Computer systems account

The Rensselaer Computing System (RCS) userID is used to access email, the internet, WiFi, VPN, and most software/web applications. You must have an RCS userID before you can login to Rensselaer Self-Service and get a Campus Card.

Many Rensselaer systems (including VPN) require Multi-Factor Authentication using Duo Mobile.

Human Resources, Payroll and Financial Management

The Rensselaer Self-Service system provides access to payroll, leaves and balances, parking options, tax forms, and time sheets.


  • Access to RPI email to receive the activation link
  • A Rensselaer Identification Number (RIN) to login. (This nine-digit number is located in the lower left of your Campus Card.)

>> How to activate your account and log in

Getting Online


Connect to Rensselaer's Wireless Network (This requires an RCS userID and password.)

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Connecting from off-campus? The VPN lets you connect securely and access Rensselaer resources.


Rensselaer uses Microsoft Exchange server and supports Windows OS and Apple OS desktop clients.

Mobile - Access your Exchange mailbox by enrolling in our Mobile Exchange (MobEx) service.

Web Access -

Business Systems

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