Planning for Reunion & Homecoming 2023 is underway. Please check here frequently as we will post updates about scheduled events as they become available. Please note this schedule is subject to change with additional event confirmations.

Friday, October 13, 2023

Registration

8:00 AM
- 7:00 PM
Samuel F. Heffner Jr. ’56 Alumni House

Navy, Army, and Air Force Open House Reception

8:00 AM
- 11:00 AM
Alumni Sports & Recreation Center (Armory), 3rd Floor

Meet the Dean of the School of Architecture

8:30 AM
- 10:30 AM

Dean Evan Douglis will host a Welcome Home Breakfast Event for alumni in the Greene Gallery. He will provide a brief overview of the exciting achievements within the undergraduate and graduate research programs. A light breakfast will be available.

School of Architecture, Greene Building

Walking Tours of Campus

10:00 AM
Departing from the Samuel F. Heffner Jr. ’56 Alumni House, Alumni Conference Center

Research Showcase

11:00 AM
- 12:30 PM

Alumni and guests will experience first-hand the research that shapes the innovation economy both within the Capital Region and on a global scale. Attendees will visit with our faculty, students, and staff to learn about research currently underway.

Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. Center for Biotechnology, and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS)

Quantum Computer Groundbreaking

11:30 AM
- 1:00 PM

Join Dr. Martin Schmidt as he celebrates the acquisition of the first Quantum Computer in the world to be housed at a university. Learn how this new investment will accelerate breakthroughs that could benefit the New York region and the world.

Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)

Academic Showcase

1:00 PM
- 3:00 PM

Join Rensselaer faculty and students as you journey through school exhibits and demonstrations to learn about current offerings, research, and more! The Lally School, HAAS, and the Schools of Engineering, Science and Architecture look forward to seeing you soon!

Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)

Men’s Soccer vs. Hobart

4:00 PM
East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV), Stadium

Women’s Field Hockey vs. Skidmore

4:00 PM
- 6:00 PM

All alumni are encouraged to join in and cheer on the Engineers!

Harkness Field

RAA Awards Ceremony

4:30 PM
- 6:00 PM

Join us to recognize the amazing alumni who have given back to the RPI community through volunteerism as we present the 2023 Rensselaer Alumni Association Awards.

Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy

Class of 1973 50th Reunion Cocktail Reception and Dinner

6:00 PM
- 11:00 PM

Enjoy an open bar cocktail reception and dinner. RPI’s 19th President, Dr. Martin Schmidt ’81 will welcome the class.

Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy

All Alumni Cocktail Reception and Class Dinners

6:00 PM
- 11:00 PM

Appetizers and a cash bar will be available. All alumni are invited to stay for dinner with their classmates, and close out the evening with dessert, music, and dancing.

Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy

Women’s Hockey vs. Syracuse

6:00 PM
- 8:00 PM

All alumni are encouraged to join in and cheer on the Engineers!

Houston Field House

RPI Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game

7:00 PM
- 9:00 PM

Men’s Lacrosse alumni battle it out on the field for bragging rights.

East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV), Stadium
Campus Tours available

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Registration

8:00 AM
- 6:00 PM
Samuel F. Heffner Jr.’56 Alumni House

Celebration of Support Brunch

9:00 AM
- 10:15 AM

Join fellow RPI supporters in recognizing and thanking donors for their generosity. (By Invite Only)

Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Evelyn’s Café

RPI Baseball Home Run Derby

9:00 AM
- 10:30 AM

Calling all RPI Baseball Alumni!  Meet the current RPI Baseball staff and players.  The RPI Baseball coaching staff will throw batting practice and host a Home Run Derby!  Food and refreshments provided.

Robison Field at Karl Steffen Ballpark

State of the Institute with Bicentennial Preview 

10:45 AM
- 11:30 AM

President Martin Schmidt ’81, Ph.D., will celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and share plans for the future of Rensselaer.

Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)

50 Year Club Luncheon

11:45 AM
- 1:00 PM

Members of the 50 Year Club and special guests will gather to celebrate this major milestone.

East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV), Main Gym

Football Game Vs. Buffalo State

1:00 PM
- 3:30 PM

All alumni are encouraged to come and cheer on the Engineers! Special recognition will be given to the Class of 1973 as they celebrate their 50th Reunion. General admission tickets may be purchased at the box office day of the game.

East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV), Stadium

Alumni Festival

3:30 PM
- 6:00 PM

Join us as we welcome all alumni back to campus and to Reunion & Homecoming weekend. Activities for all ages including student performances and lawn games. Visit student clubs, organizations, fraternities, sororities, athletic teams, and more tabling throughout the plaza. Purchase a wristband and enjoy various food options.

East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV), Georgian Terrace

Mass

5:00 PM
- 6:00 PM
Chapel + Cultural Center

Men’s Soccer vs. RIT

5:00 PM
- 7:00 PM

All alumni are encouraged to join in and cheer on the Engineers!

East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV), Stadium

RPI Football Alumni Celebration

5:30 PM
- 8:00 PM

All RPI Football Alumni, their family and friends are invited to celebrate 20 years since the 2003 Football Team made a run to the national semifinals.

Hilton Garden Inn, Troy - Library and Courtyard

Class of 1998 Gathering

6:00 PM
- 9:00 PM
Rensselaer Union Clubhouse Pub

Affinity Gatherings

7:00 PM
- 11:00 PM
Various Locations
Campus Tours available

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Mass

10:00 AM
- 11:00 AM
Chapel + Cultural Center

Campus Life Experience Panel and light breakfast

10:00 AM
- 11:30 AM

Alumni will have an opportunity to engage with current student leaders through panel discussions and audience Q&A.

Rensselaer Student Union, McNeil Room

Walking Traditions Tour

12:00 PM

Learn about long standing RPI traditions as your travel through campus on this informative tour.

Depart from the Samuel F. Heffner Jr. ’56 Alumni House

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) Building Tour

1:00 PM
- 2:00 PM

Join Professor Jonas Braasch, Associate Director, Research for a behind the scenes tour of EMPAC

Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)

Check back often for more opportunities to meet up with fellow Classmates!