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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Campus Visits & Events

The best way to decide if Rensselaer is the right fit for you is to visit our campus. The Office of Admission offers information sessions, tours, open houses, and special visiting days. If you cannot make it for a formal tour, or just want to check out campus at your own pace, check out our virtual campus tour!

Virtual Campus Tour      Campus Map      Self-Guided Tour


We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Information Sessions & Campus Tours

Hear from an admissions counselor for an hour-long information session, followed by a student-led walking tour of the campus. This is a great time to learn more about Rensselaer and our application process, and to ask questions!

Please be sure to sign up online and check your confirmation email for specific information about parking and location for the session.

Schedule a Visit

Saturday Visits

Information sessions and tours on Saturday mornings are held in various locations around campus. Specific parking and location information will be included in your visit confirmation email.

Please Note — Rensselaer students do not have weekend classes; therefore, access to academic buildings and laboratories can be limited on weekends.

Schedule a Visit

The Admissions office is closed on Saturdays from December through February (with the exception of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and President’s Day weekends). The office is also closed the weekends of Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving.

Group Visits

If you are interested in bringing a group of 10 or more students to campus, please complete the Group Visit Request Form. We do our best to accommodate group visit requests; however we cannot guarantee staff and student availability.

Please review our Group Visit Guidelines prior to your visit.

February Visiting Days

Tuesday, February 18 - Thursday, February 20

We encourage you to plan your visit to Rensselaer during our February Visiting Days. We have set up an extended visit schedule just for you! 



Accepted Student Celebration

Saturday, April 4, 2020


Celebrate your acceptance! Learn your way around campus, tour residence halls, and discover the many clubs and activities available to you. Hear from each school, explore our academic programs, meet your soon-to-be classmates, and more! Share this experience with your family, too.

Please RSVP through the link found on your application portal or invitation.

Spring Preview Day

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Join us to learn more about Rensselaer! Learn how to make the most of your college search experience. Tour our buildings and residence halls and learn about campus life. Discover the broad range of academic programs. Speak with professors and students. A day for prospective students and their families!


Agenda (tentative)


Athletics & ROTC Inquiries

If you are interested in participating in a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program or playing a varsity sport, please contact the coach(es) or the unit staff directly to discuss your interest. 


To schedule an Officer Interview, please visit the NROTC website.

The NROTC adminitrative staff may be contacted at (518)276 6251 or at

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Area Travel

Drive times to Troy, NY from...  
Albany, NY 15 min
Hartford, CT 2 hours
New York City, NY 2.5 hours
Boston, MA 3 hours
Montreal, Canada 3.5 hours
Philadelphia, PA 4 hours
Easy Access to...  
Ride Sharing (Uber/Lyft)  
Albany/Rensselaer Amtrak Station 10 miles
Albany International Airport 11 miles