Campus Visits & Events

The best way to decide if Rensselaer is the right fit for you is to visit our campus. We offer information sessions, tours, open houses, and special seasonal visits.

Please register for your desired tour time in advance to be sure to receive accurate parking and location information. 

We are also currently offering general admissions information session webinars along with many other webinars and virtual events (see below). Afterward, be sure to check out our virtual campus tour!

In-Person Campus Tour          Virtual Campus Tour            Self-Guided Campus Tour              Campus Map


We look forward to connecting with you!

Fall Open Houses

Saturday, October 21 or Saturday, November 11

We invite you to join us on campus to experience one of the country's most prestigious and innovative universities. This is your opportunity to learn about our programs in architecture, engineering, business, science, humanities, arts, and social sciences.

Register for October 21

Register for November 11

Campus Tours

Please note that due to the fluid nature of the pandemic, tour availability is subject to change due to campus and local directives.

Schedule Your Visit 

Webinars and Other Virtual Events

Admissions Information Session Webinars: Join us to hear from and admissions counselor about how you can begin your world-changing journey at Rensselaer!

Admissions Student Ambassador Webinars: We are excited to bring you special opportunities to connect with our current students! Each webinar will feature four student ambassadors representing a variety of majors/minors, extracurricular activities, and co-op/internship/research experiences.

View Schedule and Register Now

Transfer Student Webinars

There are currently no webinars scheduled. Sign up for a one-on-one meeting with a transfer counselor by emailing

You may also view previous webinar recordings on our RPI Admissions YouTube Channel.

Other Ways to Learn More

Follow us on Instagram (@RPIAdmissions) for faculty, staff, and student takeovers - we are on Twitter, and Facebook too!

Videos and webinars on a variety of topics may be found on our YouTube channel

Why Not Change the World? The RPI Podcast

Self-Guided Campus Tour

Can't make one of our scheduled tours or events, but still want to check out campus?

We are excited to announce the app for Self-Guided Tour of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, powered by Guidebook, is now available.

Get started here:

Tap “Download the app” to access the guide on your iOS and Android device.


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. 

Air Force ROTC

Air Force ROTC

AS&RC (Armory, 3rd floor)

(518) 276-6236


Mohawk Army ROTC

Michael A. Dengler, GS

(518) 783-2477


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