Coming Up

Campus and Community Events Calendar

Academic

  • June 26
    Forms Due to Office of Graduate Education

    Nomination of Master’s Thesis Committee, Provisional Thesis Title, and Degree Designation form are due to the Office of Graduate Education for August 2015 graduates. For more information contact the office at 276-6488.

  • June 26
    Degree Applications Due

    Last day to file degree applications for August 2015 graduation. For more information, contact the Registrar at 276-6231.

  • July 3
    Independence Day

    No classes. Staff holiday.

  • July 8
    Doctoral Dissertations Due to Advisers

    For more information, contact the Office of Graduate Education at 276-6488.

  • July 8
    Master’s Theses and Engineering Projects Due to Advisers

    For more information, contact the Office of Graduate Education at 276-6488.

  • July 10
    Master’s Theses Due

    For more information, contact the Office of Graduate Education at 276-6488.

  • July 17
    Last day To Defend Doctoral Dissertations

    For more information, contact the Office of Graduate Education at 276-6488.

  • July 24
    Doctoral Dissertations Due

    For more information, contact the Office of Graduate Education at 276-6488.

  • August 7
    Fall 2015 Tuition and Fees Due

    For more information, contact the Bursar at 276-6610.

  • August 14
    Last Day of Summer 2015 Classes

    For more information, contact the Registrar at 276-6231.

  • August 15
    Residence Halls and Apartments Close for Summer

    For more information, contact Residence Life at 276-6284.

  • August 28
    Residence Halls and Apartments Open for Upperclass and New Graduate Students

    For more information, contact Residence Life at 276-6284.

  • August 28
    Resident Dining Halls Open With Breakfast

    For more information, contact Residence Life at 276-6284.

  • August 31
    Official Date of August 2015 Graduation

    Diplomas mailed to students after final clearance is completed in September. Degree recipients may take part in the May 2016 Commencement Ceremony. For more information, contact the Registrar at 276-6231.

  • August 31
    Fall 2015 Classes Begin

    For more information, contact the Registrar at 276-6231.

  • September 7
    Labor Day

    No classes. Staff holiday.

Lectures and Seminars

  • July 2
    Computer Science Colloquium

    Speaker: Moshe Vardi, Rice University. Title: “A Logical Revolution.” Folsom Library, Fischbach Room. 3 p.m. Refreshments served at 2:45 p.m. For more information, contact Prof. Bulent Yener at 276-6907 or visit the website.

Special Events

  • June 13 (every Saturday morning)
    Troy Compost seeks volunteers

    Troy Compost has been organizing a number of big composting initiatives in Troy, such as the Farmers Market food scraps collection, a project that diverts food waste from landfills to get composted at local farms instead. Volunteering is a two-hour, low-intensity, educational gig that does good work for a community organization, local farms, and the Troy waste stream. Contact Guy Schaffer at schafe@rpi.edu for more information visit the website.

  • June 13
    Capital Region Heart Walk

    Join the Rensselaer team at the Capital Region’s annual American Heart Association Heart Walk and show your support. Participants take a 1- or 3-mile walk and return for lunch and event day wrap-up ceremony. Empire State Plaza. 9 a.m. Morning festivities include health screenings and information, fitness demonstrations, food tent, kid zone, entertainment, giveaways, and a silent auction! For more information, contact Procurement Services at 276-6222.

  • June 17 (Wednesdays through August 12)
    Rockin’ on the River

    Free, outdoor concert series. Green Island Bridge parking lot, north of the Green Island Bridge. 5 p.m. For more information, go to website.

  • June 20
    Troy River Fest

    The 12th annual River Street Arts Festival is returning to its artistic roots with the help of local artists. Re-branded as the Troy River Fest, the festival is placing a key emphasis on locally crafted handmade goods and local cuisine—all curated and located throughout the scenic, historic downtown district. Downtown Troy. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. For more information, go to the website.

  • June 26 (last Friday of every month)
    Troy Night Out: Red, White & Blue

    Monthly arts and cultural event in downtown Troy. 5-9 p.m. For more information, go to the website.

  • July 10 & 11
    8th Annual Troy Pig Out

    Professional BBQ teams come from across the United States and Canada for this two-day weekend competition. Downtown Troy. July 10 from 5 to 11 p.m. and July 11 until 5 p.m.

  • July 23
    American Red Cross Blood Drive

    Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office. Eligibility requirements can be found one the website. Mueller Center. 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome or register online.

  • August 25
    Rensselaer Union Activities Fair

    Club and organization recruitment fair. Heffner Alumni House. 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Alumni Relations at 276-6205.

Athletics

  • September 1
    Field Hockey vs. Hartwick College

    Harkness Field. 4 p.m.

  • September 5
    Football vs. Norwich University

    ECAV. 12 p.m.

  • September 6
    Field Hockey vs. SUNY Geneseo

    Harkness Field. 12 p.m.