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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 cannot make it for a formal tour, or just want to check out campus at your own pace, download our self-guided tour.


We look forward to seeing 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!

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

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.

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.

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

Schedule a Visit

Spring Preview Day - April 21

Saturday, April 21

Prospective students- RSVP for this special event this spring! Agenda

Exploring Rensselaer From A Female Perspective - July 30

Monday, July 30

Learn more about some of the amazing experiences women are having here at Rensselaer! You will have the opportunity to hear from current female students, staff, and faculty about Rensselaer’s cultural environment and how RPI can prepare you for your future career. An agenda will be posted in the early summer. RSVP

Summer Visiting Days

Thursday & Friday, July 26 & 27

Thursday & Friday, August 9 & 10

While we are open all summer long for regular information sessions and tours, consider joining us on a Summer Visiting Day for a special extended program to learn more about Rensselaer! RSVP

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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 commanding officer directly to discuss your interest. 

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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