A crowd of more than 3,000 alumni and alumnae, guests, and members of the Rensselaer community will gather October 1-4 to take part in Reunion & Homecoming. While traditional Class Reunions still take place (this year for classes ending in 0 or 5), many other groups are returning to campus to celebrate reunions, anniversaries, and milestones. Among the special interest groups planning events are athletics teams and Greek organizations.

Alumni are also invited to sit in on a selection of actual classes as part of Back to Class, several departments will host open houses, a 5K will be held Saturday morning, and several athletic competitions will take place, including men’s hockey vs. St. Thomas, and the Reunion & Homecoming football game against the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

The campus community is asked to be on the lookout for alumni guests over the weekend, and to help make their campus experience a good one. Anyone who needs assistance may visit Registration at the Heffner Alumni House Thursday-Saturday, or call (518) 276-6205.

Visit the website for a complete schedule of events and details. The campus is invited to sign up for any events of interest. If you need help registering, contact the Alumni Office at (518) 276-6205 or alumni@rpi.edu.

Hall of Fame

President’s State of the Institute Address & Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Friday, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. | EMPAC Theater

Learn about this year’s inductees.




NASA Program–Featuring President Shirley Ann Jackson, Charles F. Bolden ’08 (hon.), and Reid Wiseman ’97

Saturday, 9:30 – 11 a.m. | EMPAC, Concert Hall

Reunion guests saw Reid Wiseman last year live via video chat from the International Space Station; now they can see him live and in person, along with President Jackson and NASA Administrator Bolden.



FanFest Carnival Midway

Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | ECAV, Terrace

Food, games, music, the Auto Show and Motorcade, 
and more.


Union 125th Logo
Rensselaer Union 125th Anniversary

A series of events throughout the weekend showcasing 125 years of student leadership at Rensselaer, including student group performances and demonstrations, a ghost tour, the grand opening of the Rensselaer Collegiate Store, and more. Visit the Schedule of Events, and look for the 125th logo.