Parents & Families

Dear Rensselaer Families 

As we plan and prepare for your student's arrival this fall; we have had to make some adjustments this summer due to COVID 19 restrictions. For the health and safety of our students and families we have moved orientation to be delivered remotely. We have created a robust summer onboarding for both students and parents. Please see the full schedule under the timeline tab, and browse our robust parent program below. We will continue to add to the timeline throughout the summer so please visit the website frequently.

We look forward to meeting you and working with you this next year. 


Your First-Year Experience Team

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

Summer 2020 Parent and Family Programs are listed on our Summer 2020 Timeline

Past webinar recordings are now available here.  Check back often as new ones will be added.


2020 Hotel Accomodations

Best Western Plus Franklin Square Inn

Ivan Mugerwa, General Manager

Sarah Common, Assistant GM

Main line: (518) 274-8800

Call to book reservations, reference RPI rate.


Hilton Garden Inn, Troy

Brianna Trexler-Testa, Sales Director

Dan Dolan, General Manager

Cory Hennessey, Sales Coordinator

Main line: (518) 272-1700

Call to book reservations, reference RPI rate.


Marriott, Courtyard Troy/Waterfront

Traci Testa, Sales Director

Andy Kennedy, General Manager

Main line: (518) 214-1000

Call to book reservations, reference RPI rate.