Summer Here

During the summer, The Arch allows students to experience Rensselaer in a unique academic environment. As the only full class on campus, rising juniors have increased access to:

  • Faculty and staff in specialized classes
  • Workshops
  • Events
  • World-class facilities such as the Lighting Research Center, Microelectronics Clean Room, and Manufacturing Innovation Learning Laboratory

Curriculum Planning

Advising HUB Locations

Students can view their recommended curriculum and timeline for completion by visiting the Rensselaer Catalog associated with the year they entered Rensselaer and their major.

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    Summer Term Course Listings

    You may view a summer course offerings for summer 2022 by visiting this link.

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    Center of Gravity

    The Center of Gravity - New Summer 2022! 

    The Center of Gravity creates a centralized immersive experience for academic support, stress relief, and semester away preparation in one singular location. Students have the opportunity to do solo activities, shared/group experiences, and connect with support staff for every endeavor during the summer term. This weekly connectivity space provides students the following:

    • Student Support Services
    • Private and Group Study Spaces
    • Tutoring/Mentoring 
    • Stud Break Activities 
    • Career Resources/Workshops
    • Food Trucks/Fun Food Themes

    To view the weekly schedule of events, view The Arch Newsletter and the COG Schedule for details. 

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    Student Testimonials

    Summer Here Testimonials

    "The Arch is quite different from the regular semesters and the teacher interaction is much better. I also enjoy having some online assignments which give me more flexibility."
    — Haotong Shen19, Business Management

    "I really enjoy the class sizes in my BME courses this summer. I also have enjoyed the relationships I’ve built with students in my cohort."
    — Jennifer Makarevich19, Biomedical Engineering

    "I’m visiting downtown Troy a lot, making solid Arch connections and enjoy the cohort affinity."
    — Snehansh Pabba19, Biomedical Engineering

    "I am having a great time at the CCPD networking event. It is a very intimate setting that allows me to talk to potential employers on a more personal note."
    — Nathan Hontoria19, Environmental Engineering

    "Great experience so far with my BME course, I hang out with my classmates outside of class a lot more and the overall summer atmosphere seems more relaxing."
    — Cindy Leyva19, Biomedical Engineering 

    "My experience at the CCPD networking event has been great! I've had the chance to meet one-on-one with prospective employers in a more intimate setting than a career fair."
    — David Kyslinger19, Chemical Engineering