New International Student Information

Congratulations on your acceptance to RPI! This section of our website is designed to help you with your arrival to the United States and to RPI. Before arriving, please review the pre-arrival guides located to the right on this page.

New International Student Orientation

A mandatory Fall 2017 orientation session will be held for all new international students -- both undergraduate and graduate -- from 12:00pm to 3:00pm on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in room 308 of the Darren Communications Center (DCC). ALL new international students MUST attend. Food and refreshments will also be provided. We look forward to seeing you!

New International Student Check-In

All international students are required by law to check in with ISSS upon arrival to campus. The following items are required for check-in:

RPI is looking forward to welcoming over 500 new international students this fall! As part of a process to streamline check-in, we are inviting students to complete their check-in electronically; to do this, please e-mail ALL required documents to the ISSS Office. Please note that you can only check in on-line after arriving in the United States.

In-Person Check-In

If you would like to check in in person, you may do so at the following dates and times:

All Graduate Students
Tuesday, August 22 -- 10:00am to 12:00 and 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: ALAC Tutoring Center, Folsom Library

Graduate Student TAs or RAs
Tuesday, August 22 -- 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: ALAC Tutoring Center, Folsom Library

Undergraduate Students
Wednesday, August 23 AND Thursday, August 24 -- 10:00am to 12:00 and 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Student Government Suite, Student Union

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