Rensselaer Campus Card Office


  • Please be advised that effective June 30, 2014, the Off Campus RAD program is not available any longer. RAD is still available to use on campus at all locations. See the "About RAD" tab if you need a list of locations.
  • Vending Machine Users... please note: As of September 2013, the snack machines have been upgraded and now take credit cards and cash (No RAD). The Pepsi machines will accept cash or RAD (no credit cards).

What we do

The Campus Card office is responsible for producing and distributing the Institute's campus card for all students, faculty, staff and guest on campus.

What is the Campus Card and why do I need one?

Originally intended to be a simple Rensselaer ID, the Campus Card (i.e. student Access card) now integrates all types of services on campus.

At present, the Campus Card can be used for:


  • Rensselaer Identification
  • Building Access
  • Meal Plans
  • Rensselaer Advantage Dollars (RAD)
  • Vending Machine Purchases
  • Retail Café and Cart Purchases
  • On Campus C-Stores
  • MOE's Southwest Grill
  • EMPAC Box office and
  • Houston Field House Events