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Events & Announcements

Across the Stars: An Evening of Dance

April 20, 2024: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

RPI Dance Club presents an evening full of dance, featuring guests from Gajjde Sher Bhangra, RPI Ballroom, and Eighth Wonder. Visit us at https://dance.union.rpi.edu/ for more information about ticket sales.


Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony

May 17, 2024: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

The event will begin with a light breakfast at 8 a.m. and will be followed by the Rensselaer Doctoral Hooding Exercise at 9 a.m.

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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, WRPI Media Suite, and the Rensselaer Student Union.


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Student Involvement

Get involved at RPI! Join one of our 200+ clubs and organizations to explore new interests, connect with your classmates and have some fun!

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Campus Recreation

Students active in campus clubs and organizations, club sports, campus programming, student employment, and student government engage in experiential learning through hands on work with budgets, group coordination, conflict management, and overall personal and professional development. Rensselaer Union encourages all members to be active and engaged to better the campus community for all.

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The McNeil Room is both a dining facility and a multipurpose programming space for student organizations at RPI. Monday through Friday, visit during lunch for a rotating menu and standby favorites including sandwiches, soups, salads, and Thunder Mountain Curry. The McNeil Room also serves as a study space for many students around the clock.

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Student Life

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

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