Planning for Reunion & Homecoming 2024 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, September 27

  • Alumni Welcome and check-in
  • Academic and Research Showcase
  • Historical, Hall of Fame, Archives Displays
  • RPI Traditions presentation
  • Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame Induction
  • RAA Awards
  • Celebration Reception
  • Bicentennial Sunset Spectacular
  • RPI Trivia Night

Saturday, September 28

  • Alumni Welcome and check-in
  • Presidential Remarks & Bicentennial RedTalks
  • Bicentennial Block Party
  • 50-Year Club Reception
  • Women’s Hockey Game
  • All Alumni Reception
  • Class Dinners

Sunday, September 29

  • Mass with Reception
  • RHC Closing Gathering

Friday, September 27, 2024

Chapel and Cultural Center Open House

8:30 AM
- 9:30 PM

Join us as we welcome our new Chaplin, Fr. Jordan Lenaghan. Refreshments provided

Heffner Alumni House, Alumni Conference Center

Welcome Lunch 

11:00 AM
- 12:30 PM
Heffner Alumni House

RPI Academic and Research Showcase 

11:30 AM
- 1:30 PM

An opportunity for RPI Alumni and guests to join Rensselaer faculty, staff and researchers as you journey through past, present, and future exhibits and demonstrations to learn about current offerings, research, and more!

Heffner Alumni House

Historical Displays 

1:30 PM
- 5:30 PM

Enjoy a self-guided tour exploring bicentennial, historical, Hall of Fame and archive displays marking RPI’s 200th anniversary!

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)

Men’s Soccer vs St. Lawrence University

2:00 PM
- 4:00 PM

Join us and show your support for our RPI Men’s Soccer Team

East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV), Stadium

RPI Traditions Presentation 

2:00 PM
- 2:30 PM

John Kolb, ’79, Vice President for Information Services and Technology and Chief Information Officer at Rensselaer delves into the rich tapestry of RPI’s history and cherished traditions. This presentation will explore pivotal moments, influential figures, and enduring values that define the RPI experience. 

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)

Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 

2:30 PM
- 3:15 PM

The RPI community comes together to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of four individuals being inducted in 2024 who have made significant impacts in their fields, embodying the spirit of excellence and innovation that defines Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)

Rensselaer Alumni Association Awards 

3:15 PM
- 4:00 PM

Help us in celebrate amazing alumni who give back to the RPI community through volunteerism.The event will feature the awarding of Rensselaer AlumniAssociation Awards, and Institute Awards.

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)

Celebration Reception

4:00 PM
- 5:30 PM

Join us for a memorable celebration reception immediately following the prestigious Hall of Fame induction ceremony and Rensselaer Alumni Association Awards. Reconnect with old friends, celebrate our distinguished alumni, and reminisce about cherished Rensselaer moments. Cash bar and appetizers provided.

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)

Bicentennial Sunset Spectacular 

6:00 PM
- 8:00 PM

It’s an evening filled with camaraderie and nostalgia. DJ Kevin Krolik ’12 will spin tunes that span the decades, food trucks will offer a variety of delicious fare, Alumni will gather around fire pits with s’mores kits in hand, reminiscing with classmates and sharing stories from their time at RPI. Enjoy a cash bar including RPI’s signature cocktail, “Sunset Spectacular!” AND receive your Bicentennial Reunion gift.

Anderson Field

Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Holy Cross 

6:00 PM
- 8:00 PM

Join us and show your support for our phenomenal RPI Women’s Hockey Team

East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV), Houston Fieldhouse

RPI Trivia Night 

8:00 PM
- 10:00 PM

Experience an engaging RPI trivia night, proudly sponsored by the Young Alumni Council. Test your knowledge of RPI traditions, notable alumni, campus architecture and more while competing for exciting prizes. Pub snacks available.

Heffner Alumni House, Alumni Conference Center

Saturday, September 28, 2024

Light Breakfast Reception 

9:00 AM
- 10:00 AM
Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Evelynn’s Café’

Presidential Remarks and Red Talks

10:00 AM
- 1:00 PM

Get ready for an electrifying morning as RPI President Marty Schmidt ’81 presents his Bicentennial State of the Institute address to alumni! Next, dive into a series of captivating Red Talks delivered by our distinguished alumni and faculty, each sharing their inspiring journeys and groundbreaking insights.

Don’t miss the highlight of this session: President Schmidt engaging in a stimulating conversation with Rivian Founder and CEO, RJ Scaringe ’05. This interactive session culminates in an exciting audience Q&A, where you’ll have the chance to join this thought-provoking discussion.

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Theater

Bicentennial Block Party 

1:00 PM
- 3:00 PM

Celebrate Rensselaer’s remarkable 200-year legacy at our Bicentennial Block Party! Join us for an unforgettable afternoon filled with delicious food truck fare and catering, lively student performances that showcase our vibrant campus spirit and groove to the beats of DJ Kevin Krolik ‘12, as you reconnect with old friends and forge new connections with fellow alumni. Whether you’re reminiscing about your days at RPI or exploring the latest innovations on campus, this event promises to be a highlight of our bicentennial celebrations.

’86 Field

Women’s Ice Hockey Game vs. Holy Cross

3:00 PM
- 5:00 PM

Calling all RPI hockey fans! Join us and show your support for our phenomenal RPI Women’s Hockey Team. Let’s make history together by breaking our Women’s Hockey attendance record and cheering on our team to victory! This is the perfect opportunity to come together as one spirited RPI community. Don’t miss your chance to win raffles, RPI swag, chuck a puck, or maybe catch a t-shirt!! Special recognition will be given to the Class of ’74 who will be inducted into the 50 Year Club and have a photo opportunity with President Schmidt.

East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV), Houston Fieldhouse

All Alumni Reception 

6:00 PM
- 7:00 PM

Join us as we welcome back ALL alumni with a cocktail reception. This will be a great opportunity to catch up with your classmates. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy

Class Dinners 

7:00 PM
- 11:00 PM

All Alumni are invited to stay for dinner and will be grouped with their classmates. We’ll close out the evening with a dessert reception, music and dancing… you won’t want to miss the party!

Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy

Sunday, September 29, 2024

Mass with Reception Following

10:00 AM
- 12:00 PM
Chapel + Cultural Center

Closing Reunion and Homecoming Brunch 

10:00 AM
- 12:00 PM

Join us for a closing Reunion and Homecoming brunch, where you can cherish a few more moments with classmates, reminiscing about the weekend.

Heffner Alumni House

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