Tips for Scholars

Welcome to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute! Fellow scholars, professors, and staff at Rensselaer join in wishing you a pleasant and rewarding stay in the United States.

Please take a look at our Pre-Arrival Guide for Visiting Scholars. This includes important information on applying for your visa, arriving to campus, and your time at RPI. For information on local cultural attractions and life in Troy, please visit the Resources tab of our website

Please remember that all new Visiting Scholars are required to check-in with the ISSS Office immediately upon arrival to campus. Please call (518-276-4966) or email ahead of time to schedule an appointment. You should bring your passport, visa, DS-2019, I-94, and proof of health insurance with you to check-in. Our office is located in Suite 4226 of Academy Hall, on the corner of 15th Street and College Ave (directly across from the fire station).

International Services for Students and Scholars, Phone: (518) 276-4966, Fax: (518) 276-4839