Welcome, Class of 2026!

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 Advising Hub (SoE Hub) is here to guide and support the decisions you will make to achieve your goals. Even now, you can reach out to us for support as you navigate your transition from high school to RPI!


We are here to help!




Where to begin? 

Join our WebEx Chat Room today!

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

Hub Advisors will be available in the chat Monday through Friday, 9 am to noon and 1 to 4 pm. 


This chat room is 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: Copy/paste the content below into your browser to join our WebEx Chat! It will automatically open our chat in WebEx teams!

  • webexteams://im?space=32fb2cf0-bbfb-11ec-8066-edcd3ba6e207


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! 

Put the following dates on your calendar, and join our WebEx chat (above) for log-in details. 

  • July 6th, July 13th, July 20th, July 27th


How do WebEx Wednesdays work?

  • Log-in information will be shared via RPI email and our chat room
  • It's first come, first serve - click the link 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. 




Resources just for you, the Class of 2026!


As you look around the SoE Hub website, you will find all of these resources that were created for previous cohorts. They are a great sneak peek of what you can expect, though your own cohort-specific resources will be what we encourage you to follow when it comes time.


Where to begin? Read through The Hub's FAQ for a snapshot on how we help!

MeetEng! Want to meet with a Current Student? Let's go!

The Hidden Curriculum: we'll begin with your Registration Guide in July!

Industry Hour: connect with alumni and current students to learn where you major can take you!



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 2022

Check for updates at the end of May 2022


  • Registration Guides will emailed from the SoE Hub: July 6th, 2022
  • Deadline to complete the Registration Guide: TBA
  • Consultation Period: TBA
  • Time Tickets Assigned: TBA
  • Registration Weeks: TBA


Want to a sneak-peek of your courses? Click here!



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, Valerie, and Boulos

Head to the main SoE Hub Website!