Student Orientation and Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond

The First-Year Experience staff is gearing up for your arrival as a member of the Class of 2028. We are excited to have you and your family join the Rensselaer community!

In June, you will receive more information from FYE including how to register for classes, the August in-person component of Student Orientation, summer webinars, health forms, and more.

If you are a confirmed student, information regarding your RPI email will be sent to the email address you used on your application beginning around April 8. Questions about this process can be directed to the Student Living and Learning office at or by calling 518-276-6284.

If you deposit after April 8, you can expect to receive this information 5-7 days after you deposit. Once you've picked up your RPI email and completed your housing application, relax and enjoy the rest of your high school experience! 

Orientation Website

We also encourage you to follow our Instagram page @rpifye for more about life at RPI and relevant updates. 

Registration for NRB will open on June 4!