
- 2013: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
This is probably my favorite day of the semester! Whether you’re an exhibitor or just walking around with your family or friends, Imagine RIT is a great time for everyone. This year’s event should be extra special because it’s the 10th anniversary and the last one under the tenure of Dr. Destler, who created the festival. Don’t miss it Saturday May 6 10 a.m.-5 p.m.! You can find out more about Imagine RIT at https://www.rit.edu/imagine/.
Well, since this is my final year at RIT, I can confidently say I’m pretty excited about commencement this year! Convocation will take place Friday, May 19th 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the Gordon Field House. College specific commencement ceremonies will take place Friday May 19th and Saturday May 20th. You can find out more here.
Enjoy your spring semester, Tigers! Work hard and have fun!