New Students

Welcome to RPI! 

Rensselaer encourages students to change the world, while Rensselaer Union gives students the tools and freedom to develop your leadership abilities. As a members of Rensselaer Union, students have the ability to impact activities and campus culture through programs and experiential learning opportunities within student driven clubs and organizations, club sports and recreation opportunities, and student employment experiences. 


Online Resources for Success

One key to success at Rensselaer is being involved in campus activities, clubs, and recreation. Here are a few links to helpful lists and strategies regarding ways to get involved on campus.

Oh, and don't forget to attend the annual RPI Activities Fair during the first week of the fall semester!



Quick Reference PDFs

​Representatives from Rensselaer Union will be at resource fairs during each Student Orientation session with handouts and staff members on hand to answer questions. If you would like to view any materials before or after these information sessions, please feel free to access the information here on PDFs you can download and print at your convenience.




Friday, June 23rd, 2017

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.

Academic Break Hours of Operation

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 2017

MondaySunday                 8 am12 am

Reading Days, Finals Week and Summer Schedule 

Rensselaer Union
May 8th – May 12th                                 8am – 10pm
May 13th & May 14th                               9am – 9pm                            
May 15th                                                  Summer Hours Begin Monday – Sunday 8am – 9pm
May 29th                                                  Closed card access only
July 4th                                                     Closed card access only
August 28th                                             Fall hours begin 

Contact Info

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

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