Spring 2021 Timeline

Dear New Students, 

For the health and safety of our students and families, orientation will be delivered remotely for students starting with us in January 2021. We have created a robust schedule for both students and parents. Please see the full schedule under the timeline tab. We look forward to being a part of your successful first semester at Rensselaer.  

Sincerely,  

Your First-Year Experience Team  

For Rensselaer communications and information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), visit COVID19.RPI.EDU.  

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Please note, orientation programming and your coursework will require use of WebEx Team and WebEx Meetings. Please get a head start by becoming familiar with these platforms.  

October 2020  

October 30 

Email #1 to students

This email will detail our orientation timeline as well as important next steps. Please note all official communication will go to your Rensselaer email account. To log into your email use the following link: https://webmail.rpi.edu.  

November 2020 

November 2 

Submit a photo for your Rensselaer Student ID 

The Campus Card Office is now accepting photo submissions for your Rensselaer ID card.  This submission is due by December 18, 2020.

November 9-13 

Advising Consultation

First, you will plan out your fall course schedule. Your advising Hub/school adviser will connect with you via your Rensselaer email to review your curriculum template and courses as you build your schedule online. 

November 15 

Laptop Ordering Begins

Laptop orders are placed through the Student Information System (SIS).  The primary order window for Spring 2021 will be November 15th through December 1. Some academic programs provide recommendations for a specific model or models.  See Spring 2021 Laptop Choices

November 19-23 

Class Registration Period 

The next step is to register online for the spring courses you selected. You will receive an email from Rensselaer with instructions on how to view your time ticket. 

Suggested webinars to watch this month 

December 2020 

December 2 

Email #2 to students 

Expect an email from the FYE team with updates and action items. Please note all official communication will go to your Rensselaer email account. To log into your email use the following link: https://webmail.rpi.edu.  

Spring 2021 Bills are available in Cashnet 

The Bursar’s Office at Rensselaer exclusively uses eBilling to distribute tuition bills. Rensselaer uses a web-based presentation from CASHNet to provide a secure access to student financial records. 

Suggested webinars to watch this month 

January 2020 

January 5 

Email #3 to students

Expect an email from the FYE team with updates and action items. Please note all official communication will go to your Rensselaer email account. To log into your email use the following link: https://webmail.rpi.edu

January 8 

Spring Tuition and Fees Due 

Login to Cashnet to pay your bill. See Bursar’s Office page for more information.  

January 7 

Student Panel and Q&A: Living on Campus, 2:00 p.m. 

This session is designed to answers some common questions you may have from many of the offices your student may interact with most. 

Join here links will become live on the day of the program. 

Parents Panel and Q&A: Living on Campus, 4:00 p.m.  

This session is designed to answers some common questions you may have from many of the offices your student may interact with most.  

Join here links will become live on the day of the program. 

Week of January 11 

Email #4 to students

Expect an email from the FYE team with updates and action items. Please note all official communication will go to your Rensselaer email account. To log into your email use the following link: https://webmail.rpi.edu

January 13 

Preparing for Arrival Q&A Sessions, 9:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. 

For all incoming students and families. Join us for a live Q&A with staff across the institute as we prepare to open our campus and kick off the spring 2021 semester.  

Join here links will become live on the day of the program. 

Suggested webinars to watch this month  

Spring 2021 Housing Assignments and Move-In Days 

Housing plans are currently being worked out so that students can be assigned appropriate housing in accordance with our campus de-densification plans. You will hear from the Office of Student Living & Learning directly with your housing assignment and subsequent move-in logistics as soon as possible and we will make updates to this page as more information becomes available.  

January 19 

Spring Classes Begin 

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