The following students graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute during the 209th Commencement commencement exercise that was held on May 30, 2015:. Rensselaer Students Named to Spring 2015 Dean's List. Approximately 2,700 students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute were named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2015 semester. The Dean's List recognizes full-time students who maintain grade-point averages of a minimum of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 and have no grades below "C.". Over 1 year ago.