Family Weekend

 

 

Family Weekend 2017 is October 27-29!

Classes, research, athletics, invention - much happens in a few months at Rensselaer.
Reconnect with your student during our annual Family Weekend.  

 

Click here to REGISTER NOW!

*Please note, the registration system will not process any reservations made on a mobile device (i.e. tablet, cell phone, etc.). Please register using a laptop or desktop computer. 
 
Welcome Families!
 
Pre-registration for Family Weekend 2017 will open at 9AM EST, Monday, September 18, 2017!
 
Please read through all information on this page before proceeding to the online registration system.  If you have any questions as you are planning your visit, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Success Office at 518-276-8022 or email us at parents@rpi.edu
 
Autumn in Troy is truly a special time.  We hope you enjoy this occasion with your student, and share in the culture and rich traditions of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  We look forward to connecting with you soon!
 
Helpful information regarding registration can be found below, while information regarding hotels and the tentative schedule of events can be found in the menu to the right. We look forward to meeting you at the Family Weekend Welcome Center at the Heffner Alumni House, where a detailed, finalized schedule with all event times and locations will be provided.  Please do not hesitate to contact the Student Success Office at 518-276-8022 or email us at parents@rpi.edu with any questions.

 

Check-In and Onsite Registration

Please make your first stop on campus the Family Weekend Welcome Center to pick up all Family Weekend registration materials, event tickets, the official schedule for the weekend and any additional purchases.  If you are unable to check in within the hours listed below, please be sure to have your student pick up any materials.  
 
 
 

 

 

Planning Your Weekend

As you begin to plan the details of the weekend, please take note of the registration packages available for purchase.  Local hotel accomodations and the tentative event schedule can be found in the menu to the right.
 
BASIC PACKAGE
This package is ideal for those not looking to purchase additional Family Weekend apparel or access to ticketed events. Registration for this package will include entrance to all non-ticketed events for one family member.
Adult: $5 / Student: free / child: free
 
This Package Includes:
1) Registration for Family Weekend 2017
*Note: This package does not include Family Weekend Long-Sleeve Shirts
 
PUCKMAN PACKAGE
This package is ideal for hockey enthusiasts! Come out to cheer on the Engineers for an exciting game while donning your RPI Family Weekend apparel!
Adult: $25 / Student: $15 / child: $5
 
This Package Includes:
1) Registration for Family Weekend 2017
2) Family Weekend Long-Sleeve Shirt (Sizes S-2XL)
3) Admission to the Men's Hockey Game (Saturday, October 28 at 7:00pm)
*Note: Only adult and student registrations will receive Family Weekend Long-Sleeve Shirts with their package.  Please note, the "student" package includes a free hockey ticket for your RPI student but they must wear black to the Saturday night hockey game. Student IDs will be checked at the doors to the game to confirm student status. 
 
GO WHITE PACKAGE
This package is ideal for hockey enthusiasts! Come out to cheer on the Engineers for an exciting game!
Adult: $14 / Student: $0 / child: $5
 
This Package Includes:
1) Registration for Family Weekend 2017
2) Admission to the Men's Hockey Game (Saturday, October 28 at 7:00pm)
 
*Note: This package does not include Family Weekend Long-Sleeve Shirts.
 
SEASONAL PACKAGE
Are you looking to spend a bit of time off campus with your student during Family Weekend, but you don't know where to go? Join us for this fun activity in the Capital District! Come check out one of Troy's most popular haunted attractions!
Adult: $40 / Student: $35 / child: $30
 
This Package Includes:
1) Registration for Family Weekend 2017
2) Family Weekend Long-Sleeve Shirt (Sizes S-2XL)
3) Family Weekend Limited Edition Waffle Knit Hat
4) Field of Horrors Haunted Attraction (Saturday, October 27, 7:00 - 9:00pm)
 
*Note: Only adult and student registrations will receive Family Weekend Long-Sleeve Shirts with their package.  Field of Horrors Haunted Attraction is not recommended for children under the age of 10.
 
ULTIMATE PACKAGE
Are you looking to do a little bit of everything throughout the weekend? Don't worry - we've made it easy with this all-inclusive package!
Adult: $50 / Student: $45 / child: $35
 
This Package Includes:
1) Registration for Family Weekend 2017
2) Family Weekend Long-Sleeve Shirt (Sizes S-2XL)
3) Family Weekend Limited Edition Waffle Knit Hat
4) Field of Horrors Haunted Attraction (Friday, October 27, 7:00-9:00pm)
5) Admission to the Men's Hockey Game (Saturday, October 28, 7:00pm).
 
*Note: This package does not include Family Weekend Long-Sleeve Shirts for children.  Please note, the "student" package includes a free hockey ticket for your RPI student but they must wear black to the Saturday night hockey game. Student IDs will be checked at the doors to the game to confirm student status.  Field of Horrors Haunted Attraction is not recommended for children under the age of 10.