Student Orientation Information

Guide to Summer Orientation

Review Schedule of Events

Review Orientation Schedule

Be sure to read through the Orientation schedule. As registration becomes available for each event, sign-up and join us!


Review the To-Do List

A full list of deadlines is broken down for you through the To-Do list. Be sure you make progress on all of the required actions by the deadlines. 

Required Components

Mandatory Modules

Modules will help you prepare for both the academic and social success on campus. All Modules are REQUIRED will take 30 minutes to an hour each to complete. Modules will be released monthly and a notification will be sent to your email. Module #1: The Academic Overview (released May 2021); Module 2: Life on Campus (to be released end of June 2021); Module 3: Community Responsibility (to be released end of July).

Strongly Encouraged Components

Live Q&A Sessions (Connection Days)

This is your time to log in and speak to our FYE team and ask any questions you have week to week. We are here to help. Connection Days are Tuesdays at noon for students and Thursdays at noon for parents.

In-Person Component

Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond 

Rensselaer officially welcomes new students and introduces them to the local community through a week-long series of events known as “Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond” (NRB). NRB activities will occur in-person the weekend before classes begin. Learn more about Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond

Moving In

Get Ready to come to Campus! 

Watch your email for more information regarding Move-In Day. 

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