The Rochester Institute of Technology’s annual homecoming and family weekend will feature a variety of events and activities for all ages starting next Thursday, October 10. Though some of the featured events have already sold out, tickets are still available to the general public for many other event highlights at rittickets.com. Discount tickets are available for RIT students, alumni, faculty and staff. See rit.edu/brickcity for details.
1) Hockey season openers The RIT men’s hockey team will open the 2013-2014 regular season against Colgate at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 at Ritter Arena. Tickets are $10 for the general public and are available at rithockey.com.
The RIT women’s hockey team will host Vermont at 7 p.m. on Friday Oct. 11 and again on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. Both events will be held at Ritter Arena. Tickets are $5 for the general public and are available at rithockey.com.
The men’s hockey homecoming game versus Michigan will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Blue Cross Arena. Tickets are $15 for the general public. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster. This event is sold out.
2) National comedy improv legends onstage Comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood from the Emmy-nominated show Whose Line Is It Anyway? will host an improvisational show from 8- 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 in RIT’s Clark Gymnasium. Tickets are $40 for the general public. This event is sold out.
3) An affair to remember The Presidents’ Alumni Ball allows RIT alumni, along with classmates, family and friends, to join RIT President Bill Destler and Alumni Association President Ricardo Venegas ’92 for an evening of celebration. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, followed by a three-course dinner with wine, dancing, Vegas-style games and live music by The Gap Mangione New Big Band at RIT’s Gordon Field House.
Tickets are $100 per person and are available through RIT’s Brick City Homecoming Office.
3) Celebrated speakers Astronaut Mark Kelly and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will speak as the Student Government Horton Distinguished Speakers at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 in RIT’s Gordon Field House and Activities Center. In their best-selling memoir, Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope, Kelly and Giffords share their story of hope and resilience after Giffords survived a shot in the head when a gunman opened fire at an event in Tucson, Arizona in 2011.
Tickets $25 for the general public, and are available at rittickets.com.
Daymond John, founder of fashion brand FUBU and an investor on ABC’s reality television show Shark Tank, will speak from 3-4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 in Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union. John’s talk, titled “The Brand Within: Branding Yourself from Birth to the Boardroom,” is part of the Saunders College of Business Gasser Lecture Series. Tickets are $25 for the general public and are available at rittickets.com.
Page 2 of 2 - 5) Race to the finish line The Brick City 5K Fun Walk and Run will conclude the celebratory weekend on the campus grounds on Sunday, Oct, 13 at 10 a.m., starting and ending at Grace Watson Hall. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and is free for RIT students. Registration will be $10 for all other participants through Sept. 30, $15 Oct. 10–12 and $20 the day of the event.