Winter Break 2016-2017 Resources & Activities

Winter Break Details, Events, and Resources for Students

Parking & Transportation

CAMPUS SHUTTLE SERVICE

The last day the Campus Shuttle will be operating before the Winter Break will be Tuesday, December 20th. The Shuttles will run from 7:00 AM until 11:00 PM on December 20th. The shuttle will resume service on January 17th @ 9:00 AM

 

RPI HOLIDAY SHUTTLE INFORMATION

2016-2017 RPI shuttle & CDTA bus service to Travel Gateways (air, rail, bus). Students traveling from the Albany International Airport, Rensselaer Rail Station and the Greyhound Bus Station may arrange transportation to the travel gateway of their choice using an RPI Holiday Shuttle. Times are listed below.  Questions? Contact Rensselaer Parking and Transportation

Date

Times

Route

Type

Tuesday, 11/22/16

12p, 2p, 4p

RPI to Travel Gateways

Thanksgiving transportation

Wednesday, 11/23/16

8a, 10a, 12p

RPI to Travel Gateways

Thanksgiving transportation

Sunday, 11/27/16

4p, 6p, 8p

Travel Gateways to RPI

Thanksgiving return transportation

Tuesday, 12/20/16

10a, 12p, 2p

RPI to Travel Gateways

Winter break transportation

Wednesday, 12/21/16

8a, 10a, 12p

RPI to Travel Gateways

Winter break transportation**

Saturday, 1/14/17

2p, 4p, 6p, 8p

Travel Gateways to RPI

Winter break return transportation

Sunday, 1/15/17

2p, 4p, 6p, 8p

Travel Gateways to RPI

Winter break return transportation

Friday, 3/10/17

10a, 12p, 2p

RPI to Travel Gateways

Spring break transportation

Saturday, 3/11/17

 8a, 10a

RPI to Travel Gateways

Spring break transportation

Sunday, 3/19/17

2p, 4p, 6p, 8p

Travel Gateways to RPI

Spring break return transportation

SPECIAL NOTE: IF AIR, RAIL, OR BUS FACILITES ARE CLOSED OR SERVICE IS DISRUPTED FOR ANY REASON AFTER SHUTTLE SERVICE HOURS PASSENGERS MUST ARRANGE THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION such as Northeast Shuttle 518-235-8100 OR neshuttle@gmail.com. SHUTTLE SERVICE MAY ALSO BE CANCELLED BASED ON WEATHER & RELATED ROADWAY CONDITIONS.

  • Departure times from RPI are every 2 hours from behind (east side) the Mueller Center off 15th Street. Shuttles will depart no later than 5 minutes after scheduled time.  For example: time of 2p-6p means departure occurs at 2:05p, 4:05p, & 6:05p.
  • Departure times from travel gateways are every 2 hours. Shuttles stop first at the airport, bus, and then rail. Shuttles will depart no later than 5 minutes after scheduled time. For example return time of 4p-8p means departure occurs from airport at 4p, 6p, & 8p, then 4:25-40p, 625p-40p, and 825-40p, from bus/rail.
  • Arrival/Departure at the airport is the CDTA stop next to Southwest Air (not baggage claim).
  • Arrival/Departure at the Rensselaer Train Station is the East St bus shelter located outside the main terminal. Buses are not allowed to park next to entrance/exit to rail station.
  • Arrival/Departure at the Albany bus station on Hamilton St is outside the front doors.
  • Expect 60 minutes of travel time to/from destination as times are approximate depending on traffic, weather, etc…...
  • Pack lightly – luggage must be able to fit on your lap while riding the shuttle.

 

STUDENT PARKING

Blitman, Quad and Griswold gates will be up from December 14th at 0500am and down on December 22 at 5pm

North Lot gates will be up from December 14th at 0500am and down on January 17th at 5pm.

Please see below for winter break parking:

If you are leaving your car on campus over the break, please park in one of the following lots:

If you park in Commons East lot,(RH permit), please park in the lot at the corner of Sage and Burdett (Barton lot).

If you park in North lot yellow section (NH permit), park in the single row closest to E-Complex.

Permits (EH, FN, and PT) may park in the yellow section of North lot; the parking gates will be up.

BARH and RAHP residents: park in the BARH or RAHP areas, not in the Field House lots.

Blitman permits park behind the building. This will allow for snow plowing in the event of a snowstorm.

 

Winter Break Events

12/21/16, 1/4/17, 1/11/17

Break Book Buzz

11am Academy Hall 4600

Join the Office of First-Year Experience during Winter Break as we dig into: "Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?" First four students to sign up will receive a free cope of the book! RSVP to fye@rpi.edu by 12/19/16

 

Tuesday, 1/3/17

Free Pizza & Wings

5pm Warren Lounge

Enjoy free pizza and wings with Dean Dresher and AD Mogul on Tuesday, January 3rd at 5:00p.m. in the Warren Lounge, we will have games as well!

 

Wednesday, 1/4/17

Bus Trip to Boston

Residence Life is sponsoring a bus trip to Boston on January 4th, please click on the link to register and then a payment link will be sent to you:

https://rensselaerpolytechnicinstitute.formstack.com/forms/winter_break__boston_trip

 

Friday, 1/6/116

Graduate Winter Festival

3-6pm Armory

Happy hour with RPI Recreation.  Join us for this free activity that will include food, chair massages, fitness classes, table tennis, kickball, corn hole, ladder ball, board games and much more! This program is open to all graduate students and their families. Kids are welcome!

 

Sunday, 1/9/17

Friends of Chamber Music: The Aulos Ensemble

3:00 PM Emma Willard School (Kiggins Hall)

Founded in 1973, The Aulos Ensemble was one of the first American “original instrument” ensembles. Its accomplishments over the past four decades have given it pre-eminence in the early music movement. Flutist Christopher Krueger, oboist Marc Schachman, violinist Linda Quan, cellist Myron Lutzke, and harpsichordist Aurthur Haas are among the world’s leading performers on baroque instruments today. As teachers at leading universities, conservatories, and festivals they are responsible for training the newest generation of America’s early music players.

 

Ongoing Events

Monday, 1/9/17-Friday, 1/20/17

Holly Jolly Fitness Classes at the Mueller Center

Register at the front desk of the Mueller Center.Questions: Contact Donna Sutton at suttoa@rpi.edu or call 518-276-2874​. First 60 Grad students free!

Core Power Yoga: – Is one of the Multi-disciplinary more vigorous types of yoga that strengthens and empowers the body, mind, and spirit. The practice of core yoga aims to teach students to communicate with their bodies and access their spiritual core so they can achieve inner power.

Logan Crusan: Tuesday/Wednesday Day & Night (Room 2)

Logan Crusan: Thursday 12:00 pm    (Room 3)

 

Holiday Burn Pilates: A unique Method that draws upon the very best aspects of Pilates, Cardio, and Strength Training to create a body sculpting, heart-pumping 55-minute workout.

Chrissy Sarratori/Connie Faga/Julie Tsai: 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Chrissy Sarratori: Monday/Wednesday 12:00 pm   (Room 3)

Julie Tsai: Tuesday/Thursday 5:00 pm (Room 1)

Connie Faga: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 5:15 pm (Room 1)

 

Holly Jolly Hip-Hop Dance: Get your New Years’ Groove 2017 on with this Holly Jolly Hip-Hop Dance Class. Bust a move as you get in to shape.

Chrissy Satatori: Tuesday/Friday 12:00 pm (Room 3)

Latoya Tattit: Tuesdays   5:15 pm (Room 3)

This program is open to the campus community.  Contact Donna Sutton to register – suttoa@rpi.edu

 

Varsity Athletics Home Games

 

December 30th-           Women’s Basketball vs. RIT @2pm

                                        Men’s Basketball vs. RIT @ 4pm

December 31st-           Women’s Basketball vs. St. Lawrence @12pm

                                        Men’s Basketball vs. St. Lawrence @ 2pm

January 3rd-                 Men’s Hockey vs. UMass-Lowell @ 7pm

January 6-                     Women’s Basketball vs. Clarkson @ 6pm

                                        Women’s Hockey vs. Brown University @ 6pm

                                        Men’s Basketball vs. Clarkson @ 8pm

January 7th-                 Women’s Hockey vs. Yale @ 3pm

January 13th-               Men’s Hockey vs. Harvard @ 7pm

January 14th-               M/W Swimming and Diving @ 12pm

                                         Men’s Hockey vs. Dartmouth @ 7pm

Building Hours of Operation

 

LIBRARY HOURS

Folsom Library Winter Break 2016/2017 Hours of Operation

From December 21 - January 16 the Folsom Library schedule is:

Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday              Closed

Sunday                 Closed

 

HEALTH CENTER HOURS OF OPERATIONS

Health Center Winter Break Hours. Walk-in or call (518)276-6287 for an appointment

Closed 12/23/16-1/2/17

Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm

 

December Dining Hours and Location Information

CAMPUS DINING OPERATIONS

Saturday, Dec 17  & Sunday, Dec 18

COMMONS 9:00a - 7:30p

BARH  10:30a-1:30p; 5:00p-7:00p

BLITMAN 10:30a-1:30p; 5:00p-8:00p

RSDH Sun - 4:00p - 8:00p

RATHSKELLER 11:00a - 12:00a

FATHERS 9:30a - 12:00a

MOES 11:00a - 11:00p

ALL OTHER LOCATIONS CLOSED

Monday, Dec 19 & Tuesday, Dec 20

COMMONS 7:00a - 7:30p 

BARH  Mon 7:30a-10a; 4p-9p / Tue 7:30a-10a, 4:00-7:30p

BLITMAN 7:00a-10:00a; 5:00p-8:00p

RSDH Mon 7:00a-8:00p / Tue 7:00a-7:00p

MCNEIL ROOM 11:00-2:30p

RATHSKELLER Mon 11:00a - 10:00p / Tue 11a - 8p

FATHERS Mon 7:30a - 12:00a / Tue 7:30a - 9:00p

MOES 11:00a - 8:00p

JAZZMANS Mon 7:30a-5:00p / Tue 7:30a-3:00p

LIBRARY CAFÉ Mon 8:00a-5:00p / Tue 8:00a-3:00p

EVELYN’S 11:30a - 3:00p

ALL OTHER LOCATIONS CLOSED

Dec 21-23

MCNEIL ROOM 11:00-2:30p  12/21 - 12/22

MOES 11:00a - 8:00p 12/21 - 12/23

FATHERS 7:30am-5:00pm  12/21 - 12/22

EVELYN’S 11:30a - 3:00p  12/21

ALL OTHER LOCATIONS CLOSED

Monday, Dec 26 through Saturday, Dec 31

MOES 11:00a - 8:00p

ALL OTHER LOCATIONS CLOSED

 

Special Meal Schedule for Winter Break

Location

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

December 17

December 18

December 19

December 20

December 21

The Commons

9:00am-7:30pm

9:00am-7:30pm

7:00am-7:30pm

7:00am-7:30pm

 

BARH

10:30am-1:30pm 5:00pm-7:00pm

10:30am-1:30pm 5:00pm-7:00pm

7:30am-10am 4:00pm-9:00pm

7:30am-10am

4:00pm - 7:30pm

 

Blitman

10:30am-1:30pm             5pm-8pm

10:30am-1:30pm             5pm-8pm

7:00am-10am  5:00pm-8:00pm

7:00am-10am  5:00pm-8:00pm

 

Russell Sage Dining Hall

 

4:00pm - 8:00pm

7:00am-8:00pm

 7am-7pm

 

Faculty & Staff Dining

 

 

11:30am-1:30pm

11:30am-1:30pm

 

Jazzman's Cafe @ DCC

 

 

7:30am-5:00pm

7:30am-3:00pm

 

Beanery @ Sage Labs

 

 

 

 

 

The Lally Galley

 

 

 

 

 

The Library Café

 

 

8am-5pm

8:00am-3:00pm

 

McNeil Room

 

 

11am-2:30pm

11am-2:30pm

11am-2:30pm

Rathskellar Dining

11am-midnight

11am-midnight

11am-10:00pm

11am-8pm

 

Fathers

9:30am-Midnight

9:30am-Midnight

7:30am-Midnight

7:30am-9:00pm

7:30am-5:00pm

Moe's

11am-11pm

11am-11pm

11am-8pm

11am-8pm

11am-8pm

Evelyn's Café

 

 

11:30 - 3:00pm

11:30 - 3:00pm

11:30pm-3:00pm 

Simply Sage

 

 

7:30am-7:30pm

7:30am-2:00pm

 

 

RENSSELAER STUDENT UNION HOURS

12/14 – 12/16                     8am – 9pm (24/7 Card Access)

12/17 – 12/18                     9am – 9pm (24/7 Card Access)

12/19 – 12/21                     8am – 9pm (24/7 Card Access)

12/22                                   8am – 5pm (Card Access Ends. Building Closed)

12/23 – 1/2                         Closed (Card Access Ends. Building Closed)

1/3 – 1/6                              8am – 9pm (24/7 Card Access)

1/7 – 1/8                              Closed (24/7 Card Access)

1/9 – 1/13                            8am – 9pm (24/7 Card Access)

1/14 – 1/16                          9am – 9pm (24/7 Card Access)

1/17                                        Normal Hours Begin

 

MUELLER CENTER HOURS

1/3/17-1/16/17

Monday-Friday: 7am-7pm

Saturday & Sunday: 9am-5pm

Normal Hours Resume January 17th 

 

87 GYM HOURS

1/3/17-1/16/17

Monday-Friday: 11am-2:30pm

Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Normal Hours Resume January 17th 

 

 

About Rensselaer Union

Rensselaer Union has been the center of student life at RPI since 1890. Rensselaer Union sponsors club activities, leadership, campus-wide programming, performing arts and fitness opportunities for all RPI students.

Operating Hours

Card Access is available at all times. Card swipe doors are located in the ATM lobby (west entrance) and the entrance to Fathers (east entrance).

Rensselaer Union Hours of Operation 2016

MondaySunday                 8 am12 am

 

Social Media

Contact Info

Rensselaer Union Administration Office
15th Street & Sage Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 276-6505

General Questions - RPIUnion@rpi.edu

Student Employment - RUStudentEmployment@union.rpi.edu

Student Legal Services - RUStudentLegalServices@union.rpi.edu

McNeil Emergency Loan - McNeilEmergencyLoan@union.rpi.edu