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Campus Visits & Events

In lieu of on-campus visits, we are 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!

Virtual Campus Tour      Campus Map      Self-Guided Tour

All tours and information sessions have been canceled until further notice. Please check back in the late fall for updated information concerning the availability of on-campus tours and visits.

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We look forward to connecting with you!

Virtual Rensselaer Medal Open House

Saturday, September 26, 2020

(Rensselaer Medalists only)

This virtual open house is exclusively for Rensselaer Medalists and their families. Jonathan D. Wexler, Vice President for Enrollment Management, will welcome you to this special virtual event. Following the Welcome, all medalists will participate in an Academic Overview. Medalists will also have the opportunity to customize their schedule later in the event. Choose from a variety of sessions including: Admissions and Aid, Research, The Arch, Extending Your Scholarship, and more!

To RSVP, please use the link provided in your invitation email or brochure.

Virtual Fall Open House

Saturday, October 17, 2020 and Sunday, November 15, 2020

These virtual events will allow you to sense the spirit of collaboration and discovery that makes a Rensselaer education so unique. We invite you and your family to join us virtually at one of our two fall open houses, where we will offer the following:

  • Admissions and financial aid sessions
  • Student-led presentations on their college experience
  • An academic overview with faculty members from our five schools

We look forward to connecting with you this fall!

RSVP for October 17

RSVP for November 15

Information Sessions & Campus Tours

**IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL TOURS AND INFORMATION SESSIONS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Please check back in the late fall 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, check out these other opportunities to connect with RPI! You may also view previous webinar recordings on our RPI Admissions YouTube Channel.

For the month of September, 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. If you are interested in hearing from a student about a particular school or activity, please see the date suggestions at the bottom of the page (or, feel free to email our students at admambassadors@rpi.edu!).

Student Ambassador Presentation - Sunday, September 20, 7 p.m. EDT

Student Ambassador Presentation - Thursday, September 24, 4 p.m. EDT

Student Ambassador Presentation - Sunday, September 27, 7 p.m. EDT

Student Ambassador Presentation - Wednesday, September 30, 8 p.m. EDT

 

The best dates to learn about…

The School of Architecture: 9/20, 9/27

The School of Engineering: All presentations

The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences:  9/20, 9/24, 9/27, 9/30

The Lally School of Management: 9/27

The School of Science: 9/20, 9/24, 9/27, 9/30

Athletics: 9/20, 9/27, 9/30

Co-ops/Internships: All presentations

Research: 9/20, 9/24, 9/27, 9/30

Saturday Visits

**IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL TOURS AND INFORMATION SESSIONS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Please check back in the fall 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. Please check back in the fall 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