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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 seasonal visits. If you can't make it for a formal tour, or just want to check out campus at your own pace, download our self-guided tour.

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We look forward to hosting you on campus!

Information Sessions & Campus Tours

Hear from an Admissions counselor for an hour-long Admission and Financial Aid 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!

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Fall Open House - October 21

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Join us to learn more about Rensselaer! Come explore our labs and learn about the current research that's being done here. Tour our buildings and residence halls, and learn about campus life. Discover the broad range of academic programs and speak with professors and students. This is definitely a day for prospective students and their families!

Transfer Open House - October 21

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Join us to learn more about Rensselaer! Hear from one of our transfer admissions counselors. Come explore our labs and learn about the current research that's being done here. Tour our buildings and residence halls, and learn about campus life. Discover the broad range of academic programs and speak with professors and students. This is definitely a day for prospective transfer students and their families!

RSVP - Transfer Open House

Saturday Visits

Information sessions and tours on Saturday mornings are held in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS). Specific parking information will be included in your visit confirmation email.

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.

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

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Athletic Inquiries

If you’re interested in playing a varsity sport, please contact the coach(es) of your specific sport to discuss your interest.  Not every sport will offer a walk-on tryout.

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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...  
Albany Bus Terminal 9 miles
Albany/Rensselaer Amtrak Station 10 miles
Albany International Airport 11 miles