Welcome, Class of 2027!

Your incredible college experience is just beginning, and we are so excited to welcome you to this new chapter in your life at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute!

We want you to know that the School of Engineering First-Year Academic Advising Hub (SoE Hub) is here to guide and support the academic decisions you will make to achieve your goals. Even now, you can reach out to us for academic support as you navigate your transition from high school to RPI!


Not sure why you have an Academic Advisor, or how they can help? 
Watch this quick video, featuring Karen Lewis, Hub Advisor!
(and, subscribe to our YouTube channel while there).


We are here to help!



Where to begin? 

The Major-Specific Registration Guide


This Summer (2023), we will send you all the materials that you need to prepare for your first college registration! The Hidden Curriculum, Episode 1: Major-Specific Registration Guide will walk you through the courses that you need to take in your first semester, the process of registration and curriculum information. 



Next steps (if you haven't already joined us)

Our WebEx Chat Room!

The moment you log-in you will have full access to your SoE Hub Advising Team and other 2026 Engineering classmates. 

  • You will find an invitation to join us in your RPI inbox from June 6th!
  • Hub Advisors will be available in the chat Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. 


This chat room is the ABSOLUTE   best way to connect with the SoE Hub team!


Step 1: Download WebEx Teams to your Phone and/or Computer

Step 2: Log in with your new RCS information (RPI email/password)

Step 3: Check your RPI email on June 6th for your invitation to join us!


In this Chat, we will provide you with everything you need!

  • Support for creating your first schedule!
  • Registration and curriculum information
  • Events, important dates and deadlines
  • Updates that will impact you from across campus
  • Direct access to your SoE Hub Adivising team!


It will be a great resource for you to ask all your questions - starting today! 



Other ways to connect?


WebEx Wednesday! Video Chat with a SoE Hub Advisor:

Starting in July, we will begin our historic  Walk-In Wednesday - but digitally! 

Join our WebEx chat (above) for log-in details. 


How do WebEx Wednesdays work?

  • A form to sign-up for drop-ins will be shared via RPI email and in our WebEx chat room
  • It's first come, first serve - add your name to the digital sign-up form to join our lobby (there can be a wait)
  • Once it's your turn, we'll bring you in for a one-on-one conversation! 



And, you can always email your Engineering Advising Team at --- soehub@rpi.edu



The SoE Hub Chat, and WebEx Wednesday will continue through the 2022-2023 Academic Year! 

And, it will get more major-specific. 




Additional Resources just for you, the Class of 2027!


Read through The Hub's FAQ for a snapshot on how we help!



Exploring Engineering

Not sure about your major? Want the chance to Explore Engineering before fully commiting? Check this out!

Explore Engineering! Start at Rensselaer as an Undeclared Engineer




Important Academic and Registration Dates for Summer 2023


  • Time Tickets Assigned: TBA
  • Registration Guides will emailed from the SoE Hub: TBA
  • Deadline to complete the Registration Guide: TBA
  • Consultation Period: TBA
  • Registration Weeks: TBA
  • Fall Registration Reopens: TBA
  • Add Deadline: TBA 



Quick Links for New Student Orientation, Summer 2022


New Student Orientation: Student Life's First-Year Experience (FYE) Office

Admissions' Portal

Enrollment Guide

First-Year Experience Office (FYE)

Financial Aid: Prospective Student Deadlines, etc.

Student Living and Learning: Housing Info

Dining Services



We are super excited to hear from you!
Welcome, welcome, welcome!

- Karen, Kristin, Kelley, Kim, and Boulos

Head to the main SoE Hub Website!