Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond

NRB 2024 Planning is underway! More information about Overnight and Adventure Block registration for Class of 2028/9 students will be available later this spring. 

About NRB

Starting classes, meeting peers, and exploring a new geographical area all at once may seem intimidating for many first-year students making the transition to college and campus life. But it’s not like that for incoming first-year students at Rensselaer.

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), the official continuation of the orientation program. Created under The Rensselaer Plan in 2001, NRB is organized around three general themes: adventure/team building; cultural/historical; and community service opportunities—all designed to help students get to know one another.

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