Participants can join in the fun by wearing RPI gear to work or class, putting their pride in their Rensselaer connection on display. Past year’s displays of pride included pets, kids, flying fish, and the cockpit of a jet.
“Your demonstration of pride can be as simple as wearing red,” said Jeff Schanz, assistant vice president for alumni relations. “Just do something to show the world that you are a proud member of the amazing Rensselaer community!”
Hundreds of alumni participate every year, in small and large groups, or by themselves. The photos are shared over social media using the hashtag #RPISpiritDay. As photos come in throughout the day, they will be shared on the Rensselaer Alumni Association Facebook page. The day will also include a contest with three categories: Best Corporate Picture, Best Selfie, and Most Likes. Pictures will be voted on during the following week (Feb. 16-20). The winning individuals and companies will receive a special prize.
Your demonstration of pride can be as simple as wearing red. Just do something to show the world that you are a proud member of the amazing Rensselaer community!”—Jeff Schanz, assistant vice president for alumni relations
Members of the Rensselaer community are also being encouraged to show their pride virtually by changing their profile pic or avatar to an RPI-related image—several are on the RPI Spirit Day website, or you can create your own.
RPI Spirit Day is taking place in conjunction with Big Red Freakout, which is Saturday, Feb. 14, vs. Yale. Get together with some friends to catch the game and take part in Big Red Freakout Ice House at the Heffner Alumni House and make a whole “spirit weekend” out of it!