Communications

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Messages from Student Life Leadership

Communications Deployed Spring 2021

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

Communications Deployed Spring 2021 (Return-to-Campus)

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

Communications Deployed Fall 2020

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

Communications Deployed Summer 2020

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

Communications Deployed Spring 2020

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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Bias Assessment and Response Team Communications

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The Arch at Rensselaer Communications

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Greek Life Initiatives Implementation Updates

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Institute Updates

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2020 U.S. Census

April 2, 2020 

To: The Rensselaer Community 
From: Richie C. Hunter, Vice President, Strategic Communications and External Relations 
Re: 2020 United State Census 

While we all continue to manage the challenges and changes that the COVID-19 outbreak has imposed upon us, I am writing to you regarding another important item: the 2020 United States (U.S.) Census.

The Census will be used to determine the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds annually. It impacts our communities, schools, hospitals, and the roads we regularly use. Especially important in light of the current public health threat, Census data is used during times of crisis. For instance, it helps health providers better understand community demographics and more accurately predict the spread of diseases through communities. By participating in the U.S. Census, you also help to ensure federal funding for things like college financial aid, school nutrition programs, affordable housing, childcare, infrastructure, and job training.

The Census form is easy to complete - it only takes a few minutes and it is completely confidential. Please log in and complete your form immediately - even if you believe your roommates or family may have already done so. The Census Bureau will eliminate duplicate responses, but not being counted is irreversible and will weaken our community.

Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff are one community, we are one Rensselaer. We stand up to help our local communities, whether it's reading to local schoolchildren, volunteering at nonprofits, or raising funds for charities. Participating in the Census is another way we ensure classmates, family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers will receive the assistance they need in the months and years to come.

You may complete the Census online here. If you do not have access to your mailbox to retrieve the 12-digit Census ID that was mailed to you by the Census Bureau, you can still complete the Census without that ID.

An important note for our students: If you have returned home, you should complete the Census for the address where you live and sleep most of the time. For many of you, that is right here in Troy, New York. We have confirmed that the U.S. Census Bureau wants you to be counted in Troy, even if you are away from your campus residence due to disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Let's show our community that when it mattered most, each and every one of us stood up to be counted.