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 22nd. The Shuttles will run from 7:00 AM until 11:00 PM on December 22nd. The shuttle will resume service on January 24th @ 9:00 AM

 

RPI HOLIDAY SHUTTLE INFORMATION

2015-16: 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

Tuesday, 12/22/15

10a, 12p, 2p

RPI to Travel Gateways

Winter break transportation

Wednesday, 12/23/15

8a, 10a, 12p

RPI to Travel Gateways

Winter break transportation**

Saturday, 1/23/16

2p, 4p, 6p

Travel Gateways to RPI

Winter break return transportation

Sunday, 1/24/16

2p, 4p, 6p

Travel Gateways to RPI

Winter break return transportation

 

STUDENT PARKING

Starting on December 14th, if you have a valid RPI permit and are leaving  your car on campus during winter break, please park in one of the following lots:

If you normally park in the Commons east lot (rh), please park in the lot at the corner of Sage and Burdett-Barton lot

If you normally park in the North lot, yellow striped section, please park in the single row closest to E-complex

BAR-H and RAHP residents should park in the BAR-H, or RAHP areas no in the Field House lots. (This will allow for effective snow plowing of the major lots should there be a serious snowstorm.)

During this time permit holders (BR, EH, FE, FN, FS, PG, and PT) may park in the yellow striped section of North Lot or in the single row closest to E-Complex. The parking gates will be in the open position. A valid RPI permit is required to park in any lot, even if the parking gate is raised. Please display your valid RPI permit properly.

 

Winter Break Events

Tuesdays, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19

Hot Cocoa and Coloring

3pm-4:30pm Academy Hall Auditorium

Warm up with a hot cup of cocoa. Take it to-go or stay to color and chat with Rensselaer community members who are around for Winter Break! Bring your own mug (BYOM) and be entered to win some giveaways.

 

Thursdays, 1/7 & 1/14

Grad Space

9am-12pm Fischbach Room, Folsom Library

Join other graduate students to work on your writing projects (e.g. final papers, thesis, cover letters, resume/CV, grant applications, etc.)! Research shows that writing in the presence of others leads to better accountability and productivity. Stay the whole time, come late, or leave early, this designated time and place is for you. Coffee, tea, and donuts from Nibble will be available! First come, first served.

 

Friday, 1/8/16

Winter Grad Fest

3pm-6pm Armory & Mueller Center

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!

 

Saturday, 1/9/16

Classical Concert Series - Joann Falletta Conducts Bernstein & Brahms at the Albany Symphony Orchestra

7:30pm Palace Theater Albany

Tickets available for pick up in the Rensselaer Union Admin Office!

 

Friday, 1/15/16

Grad Night at the Houston Field House, RPI Hockey vs Cornell

7pm Houston Field House

Come see RPI Men’s Hockey take on Cornell for Grad Night! For tickets and info, contact the Grad Council and Grad Dean, Colleen Smith smithc15@rpi.edu

 

Saturday, 1/16/16

RPI Hockey vs Colgate and Pizza with RSA

6pm Houston Field House

Come see RPI Men’s Hockey take on Colgate and enjoy some pizza with RSA before the game! Tickets available for students first come, first served at the Union Admin office the week before the game starting Monday, 1/11/16.

 

Saturday, 1/23/16

Mayor’s Cup Game

7:30pm Times Union Center

Close out Winter Break with the biggest hockey game of the season! RPI will face Union College at the Times Union Center in Albany for the Mayor’s Cup. Tickets can be purchased through the Houston Field House Box Office and online: http://www.rpiathletics.com/sports/2010/7/9/GEN_0709104100.aspx. Shuttles sponsored by Red Army will be leaving the Union starting at 6pm.

 

Ongoing Events

Monday, 1/4/16 – Friday, 1/22/16

Holiday Burn Fitness Classes at the Mueller Center

Flat fee of $25 per a class.

Monday - 12:00pm or 5:15pm - Yoga

Monday/Thursday 5:15pm - S.H.A.P.E. (Self Defense)

Tuesday/Thursday 12:00pm - Weight Training

Thursday - 5:15pm - Cardio Sculpt

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

 

Monday, 1/4/16 – Friday, 1/22/16

Winter Intramurals

Contact Jen Wehner for info – wehnej@rpi.edu

 

Monday, 1/4/16 – Friday, 1/22/16

Discounted Regal Movie Tickets

Want to see one of the holiday blockbusters? Or maybe Star Wars for the fifth time? Come grab a Regal Movie pass in the Rensselaer Union Admin office! Passes available for RPI students for $3 and can be used at any Regal Cinema location.

 

Varsity Athletics Home Games

DateEventTimeLocationDetails
1/3/2015Men's Basketball Game4:00:00 PMECAVMen's Basketball Game vs. Clarkson
1/9/2013Women's Basketball Game2:00:00 PMECAV ArenaIntercollegiate basketball game vs. Rochester Institute of Technology. No admission charge.
12/30/2015Women's Basketball Game2:00:00 PMECAV ArenaIntercollegiate women's basketball game vs. Drew University. Free to attend.
1/2/2016Women's Basketball Game2:00:00 PMECAV ArenaIntercollegiate basketball game vs. William Smith College, a Liberty League opponent. No admission charge.
1/2/2016Men's Basketball Game4:00:00 PMECAV ArenaIntercollegiate basketball game vs. Hobart College, a Liberty League opponent. No admission charge.
1/3/2016Women's Basketball Game2:00:00 PMECAV ArenaIntercollegiate basketball game vs. Clarkson University, a Liberty League opponent. No admission charge.
1/3/2016Men's Basketball Game4:00:00 PMECAV ArenaIntercollegiate basketball game vs. Clarkson University, a Liberty League opponent. No admission charge.
1/8/2016Women's Ice Hockey Game7:00:00 PMHouston Field HouseIntercollegiate women's ice hockey game vs. Quinnipiac University, an ECAC Hockey opponent. No admission charge for students.
1/8/2016RPI Women's Hockey7:00:00 PMHouston Field HouseWomen's Hockey v. Quinnipiac
1/9/2016Men's Basketball Game4:00:00 PMECAVMen's Basketball Game vs. RIT
1/9/2016Men's Basketball Game4:00:00 PMECAV ArenaIntercollegiate basketball game vs. Rochester Institute of Technology. No admission charge.
1/9/2016Women's Ice Hockey Game7:00:00 PMHouston Field HouseIntercollegiate ice hockey game vs. Princeton University. No admission charge for students.
1/9/2016Women's Hockey4:00:00 PMHouston Field HouseWomen's Hockey v. Princeton
1/15/2016Women's Ice Hockey Game3:00:00 PMHouston Field HouseIntercollegiate hockey game vs. Union College. No admission charge for students.
1/15/2016Men's Hockey Game7:00:00 PMHouston Field HouseIntercollegiate hockey game vs. Cornell University. Tickets available at Houston Field House box office.
1/15/2016Women's and Men's Swimming & Diving Meet6:00:00 PMRobison PoolIntercollegiate swim meet vs. Union College. No admission charge.
1/15/2016RPI Women's Hockey3:00:00 PMHouston Field HouseRPI Women's Hockey v. Union
1/15/2016RPI Men's Hockey7:00:00 PMHouston Field HouseRPI Men's Hockey v. Cornell, Grad Night!
1/16/2016Women's and Men's Swimming & Diving Meet12:00:00 PMRobison PoolIntercollegiate competition with variety of schools. No admission charge.
1/16/2016RPI Men's Hockey7:00:00 PMHouston Field HouseRPI Men's Hockey v. Colgate
1/17/2016Men's Hockey Game7:00:00 PMHouston Field HouseIntercollegiate hockey game vs. Colgate University. Tickets available at Houston Field House box office. Tickets and Pizza from RSA!
1/22/2016Men's Basketball Game8:00:00 PMECAVMen's Basketball Game vs. St. Lawrence
1/22/2016Women's Basketball Game6:00:00 PMECAV ArenaIntercollegiate basketball game vs. St. Lawrence University, a Liberty League opponent. No admission charge.
1/22/2016Men's Basketball Game8:00:00 PMECAV ArenaIntercollegiate basketball game vs. St. Lawrence University, a Liberty League opponent. No admission charge.
1/23/2016Men's Hockey Game7:30:00 PMTimes Union Center, AlbanyIntercollegiate hockey game vs. Union College. Tickets available at Houston Field House.
1/23/2016RPI Men's Hockey7:30:00 PMTimes Union Center, AlbanyMayors Cup

 

Building Hours of Operation

 

LIBRARY HOURS

December 23rd, 2015 - January 24th, 2016

Monday-Friday     7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

 

HEALTH CENTER HOURS OF OPERATIONS

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

DateOpenCloseLocation
12/28/201510:00:00 AM1:30:00 PMAcademy Hall
12/29/201510:00:00 AM1:30:00 PMAcademy Hall
12/30/201510:00:00 AM1:30:00 AMAcademy Hall
12/25/201510:00:00 AM1:30:00 PMAcademy Hall

CAMPUS DINING OPERATIONS

December Dining Hours and Location Information

 

CLUBHOUSE PUB HOURS

Open Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 5th - January 21st 

Tuesdays    4:00 PM - 9:30 PM (trivia night)

Thursdays   4:00 PM - 9:30 PM (wine night)

 

RENSSELAER STUDENT UNION HOURS

Rensselaer Student Union hours of operation over Winter break: 

Monday, December 21st - Tuesday, December 22nd     7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday, December 23rd      7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

December, 24th-January 3rd CLOSED (no card access)

Monday, January 4th - Friday, January 8th    7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday, January 9th - Sunday, January 10th     card access only

Monday, January 11th - Friday, January 15th    7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday, January 16th - Sunday, January 17th     card access only

Monday, January 18th  CLOSED - MLK Day (card access only)

Tuesday, January 19th - Saturday, January 23rd     7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Sunday, January 24th    8:00 AM - 12:00 AM (normal hours resume)

 

MUELLER CENTER HOURS

 

87 GYM HOURS

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