To: Rensselaer Community
From: Shanté Brown, Assistant Dean of the First-Year Experience
Date: April 13, 2017
Re: Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond 2017 Orientation Program
I would like to take this opportunity to extend an invitation to you and/or your department/organization to sponsor an activity, reception, or other program for new students. These events would take place on Monday, August 28 and/or Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond is a 5-day program, which runs August 26-30, for first-year students. NRB includes a variety of activities designed to get students connected to Rensselaer. The “Beyond” represents the idea that students will become connected and familiar not only with the Institute, but also the greater community of Troy.
To include your activity in the Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond schedule of events, please complete the planning form linked below for each activity you are sponsoring as soon as possible, but not later than May 12, 2017. Creativity is strongly encouraged as you begin determining an activity title. To ensure that our students get the largest sampling of what Rensselaer has to offer, I ask that your activity be no longer than two hours in duration.
As you plan your event, if you find that you have questions, please contact the Office of the First-Year Experience at extension 6864 or by email. On behalf of the class of 2021, we look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your continued support of first-year initiatives.