NRB Call For Programs

Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond 2018 Call for Programs

Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond (NRB) is a program for first-year students that includes a variety of activities designed to connect new students with Rensselaer, its faculty, staff, fellow students, and the surrounding community. As we enter our sixteenth season of NRB, I would like to take the opportunity to extend an invitation to your department or organization to participate in this exciting First-Year Experience program!
We are soliciting program proposals for full-day activities that will occur on Sunday, August 26th, and day-and-a-half activities that will occur on Sunday, August 26th through Monday, August 27th.  We invite all campus departments and clubs to submit proposals. To view what was offered last year please see the list below or attend an informational meeting listed below:
  • Wednesday, January 17 at 3:00PM: Rensselaer Student Union, room 3606
  • Thursday, January 18 at 12:00PM: Rensselaer Student Union, room 3606
  • Wednesday, January 24 at 3:00PM: Rensselaer Student Union, room 3502
  • Thursday, January 25 at 12:00PM: Rensselaer Student Union, room 3502
If you are interested in hosting a full-day activity or a day-and-a-half activity, please fill out the online planning form no later than Friday, February 16, 2018. Details to know before completing the form are: title of activity, activity description with tentative schedule, location desired, contact person and if you are submitting a day or day-and-a-half-activity.
If you find that you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of the First-Year Experience, at extension 6864 or email at  On behalf of the OFYE, we appreciate your continued support and look forward to working with you in the near future.

Register your NRB activity today!


2017 Sunday Events

A Day in the Life of an EMT
A Taste of A Cappella
ABADA-Capoeira RPI
Ballroom Blitz
Becket-Chimney Corners
Build a Micro Game!
Camp Chingachgook
Camp Sloane YMCA
Catch the Snitch! An RPI Quidditch Experience
College Radio with WRPI!
Crash, Bang, Can
Day Hike
Destination Dance
Develop and Explore with the RPI Photo Club
Engineering a ChemE Car
Engineering Speed
Exploring Electronics with REV
Exploring the Martial Arts
Fanfare 2021
Flat Water Kayaking
Formula Hybrid Go-Kart Build
Introduction to Precision Air Rifle Marksmanship
LARPing Experience
Mashup! A Collaborative EMPAC Experience
Poly Press Pass
Regional Food Bank Farm
Rensselaer Outing Club Mt. Greylock Hike
Rescue Mission Outreach
Rowing with Rensselaer
RPI Flying Club: Aviation Experience
RPI Players Experience
RPI Relief: Mighty Waters
RPI Traditions
RPI TV Creative Production
Rugby 101
Sheer Idiocy's Idioexperience
Sustainable Iron Chef
The Ultimate Game
Troy Alley Action - Public Art Installation
UPAC's Union After Dark