Club Information

Who Are We?

Rensselaer Outing Club is an active group of students, faculty and alumni that share a love for high adventure. We are proud to be one of the largest clubs at RPI, providing year-round outdoor activities for all of our members. If you enjoy hiking, kayaking, or skiing, come to one of our meetings.

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Mission Statement

The Rensselaer Outing Club’s mission is to provide members of all skill levels the opportunity to go on wilderness trips, rent an assortment of gear, and attend affordable leadership training and certifications to further knowledge of the outdoors and outdoor adventure sports. We aim to promote enjoyment, fun, and safety in the outdoors.


What to know more about how our club works? Check out our constitution.


Meetings are held every Wednesday at 8:00PM in Sage 5510!

Come by early to hang out and watch cool videos, or stay late for one of our Executive Committee meetings!

Becoming a member

If you are brand new to the club, you can join ROC by visiting our Become a Member page, coming to any of our weekly meetings, or stop by the pit during open hours.

There is a membership fee for all new and renewing members:

  • RPI Grad/Undergrad Student, Full Year: $50
  • RPI Grad/Undergrad Student, Half Year: $30
  • RPI Grad/Undergrad Student, Summer (Arch): $20

Pit Hours

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 6:00-9:00PM

Location: The Pit is located in the basement of the Armory, in the back left corner of the fencing gym.

Make sure to grab all the gear you need before the weekend and return it as soon as you can. Gear can only be rented by active members, you can sign up for the club on the Become a Member page. You can then pay your dues in the pit. For a list of rentable gear, look at the gear info page.

The pit is also a great place to do some volunteer hours. Hours are required to become a patch member.

Pool Sessions

Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-10:30PM

Location: The Robison Pool in the Armory

It doesnt matter if you're a complete beginner or a seasoned kayaker trying to learn some tricks. Come to the pool and learn everything from a basic paddle to a double-pump and cartwheel.

Club Officers

Position Name
PresidentBen Urbanski
Vice PresidentJosefina Corripio
SecretaryClare Curran
TreasurerBrian Anderson
Pit ChairTim Schwed
Cairn EditorCrystal Chonou
Member at LargeAbby Ross
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