Spring Orientation

Orientation is your key to get familiar with campus; meet your classmates and student leaders; and connect with the academic, social, and co-curricular life at Rollins.

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Welcome to Rollins

The Residential Life & Explorations team wants you to start the year comfortable on campus and ready to begin your new adventure. Although it is difficult to imagine what to expect the first few weeks of college, Fall O will prepare you for the rest of your time at Rollins.

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About Orientation

The Residential Life & Explorations team wants you to start the year comfortable on campus and ready to begin your new adventure. Although it is difficult to imagine what to expect the first few weeks of college, Orientation will prepare you for the rest of your time at Rollins.

You will explore campus, meet new students, and familiarize yourself with the wide variety of academic resources and student activities on campus. 

It may seem overwhelming at first, but in no time you will be able to find your way around with first-hand knowledge of the possibilities available to you. Take advantage of all Rollins has to offer; this is how your education will take shape. We encourage you to get off to a good start by fully participating in the Orientation program.


Student Schedule

Download the Spring Orientation Guide & Schedule

January 12 - Domestic student move-in day

9 a.m. – noon        Residence Hall Move-In

McKean Hall, Office of Residential Life & Explorations

Residential students should report directly to the Office of Residential Life & Explorations in McKean Hall to receive their room keys. Students and their families will have the entire day to move in and get settled.

7 p.m. – midnight         Free Shuttle to Winter Park Village

Tars Plaza

January 13 - Orientation

9 – 10 a.m.         College Check-In

Galloway Room, Mills Memorial Hall

Check in at the Galloway Room to receive your orientation booklet. We will have plenty of staff members available to answer your questions!

10  – 10:15 a.m.        Welcome

Galloway Room, Mills Memorial Hall

Your official welcome to Rollins! Join President Grant Cornwell, Dr. Mamta Accapadi, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Leon Hayner, Senior Director of Residential Life & Explorations, as they welcome students and families. 

10:15 – 11 a.m.       Peer  Mentor  Primer

Library Meeting Room, Olin Library

Engage in a dialogue with your Peer Mentors about the “must- know” information about Rollins, and participate in some fun activities!

 11 – 11:30 a.m.             #FindYourAnchor: The Rollins Student Experience

Library Meeting Room, Olin Library

 What’s life like as a Tar? We hope to answer this question and many more at this session. You will learn about leadership, service opportunities, academic internships, studying abroad, and all other facets of student life.

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.         Lunch

Cornell Campus Center

Get to know your fellow classmates and Peer Mentors while dining in the Campus Center.

1 – 2:30 p.m.        Title IX Training

Library Meeting Room, Olin Library

This session will focus on Rollins’ responsibilities and student’s rights under Title IX as well as bystander intervention and issues of sexual and gender violence.

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.          Advising Preparation

Library Meeting Room, Olin Library

Learn more about the unique liberal arts education Rollins offers and how to progress through our curriculum to earn your degree.

3:30 – 5 p.m.         Rollins Fox Hunt

Galloway Room, Mills Memorial Hall

Join your fellow Tars as we explore our campus!

January 14 

5:30 – 7 p.m.         Family Dinner

Cornell Campus Center

Sunday family dinners don’t have to end now that you’re in college! Every Sunday, different faculty and staff bring their families to eat with students in the Marketplace. Just look for the Family Dinner sign and pull up a chair for fun conversation!

January 15

6 p.m.        Martin Luther King Jr. Vigil

Tiedtke Concert Hall

January 16

All Day Faculty Advising Appointments
Meet with your faculty advisor to review your spring schedule and
prepare for your first semester at Rollins.

7 – 9 p.m. Spring Glow Party
Mills Lawn
Join us on Mills Lawn for a Glow Party

Family Schedule

Download the Spring Orientation Guide & Schedule

9 – 10 a.m. College Check-In

Galloway Room, Mills Memorial Hall

Your student will check in and receive their orientation booklet. We will have plenty of staff members available to answer your questions!

10 – 10:15 a.m. Welcome

Galloway Room, Mills Memorial Hall

Your official welcome to Rollins! Join President Grant Cornwell, Dr. Mamta Accapadi, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Leon Hayner, Senior Director of Residential Life & Explorations, as they welcome students and families.

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. #FindYourAnchor: How to Support Your Tar

Galloway Room, Mills Memorial Hall

Engage in an open dialogue with a panel of staff and administrators dedicated to creating an environment in which your student can thrive.

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch

Cornell Campus Center

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Campus Tour

Meeting at the Cornell Campus Center

Conclude your orientation experience with an informative tour of our beautiful campus.

Office of Residential Life & Explorations
Rollins College - McKean Hall
1000 Holt Ave. – Mailbox 2737
Winter Park, FL 32789
T. 407.646.2649
rle@rollins.edu