One of the events that is part of NRB programming is a WelcomeFest. This is an event where the incoming freshmen parade downtown to the waterfront where there is food, activities and entertainment. RSA funds the DJ and the RSA president traditionally introduces the Institute president.
Extra Life is a 24 hour gaming marathon that has the goal of raising money for local hospitals. The admission fee is $5 and will be donated to the Albany Children's Hospital. $5 will get you access to games all 24 hours as well as food and drinks throughout the event. You are not required to stay for all 24 hours but you are more than welcome to. We have several clubs at RPI cohosting the event with us, including the Smash Bros Club, the Pokemon Club, the League of Legends Club, the Gaming Club, and more.
Halloween Trick-or-Treating is the largest fall semester program that RSA takes part in. Troy-area residents are invited to bring their children and trick or treat throughout Blitman commons in downtown Troy. All halls are encouraged to participate in the event by running a table with a Halloween-themed activity. Candy is distributed to the halls to give out during the event.
Come to RSA's annual Casino Night! Cool and fun prizes await. The theme is Vegas, so there will be a nacho buffet and a dipping fountain. There will also be blackjack, roulette, and Texas Hold 'Em. AD Randi will be one of the people dealing.
Hey Red Go Green! is a nationally-recognized program for its focus on the environment and involvement of the campus community. It is held over the four weeks leading up to Earth Day. The Executive Board determines environmentally-based themes for each of the four weeks and then assigns those weeks to the hall council groups. With assignment, the hall council groups are given a list of potential programs but encouraged to come up with their own. The hall councils then put on programs for their corresponding week. Additionally, the Executive Board may put on other programs.
Spring Fling is the single biggest event of our year. Held in the afternoon of the last day of spring classes on the field behind Commons Dining Hall, this is an opportunity for students to celebrate their academic achievements and have one final hurrah before exams and summer vacation. Elements of this program include inflatables, a rock climbing wall, a balloon artist, a caricaturist, root beer floats, a cookout by Sodexo (who close down Commons Dining Hall for the night), performances, the Operation Lucky Duck raffle and much more. In recent years, courtesy of SEFCU, we have obtained custom cups for the event.
For more information, see our Spring Fling page.