As RIT celebrates its Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, the college and the greater city of Rochester communities will benefit from a host of exciting activities. Actor Alec Baldwin will be featured as the Horton Distinguished Speaker this year, and will speak at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. While giving inside information about his career as an actor and his philanthropic work, Baldwin will surely deliver some of his dry wit, as exemplified through characters such as Jack Donaghy on NBC's "30 Rock." Tickets cost $10 for RIT students, $15 for RIT faculty/staff/alumni/parents/guests, and $25 for the general public. To register, visit rit.edu/brickcity.
Registrants for The Presidents' Ball, another activity for the weekend, will have the opportunity to talk with RIT President Bill Destler over a three-course meal. Included with the ticket is wine, a casino night, and live music by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. The event will take place in the Rochester Riverside Convention Center Empire Room (123 E. Main St.) at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 19. Tickets are $75, and can be purchased through the Office of Alumni Relations or by registering online at rit.edu/brickcity.
What homecoming weekend is complete without a sporting event to cheer for the home team? On Friday, October 19, cheer RIT's women's hockey team again Princeton at 7 p.m. at Ritter Arena (51 Lomb Memorial Dr.). This is the first season the team will play at Division I level. You can also catch the women's hockey team versus Yale on Saturday, October 20, at 2:30 p.m., or the men's hockey team versus Penn State the same day at 7:35 p.m., both at the Blue Cross Arena (1 Memorial Sq.). Tickets range from $4 to $14 for each game. Discounted student/faculty/staff/alumni tickets can be purchased in person at the Gordon Field House Box Office with valid ID, or general public tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. For more information, call 800-745-3000.