Things to do from afar


Send Something to your student

Order Something for your Student

Send something special to your student so they know you're thinking of them. You can pre-order treats or gift cards for your student in the Rensselaer Dining "Shop"


Send a note to your student

Messages from home

For many years on Family Weekend, the Office of Student Living and Learning has welcomed thousands of families to our residence halls. While we recognize it is not always possible for families to visit during this event, we continue to be dedicated to connecting families and friends with our residents. This year, the Office of Student Living and Learning invites you to connect with students through our program: Messages from Home. Families and friends are invited to craft a message to their student/friend utilizing the form below. Our office will then print these messages on postcards to be hand-delivered by our professional and paraprofessional staff. To ensure your student gets their postcard, please submit your message no later than 11:59 pm, on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. Letters will be distributed on Friday, October 27, 2023.


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