Summer 2020 Timeline

Dear Class of 2024,

 

For the health and safety of our students and families, orientation will be delivered remotely. We have created a robust summer schedule for both students and parents. Please see the full schedule under the timeline tab. We will continue to add to the timeline throughout the summer so please visit the website frequently. We look forward to being a part of your successful first year at Rensselaer. 

 

Sincerely, 

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

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

 

May 2020 

May 21 

Email #1 to students  

This email will detail our summer timeline as well as important next steps. Complete your Orientation Intake Form. 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 

May 28 

The Campus Card Office is now accepting photo submissions for your Rensselaer ID card.  This submission is due by July 10th.   

May 30  

Email #1 to families

Expect an email from the FYE team with updates and announcements regarding summer parent programs

June 1

Email #2 to students

Expect an email from the FYE team with updates. 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. 

 

Please Note: 

  1. 1. All times for events listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST). 

  1. 2. Register Here = Click here to pre-register for this webinar. Registration becomes live at least 7 days before each session and instructions to join the webinar will be emailed to you. 

  1. 3. Join here = Click the link on the day of the event and you will be taken to a WebEx meeting. 

  2.  

June 2020 

June 1-June 30 Daily Connect Hour Begins! 

Join here at the time listed each day to have live Q&A with our FYE Team.  

Mondays: 9:00 a.m. 

Tuesdays: 11:00 a.m.  featuring a representative from Financial Aid

Wednesdays: 12:00 p.m. 

Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. (International Students Encouraged)  

Fridays: 2:00 p.m. 

June 16

Email #3 to students and families  

This email will share directions on how to access Modules 1 & 2 (Academic Overview and Life on Campus). Check your RPI email to get started. These modules are required. Module 1 Due July 10, Module 2 due July 15. Registration opens for Parents to sign up for book club. 

June 16 

Webinar: How to get the most out of meeting with your advisor, 4:00 p.m. 

The Advising & Learning Assistance Center (ALAC) wants to prepare you for a successful advising and registration experience. Learn how to work best with your advisor and get the most out of your meeting with them. Registration now open here 

June 18 

Parents: Health Services Webinar, 7:00 p.m. 

Hosted by Rensselaer's Student Health Center, parents will get an overview of the services students have access to and our recommendation for mental and physical health as a college student. We will also share a few conversation starters we encourage families to use prior to your student leaving for college.  A representative from our student health insurance provider will also be on the call for any questions. Register here. (please note registration opens 7 days prior to event) 

June 19 

Parents: Your Student's Safety Webinar, 7:00 p.m. 

Join Rensselaer's Department of Public Safety to learn more about safety protocols on campus and in our community. Register here .(please note registration opens 7 days prior to event) 

June 22-July 8 

Over these two weeks, you will have the opportunity to join webinars, correspond with an advisor, and get prepared to register for your fall classes. Learn more on the Advising & Registration page.

June 23 

Parents: Book Club Meeting #1, 7:00 p.m. 

Join First-Year Experience and Rensselaer's counseling staff to discuss Part I of the book; The Stressed Years of Their Lives. Register here

June 25 

Webinar: Not sure of your major?, 10:30 a.m. 

The Advising & Learning Assistance Center and The Center for Career and Professional Development will team up to talk about resources for undeclared students or students who are unsure about their major selection. Register here. 

 

July 2020 

July 1*-July 31 Daily Connect Hour Continues 

*July 1st we will not offer Daily Connect Hour and encourage you to attend the President's Virtual Town Hall instead 

Join here at the time listed each day* to have live Q&A with our FYE Team. 

Mondays: 9:00 a.m. 

Tuesdays: 11:00 a.m. featuring a representative from Financial Aid 

Wednesdays: 12:00 p.m. 

Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. featuring International Services for Student Scholars (ISSS)  

Fridays: 2:00 p.m. 

*July 3 Staff Holiday - no Daily Connect  

July 6 

Email #4 to students and families  

Expect an email from the FYE team highlighting updates as well fall course registration details.  

July 8 

Auxilary Services- Dining, Transportation, Laundry, and Vending Webinar, 11:00 a.m.

Learn more about the dining plans, our shuttle and transportation services, and all the day to day services you will interact with as a Rensselaer student.  Register Here

Reminder: check your RPI email for details on how to view your fall bill. 

July 9 

Disability Student Services Webinar, 4:00 p.m. 

Learn more about Disability Student Services (DSS) at Rensselaer. DSS offers information and resources based on individual needs to ensure that students are provided academic adjustments to allow for equal access to a college education at Rensselaer. Register Here

July 9 

Athletics Webinar, 4:00 p.m.  

Becoming a student-athlete adds a different and exciting layer to your college experience. Hear from our Athletics experts about this transition and what to expect as a student-athlete. Register Here

July 10 

Parents: 20 in 20 sessions, 10:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m.  

This session is designed to answer 20 of the most common questions parents might be afraid to ask, all in 20 minutes. Join here.  

July 10 

Parents: Financial Session with Bursar & Financial Aid, 6:00 p.m. 

Understanding your bill and financial aid are important aspects to getting started. Join us for a short presentation followed by Q&A. Individual consultations are also available. Register here. 

July 10 

Module 1: Academic Overview is due 

Rensselaer ID Card photo submission is due.  

July 11 

Trivia Night, 8:00 p.m.  

Join a virtual trivia night with your classmates and Student Orientation Coordinators. Test your knowledge of Rensselaer and meet new friends. Join here. 

July 13 - July 22 

Class Registration  

During this time all students will register for their fall classes.  

July 14 

Parents: Book Club Meeting #2, 7:00 p.m. 

Join First-Year Experience and Rensselaer's counseling staff to discuss Part II of the book; The Stressed Years of Their Lives. Register here

Career Connect Webinars  

This session will provide you an opportunity to connect with a Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) career counselor for your specific academic area. We will do a brief overview of services and resources, opportunities within that academic area, where students intern, employer engagement, and career exploration. Q&A will follow the brief presentation. 

July 16 School of Science - 1:00 p.m. Register now

July 17 School of Engineering - 1:00 p.m. Register now

July 20 School of Architecture - 1:00 p.m. Register now

July 21 School of Management - 1:00 p.m. Register now

July 22 School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences - 1:00 p.m. Register now 

July 15 

Module 2: Life on Campus is due 

July 16 

Online Course Assigned to you by the Student Health Center - AlcoholEdu

Students will get an email invitation to log into the course platform (Foundry/Everfi). They will sign on with their RCS via the single sign on system. Students will have until 8/28 to complete Part 1 of the course. After a 30 day intermission, from the date they complete Part 1, they will be invited to complete Part 2. This second, and final part, is due no later than 9/28.

July 17

Email from Dean of Students regarding fall planning as well as how to request for remote learning.

July 20  

Being a Successful Student: Self Care and Time Management 101, 2:00 p.m. 

This session will focus on the best academic strategies for transitioning to college level coursework and lifestyle. Register here now

July 21  

Financial Aid and Bursar, 2:00 p.m. 

Understanding your bill and financial aid are important aspects to getting started. Join us for a short presentation followed by Q&A. Individual consultations are also available. Register here now 

July 22  

How to Live Successfully in a Small Room, 2:00 p.m. 

Living on your own for the first time can be an exciting and scary transition. We are here with some tips and tricks to make it all work for you.  Register here now 

July 23  

Living on Campus, 4:00 p.m.  

The Student Living & Learning staff will share insight on how to prepare for living on-campus this fall, with details about leadership opportunities, what you should and should not bring with you, the moving-in process, and recommendations about making the most of the your first year in the residence halls at Rensselaer Register here now

July 23 

Craft Night, 6:00 p.m.   

Join a virtual craft night with your classmates and Student Orientation AdvisersChannel your inner artist and meet new friends. Register here now

July 24  

Know Your Union Webinar, 3:00 p.m. 

This session will focus on how to becoming involved and engaged with the Rensselaer Student Union. The topics of interest will include the Union's resources, clubs & organizations, student government, and affinity programming. Register here now

July 24  

Email sent to students RPI email about return to campus module to be completed by August 3rd. 

July 24 – August 21 

Foodie Fridays, 1:00 p.m.   

Tune in for an Instagram IGTV video event with your Student Orientation Cooking Team hosted by @rpifye. Learn how to cook simple, everyday dorm room dishes and learn tips and tricks for navigating the food scene at RPI. Recreate the dishes and post to your Instagram stories, tagging @rpifye, or to the Class of 2024 Facebook Group, for a chance to enter your name in a raffle and win prizes.Submit your questions to be answered in our next video here.  

July 25  

Trivia Event, 8:00 p.m.   

Join a virtual trivia event with your classmates and Student Orientation Coordinators. Test your knowledge of Rensselaermeet new friends, and win some prizesRegister here now

July 27  

Fraternity Life, 4:00 p.m.  

Current leaders in the fraternity community, along with alumni and administrative staff, will share the variety of experiences available to students who join fraternities at Rensselaer.  There will be ample opportunity for participants to ask questions about one of the most impactful involvement opportunities on-campus. Register here now

July 28  

Financial Session with Bursar and Financial Aid, 6:00 p.m.  

Understanding your bill and financial aid are important aspects to getting started. Join us for a short presentation followed by Q&A. Individual consultations are also available. Register here now

July 28 

Living on Campus, 4:00 p.m.  

The Student Living & Learning staff will share insight on how to prepare for living on-campus this fall, with details about leadership opportunities, what you should and should not bring with you, the moving-in process, and recommendations about making the most of the your first year in the residence halls at Rensselaer Register here now

July 29  

Sorority Life, 4:00 p.m. 

Current leaders in the sorority community, along with alumni and administrative staff, will share the unique and powerful opportunities available to students who join sororities at Rensselaer.  There will be ample opportunity for participants to ask questions about one of the most impactful involvement opportunities on-campus. Register here now

July 30  

Fraternity Life, 4:00 p.m.  

Current leaders in the fraternity community, along with alumni and administrative staff, will share the variety of experiences available to students who join fraternities at Rensselaer.  There will be ample opportunity for participants to ask questions about one of the most impactful involvement opportunities on-campus. Register here now

July 30 

Parents: Supporting Your Student's Career Development, 7:00 p.m. 

This session will provide parents the opportunity to connect with the CCPD to learn more about services provided to students throughout their time at RPI, our new career management platform, how to support your student's career development journey, and engagement opportunities with CCPD. Register here now 

July 31  

Sorority Life, 4:00 p.m. 

Current leaders in the sorority community, along with alumni and administrative staff, will share the unique and powerful opportunities available to students who join sororities at Rensselaer.  There will be ample opportunity for participants to ask questions about one of the most impactful involvement opportunities on-campus. Register here now 

July 31  

Know Your Union Webinar, 3:00 p.m. 

This session will focus on how to become involved and engaged in Campus Recreation and Rensselaer Union Club Sports. The topics of interest will include Club Sports, Intramural Sports, Outdoor recreation, the Mueller Center fitness center and affiliated fitness and wellness programs. Register here now 

 

August 2020 

August 1 - 14* Daily Connect Hour Continues

Join here to have a live Q&A with our team.  

Mondays: 9:00 a.m. 

Tuesdays: 11:00 a.m. 

Wednesdays: 12:00 p.m. 

Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. featuring International Services for Students Scholars (ISSS)*

Fridays: 2:00 p.m. 

No daily connect on Thursday, August 13th. 

August 1  

Class of 2024 Talent Show  

Show off your hidden talents to your future classmates in this virtual talent show. Beginning July 22nd, submit videos via Instagram DM to @rpifye to be featured in the talent show. Vote for your favorite talents, and enjoy the show. Register here (please note registration opens 7 days prior to event) 

August 1  

First-Year Student Mixer, 8:00 p.m.   

Join a virtual mixer with your classmates and Student Orientation Coordinators. Play games and get to know the Class of 2024.  Register here now

August 4 

Email #6 to students and families 

Expect an email with more details regarding the start of the semester. 

August 4 

Parents: Book Club Meeting #3, 7:00 p.m. 

Join First-Year Experience and Rensselaer's counseling staff for a final discussions on the book; The Stressed Years of Their Lives. Pre-registration required. Register here.

August 5 

How to be successful: Time management 101, 2:00 p.m. 

How will you find a new routine while living on your own and balancing your classes, studying, and free time? We are here with some tips and tricks to make it all work for you.  Register here now 

August 6 

Craft Night, 6:00 p.m.   

Join a virtual craft night with your classmates and Student Orientation AdvisersChannel your inner artist and meet new friends. Register here now

August 7 

Fall Tuition and Fees Due

 

First-Year Move In Email

 

August 10 

Module 3: Community Responsibility is released

 This module will cover information on our sexual misconduct policy, how to be a good community member, and how to support everyone in your new community. This module is required and due August 23.  

 

August 14 

Student-to-Student Panel: Answering Your FAQs, 10:00 a.m. 

Join your fellow classmates as the Student Orientation Team answers the most common questions students are afraid to ask when they first enter RPI. This webinar is specifically designed for a student audience in order to create a safe space for first-years to talk one-on-one with upperclassman about college life. Q&A session will follow. Register here now

August 14  

First-Year Student Mixer, 8:00 p.m.   

Join a virtual mixer with your classmates and Student Orientation Coordinators. Play games and get to know the Class of 2024.  Register here now 

August 17 

Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond Email 

Expect an email with details about activities planned from August 20-September 7. 

August 18 

Learning Assistant Program Overview, 2:00 p.m. 

Meet and greet with some of the Fall 2020 Learning Assistant.  Your Learning Assistant is an upper classmen who lives in the residence halls with first-year students and is there to help with the transition to college academics.  They run helpful programs and are there as a general resource. Q&A session will follow. Register here now

August 18 

Student-to-Student Panel: Answering Your FAQs, 5:00 p.m. 

Join your fellow classmates as the Student Orientation Team answers the most common questions students are afraid to ask when they first enter RPI. This webinar is specifically designed for a student audience in order to create a safe space for first-years to talk one-on-one with upperclassman about college life. Q&A session will follow. Register here now

August 18 

Student-to-Parent Panel: Answering Your FAQs, 7:00 p.m. 

Hosted by the Student Orientation Team, parents will get answers to the most common questions first-year parents are afraid to ask about their students entering RPI. Learn about their first-year experience all from the student perspective. Q&A session will follow. Register here now

August 20 

Craft Night, 6:00 p.m.   

Join a virtual craft night with your classmates and Student Orientation AdvisersChannel your inner artist and meet new friends. Register here.  (please note registration opens 7 days prior to event) 

August 28

Part I of AlcoholEdu is due

Students will get an email invitation to log into the course platform (Foundry/Everfi). They will sign on with their RCS via the single sign on system. Students will have until 8/28 to complete Part 1 of the course. After a 30 day intermission, from the date they complete Part 1, they will be invited to complete Part 2. This second, and final part, is due no later than 9/28.

 

First-Year Move-In FAQ