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.



  • Wednesday: 9-11 a.m.
  • Friday: 3-5 p.m.


  • Monday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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.

  • Shuttle: OPERATING. Visit the Shuttle website for hours of operation.
  • Safe Ride: OPERATING. Monday to Saturday, 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. 

All riders must wear masks at all times and present a Rensselaer ID when entering the vehicle or shuttle. Safe Ride service can be requested via the Trans-Loc app.

  • Parking: Students will be permitted to park in the lots for which they have appropriate stickers. All Institute parking rules and conditions apply.
  • Architecture Library: OPEN. Visit the Libraries' website for hours of operation. Reservation required through the School of Architecture's Reservation system
  • 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: CLOSED until further notice. 

  • Student Union: OPEN (Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sat: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.). 

  • The Forge: OPEN. Fall hours will be 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The facility will operate under a limited capacity and students must reach out virtually via The Forge’s website or email Russell Roberts at roberr5@rpi.edu prior to arriving.

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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