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.
You will explore campus, meet new students, and familiarize yourself with the wide variety of academic resources and student activities on campus. There will be lots of programs designed to introduce you to campus and help you get to know your RCC professor, Peer Mentors and fellow students.
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.
If you are arriving to Winter Park before Orientation you will unfortunately not be able to view your Residence Hall room as all halls this summer are undergoing maintenance or construction/renovation and will be inaccessible "hard-hat only zones".
Incoming first-year students and transfers will report to campus on August 19, 2015, for mandatory Fall Orientation. Please be advised that International Students will report to campus on August 16, 2015. Fall classes will begin on Monday, August 24, 2015.
8:30-9:15 a.m. | RCC Classrooms View Locations
During this class meeting, you will learn about Rollins’ liberal arts curriculum and will start to plan an exciting, safe, and productive first semester in college.
9:15-10 a.m. | RCC Classrooms
Individual Advising Appointments
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Olin Library (Map It)
Discuss your plans with your RCC professor and Peer Mentors and get advice on how to make your first year successful. During these appointments, you will have time to look over your fall semester class schedule and make changes.
Accelerated Management Program (AMP) Lunch
12 – 1 p.m. | Bieberbach Reed (Map It)
Fit Fox Friday
1 – 6 p.m. | Various Locations
Sand Volleyball, Frisbee, Dodgeball, Basketball, Paddleboarding! Join your classmates for fun indoor and outdoor activities around campus! Please refer to orientation folder for event time and location details.
Optional Information Sessions: 1 – 5 p.m
Diagnostic Math Test for Chemistry, Biology, and Pre-Health Students
1:00, 2:30 and 4 p.m. | Bush Science Center, Room 301 (Map It)
Required for all students registered in CHM 120.
Study Abroad Interest Session
2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 p.m. | Cornell Social Sciences, Room 230 (Map It)
Learn about study abroad opportunities from the Office of International Programs.
Disability Services Session
2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 p.m. | Cornell Social Sciences, Room 229 (Map It)
Learn about Disability Services and accommodations.
Center for Inclusion and Campus Involvement: Introduction to Circle of Friends
1 p.m. | Bush (Map It)
Are you feeling like you haven't met people like you yet? Want to learn how to get involved on campus? Are you interested in learning about cultures and perspectives? Come meet some great people and learn about the Center for Inclusion & Campus Involvement!
2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 p.m. | Cornell Social Sciences, Room 226 (Map It)
Learn about how you can participate in the Pre-Health Professions Advising program, hosted by faculty from the biology and biochemistry departments.
2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 p.m. | Cornell Social Sciences, Room 222 (Map It)
Learn how you can use your time at Rollins to prepare for law school.
Career & Life Planning Session
3 – 5 p.m. | 170 W. Fairbanks (Map It)
The CLP team would love to meet you during these walk-in hours and answer any career and life planning questions you may have.
5 – 6:30 p.m. | Skillman Dining Hall
Enjoy a meal at Skillman Dining Hall.
Rollins Pancake Flip
10 – 11 p.m. | Skillman Dining Hall
Get excited for your first opportunity to take part in this famous Rollins tradition! Head to the dining hall to catch as many pancakes as you can.
Breakfast with RCC Class
7 – 7:45 a.m. | Cornell Campus Center (Map It)
Enjoy a hearty breakfast with your RCC classmates before the start of a busy day.
RCC Classes Meet
7:45 – 8:15 a.m. | RCC Classrooms View Locations
Meet to discuss your class’ service project.
8:15 – 1:30 p.m. | RCC Classrooms View Locations
Planned and implemented by the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, SPARC gives you the opportunity to give back to your communities. SPARC projects will introduce you to the needs and opportunities in the community and will prepare you to be an active citizen throughout your time at Rollins and beyond.
1:30 – 3 p.m. | Cornell Campus Center (Map It)
Celebrate your SPARC day achievements with the Rollins community.
SPARC Reflection and Dinner with RCC Class
5 – 7 p.m. | RCC Classrooms and Cornell Campus Center (Map It)
Meet with your class to reflect on SPARC.
Rollins Entertainment Program
9 and 10 p.m. | Bush Auditorium (Map It)
9 – 2 p.m. | Cornell Campus Center (Map It)
Check out a traditional Sunday Rollins Brunch and enjoy the Bagel Bar.
10 – 9:15 p.m. | Fred Stone Theatre (Map It)
Join the Rollins Improv Players and enjoy a fully improvised one-act play based on your suggestions. Each RCC will attend one performance during the day.
Pizza with Annie
12 – 1 p.m. | Annie Stage, Annie Russell Theatre (Map It)
Join the faculty and staff of the Department of Theatre and Dance for this crash course in all the ways to get involved this year! From auditions to improv, classes to crews, this is the best way to explore opportunities on stage and off. Plus, there’s pizza. And who doesn’t like pizza?
Welcome Back Bash presented by Fraternity & Sorority Life
1 – 4 p.m. | Alfond Pool (Map It)
Join Fraternity and Sorority Life for fun in the sun at the Alfond Pool!
New Music Student Orientation
4 – 8 p.m. | 119 Keene Hall (Map It)
A meeting for music majors and minors to learn about the music program, take placement tests, and sign up for lessons.
9:30 – 10 p.m. | Knowles Memorial Chapel (Map It)
Assemble at Rollins’ beautiful chapel with your RCC class to take part in this traditional first-year ceremony to welcome you into the Rollins community.