The Stories They Tell 4

Frosh Daze: RIT in 1967

In 1967, the U.S. was embroiled in the Vietnam War. Campus activities, such as a War and Peace lecture, questioned the continued involvement of the U.S. in the war and reflected interest in events taking place beyond the campus that impacted the RIT community. There were problems at home, too. On the downtown campus, the student body faced a number of issues such as unsafe neighborhoods which brought about crime. Congested areas forced many students to face hefty parking fees, resulting in their cars being towed. City police served nearly 400 warrants to RIT students with fines ranging up to $400 (in 1967). In the transition from the downtown campus to Henrietta, the Institute brought new students to the Henrietta campus while the already-matriculated students would remain on the downtown campus until the following year. Operating on dual campuses for the 1967-68 school year, the Institute adopted a university identification system at this time. Enjoy the best of 1967!

1967 Academic Calendar
Frosh Daze
RIT Class Ring 1967
RIT Reporter
Root Beer Mixer