125th Anniversary Celebration

Rensselaer Union 125th Anniversary Celebration Memories

Clubs and student organizations - past and present - are also encouraged to share artifacts (photos, meeting minutes, posters, etc.) with the university Archives.

 

Past Events:  

THE SPIRITS OF RENSSELAER GHOST TOUR

Dates throughout October

Tours depart from the west Rensselaer Student Union patio

Take a 90 minute guided walking tour of the lower campus while learning about the history of Rensselaer and the people who made it famous while possibly meeting a few spirited characters along the way. Good comfortable walking shoes required. Meet at the Rensselaer Student Union patio on the 15th street side.  Rain or Shine.  Participants with special needs should contact activities@rpi.edu.

Registration is required. More Information


GALLERY EVENT "RENSSELAER UNION RECORDS: SNAPSHOTS FROM THE ARCHIVES"

Tuesday, November 10th

Rensselaer Student Union, Shelnutt Gallery, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Meet the Rensselaer Institute Archivists, hear stories about students from years gone by, and meet the student designer of the 125th Anniversary show in the Shelnutt Gallery.


125TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

Saturday, November 14th

Rensselaer Student Union, time tba

The Rensselaer Union was established in November of 1980. Celebrate in style with students, staff, and alumni. Details to be announced. 


MULTICULTURAL EVENT

February 2016

Additional information on this event, to be announced. 


SERVICE EVENT

March 2016

Additional information on this event, to be announced. 


CLOSING CONCERT

April 2016

Additional information on this event, to be announced. 

 

 

 

Past Events: 

GM PU COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE UNVEILING (EVENT RECAP)

GM Week 2015 | Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Rensselaer Student Union, 10:30am-12:00pm 

Rensselaer Union welcomed current and former student leaders to this event and kick-off to our year of 125th Anniversary programming. Presentation by the Erin Amarello (PU '14-15) and Kyle Keraga (GM '14-15), and a commemorative plaque engraved with the names of former Grand Marshals and President of the Unions, donated by Greg Waters (GM '95-96), was unveiled.

 

MS MR CONCERT

UPAC Concerts | Thursday, April 30th, 2015

ECAV, 8:00pm 

To honor concerts of the past with this concert of the present. MS MR performed for RPI students at ECAV, sponsored by UPAC Concerts and the 125th Anniversary Committee. 

Purchase tickets at the Houston Field House Box Office or Rensselaer Student Union (M-F, West Lobby) from UPAC Concerts. Must have your RPI ID to purchase. Students may purchase up to 2 tickets, $18 each.
 

CHEESECAKE FESTIVAL

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A Rensselaer Union tradition, and a way to welcome students and families on campus for SO #1. Lunch specials and desserts. The Cheesecake Festival will have a beach party theme featuring Big Fez and the Surfmatics!

Rensselaer Student Union patio (rain location: McNeil Room), 11:30am-1:30pm.

 

CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Building off of the Cheesecake Festivals of years past, Rensselaer Union added two new festivals for this year. For students and families on campus for SO #2, check out the Chocolate Festival! The Chocolate Festival will feature music from jazz flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq.

Rensselaer Student Union patio (rain location: McNeil Room), 11:30am-1:30pm.

 

ICE CREAM FESTIVAL

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

The final summer food fest during SO #3 is the Ice Cream Festival! The Ice Cream Festival will hae a special RPI ice cream by Gillette Creamery with music by the String Dusters.

Rensselaer Student Union patio (rain location: McNeil Room), 11:30am-1:30pm.

 

RPI ACTIVITIES FAIR 

Thursday, September 3rd

Robison Gym (a.k.a. The Armory), 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This annual events helps to introduce current and new RPI students to the many events and activities available on campus. Attend as a current club or to find more information about a club you're interested in joining. 

 

HOCKEY LINE FINALE

Wednesday, September 9th

Pep Rally: Rensselaer Student Union, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Ticket Event: Houston Field House, 7:00 - 10:00pm

Finale to days of events leading up to hockey season ticket sales for students. Be one of the first to choose your seats for the year, or just come and enjoy the food and entertainment.

 

REUNION & HOMECOMING 2015 - FEATURING RENSSELAER UNION 125

Thursday, October 1st - Sunday, October 4th, 2015*

Check in at the Rensselaer Student Union. Many alumni attend class dinners on Friday night. There will be an alternative evening event in the Rensselaer Student Union for those who do not have a class dinner planned. 


STUDENT LEADERSHIP DECADES LUNCHEON 

Reunion & Homecoming 2015 | Saturday, October 3rd, 2015*

Rensselaer Student Union, time  and details to be announced

Attend this special event featuring Grand Marshals and President of the Unions reminiscing about the years gone by. Hear about what Rensselaer Union was like yesterday and today. 

Additional information on this event, to be announced. Registration required.


STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND CULTURAL JAZZ RECEPTION

Reunion & Homecoming 2015 | Saturday, October 3rd, 2015*

Rensselaer Student Union, McNeil Room, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Celebrate the many years of student activities and multicultural events supported by Rensselaer Union. Hear the Rensselaer Music Association perform and do a little dancing, if you so choose! 

No registration is required to attend this event.


STUDENT SHOWCASE AND CAMPUS STROLL

Reunion & Homecoming 2015 | Saturday, October 3rd, 2015*

Various Campus Locations, 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Stroll your way through campus seeing student performing groups and engaging with current students about life at RPI today. Performances and additional details will be made available through the Rensselaer Alumni Association Reunion & Homecoming website.

 

*Please note, Reunion & Homecoming is an event coordinated by the Rensselaer Alumni Association. 

 
Monday, June 26th, 2017

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