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Send Something to your student

Order Something Spooky for your Student

Send something special to your student so they know your thinking of them. Pre-Order Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Goodies Today! Order 2 Days In Advance On Ecommerce In "Shop"! Our Spooky Gifts launch on 9/20/21 at 5PM EST.

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 cannot offer the same level of hospitality this year, we continued 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 post card, please submit your message no later than 11:59pm, on Thursday, October 14, 2021.  Letters will be distributed on Friday, October 15, 2021.


Purchase fun RPI gear

Bookstore discount 20% OFF one APPAREL item

Thank you Parents! Parents Weekend Appreciation- 20% off one apparel or gift item*


1. Visit

2. Enter your personal email address

3. Enter access code: 1461

4. Show your coupon email at the register or use it online for your discount!


*See store for details. Restrictions apply


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Each year more than 1,400 parent and family members of past and current Rensselaer students join the donor community in supporting key priorities including student scholarship, the COVID-19 Testing Initiative, research, and more. Your gift today will ensure that our current generation of students has the resources available to graduate and change the world alongside so many of our community.

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