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A sample orientation schedule:
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Day One
(students and families follow similar, but separate, programs)

  • Check-In: Plan to arrive by 9 a.m. You will receive your keys, fall housing assignment, and your orientation packet.
  • Morning Meeting: Meet with a member of the Student Orientation staff and prepare for the day by reviewing the schedule and getting any preliminary questions answered.
  • Welcome and Opening Address
  • Academic Overview
  • Departmental Advising: Meet in groups with a faculty member from your school; get advice on which classes to take and gather some information specific to your major.
  • LUNCH
  • Computing at Rensselaer
  • Living, Dining, & Safety: Get an introduction to campus life.
  • Student Panel Discussion: Enjoy your chance to have your questions answered by the experts – the students!
  • Team 2018: Explore leadership and teamwork while getting to know your classmates in an interactive setting.
  • DINNER
  • Evening Social: Come and take advantage of this opportunity to get to know other members of the Class of 2018!

Day Two

  • BREAKFAST
  • Hands-on Computing at Rensselaer & Course Registration: You will be guided through the process of logging onto the Student Information System (SIS) and registering online for your fall semester classes.
  • Resource Center: Many campus departments will be represented to answer your questions and provide specific information.
  • Closing Remarks: Learn some fun and interesting facts about your class and ask any remaining questions. Program concludes at noon.
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