Rollins believes that a liberal arts education should be practical (applied), that students learn best by doing, and that classes are most impactful when students and faculty learn together. That’s why all incoming students will take a Rollins College Conference, or RCC, in their first semester. The RCC is a seminar class in which approximately 16 first-year students meet with a faculty member to explore a topic in the professor's area of expertise. The professors are drawn from the full range of academic disciplines encompassing the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences.
RCCs are generally not connected to a specific major, so you should feel free to explore a topic that truly interests you.
As a first-year student at Rollins, make connections to your classmates through a Living Learning Community and to the campus through your RCC faculty members and Peer Mentors. RCC faculty are some of Rollins' most successful and engaging professors and individuals who specialize in helping students adjust and transition to life. Your RCC faculty member will also serve as your academic advisor for your first semester.