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Campus Visits & Events

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

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

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We look forward to connecting with you!

Virtual Summer Visiting Days

Thursday, August 6; Friday, August 14

Join us for Virtual Summer Visiting Days in July and August! While we would love to have you on campus this summer, one of these virtual events will give you a great idea about what it is like to be a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. This first session is a general overview of RPI with an Admissions Counselor. Topics covered will include: the history of RPI, academics, student life, and the admissions process. The academic portion will be brief, as we are offering a robust Academic Panel following this session. Two current students will also join to share their journey to RPI and their student experience.

Following the general overview of Rensselaer, we will have an Academic Panel. The Academic Panel will consist of faculty from the five academic schools at Rensselaer. They will share information about: the majors and other programs in their respective school, research, campus facilities and more. We hope you can join us for this exciting virtual event!

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Information Sessions & Campus Tours

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

In lieu of on-campus visits, are are currently offering daily 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.

Webinars for Prospective Students

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

Industrial and Management Engineering Webinar - Monday, August 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Mechanical Engineering Webinar - Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Webinar - Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Chemical and Biological Engineering Webinar - Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

What are Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering? - Friday, August 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Saturday Visits

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

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

Group Visits

Unfortunately, at this time, we are not taking any group visit requests for spring 2020. Please check back in the summer 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.

Transfer Student Webinars

Check back later - we will be adding more webinars soon!

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

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