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Student Life

Designed to enrich and augment classroom and laboratory studies, the student life experience at Rensselaer is a vital part of the undergraduate education.

The full Rensselaer experience provides students with a variety of outlets to stretch themselves creatively, physically, and intellectually through programs in the arts, sports and recreation, culture, and science and technology. The office of Disability Services for Students assists students with disabilities in gaining equal access to the academic programs, extracurricular activities, and physical facilities on campus.

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First-Year Experience
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First-Year Experience
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The Office of the First-Year Experience offers a comprehensive array of programs for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for parents and families that begin before students arrive on campus and continue well beyond their first year.

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CLASS
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CLASS
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Clustered Learning, Advocacy, and Support for Students (CLASS) incorporates a new model of residence life that embraces Rensselaer students regardless of where they live.

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Residence Life
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Residence Life
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From the moment they step onto campus, Rensselaer students are provided with the support they need for a successful college career.

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Campus Dining
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Campus Dining
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Dining on campus plays an important role in fostering
a sense of strong community, and Rensselaer has a dining program that strives to reflect the diversity and spirit of the Institute.

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Academic Life
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Academic Life
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A Rensselaer education is challenging, interactive, and highly relevant. Students immerse themselves in course work that combines theory with learning by experience in unparalleled facilities, using advanced technology.

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Career Development
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Career Development
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The Center for Career and Professional Development is acclaimed for helping students take charge of and manage their futures—everything from writing a resumé to researching career options and potential employers.

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Clubs & Organizations
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Clubs & Organizations
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The Rensselaer campus is home to more than 180 clubs and organizations, offering students myriad opportunities to get involved in activities outside the classroom.

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Sports & Recreation
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Sports & Recreation
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Athletics participation is a vital part of the student experience at Rensselaer—and helps student-athletes to excel both athletically and academically, while building leadership and teamwork capabilities.

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Health & Wellness
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Health & Wellness
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While Rensselaer helps nurture students’ minds, it’s equally important that we help to maintain their overall physical health and wellness.

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Fitness & Fun
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Fitness & Fun
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The goals of Rensselaer’s programs are to promote a commitment to a high standard regarding health and fitness; to support social and recreational interactions; and to offer students the opportunity to develop athletic skills in an equitable manner.

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Safety & Security
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Safety & Security
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Communication, awareness, and prevention are essential for personal safety. At Rensselaer, we take a proactive approach to maintaining a safe and secure environment for the entire campus community.

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Regional Information
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Regional Information
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Rensselaer is in the heart of New York’s Capital Region, putting a world of cultural and recreational opportunities within reach.

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