First-Year Experience

The Office of the First-Year Experience offers a comprehensive array of programs and initiatives not only for new undergraduate and graduate students but for parents and families as well. Most programs begin before students arrive on campus and continue well beyond their first year. Specifically, the Office of the First-Year Experience sponsors the Navigating Rensselaer orientation program, Family Weekend, Campus Community Service Day(s), the Information and Personal Assistance Center (IPAC), and the Community Advocate Program, along with many other community action initiatives, programs and publications designed to help students and families navigate Rensselaer.