Parents & Families


Academic Calendar

Rensselaer academic calendar including major holidays, final exam times and commencement dates.

Click to download the 2023-2024 Parents of Rensselaer 

Academic Calendar quick reference sheet 

Parents Facebook Group

This group is run by parent volunteers for the benefit of Rensselaer parents. Members are admitted based on having a confirmed incoming or current and active student at Rensselaer. University officials do not moderate the page, but can be reached at 

Center for Career and Professional Development

The CCPD serves the career development needs of RPI students by providing high quality services through counseling, consultation and lasting partnerships, designed to facilitate learning and advance well-being, purpose and identity development.

Commencement/ Graduation

General information regarding graduation including upcoming dates, ticket information, parking, etc.

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (or FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student's educational, financial and health records. Without the appropriate student information releases, student account and academic records cannot be discussed with a parent, guardian, spouse, or other parties.

Financial Aid

Information on student financial aid.

Rensselaer Collegiate Store

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institutes official bookstore.


General information including class scheduling, dates and deadlines, transcripts, final exams, etc.

Parent Giving 

The Annual Fund gives parents the opportunity to participate in the success of their student and the Institute overall. Learn more about the Annual Fund, the Society of Families, and other philanthropic opportunities and ways to get involved.

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