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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 for updated information concerning the availability of on-campus tours and visits.

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We look forward to connecting with you!

Presidents' Day Preview (Virtual)

Monday, February 15, 4 p.m EST   Register

Join us for an extended virtual event on Presidents’ Day! This is a great opportunity to hear from a variety of faculty, staff, and current students and learn how a Rensselaer education can help you change the world. Start off your day by hearing from representatives from all five schools to learn about our interdisciplinary approach to education. Next, learn how to apply for admission and financial aid by attending a session led by one of our admissions counselors. After, meet some of our student ambassadors who represent a variety of majors. They will share: why they chose to attend RPI, information about their major, co-ops/internships that they participated in, undergraduate research, extracurricular activities, and more! Finally, end your day with a virtual tour moderated by our student ambassadors. If you haven’t already experienced our virtual tour (or even if you have!), this is a great way to learn more about our campus from the comfort of your home. This event is great for both prospective and accepted students.

February Preview Days (Virtual)

February Preview Days are a great way to start learning about Rensselaer! Start off your day with a general information session led by one of our admissions counselors. This session will include information on: the history of RPI, academics, student life, the admissions process and more! Next, hear from our student ambassadors who represent a variety of majors. They will share: why they chose to attend RPI, information about their major, co-ops/internships they have participated in, undergraduate research, extracurricular activities, and more! Finally, end your day with a virtual tour moderated by our student ambassadors. If you haven’t already experienced our virtual tour (or even if you have!), this is a great way to learn more about our campus from the comfort of your home. These events are great for both prospective and accepted students.

Tuesday, February 16, 7 p.m EST Register

Wednesday, February 17, 4 p.m EST Register

Thursday, February 18, 7 p.m EST Register

Friday, February 19, 4 p.m EST Register

Academic Webinars for Prospective Students

In addition to our 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.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Overview Webinar - Tuesday, January 12, 6 p.m. EDT

Check back often, more webinars coming soon!

Student Ambassador Webinars for Prospective Students

In addition to our 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.

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.

Thursday, January 14, 8 p.m. EDT

Thursday, January 21, 8 p.m. EDT

Thursday, January 28, 8 p.m. EDT

Thursday, February 4, 8 p.m. EDT

Thursday, February 11, 8 p.m. EDT

Thursday, February 25, 8 p.m. EDT

Student Ambassador-Led Virtual Tours

Take a virtual campus tour with our student ambassadors! If you haven't already experienced our virtual tour (or even if you have!), this is a great way to learn more about the campus from the comfort of your home. A student ambassador will guide you through campus and answer any questions that you have. This tour will highlight academic buildings, athletic facilities, residence life, and more!

Sunday, January 10, 8 p.m. EST

Sunday, January 17, 8 p.m. EST

Sunday, January 24, 8 p.m. EST

Sunday, January 31, 8 p.m. EST

Sunday, February 7, 8 p.m. EST

Sunday, February 14, 8 p.m. EST

Sunday, February 28, 8 p.m. EST

Financial Aid Webinars

Join members of our Office of Financial Aid staff as they review our aid application requirements, with focus on how to file accurately while avoiding common errors. An overview of our online financial aid information resources will also be provided

Check back often, more webinars coming soon!

Webinars for Women in STEM

Women studying at Rensselaer are changing the conversation when it comes to their achievements in math, science and engineering. As an underrepresented group within the STEM field, Rensselaer empowers women by fostering a community where women come together to support each other. To learn more, join us for one (or more!) of our upcoming webinar opportunities!

Check back often, more webinars coming soon!

Transfer Student Webinars

For the months of October and November, view our upcoming Transfer Student webinars (Fridays), or sign up for a one-on-one meeting with a transfer counselor (Mondays).

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

Information Sessions & Campus Tours

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

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

Saturday Visits

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

In lieu of on-campus visits, are are currently offering general admissions information session webinars, 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 spring 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.

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