Summer 2023 Webinar Schedule

Student Orientation Webinar Schedule

Summer 2023

How to join

Please review the schedule and save the date for all webinars you wish to attend, all are scheduled for Eastern Standard Time (EST). Events are hosted on the WebEx video conferencing platform. 

All links will become available by mid-June. You can always join the event live, no registration required. After each event occurs live, a link to the recording will become available below.

After each event, please remember to take our webinar survey

Your Road to Rensselaer
Tuesday, June 27, 4:00 p.m.

Students and families will receive a comprehensive overview of the summer's activities and timeline. Led by FYE and other key partners, new students will be formally introduced to their primary resources and how to navigate the onboarding activities and systems. 

Navigating Advising and Choosing the right major
Wednesday, June 28, 4:00 p.m.

Students will get an overview of our advising system at Rensselaer and what to expect for all students, regardless of major.   Learn how our advising hubs, ALAC, and your faculty are all here to support you in your academic plans. It is also normal to not have a clear idea of what you'd like to major in. This session will help you narrow or normalize your plans. 

What I wish I knew
Monday, July 10, 12:00 p.m.

In this panel style session, students and our academic hubs will recount lessons learned and help you navigate things you may not be thinking about just yet, but advice they wish they knew sooner. 

Understanding your bill with Financial Aid and The Bursar
Monday, July 10, 4:00 p.m.

With Fall 2023 eBills now available, how do I interpret my charges, set up other payers, a payment plan, or otherwise finance my balance. How does work study factor in to my total award? We'll break it all down and answer your questions. 

Your Student's Safety and Living on Campus
Tuesday, July 11, 4:00 p.m.

In this session, we are joined by the Department of Public Safety to discuss safety on campus and in the Troy community. In addition, we will discuss the backdrop of our residential student experience including Living Learning Communities, RAs, and our Student Living and Learning Team.

Time Management 101
Wednesday, July 12, 12:00 p.m.

How do students transition and make time for academics, social life, work, studying, and keeping in touch with family and friends back home? It is an ongoing balance. Students share their experience, strategies, and tips for making it work for you. 

Your Student's Health & Wellness
Wednesday, July 12, 3:00 p.m.

Supporting a successful experience starts with being physically and mentally healthy. Learn how our health and counseling centers support students every day, and our recommendations for parents as your students navigate being away from home.

ROTC at Rensselaer
Thursday, July 13, 12:00 p.m.

In this session, we will discuss opportunities for new students to join and participate in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps unit at RPI.  The ROTC College Program develops Midshipmen mentally, morally, and physically to prepare them for careers as officers in the Navy and Marine Corps. 

Disability Student Services
Thursday, July 13, 3:00 p.m.

Learn how The Office of Disability Services for Students (DSS) assists Rensselaer students with disabilities in gaining equal access to academic programs, extracurricular activities, and physical facilities on campus, and serves as Rensselaer's designated office that obtains and files disability-related documentation and determines reasonable accommodations in consultation with students. 

Student Orientation Advisor Panel
Thursday, July 13, 4:00 p.m. & Tuesday, July 18, 4:00 p.m.

In this session, our orientation advisors will answer some of the most commonly asked questions that you may be thinking about. You'll get their direct advice based on their experience, and be able to ask questions directly as well. 

The Arch at Rensselaer
Friday, July 14, 12:00 p.m.

The Arch is an important milestone in students' academic journey that requires planning and support from day one. We are here to help you understand what's ahead of you in your academic planning and experiential learning journey.

Using your career development resources to secure your dream internship
Monday, July 17, 4:00 p.m.

Our Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) is a resource students should use every year at Rensselaer. Start early and get to know your resources for getting yourself in a position to secure the opportunities you are looking for. 

Parent Panel: Supporting a Successful Transition
Tuesday, July 18, 12:00 p.m.

In this panel style session, parents will hear from our current parents. What successes and setbacks did their student's experience and what support did they receive while away from home for the first time. How did their relationship with their children evolve? 

Living in a small room
Wednesday, July 19, 12:00 p.m.

How do I get along with a roommate/roommates? What do I bring with me vs. what should I leave at home? How do I set up my space for success? Students who have been there will help break this down. 

Navigating Dining, Laundry, Vending, and Transportation
Wednesday, July 19, 3:00 p.m.

Our Auxiliary services are integral to the student experience at Rensselaer. Students will learn how to navigate our dining halls, especially with allergies and dietary restrictions from our Registered Dietician, as well as our vending, laundry, and transportation systems. 

Know Your Union
Thursday, July 20, 12:00 p.m.

Hear from our Student Union staff and student government who oversee 200+ student organizations, multiple facilities, programming and events. The Union is the hub on campus for getting involved, staying active, and meeting new people. 

Know your Mueller Center
Thursday, July 20, 4:00 p.m.

Get to know the department of Campus Recreation and Wellness.  The Mueller Center is a great place to stay physically fit but did you know it also houses wellness programs, outdoor activities, and intramural sports? 

Fraternity and Sorority Life Preview
Friday, July 21, 3:00 p.m.

Hear from individual fraternity and sorority leaders and community stakeholders about their experience, how to navigate membership within their organizations as well as key dates and events to take part in. While you won't need to decide right away, exploring what the Rensselaer Fraternity and Sorority experience has to offer can provide a valuable head start on finding your place within the RPI community. 

Q&A Session: Preparing for Arrival and NRB
Wednesday, August 16, 12:00 p.m.

With just about a week to go, we are here to provide updates and turn your attention towards your arrival and what to expect at NRB. As always, all questions are welcome.

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