Parent Support

Parents play an important role in the Rollins community.

Welcome Receptions

Thursday, July 20
White Plains, NY

Tuesday, July 25
New York, NY

Wednesday, August 2
Naples, FL

Family Weekend

November 3-5, 2017

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Rollins Family! In the months ahead, you and your student will get to know many of us across campus. We are delighted your child has chosen to attend Rollins, and we hope that as your student learns and grows here, you too, will become involved with the College community. As a Rollins parent, you are a vital part of this community. We hope you will become engaged and involved with the College. Parents support Rollins College by hosting regional events, fundraising, and providing valuable internships to students.

The Office of Parent Programs is a resource for parents. We stand ready to assist you should you have questions at any time. We can help you become more engaged with the College, help navigate the myriad resources available across campus and provide you with opportunities to become actively involved in the life of the College and the student experience.

Elise Schramm

Elise Schramm
Director of Development, Parent Programs

Welcome Receptions

The Offices of Parent Programs and Alumni Relations invite our new parents and students to join us at one of our regional Rollins Welcome Receptions. This summer we will be heading to White Plains, NY, NYC and Naples, FL.

We look forward to meeting you, and wish your family a terrific year. To RSVP for one of the Welcome Receptions, please contact Julie Cunningham at or 407.646.2568 or Elise Schramm at or 407.646.2414.


Thursday, July 20
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Hosted by Eileen and Kevin Keane, parents of Tommy, Class of 2019
12 Rolling Ridge Road
White Plains, NY  10605
Tommy, Class of 2019

Tuesday, July 25
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Hosted by Barbara and Kevin McLaughlin, parents of Madeline, Class of 2018
167 East 65th Street
New York, NY  10065
Madeline, Class of 2018

Wednesday, August 2
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Hosted by Suzanne and Alan Spies, parents of Madeline, Class of 2020
Longshore Lake Club House
11399 Phoenix Way
Naples, FL  34119
Madeline, Class of 2020

Family Weekend

November 3-5, 2017

Be sure to mark your calendars and make reservations for Family Weekend 2017 on November 3-5. Spend time relaxing with your student, meeting our distinguished faculty members, and becoming better acquainted with the Rollins community! More information to come.

Parents Council

The Parents Council is a leadership group that supports the College's goal of providing the highest quality liberal arts education to promising students. The Council provides a collective parent voice to senior administration, and supports Rollins' fundraising efforts. Members serve as regional ambassadors around the country, and provides families with fun-filled opportunities to connect with others from around the world.

We invite you to become a member of The Parents Council by contributing an annual gift of $5,000 or more to The Rollins Parent Fund, and participating with us in fundraising and welcome activities for Rollins families. By joining The Parents Council and becoming a leader among our community, you help strenghten and support a robust group who wish to actively engage in the future of Rollins College.

Contact us today for additional information or download a pledge card

Parents Council Executive Committee 2017-2018

Deane '78 and Michael '78 O'Donnell P'17, co-chairs

Susan and Grant Beard P'18

Kathy and Tom '84 Hauske P'12 P'17

Barbara and Kevin McLaughlin P'18

Lauren and Fred Powers P'18


  • Serve as liaisons to keep other parents informed and updated on current campus events and issues, and to provide the College with important parent feedback.
  • Support the College with unrestricted leadership gifts to The Rollins Fund, the College's annual gift program, and encourage other parents to participate.
  • Act as an ambassador within one’s respective community, promoting Rollins to potential students.
Give Now

Ways to Give

Rollins College Gifts
Post Office Box 864168
Orlando, FL 32886-4168

For gift questions, contact
the Office of Institutional Advancement
T. 407.646.2221
F. 407.691.1749