Lally Student Services

The Lally Student Services office is here to help our students succeed at Rensselaer and beyond. We offer advising and support for all students and all academic programs at Lally.   

Visit us for student advising meetings (SAM), academic programs and course information, plans of study review, form approvals, help with academic issues, and more.  We are located just inside the Pittsburgh Building in Suite 3200, and are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each weekday.

Student Services



Stephanie DiPalma
Sr. Student Services Administrator
P: 518.276.4800

Sonja Francis 
Associate Director, MBA & MS Programs
P: 518.276.2033


Lori Jancik
Sr. Student Services Administrator 
P: 518.276.2223
Book an appointment with Lori here.

Chris Meyer
Director of Lally Undergraduate Education, Professor of Practice
P: 518.276.2225
Book an appointment with Chris here

Maggie Wright
Sr. Student Services Administrator
P: 518.276.2388
Book an appointment with Maggie here





Fall 2018

  • December 17—Add/drop reopens for spring 2019
  • December 17-21—Final exams
  • December 22—Winter recess begins
  • December 3—Official date of December graduation

Spring 2019

  • January 9—Residence halls and apartments open at noon; resident dining halls open for brunch
  • January 10—Classes begin (Thursday = Monday)
  • January 11—Friday = Tuesday classes
  • January 21—Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no classes
  • January 23—Last day to add courses, change sections, or put courses on audit
  • February 8—Deadline to file degree applications for May 2019 graduation
  • February 18—President’s Day, no classes
  • February 19—Classes resume (Monday schedule)
  • March 1—Registration begins for summer classes. Resident dining halls close after dinner. Last day to drop a course
  • March 4-March 8—Spring break
  • March 10—Resident halls open for dinner
  • March 11—Classes resume
  • March 11-March 22—Advisement for fall 2019 registration
  • March 25-April 8—Fall 2019 registration
  • March 27—Grand Marshal Week, no class day
  • April 22—Last day for undergraduates to add or remove pass/no credit designation
  • April 26—Last day of classes
  • April 27-April 29—Reading days, no classes
  • April 29—Add/drop reopens for fall 2019
  • April 30-May 4—Final exams
  • May 5—Residence halls close at noon for those not participating in Commencement
  • May 18—Commencement


Spring 2019 Tutor Availability: 

  • MATH 1520 Mathematical Methods in Management (M, T)
  • MGMT 2100 Statistical Methods (M, T)
  • MGMT 2300 Financial Accounting (M, T)
  • MGMT 2320 Managerial Finance (M, R) 
  • MGMT 4100 Quantitative Methods (M)
  • MGMT 4110 Operations Management (M, R) 

Location: Sa Lounge, Pittsburgh 4204

Date & Time: Mondays (M), Tuesdays (T), and Thursdays (R) from 7 to 9 p.m.


Why Not See the World?

Through Rensselaer-affiliated exchanges, students pay regular Rensselaer tuition, and financial aid applies. An affiliated exchange can be ideal insofar as Rensselaer students take courses that will likely transfer back to campus as Rensselaer courses, not simply electives. For example, if you take EBC 2003-Management Information Systems at Universiteit Maastricht in the Netherlands, it transfers back to Rensselaer as MGMT 4140-Computer Information Systems. Please note that among other considerations, eligibility begins with a 3.0 minimum GPA (3.3 for UCL and DTU) and second-semester sophomore status; some programs require junior standing. Those schools with asterisks* accept business/management students only, and several hold AACSB accreditation.

University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Copenhagen Business School*
Technical University of Denmark-DTU (campus in Lyngby, north of Copenhagen)

Hanken School of Economics* (Helsinki and Vaasa campuses)

ESSEC Business School* (campuses just outside Paris)
KEDGE Business School* (campuses in Bordeaux, Marseille, and Toulon)

Technical University Dresden (some German language proficiency may be required)
WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management* (main campus in Düsseldorf)

Hong Kong
Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (engineering only)

Indian Institute of Technology Madras* (Chennai)

Bocconi University* (Milan)

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)

The Netherlands
Maastricht University*
University of Groningen

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

ESADE Business School* (Barcelona)

United Kingdom
University College London
University of Leeds
University of Sussex
Swansea University

Application materials are due October 1 to study abroad in Spring 2019. Rensselaer’s Transfer Course Guide can be found here.

Rensselaer’s International Programs page can be found here.

Please consult any student services administrator in the Lally School of Management to discuss how a global experience fits into your undergraduate education. Lally Student Services home page is here.  


Lally School of Management - Student Services Office
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street, Pittsburgh Building, 3rd Floor
Troy, New York 12180
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Days: Monday to Friday
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