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Campus Visits & Events

In lieu of on-campus visits, we are 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!

Virtual Campus Tour      Campus Map      Self-Guided Tour

All tours and information sessions have been canceled until further notice. Please check back in the late fall for updated information concerning the availability of on-campus tours and visits.

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We look forward to connecting with you!

School of Architecture Virtual Open House

Sunday, December 13, 2020

5:00 p.m. EST

Join us to learn how we help prepare students for a dynamic future in Architecture.

Schedule of events:

  • Welcome and Program Overview with Evan Douglis, Dean, School of Architecture
  • Building Sciences Presentation with Professor Mae-Ling Lokko, Program Director
  • School of Architecture Student Panel

Register Now

Academic Webinars for Prospective Students

In addition to our general admissions information session webinars, check out these other opportunities to connect with RPI! You may also view previous webinar recordings on our RPI Admissions YouTube Channel.

Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences Webinar - Sunday, December 6, 7 p.m. EST

Check back often, more webinars coming soon!

Financial Aid Webinars

Join members of our Office of Financial Aid staff as they review our aid application requirements, with focus on how to file accurately while avoiding common errors. An overview of our online financial aid information resources will also be provided

Tuesday, December 8, 2 p.m. EST

Tuesday, December 8, 7 p.m. EST

Student Ambassador-Led Virtual Tours

Take a virtual campus tour with our student ambassadors! If you haven't already experienced our virtual tour (or even if you have!), this is a great way to learn more about the campus from the comfort of your home. A student ambassador will guide you through campus and answer any questions that you have. This tour will highlight academic buildings, athletic facilities, residence life, and more!

Sunday, December 6, 8 p.m. EST

Sunday, December 13, 8 p.m. EST

Sunday, December 20, 8 p.m. EST

Webinars for Women in STEM

Women studying at Rensselaer are changing the conversation when it comes to their achievements in math, science and engineering. As an underrepresented group within the STEM field, Rensselaer empowers women by fostering a community where women come together to support each other. To learn more, join us for one (or more!) of the special webinar opportunities below!

Women at Rensselaer: My College Experience Webinar (focus on undergraduate research)- Tuesday, December 8, 6:00 p.m. EDT

Women at Rensselaer: My College Experience Webinar  (focus on co-ops and internships)- Wednesday, December 16, 6:00 p.m. EDT

Student Ambassador Webinars for Prospective Students

In addition to our general admissions information session webinars, check out these other opportunities to connect with RPI! You may also view previous webinar recordings on our RPI Admissions YouTube Channel.

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.

Thursday, December 3, 8 p.m. EDT

Thursday, December 10, 8 p.m. EDT

Thursday, December 17, 8 p.m EDT

The best days to learn about…

Architecture – 12/17

Engineering – all

Humanities – 12/17

Science – 12/3, 12/17

Co-ops/Internships – 12/3, 12/10

Research – all

Study Abroad – 12/17

Transfer Student Webinars

For the months of October and November, view our upcoming Transfer Student webinars (Fridays), or sign up for a one-on-one meeting with a transfer counselor (Mondays).

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

Information Sessions & Campus Tours

**IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL TOURS AND INFORMATION SESSIONS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Please check back in the late fall for updated information concerning the availability of on-campus tours and visits.

In lieu of on-campus visits, are are currently offering general admissions information session webinars. Afterward, be sure to check out our virtual campus tour!

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

Saturday Visits

**IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL TOURS AND INFORMATION SESSIONS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Please check back in the latefall for updated information concerning the availability of on-campus tours and visits.

In lieu of on-campus visits, are are currently offering general admissions information session webinars, Afterward, be sure to check out our virtual campus tour!

Group Visits

Unfortunately, at this time, we are not taking any group visit requests. Please check back in the spring for availability.

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.

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

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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. 

Navy ROTC

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

The NROTC adminitrative staff may be contacted at (518)276 6251 or at navyrotc@rpi.edu.

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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