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Events & Announcements

Spring 2023 Fitness & Enrichment Classes

January 16, 2023 to April 30, 2023

Signups for Spring 2023 Fitness & Enrichment Classes are now open at the Mueller Center. Classes will fill up fast so sign up early! Classes begin January 30th. Full list of classes can be found on social media or at the Mueller Center front desk.

Mueller Center

Mueller Center Fitness & Enrichment Classes

January 25, 2023 to April 28, 2023

Signups for Fitness & Enrichment Classes are now available at the Mueller Center! For a full list of Spring Semester offerings, please visit the Mueller Center front desk!

Mueller Center

Evelyn’s Café Open for Lunch Service on Wednesdays

April 05, 2023: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
April 12, 2023: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
April 19, 2023: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
April 26, 2023: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
May 03, 2023: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

EMPAC invites you to Evelyn’s Café! A fulcrum of activity, Evelyn's Café is the living room of the EMPAC building and the Rensselaer campus. This intimate space on Level 5 is filled with light and nestled beneath the red cedar hull of the Concert Hall, offering sweeping northwest views of the seasons and a tempting outdoor terrace. Open seating during building hours for studying, relaxing, and groups. Café service available 11AM-2PM Wednesdays when classes are in session. Join us!

EMPAC Evelyn's Cafe

Public Observing At Hirsch Observatory

April 09, 2023: 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM
April 16, 2023: 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM
April 23, 2023: 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM
April 30, 2023: 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM

Join Rensselaer Astrophysical Society for a public observing this Saturday at the Hirsch Observatory! We will have a vast array of telescopes available for use, including the 16 inch domed telescope. Event is dependent on weather and cancellations will be announced on our website and discord server (link to server on website).

Hirsch Observatory, Jonsson-Rowland Science Center

Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

April 15, 2023: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Out of the Darkness RPI Campus Walk is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature student fundraising series, designed to engage youth and young adults in the fight to prevent suicide, a leading cause of death. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and local community members are invited to walk in support of those impacted by suicide.

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About The Union

The Rensselaer Union has the responsibility of overseeing several facilities on campus, many of these facilities and operations are housed within the Rensselaer Student Union, a building at the corner of Sage Avenue and 15th street, containing meeting rooms, businesses, dining, and social spaces. The Rensselaer Student Union is a place to study and attend special events or visit the RPI Bookstore or the Clubhouse Pub. In addition to the Rensselaer Student Union, Rensselaer Union manages fitness and weight training facilities and wellness programs at the Mueller Center, performance spaces in the RPI Playhouse, musical practice spaces in the J-Building, the Academy Hall dance studio and auditorium, and more. All of the Union Facilties include: 87 Gym, Armory basement Storage, Armory Rifle Range, J-Building Music Suite, Mueller Center, Academy Hall Auditorium and dance studio, West Hall Green Room, EMPAC Room Beta, RSA Garage, Ambulance Crew House, Crew Club Boat House, W2SZ Trailer, WRPI Media Suite, and the Rensselaer Student Union.


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Student Life

The Rensselaer approach to education prepares students for leadership and for life. Students can take advantage of extraordinary learning opportunities, including research, internships, and international programs.

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Mueller Center

Campus Recreation

Located in the heart of Rensselaer’s campus and funded and operated by the Rensselaer Union, the Mueller Center provides a variety of recreational, fitness, and wellness programs to the RPI Community. Access is free to all RPI students, faculty and staff.

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The Union is the home of many dining options, businesses, and services. From banking to mail services to purchasing school supplies, the Union serves as the perfect place to get things done and grab a bite to eat in the center of campus.

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Safe Ride

Safe Ride at Rensselaer provides students with a safe and free evening/late-night transportation option.

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Have any thoughts, comments, suggestions, or questions for the Rensselaer Union?

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The virtual comment box is monitored by the Union Executive Board Business Operations Committee. We meet on Mondays, at 8:30 PM (EST). We'd love to have you drop in! To learn more about us and what we do, please email Owen Cahan at: cahano@rpi.edu.