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meRIT : A Webinar Series for RIT Alumni
meRIT is a unique and engaging FREE webinar series developed exclusively for alumni of RIT. Spanning a variety of professional topics and presented by RIT faculty and prominent alumni, meRIT webinars are offered twice a month to alumni all around the world. Learn more »

RIT Center for Quality & Applied Statistics (CQAS) Alumni Discounts
The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to announce that as an alumna/alumnus you can now take advantage of a 20% discount on the full tuition cost for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt Certification as well as the expanded course offerings through the RIT Center for Quality & Applied Statistics (CQAS). In order to verify your alumni status, you will need to contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 585.475.2586 or You may also contact Ron Goldberg, Director of Reunions and Affinity Programs at or 585.475.6418. For further information, please check out the CQAS website.

International Fellowship Advising
International fellowships are awards that support post-baccalaureate study, research, or project-specific work abroad.  Fellowships are awarded through a competitive, merit-based, often rigorous and lengthy application process.  As an RIT alumnus/a, you have the benefit of applying through RIT.  

Specifically, the RIT Education Abroad & International Fellowships office provides:

Webinars on awards and application components

Education Abroad & International Fellowship YouTube Channel

Individual Coaching

Interpretation of application

Hands-on proofreading and review of application materials

Vetting of application by RIT faculty and staff

To learn more, email 

OSHA Class Discount 
The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to partner with the RIT OSHA Training Institute Education Center in offering free OSHA classes to RIT alumni. Please review the catalog site prior to reaching out to Donna Winter in the School of Individualized Study at 585-475-2919 to register. Alternatively, you may download this pdf and fax to Donna Winter’s attention at 585-475-6292. Please note that you must meet the following criteria in order to be considered:

        Participants must be graduates of an RIT certified degree program (AAS/Bach/Mast)

        Faculty/staff are excluded; offering 50% discount rates through their departments

        Participants must meet pre-requisites of the classes

        All pending space availability

        Must register at least two weeks prior to class

        Excludes 10-hour classes; only numbered OSHA classes are offered

Admissions Voucher
Alumni can request an admissions voucher which is good for one $60.00 fee-waived RIT application for Undergraduate Admission.

Do you know a high school senior that would thrive and excel at RIT? This is your opportunity to recruit the best for your alma mater. You can give a college-bound student of your choice a fee-waived application for undergraduate admission. By encouraging a student to apply, you can share your RIT experiences with a prospective student, while helping to defray the cost of applying to the university. To request a waiver, please click here and request one online. It's that simple!

Transfer applicant deadline to request admissions voucher: Accepted on a rolling basis

Alumni voucher not available for graduate applications

For more information, contact the Admissions office via email or phone at 585.471.6631.

Group Travel Opportunities
You are invited to join your fellow alumni for upcoming travel and learning opportunities. For more information on any of the below, please contact Ron Goldberg.

Current Trips


RIT Alumni Galapagos Adventure - July 20-31, 2018 — This trip is SOLD OUT.

RIT Icelandic Design Immersion - March 24-31, 2019

Travel Insurance

The Alumni Insurance Program offers four insurance plans for traveling alumni. Each plan has been designed to meet specific travel insurance needs.

Travel Insurance Select: Comprehensive Travel Insurance

InterMedical: Short-term International Health Insurance

WorldMed Insurance: International Health Insurance

VisitUSA-HealthCare: Visitors Medical Insurance

Traveler Resources

Currency Calculator

Domestic Flight Delays


Flight Delays

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

International Cyber Cafes

Passports (lost or stolen)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Department of State

Weather Service

World Embassies

World Time Zones

World Health Organization


Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship

What is the Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship?

It is an endowed scholarship funded by alumni, for alumni and their dependents.

A scholarship especially for RIT alumni, their children, and their grandchildren.

Who can apply?

Alumni returning to school.

Children or grandchildren of alumni who are starting at RIT.

Children or grandchildren of alumni currently enrolled at RIT.

How many students get scholarships? How much money do they receive?

As an endowed scholarship, the amount available to award fluctuates every year depending on the total value of the endowment and accrued interest.

This year we anticipate awarding 3 to 4 scholarships ranging from $500 to $1500.

How can I help make the amount available and the impact on recipients greater?

Make a gift to the Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship fund here.  Choose "Your gift. Your choice," and enter the scholarship name when prompted.

How are the recipients chosen?

Scholarships are awarded based upon the student's demonstrated financial need, leadership ability and academic performance.

All incoming and current undergraduate and graduate legacy students with a 3.0 GPA or better may apply.

Applicants must be admitted and enrolled as full-time students at RIT.

Awards are given once annually and are renewable by reapplication.

How do I apply for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship?Complete this online form.

All correspondence regarding the scholarship will be conducted through email.

Scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 academic year must be submitted by March 19, 2018.

Winners will be selected by a special committee of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and will be notified of their award by May 31, 2018 or sooner.

Please direct any questions about supporting the fund or applying for this scholarship to:

Megan Cheever

Director of Volunteer Engagement


Library & Learning
Do you need to do professional or academic research? Read the news? Review trade journals? As a graduate, you'll enjoy privileges with the Wallace Library by having access to select library databases. In addition to the select Proquest database, you also have access to other resources which do not require authentication. Access is supported financially by your Office of Alumni Relations. To gain this Library privilege you must create an RIT account if you don't already have one, since you will need to use your username and password to connect to these valuable resources.

In addition to providing you with international travel opportunities, you can also increase your intellectual development with classes in the community at RIT's own Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

And more...
You'll also note that assistance for dislocated workers, student debt and college savings plans options can be explored. You never know - you could find a golden nugget in savings!

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