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Graduations Photos at the Rensselaer Union for December Graduates and May Early Birds

December 04, 2023: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
December 05, 2023: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
December 06, 2023: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
December 07, 2023: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Calling all graduates for December and May! iSmile Studios will be on campus in the Union room 1802 from November 14 through the 17th; 9am-4pm. Appointments are required.

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Evelyn’s Café Open for Lunch Service on Wednesdays

December 06, 2023: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
December 13, 2023: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

EMPAC invites you to Evelyn’s Café! A fulcrum of activity, this intimate space on Level 5 is filled with natural light and nestled beneath the red cedar hull of the EMPAC Concert Hall. Table seating offers sweeping northwest views of the seasons and a tempting outdoor terrace. Always open during EMPAC building hours for studying, relaxing, and groups. Café service available 11AM-2PM Wednesdays when classes are in session. All are welcome. Join us this Wednesday for lunch with a view!

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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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