In accordance with social distancing protocols, there will be no in-person academic advising appointments.

The Advising & Learning Assistance Center (ALAC) will use Webex tutoring sessions. The schedule is being created and will be posted online. In addition to the information received from faculty members regarding online course guidance, students should please contact their academic adviser, school Hub, or class dean with any additional questions or concerns that may arise.

Faculty are determining how best to deliver content for their courses and lectures. In the case of live lectures being offered remotely, students with time zone concerns should contact those instructors directly.

Review the schedule of final examsIf you have a conflict, you must contact your instructor.

Students can work directly with their faculty and/or academic advisers to create plans that will fulfill those requirements.

Classes will be held on Wednesday, March 25. The rest of the academic calendar is not changing. 

All students have the option to convert a letter grade in any Spring 2020 course to a Pass/No Credit grade by May 15. A grade of Pass in the Spring 2020 semester can be counted toward the graduation requirements for any program of study at Rensselaer.

Circulation Policy Changes: 

  • Overdue fines will be suspended
  • Renewals will be extended 
  • There will be no recall of materials
  • Holds will remain on the shelf during the closure and will remain on the shelf for one week after the libraries reopen

The deadline to apply has been extended to May 1. The application process has been streamlined to make it easier for graduating seniors to apply. Complete the online application.

During this time, transcripts may be sent via email only to the university's Admissions or Registrar offices. If you request your transcript to be emailed, it must be to a .edu email address affiliated with one of those offices. Questions regarding this policy can be emailed to

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