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Rensselaer Advantage Dollars: The Ultimate in Flexibility and Convenience

RAD is a declining balance account tied to your Campus Access Card and is accepted on campus. Your RAD account will give you the utmost flexibility, variety and value.

Use your RAD account and get MORE:

Spending Power
  • RAD Dollars can be added directly to your campus ID card and used at all dining hall and Hospitality Services locations on campus including Fathers and BARH marketplace
  • Nonfood items can also be purchased with RAD
  • Use your RAD Dollars to treat your family and friends to a meal in any dining location
  • Vending Purchases
  • Tax exempt on all food and drink related purchases
  • Balances carry over from year to year, and any balance greater than $10 will be reimbursed
Security
  • Safer than cash or credit cards
  • Parent peace-of-mind
Convenience
  • One card for everything you need
  • Your Campus Access Card does it all
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About RAD

What is RAD and How Do I Get It?

All you have to do is contact the Campus Card Office to open and fund your RAD account (or get Mom and Dad to), then enjoy total freedom without spending your cash or charging up credit cards. 

How Does RAD Work?

Your RAD account is built right into your existing Campus Access Card. Just swipe your Campus Access Card at the time of purchase at any participating locations, and the balance is deducted from your RAD account. No more digging into your spending money, late night stops at the ATM or charging up credit cards.

Rollover Eggrolls?

You’ve heard of rollover minutes? Your unused RAD balance will roll over from semester-to-semester and year-to-year. So now, even with your busy schedule and empty pockets, you can still get a healthy meal!

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Participating Locations

Resident Dining Halls

  • BARH Dining Hall
  • The Commons Dining Hall
  • Russell Sage Dining Hall
  • Blitman Dining Hall 

Retail Cafés

  • Jazzman's Café, Darrin Hall
  • The Beanery Café, Sage Labs
  • The Lalley Galley
  • The Library Café
  • Moe's Southwest Grill
  • The McNeil Room
  • The Rathskeller
  • Father's Marketplace at the Union
  • Evelyn's Cafe
  • Faculty/Staff Dining Room
  • Football and Hockey Concessions 

Frequently Asked Questions about RAD

What is RAD?
  • RAD is a declining balance account tied to your Campus Access Card (Campus Access Card). Make a deposit into your RAD account and you can swipe your card all over campus to pay for the things you use everyday.
Where Is My RAD Account? Do I Need a Separate Card?
  • RAD is an account located on your Campus Access Card, which means no more digging into your spending money, late night stops at the ATM or charging up credit cards.
How Do I Sign Up?How Do I Add Money to My RAD Account?
  • Adding money is simple! Click here Add Money
Where Can RAD Be Used?What Happens If I Lose My Campus Access Card?
  • If you card is stolen, you must contact two (2) departments. One (1) to deactivate purchases and services and one (1) to deactivate the card access. You should deactivate your purchases and services as soon as possible upon discovering your card is missing by accessing the online web site at campuscard.rpi.edu. The online web site is available 24/7 or you can contact the Campus Card Office during normal business hours. You should deactivate your card access as soon as possible upon discovering your card is missing by contacting the Department of Public Safety at (518) 276-6656. The Department of Public Safety is available 24/7. When you obtain your new card, your account balance will be available immediately. A lost card does not mean lost money, if it is reported promptly. Refer to the Card Terms and Conditions for further details on lost and stolen cards.  

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Contact Us

If you have questions regarding your Rensselaer Advantage Card, please contact:

Campus Card Office
Student Union Building
Room 1502
110 8th Street
Troy, New York 12180-3590
(518) 276-6670
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

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