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.
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.
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.
Saturday, April 14 - ACCEPTED STUDENTS ONLY
At the celebration, you will have the opportunity to meet our distinguished faculty, current Rensselaer students, and your future classmates. You may also submit your enrollment deposit at the event to become an official part of the RPI family! Agenda
Explore our campus with your family at this very special event — RSVP by April 7 online or call Rensselaer Admissions at (518) 276-6216.
Wednesday, April 18
Join us in the morning for an information session and campus tour, followed by a special presentation by the Dean of the School of Architecture, Evan Douglis. This session is for students interested in the Architecture (5-year B.Arch) or Building Science (four-year B.S.) program.
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
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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