At Rensselaer, we are committed to protecting the health and safety of our community. Strict protocols are currently in place requiring face masks, social distancing, and the de-densification of campus. At this time, campus is only open to students, faculty, and staff who have been cleared to return.


Effective Wednesday, May 26, 2021, the COVID-19 Testing Site for faculty, staff, and students has been moved from the Alumni Sports and Recreation Center (AS&RC) to the East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV) practice gym. The hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning June 2, 2021.

Open  No walk-ins, must call (518) 276-6287 first.

Learn more: https://studenthealth.rpi.edu/

Telecounseling sessions (therapy and psychiatry): Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Schedule sessions via email at counseling@rpi.edu or by phone at (518) 276-6479. To learn more, visit https://studenthealth.rpi.edu/counseling.

Architecture Library: OPEN Visit the Libraries' website for hours of operation.

EMPAC: CLOSED until further notice. This includes Evelyn's Cafe. 

Folsom Library: OPEN. Visit the Libraries' website for hours of operation.

Hirsch Observatory: CLOSED to the public until further notice.

Moe's: OPEN.

Mueller Center: OPEN to students with campus access. Students may only enter during their appointed day and scheduled timeslot. Students may reserve one 45-minute timeslot per appointed day online at imleagues.com.


  • Residential Commons Students: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
  • Off-Campus Students (With Campus Access): Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Robison Pool: CLOSED until further notice. 

Student Union: OPEN. Visit the Union website for hours of operation.

The Forge: CLOSED until further notice. 

All tours and information sessions have been canceled until further notice. 

  • Mail Services: OPEN (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday). Please not come to the Mail Center without an email notification. For more information, visit the Mail Center website. 

As part of the social distancing protocols in place at Rensselaer as a result of the global pandemic COVID-19, all university-sponsored events, including events sponsored by student organizations, are currently suspended.

Rensselaer has suspended all university-related international travel to any country, as well as university-related domestic travel, until further notice.

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