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End of Semester Events - May 2015

MS MR Concert presented by UPAC Concerts

Thursday, April 30th 8:00pm, East Campus Athletic Village

Join UPAC Concerts for a show that you won't forget! Listen to the band MS Mr and opening acts Titanics and Bell's Roar. Open to RPI only. Tickets are available at the Houston Field House Box Office and through UPAC Concerts.

Tickets may be purchased on the day of the show at the Houston Field House Box Office 9:00am-5:00pm and ECAV Box Office 12:00pm-8:00pm. All tickets $18.


UPAC Cinema presents The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Saturday, May 2nd @ 7:00pm, 9:30pm, and 12:00am, DCC 308

All tickets to UPAC Cinema movies are $2.50.




Rensselaer Pride Alliance Spring Drag Show

Friday, May 1st @  8:00pm, West Hall Auditorium

The annual drag show is always a lot of fun! Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Damien Center. Past shows are available on RPITV


​RPI Players present: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Friday, May 1st @  8:00pm, RPI Playhouse 

Saturday, May 2nd @ 8:00pm, RPI Playhouse 

Sunday, May 3rd @ 2:00pm, RPI Playhouse

​Tickets - RPI ID: $5, Student/Senior: $8, General Admission: $15

​Additional performances Thursday (5/7), Friday (5/8) and Saturday (5/9) at 8pm.


Design For America at Rensselaer presents Drop or Swap

Saturday, May 2nd @ 1:00pm-4:30pm, behind Commons

Bring the things you'd like to get rid of and maybe pick up something new! Left over items will be donated to Goodwill. 

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UPAC Cinema presents Daybreakers

Saturday, May 2nd @ 7:00pm, 9:30pm, and 12:00am, DCC 308

All tickets to UPAC Cinema movies are $2.50.




Wild Adriatic with The North & South Dakotas concert presented by UPAC Concerts

Saturday, May 2nd 8:00pm, Mother's 

Join UPAC Concerts for their "Spring Concert Series" with a series of free shows live in Mother's. This show is the last one in the series. Doors open at 7pm.



Home Run for Habitat

Sunday, May 3rd 11:00am-2:00pm, ECAV 

Participants are eligible for great prizes and participant entry fees are donated to the Capital District Habitat for Humanity.

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Study Break at the Pub

Sunday, May 3rd 7:00pm, Clubhouse Pub 

All ages are welcome at this event. Come to the pub for $.50 wings and $1 soda. Play in our trivia tournament and win prizes. 



UPAC Comedy presents Kyle Dunnigan

Tuesday, May 5th, DCC 318

Before UPAC Cinema's free pre-screening of Trainwreck, see one of the comedians from the movie perform. 




UPAC Cinema presents an advanced screening of Trainwreck

Tuesday, May 5th 9:30pm, DCC 308 

Tickets available from UPAC Cinema and the Rensselaer Student Union Administration Office. Must present an RPI ID to pick up tickets. Questions? Contact UPAC Cinema




​RPI Players present: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Thursday, May 7th @ 8:00pm, RPI Playhouse 

Friday, May 8th @ 8:00pm, RPI Playhouse

Saturday, May 9th @ 8:00pm, RPI Playhouse

​Tickets - RPI ID: $5, Student/Senior: $8, General Admission: $15


UPAC Cinema presents The Imitation Game

Friday, May 8th @ 7:00pm, 9:30pm, and 12:00am, DCC 308

All tickets to UPAC Cinema movies are $2.50.



RPI Dance Club presents Shake it Off

Saturday, May 9th @ 2:00pm, West Hall Auditorium

Tickets for RPI Students $3, non-students $5. 



UPAC Cinema presents The King's Speech

Saturday, May 9th @ 7:00pm, 9:30pm, and 12:00am, DCC 308

All tickets to UPAC Cinema movies are $2.50.




UPAC Comedy presents their End of Semester Show

Wednesday, May 13th (details to be announced)





Status Check

Thursday, May 14th 9:00am-7:00pm, Heffner Alumni House

This event is for students expecting to graduate or participate in the May 2015 graduation ceremony. Questions? Contact



TALKS: Matters of Scale

Thursday, May 14th @ 2:00pm, Biotech Auditorium

Come out to this Spring's TALKS seminar on May 14th at 2pm: Matters of Scale, where four speakers from the Rensselaer community will ponder the importance of size and scale from drastic angles. 


Stress Relief Days

Thursday, May 14th & Friday, May 15th, Mueller Center

Visit the Mueller Center on Thursday and Friday to relieve some of the stress associated with final exams with massages, friendly competition, classes, meditation, and more!


Weekly Recurring Events


Shabbat Dinner Fridays at 5:30pm

Rensselaer Student Union, Room 3606 (Shelnutt Gallery)

Join RPI-Sage Hillel for shabbat dinner each Friday night at 5:30pm. Food is cooked by members and served at no cost. Optional services start at 5:30pm, dinner begins at 6:00pm. Newcomers are welcome.

Questions? Contact club officers.


Weekly Pub Events

Rensselaer Student Union, Clubhouse Pub

The Pub has weekly special and events for the RPI community ages 21+. Open Monday-Saturday from 4:00pm-12:00am. 

Monday: Guinness & Wings Night, Tuesday: Trivia Night, Wednesday: Mug Night, Thursday: Grad Student Social / Wine Night / Karaoke, Friday: Happy Hour, Saturday: Trivia

View the Clubhouse Pub website for more details.


Summer fitness classes are now open for registration. Refer to the Recreation & Fitness pages for additional information on classes and how to register.

About Student Activities

There are endless opportunities to get involved in clubs, organizations, and campus programming.

Operating Hours

Rensselaer Union Student Activities staff members are available 9-5, Monday - Friday, when the Institute is open.

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Contact Info


Cameron McLean, Director of Student Activities –

Maria Roberts, Assistant Director

Dr. Miciah Yehudah, Assistant Director

Benjamin Yung, Assistant Director