Event snapshot: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Presidential All-Alumni Evening and Campaign Launch

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October 20, 2017

Date: October 13, 2017, during the annual reunion and homecoming weekend and to celebrate a new capital campaign 

Offices involved: Procurement Services partnered with the Institute Advancement Events Department and Presidential Events group, along with a cross-functional team representing groups from all over campus, including student activities, student life and public safety.


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4:30 p.m. Transformative Walk introduction to The New Polytechnic, RPIs new “unique and transformative paradigm for research, teaching and student life”

5 pm. Black-tie-optional reception and dinner for nearly 700 people at both the Folsom Library and The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (with two floors of the library converted into cocktails and dining space)

8 p.m. Campaign launch at the concert hall featuring a performance by the Rensselaer orchestra, a formal program with speeches and video, and a dessert reception

Esther Shein is a technology-focused writer based in Framingham, Massachusetts.