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.

If you are an accepted student, please visit your application portal and Accepted Student website for information on special events just for you!

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              Campus Map


We look forward to connecting with you!

Campus Tours

We are currently offering in-person tours to prospective students. 

On Wednesdays (through May 1) at 11:30 a.m., join us for a special tour of our Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) after the morning general campus tour! You can sign up for this tour when you register for your general campus tour. 

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.

Off-Campus Information Sessions

There are no off-campus information sessions currently scheduled. 

Other Ways to Learn More

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

Watch the RPI Episode of The College Tour to learn what it is like to be an RPI student from our very own students and alumni!  

Institute Social Media Links:

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

Crashing the Faculty Lounge - The RPI Admissions Podcast


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

Electric vehicle chargers are available for admissions visitors in North Lot and the parking garage located on College Avenue. 

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