To be a magnet for the best and brightest students and faculty, our living and recreation spaces, academic facilities, and research centers must be state-of-the-art and contribute to a vibrant and engaged campus community. We are engaged in major infrastructure projects that will dramatically enhance our capabilities and the student experience.
The Center for Science will facilitate the fluid exchange of ideas by bringing Rensselaer scientists together into advanced laboratories, research, and teaching spaces.
The expansion of the East Campus Athletic Village will promote a healthy living and learning environment, and enable Rensselaer to host regional, national, and international athletes for exhibitions and tournaments.
A reimagined Music Center, with practice rooms and teaching studios, will be configured in West Hall, while an infusion of the latest technology into the Media Studios in the Darrin Communications Center will ensure the highest levels of production quality. These are all in support of our new B.S. in Music degree, that promises to keep Rensselaer at the forefront of cross-disciplinary inquiry in the arts and sciences.
Taken together, these new facilities will invigorate Rensselaer athletics and arts, enhance our student clubs and organizations, and fuel greater social and intellectual engagement. Help build a campus that will empower our faculty and students to change the world.
Ways to support the campus community
The Rensselaer Annual Fund
The Rensselaer Annual Fund helps to provide a world-class educational experience to our students, helping to prepare them to meet the demands and challenges of the 21st century.
You spent your years at Rensselaer focused on a particular field. With your support, you can demonstrate your pride and excitement by giving back in support of your school.
Let’s Go Red
Your support of Let’s Go Red! funds ensures that current and future generations of students continue to receive the opportunity to balance the rigors of academics with collegiate athletics.
The Rensselaer COVID-19 Testing Initiative Fund
The Rensselaer COVID-19 Testing Center Fund will support efforts to keep our community safe through access to broad and frequent testing.
Gifts to the Rensselaer endowment secure the university’s future in the long term, and in the more immediate future, speed us toward full implementation of The Rensselaer Plan 2024.
Building out the Campus
Rensselaer requires more than talent to be transformative in the world at large: we must have the right land, buildings, and infrastructure to undergird the education and research that occurs here.