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Mueller Center

The Mueller Center will be closing today at 3 pm and will re-open on January 2nd for normal winter hours of operation. If you have an emergency please call public safety



The Mueller Center is located in the heart of the Rensselaer campus and is funded and operated by the Rensselaer Union.  Since 2000, the Mueller Center has provided the Rensselaer community with a variety of recreational, fitness and wellness opportunities. The facility serves over 4,500 students, faculty, staff, and community members on a weekly basis.  Access is available, at no cost, to all Rensselaer students and employees between the ages of 14 and 21 with a valid Rensselaer ID. 


The Facility

The glass enclosed, three-story facility offers state-of-the-art equipment and a Certified Personal Trainer and Strength Coach to help you meet your strength and fitness needs.

5,500 Sq. Ft. Cardio Room        5,000 Sq. Ft. Weight Room  Multi Purpose Rooms                 Classroom


Programs and Services

Fitness Classes
Each semester and during the summer, fitness classes are offered in the Mueller Center for students, faculty and staff. A small example of classes that have been offered in the past include Boxing, Pilates, Tai Chi, Turbo Kick and Yoga. 


Fitness Plans and Equipment Tutorials

If you are interested in starting a fitness program but are unsure of how to use the equipment properly or you’re looking for a workout plan, you may schedule a meeting with our Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach.  While one-on-one workout sessions aren’t available, we do offer resources and information on how you can best utilize the Mueller Center to reach your fitness goals.  

The Wellness Institute

The Mueller Center is home to the Wellness Institute, a program focused on cross-campus collaboration that brings health and wellness programs and activities to the Rensselaer Community. 

The Science Behind Wellness Series


Using cutting-edge scientific evidence to explain and explore all aspects of Wellness, and to separate fact from popular myths and fiction. Please click on the link(s) below for more information about the topics listed.

  1. Dietary Fiber


Intramural Sports

The Rensselaer Intramural Sports Program provides the opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to engage in individual and team activities at various skill levels. The program offers more than 23 sports, and tournaments, with more than 5,500 participants each year.

Student Club Activities

Many student clubs and organizations host activities and hold regular weekly practices in the multi-purpose rooms in the upper level of the Mueller Center. 




The Mueller Center Gift

Rensselaer's Mueller Center was made possible by the multi-million dollar gift from Rensselaer Trustee Nancy Mueller to the Institute's unrestricted endowment. The gift was made in honor of her late husband Glenn M. Mueller, a former Trustee and graduate of the class of 1964. The Mueller Center is a longstanding tribute to Glenn Mueller's deep love for his alma mater and his commitment to Student Life at Rensselaer.   "It is my hope that this center will serve to create balance among intellectual pursuit, social responsibility, physical health and emotional well-being," Nancy Mueller. 

Friday, December 21st, 2018

About Campus Recreation, Fitness & Wellness

Rensselaer Union sponsors recreational opportunities for the Rensselaer community.

Operating Hours

9:00 am-12:00 am
Monday - Thursday:
7:00 am-12:00 am
7:00 am-9:00 pm
9:00 am-7:00 pm

Academic Break Hours of Operation

Robison Pool:

Sunday: 12-4pm and 4-8pm

Monday: 9-11am and 8:30-10pm

Tuesday: 9-11am and 8:30-10pm

Wednesday: 11am-2pm and 8:30-10pm

Thursday: 9-11am and 8:30-10pm

Friday: 9-11am, 12-2pm, and 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday: 12-4pm


**Times are subject to change

Contact Info

Visit the Mueller Center during regular operating hours or call us at (518)276-2874.

Director of the Mueller Center, Recreation and Club Sports

Steve Allard 

Fitness Classes and General Information

Donna Sutton, Operations Specialist

John Nehrich, Program Coordinator


Assistant Director of Recreation and Outdoor Programs

James Bradbury


Assistant Director of Intramurals 

Jennifer Wehner


Assistant Director of Wellness Programs

Lauren Maneri 

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