The RecRe 2023-24 Report Card: A Year of Unprecedented Student Engagement and Savings

· by Ben Michalak

With commencement season behind us, RecRe is excited to share some incredible insights from our latest 2023-24 academic year report. Since the end of last summer, our automated rental platform significantly enhanced student experiences on campuses across the country: promoting engagement, cost savings, and access to essential and innovative items alike. In this blog post, we’ll take you through some of the trends and highlights that marked this year as one of our most successful yet. At any time, download the full report to access the data.

Record-Breaking Student Engagement

RecRe campuses saw a remarkable increase in student engagement this year. Whether it was through renting board games, sports equipment, or the latest tech gadgets, students across various departments benefitted from having a RecRe box on campus. Notably, the use of sports equipment facilitated countless hours of social interaction, showcasing the role of RecRe in fostering community and connectivity on campuses.

Cost Savings and Convenience

Collectively, students saved a significant amount on home cleaning equipment through our RecRe rental platform in residence halls. The convenience and cost-effectiveness of renting items like vacuums and cleaning supplies have been a game-changer for many, reducing financial burdens and making everyday life easier.

Download the full report to view total student savings for 2023-2024 academic year.

High Usage and Repeat Engagement

The numbers speak for themselves: a substantial portion of our renters were repeat users, and many items were rented multiple times. Whether it’s coming back for a charger or renting out a Nintendo Switch to get another game in, this repeat use highlights the satisfaction and reliability that students find in using RecRe’s automated platform, and furthermore its utility in a campus environment. 

Technology Rentals: Leading the Way

Tech rentals have been a standout category, with numerous devices charged and total technology rentals reaching impressive figures. From collaborative items to VR headsets, students have embraced the accessibility of cutting-edge technology through RecRe. This engagement not only supports academic endeavors but also enhances social and recreational activities.

Download the full report to view rental data for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Student Feedback: A Testament to Our Impact

We are thrilled to share some of the positive feedback we’ve received from students:

  • “Very easy and intuitive! Thank you for saving me from hours of frustration.”
  • “This is a wonderful idea. Thank you!”
  • “Awesome! Easy instructions, nice equipment, and a great and generous idea! Thank you :)”

New and Expanded Partnerships

Our growth continues with new installations across various campuses and expanded partnerships with leading institutions. This year saw RecRe boxes deployed in residence life, campus recreation, student centers, and even dining halls and bookstores. Thanks to the commitment of our campus partners to providing students with a transformative experience, RecRe’s rental program has been able to reach more students in more campus spaces than ever in 2023-24. 

You can learn more about our partnerships here. 

Join the Movement

The impact of RecRe is clear, but there’s so much more to discover. We invite you to dive into our full report for exclusive data insights and detailed analysis. See how RecRe is transforming campuses nationwide and how you can bring these benefits to your institution.

Download the full RecRe 2023-24 Report Card now and join us in fostering a more engaged, connected, and resourceful student community.