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!

Summer Visiting Days

We invite you to join us on campus this summer to experience one of the country's most prestigious and innovative universities during our Summer Visiting Days, on select Wednesdays this July and August. This is your opportunity to learn about our programs in architecture, business, engineering, science, information technology and web science, and the humanities, arts, and social sciences. We look forward to seeing you on campus! 

Summer Visit Day Options


Morning Session
9 a.m. - Admissions Information Session 
10 a.m. - Campus Tour 
11:45 a.m. -The Leadership Advantage: Leadership Development at RPI 

Afternoon Session 
1 p.m. - Admissions Information Session 
2 p.m. - Campus Tour 
3:45 p.m. - The Leadership Advantage: Leadership Development at RPI 

Rensselaer Medalist Open House

Saturday, September 7

Join us for an exclusive Open House for Medal recipients where you will have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with the Rensselaer Community
  • Learn about our broad range of academic offerings
  • Hear from current Rensselaer students who are involved in undergraduate research programs, co-ops, and internships

Save the date - register via the link in your email or postcard invitation (coming soon).

Please Note:  The Rensselaer Medal is not presented at the event. Medalists who enroll receive their Medal at Honors Convocation during their freshman year.

Fall Open Houses

Saturday, October 26 or Saturday, November 9

Join us to learn more about Rensselaer! Explore our campus and learn about current research. Tour our buildings and residence halls and learn about campus life. Discover the broad range of academic programs. Speak with professors and students. A day for prospective students and their families!

Register for October 26

Register for November 9

Campus Tours

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

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

Text Block

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