Communications

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Messages from Student Life Leadership

Spring 2023 Communications

1/31/23
Rensselaer Annual Notification for Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA)
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

1/27/23
Notice of Student Rights and Responsibilities, Spring 2023
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Fall 2022 Communications

12/15/22
Clinical and Holistic Resources to Support Your Resilience
Kevin Readdean, Ph.D., Interim Director of Counseling
Lauren Arnoff, Assistant Director, Mueller Center

12/9/22
Signs of Hazing
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

11/23/22
Thanksgiving Break Safety
Les Lawrence, MD, Executive Director for Student Health Services

11/3/22
Mental Health and Well-being Resources
Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life

10/28/22
Have a Safe and Mindful Halloween
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Cait Bennett, 156th Grand Marshal
Colleen Corrigan, 133rd President of the Union
Ria Massoni, 51st Undergraduate President

9/11/22
Avoid Cyber Scams - Do Not Be Their Next Victim
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Vadim Thomas, Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Emergency Management
John Fisher, Director, Information Security

9/8/22
Safety Tips
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Vadim Thomas, Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Emergency Management

9/7/22
Required Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training Module
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

8/24/22
Rensselaer Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

8/16/22
Monkeypox: Education for Our Community
Ariela Zamcheck, DO, MPH, Associate Medical Director

Summer 2022 Communications

8/16/22
Monkeypox: Education for Our Community
Ariela Zamcheck, DO, MPH, Associate Medical Director

5/25/22
Rensselaer Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities 
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Spring 2022 Communications

3/11/22
Spring Break Return Health and Safety Measures (All Students)
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

3/10/22
Support Resources During Unsettling Times (All Students)
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

2/28/22
Spring Break Health & Safety Measures (All Students)
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

2/21/22
Mental Health Resources (Undergraduate Students)
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life
Dr. Prabhat Hajela, Provost

2/18/22
Our Collective Commitment to Community Health and Safety (Undergraduate Students)
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

2/17/22
Classroom Safety (All Students)
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life
Dr. Prabhat Hajela, Provost

2/10/22
Presidents’ Day Weekend Safety Reminders (All Students)
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

2/2/22
Personal Safety Tips (All Students)
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Vadim Thomas, Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Emergency Management

1/26/22
Twice Weekly COVID-19 Testing Reminder (Residential Students)
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

1/26/22
Twice Weekly COVID-19 Testing Reminder (Off-Campus Students)
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

1/20/22
Rensselaer Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities (All Students)
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

1/19/22
Spring Arrival Checklist Requirements (Off-Campus Students)
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

1/12/22
Immediate Action Required (All Students)
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

1/8/22
Spring 2022 Arrival and Testing Requirements (Grad Students)
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

1/7/22
Spring 2022 Arrival and Testing Requirements (Off-Campus Students)
Travis T. Apgar, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

1/7/22
Spring 2022 Arrival and Testing Requirements (Residential Students)
John Lawler, Dean for Student Living and Learning

1/4/22
Required COVID-19 Booster
Dr. Leslie Lawrence, Executive Director for Health and Wellness

Fall 2021 Communications

12/15/21
End of Semester Safety Measures
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life

12/10/21
Winter Recess 2021 Departure and Spring 2022 Return Testing and Residential Information
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

12/10/21
Important Safety Reminder
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Dr. Leslie Lawrence, Executive Director for Health and Wellness

12/3/21
Rensselaer Counseling Services Team
Anita Chu, MD, Psychiatrist, Director of Counseling Center

11/27/21
Return-to-Campus COVID-19 Testing
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

11/10/21
Thanksgiving Break COVID-19 Testing and Safety
Leslie Lawrence, MD, Executive Director for Health and Wellness

10/29/21
Have a Safe and Mindful Halloween
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

10/20/21
Mental Health and Well-being Support Resources (Graduate Students)
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life
Dr. Prabhat Hajela, Provost

10/20/21
Mental Health and Well-being Support Resources (Undergraduate Students)
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life
Dr. Prabhat Hajela, Provost

10/8/21
COVID-19 Testing Non-Compliance
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

10/8/21
Message to Fraternity and Sorority Members
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

10/1/21
Join a Fraternity or Sorority (Sophomore Students)
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

9/17/21
COVID-19 Testing Requirement
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life

9/17/21
Constitution Day
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life

9/13/21
Continued Campus and Classroom Safety Measures
Dr. Prabhat Hajela, Provost
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life

9/3/21
Safety Tips
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Vadim Thomas, Associate Vice President of Public Safety

9/1/21
Required Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training Module (All students)
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

8/30/21
Rensselaer Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities (All students)
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Summer 2021 Communications

8/24/21
Immediate Action Required (All students with campus access)
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

8/23/21
Fall 2021 On-Campus Move-In Details (Residential Students)
John Lawler, Dean, Student Living and Learning

8/19/21
COVID-19 Testing Scheule and Pre-Arrival Requirements (Registered students currently in the COVID-19 testing pool from summer 2021)
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

8/17/21
COVID-19 Vaccination, Testing, and Pre-Arrival Requirements (Registered students living off campus, not currently in the COVID-19 testing pool)
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

8/13/21
Mandatory Action: Upload Your Vaccination Records
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

7/29/21
Fall 2021 Move-In Testing Time (On-Campus Residential Students: First-Year and Sophomore)
Student Living and Learning

7/22/21
Fall 2021 Move-In Dates (On-Campus Residential Students: First-Year and Sophomore)
John Lawler, Dean, Student Living and Learning

6/3/21
Summer Term Updates and Important Reminders (Arch students)
Jade Felder, Director of The Arch and Student Transitions

5/26/21
Rensselaer Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities (Students registered for the summer semester)
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

5/25/21
Important Summer Semester Updates (Students registered for the summer semester)
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

5/20/21
Arch Orientation, Move-In, and Testing (Arch Students)
Student Life Leadership

Spring 2021 Communications

5/3/21
Scheduling Your Final COVID-19 Tests for Spring 2021 (All students currently in the COVID-19 on-campus testing pool)
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

4/21/21
We stand with you and are here for you (All students)
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

4/14/21
Vaccine Clinic Reopens Offering Moderna & Pfizer - Schedule Now!  (All currently registered students)
Leslie Lawrence, MD, Executive Director for Health and Wellness

4/13/21
Rensselaer COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Paused (All currently registered students)
Leslie Lawrence, MD, Executive Director for Health and Wellness

4/12/21
Schedule Your On-Campus Vaccination Appointment Today! (All currently registered students)
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life

4/9/21
COVID-19 Cases are Rising, Compliance is Essential (All Rensselaer students with campus access and remote students within 25 miles)
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

4/8/21
On-Campus Vaccination Sign Up Begins Friday (4/9) (All Rensselaer students with campus access)
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life

4/6/21
Vaccination Sites (All Rensselaer students)
Leslie Lawrence, MD, Executive Director for Health and Wellness

3/31/21
Continued Weekend Safety Measures (All students with campus access)
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life

3/28/21
Mueller Center Reopening and Guidelines (All students with campus access)
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

3/26/21
Summer 2021 Arch Update (Arch Designated Students)
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life
Dr. Prabhat Hajela, Provost

3/22/21
Safety and Support Resources (All Rensselaer Students)
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Vadim Thomas, Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Emergency Management

3/21/21
Let's Finish the Semester Strong! (All students with campus access)
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life

3/20/21
Required Sexual Misconduct Prevention Educational Training (All Rensselaer Students)
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

3/10/21
Thank You for Your Continued Support (Residential Students)
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

3/9/21
COVID-19 Testing and Compliance Reminders (Remote local students living within 25 miles)
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life

3/5/21
Trigger Level One Protocols (Off-campus students with campus access)
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life

3/3/21
COVID-19 Testing Begins Tomorrow (Remote local graduate students living within 25 miles)
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life

3/3/21
COVID-19 Testing Begins Tomorrow (Remote local students living within 25 miles)
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life

2/26/21
Do Not Travel (Undergraduate Students with Campus Access)
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life

2/12/21
President’s Day Weekend Safety Reminders (Graduate Students with Campus Access)
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life

2/12/21
President’s Day Weekend Safety Reminders (Undergraduate Students with Campus Access)
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life

2/6/21
End of Quarantine Reminders
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

1/26/21
Spring 2021 Building Quarantine
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

1/26/21
Required Sexual Misconduct Prevention Educational Training
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

1/25/21
Updates to the Rensselaer Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Spring 2021 (Return-to-Campus) Communications

1/21/21
Spring 2021 Arrival and Testing Requirements (Graduate students with campus access; not on Institute-approved grad research plans; not received COVID-19 test)
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

1/21/21
Spring 2021 Arrival and Testing Requirements (Graduate students with campus access; not on Institute-approved grad research plans; received COVID-19 test week of 1/18)
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

1/21/21
Spring 2021 Arrival and Testing Requirements (Off-Campus Undergraduate Students)
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

1/20/21
Pre-Arrival Testing Form
John Lawler, Dean, Student Living and Learning

1/19/21
Greek Life Information and Recruitment Opportunities
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

1/15/21
Spring 2021 Arrival Testing, Check-in, and Move-In (Residential Students)
John Lawler, Dean, Student Living and Learning

1/6/21
New Deadline: January 8 Spring 2021 Arrival Checklist
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

12/29/20
Graduate Researcher Spring 2021 Arrival Checklist (With Campus Access)
Leslie Lawrence, MD, Executive Director for Health and Wellness
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Ed. D., Vice President for Student Life

12/29/20
Graduate Students Spring 2021 Arrival Checklist (With Campus Access)
Leslie Lawrence, MD, Executive Director for Health and Wellness
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Ed. D., Vice President for Student Life

12/24/20
Residential Student Spring 2021 Arrival Checklist (First-Year and Sophomore Students)
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Leslie Lawrence, MD, Executive Director for Health and Wellness

12/24/20
Off-Campus Student Spring 2021 Arrival Checklist (Seniors Living Off-Campus with Campus Access)
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students 
Leslie Lawrence, MD, Executive Director for Health and Wellness

Fall 2020 Communications

12/9/20
Your COVID-19 Testing Schedule Has Concluded (Undergraduate Remote, Local Students)
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

12/9/20
COVID-19 Winter Break Testing Schedule (Undergraduate Residential Students Currently Living On Campus)
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

12/9/20
Your COVID-19 Testing Schedule Has Concluded (Remote, Local Graduate Students)
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

12/9/20
COVID-19 Winter Break Testing Schedule (Approved Graduate Researchers)
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

11/25/20
Return From Thanksgiving Weekend Testing (Approved Grad Researchers)
The Student Health Center

11/12/20
Schedule Your Final COVID-19 Test (Students living off campus)
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

11/11/20
Fall 2020 Testing and Move-Out Process (Students living on campus)
John Lawler, Dean for Student Living and Learning

11/8/20
Off-Campus Safety and Compliance
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

11/6/20
An Important Message from Dr. Leslie Lawrence
Leslie Lawrence, MD, Executive Director for Health and Wellness

11/2/20
Engage in Election 2020
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Ed. D., Vice President for Student Life

11/1/20
Mental Health Virtual Event
The Student Health Center

10/27/20
COVID-19 Testing Moving to the Alumni Sports & Recreation Center (The Armory)
The Student Health Center

10/20/20
New Student Hours for Friday COVID-19 Testing
The Student Health Center

10/16/20
Important Update and Compliance Reminders
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

10/8/20
Weekend Safety and Monday Required Testing
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

9/25/20
Off-Campus Health and Safety Reminders
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life

9/19/20
COVID-19 Testing Compliance
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Leslie Lawrence, MD, Executive Director for Health and Wellness

9/17/20
Constitution Day
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Ed. D., Vice President for Student Life

9/15/20
Safety and Compliance (Student-Athletes)
Lee A. McElroy, Jr., Ed. D., Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

9/15/20
Remote Local Student Requirements
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

9/10/20
Immediate Action Required
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

9/8/20
Classroom Safety
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Ed. D., Vice President for Student Life
Dr. Prabhat Hajela, Provost

9/8/20
Reminders: First Week of In-Person Classes
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Ed. D., Vice President for Student Life

9/1/20
Safety On and Around Campus
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Summer 2020 Communications

8/29/20
Continued Compliance Around Health and Safety
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

8/25/20
Safety, DIAL App, and Future COVID-19 Testing Schedule
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life

8/24/20
Arrival Checklist (Students Living Off-Campus with Physical Access to Campus)
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

8/22/20
Update: COVID-19 Testing Details (Graduate Students)
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Leslie Lawrence, MD, Executive Director for Health and Wellness

8/21/20
Updates to the Rensselaer Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

8/20/20
Arrival Checklist (Students Living On-Campus with Physical Access to Campus)
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

8/20/20
COVID-19 Testing Details (Graduate Students)
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Leslie Lawrence, MD, Executive Director for Health and Wellness

8/18/20
COVID-19 Testing Details (Students Living Off-Campus with Physical Access to Campus)
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Leslie Lawrence, MD, Executive Director for Health and Wellness

8/14/20
Updates to the Rensselaer Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

8/14/20
Testing and Move-In Details (Students Living On Campus)
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Leslie Lawrence, MD, Executive Director for Health and Wellness

8/6/20
Fall Institute Quarantine Update
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

8/1/20
Important Fall Housing Density Updates
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

7/24/20
Required Online Health and Safety Protocol Training Module
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

7/17/20
Fall 2020 Student Updates
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

7/2/20
Return-to-Campus Housing Resources
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

6/12/20
Incoming International Student Outreach and Support
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life
Mary Nellis, Director, International Services for Students and Scholars

6/5/20
International Students and Alumni Outreach and Support
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life
Mary Nellis, Director, International Services for Students and Scholars

5/31/20
Support Resources in Response to Recent Incidents
Tracy Boswell, Assistant Vice President for Student Support and Resource Centers

5/28/20
Notice of Rights and Responsibilities
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Spring 2020 Communications

5/20/20
Congratulations and Celebrate Safely
Travis Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

4/24/20
Career Development Support Services
Philip Bruce, Director, Center for Career and Professional Development

4/16/20
Class of 2020 Future and Current Plans Survey
Philip Bruce, Director, Center for Career and Professional Development

4/14/20
Community Safety and Well-Being
Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life

3/20/20
The Importance of Social Distancing
Leslie Lawrence, M.D., Executive Director for Health and Wellness

3/20/20
Reassurance In This Moment
Travis T. Apgar, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Keith Moo-Young, Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education

3/13/20
Student LIfe COVID FAQs
Dr. Peter Konwerski, Vice President for Student Life

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The Arch at Rensselaer Communications

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