Community Rensselaer Advantage Dollars (RAD) Account

Faculty, Staff, Non Matric Students, Affiliates, Visiting Scholars, Dependents of Faculty, and Visiting Scholars may participate in a Community RAD account.
Campus Card Office, Auxiliary Services
Rensselaer Union room 502
Email Address:
Community RAD accounts can be activated at the Campus Card Office or by emailing with your full legal name and RIN.
(Our website is not available to anyone who does not have an active RCS username and password)
Deposits can be done by cash, check (payable to Rensselaer), credit or debit card (MasterCard or VISA) at the Campus Card Office or through our website.
When depositing online, use the "DEPOSIT NOW" button and sign on using your RCS (Rensselaer e-mail) username and password. Click "Add Money" under Community RAD and follow the prompts to complete your deposit.
Use the My Accounts tab to verify your account is active, see all transactions, view reports, view balances, and make deposits to your RAD account by Visa or MasterCard. Don’t forget to setup My Profile to receive e-mail notifications of deposits to your RAD account.
Others can also make deposits to your RAD account through our website using the “Guest Deposit” tab, your Rensselaer e-mail address, and entering your name exactly as it appears on your Campus Access Card.
When making a RAD deposit at the Campus Card Office, please have your Campus Access Card and method of payment (cash, check, Visa or MasterCard).
  • $25 minimum deposit to open an account
  • no annual or set up fees
  • discount information as noted below
  • purchases are taxable for non-student status
  • balance rolls over from year to year
RAD can be used at the following locations on Campus with your Campus Access Card:
Ben & Jerry’s
Houston Field House Box Office
Pepsi Vending Machines
5% discount at the following locations:
BarH, Blitman, Russell Sage, and Commons Dining
Evelyn’s Café (EMPAC)
Jazzman’s Café (DCCl)
Library Café
Tierra Café
Lally Galley (Pittsburgh Building)
Sage Beanery (Sage Labs)
McNeil Room Dining
Rathskellar Dining
Burdett Marketplace
Father’s Marketplace with Starbucks & Freshens
ECAV Concessions
Houston Field House Concessions
10% discount at the following locations:
Faculty & Staff Dining Room (RS Dining Hall)
10% discount with Rensselaer Card
Moe’s ® Southwest Grill
(*Book Store does not accept RAD)
Community RAD annual accounts are available only to individuals with an active Rensselaer status. Yearly closing date is the end of June. Balance automatically rolls over to the new year. RAD funds are not transferrable. RAD accounts are nonrefundable unless depositor leaves Rensselaer with a balance greater than $10 and completes and returns to the CCO the "Request for RAD Refund" form. For complete Terms and Conditions please visit