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Come Back to Campus for FallFest

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The weekend of Oct. 13-15 will be a busy one on the Troy campus. Family Weekend, Alumni MusicFest, Phi Iota Alpha’s 75th anniversary, and more are combining to create one festive weekend.

FallFest features events that are open to everyone, including an International Festival on Saturday afternoon that features traditional food, clothing, photos, and more, from countries around the world. There also will be a buffet dinner prior to the men’s hockey game vs. Boston University.

The Alumni MusicFest will bring together former members of campus music groups such as the Rensselyrics, the Pep Band, Orchestra, etc. Music alumni may enjoy a dinner and concert on Friday night, and campus tours and a luncheon on Saturday. Also on Saturday, music alumni will perform at the RPI vs. Boston University hockey game. (Rensselaer magazine is collecting stories from music alumni; please see page 40.)

Phi Iota Alpha, the nation’s oldest Latino fraternity, will hold a cocktail reception on Friday night; Saturday will feature a gala celebration of the fraternity’s 75th anniversary.

A golf outing and closing ceremonies will round out the weekend on Sunday.

Current students and their parents will celebrate academic achievement at Honors Convocation, and on Saturday, events will include the Legacy Reception for those students who have family members who have attended Rensselaer.

Other events taking place over the weekend include the Entrepreneur of the Year Celebration, RAA Board of Trustees meetings, the Athletics Hall of Fame banquet, concerts, dancing, tours, and more.

“We hope that alumni will mark their calendars and plan to join us for what is shaping up to be an action-packed weekend on the Rensselaer campus,” says Jeff Schanz, director of alumni relations.

It’s an exciting time to be on campus.

For more information on FallFest activities, contact Peter Pedone at (518) 276-6061 or

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