New International Student Orientation
Congratulations on your acceptance to RPI! This section of our website is designed to help you with your arrival to the United States. Please see the pre-arrival guides and orientation schedules in the side panel to the right.
All international students are required by law to check in with ISSS upon arrival to campus. Please see the Undergraduate and Graduate Orientation schedules for specific check-in times.
Please bring the following documents to check-in:
- Passport with valid F-1/J-1 visa and entrance stamp
- I-20 (F-1) or DS-2019 (J-1)
- I-94 (available on-line)
Undergraduate and Graduate Student Check-In Times:
All student check-ins for Spring 2017 will take place in Suite 4226 on the fourth floor of Academy Hall, which is located on the corner of 15th Street and College Avenue.
- Tuesday, January 10 -- 10:00am-12:00pm; 1:00pm-3:00pm
- Wednesday, January 11 -- 10:00am-12:00pm; 1:00pm-3:00pm
- Thursday, January 12 -- 10:00am-12:00pm; 1:00pm-3:00pm
General arrival information about the Rensselaer campus will be available to all new international students during check-in, and students will also meet with the ISSS staff to complete immigration requirements.
Mandatory International Student Orientation : Orientation for the Spring 2017 semester will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:30am in Darrin Communication Center 232, and all new international students must attend.
Information for the Fall 2017 semester will be posted as soon as we have details.