January Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond (NRB)

Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond (NRB) is the official continuation of your orientation program that includes opportunities designed to help students get to know one another. One of the goals of NRB is to assist all incoming students in connecting with classmates while becoming familiar with the Rensselaer community: not only the campus but also the city of Troy and surrounding areas.  Participation in NRB is mandatory for all students January 13-16, 2017.

Tentative Schedule

Please stop at the NRB table at the Resource Center on Friday, January 13 to find out additional information regarding our mandatory events and our finalized schedule.  All meals listed will be provided for students.

Friday, January 13, 2017

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. –Student Orientation
5:30 p.m. –Meet at the Rensselaer Student Union to catch the shuttle to the hockey game!  We’ll provide dinner & tickets to the game.  Don't forget to wear your Rensselaer red/black/white!  We'll return from the hockey game at 9 p.m.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

8:00 a.m. –Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. –Day trip to Camp Chingachgook YMCA on Lake George
  • Be sure to bring a winter coat, boots, hat, gloves and any other snow gear you may need!
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. –Dinner

Sunday, January 15, 2017

10:00 a.m. –Brunch
11:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. –Bus Trip to Crossgates Mall; we'll provide the bus!  Bring cash if you're likely to purchase anything!
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. –Meet at the Rensselaer Student Union to catch the shuttle to dinner and a Game Night!  We'll bring games but feel free to bring any games you'd like to share with new friends!  We'll return you to the Union by 9:30 p.m.

Monday, January 16, 2017

10:30 a.m. –Brunch
11:30 a.m. –Campus Tour with the Student Orientation Advisors to find your classes
12:30 p.m. –Taking Care of Business: use this afternoon to finish up any last minute things before class tomorrow.  Buy your books at the bookstore, meet your roommate and settle in the community!