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Welcome Resources for New Faculty

See below for a growing collection of links to relevant onboarding, pre-arrival, and welcome-to-campus resources for new faculty.

Your official start date is Tuesday, September 1, 2020

For a list of the Human Resources tasks you need to complete prior to your first day, see the New Faculty page on the Human Resources website. 

Please visit the Human Resources page for more information about benefits, services, and resources. 

On the morning of the first day of classes each fall, the entire campus celebrates the beginning of the academic year and the arrival of new students with Convocation

Unfortunately, there will not be a Convocation for the 2020-21 academic year. 

When this tradition continues in the future, new faculty should:

  1. Order their regalia by mid-July 2021 by contacting Mary Vitelli (Bookstore Manager) at or 407.628.6303. 
  2. Look out for a communication from regarding how the schedule for the first day of classes is impacted. 


Information Technology has many online services to help you survive on campus. Visit the online portal here to access the many services they provide.

Accounts & Access: Basic overview of the many tools I.T. offers faculty, staff, students, families, community.

Faculty and Staff Technology: Account Requests, Passwords, & Remote Access.

Classrooms & Event Spaces: Computer Labs, Classroom Technology, & A/V.

Email & Collaboration: Messaging, Calendar, WebEx, SharePoint, File Sharing, Teleconferencing, Fuze, and...

Hardware & Software: Computers, Printers, Point of Sale, Software, Procurement, & Hardware Refresh.

Information Security: Spam, Phishing, Viruses, Malware, & Security Concerns.

Internet: Connecting to the Internet, Miscellaneous Devices, Network Ports.

Print, Copy, Scan & Fax: Printers, Scanners, Copiers, Toner, & Paper.

Teaching & Learning: Training, Consultation, Blackboard, Foliotek, Lecture Capture, & Video Conversion.

Web Technology: Department Sites, Personal Sites, & MyWeb.

Canvas Learning Management System: Resource Guide for students and faculty; Importing course files into Canvas

Facilities Services keeps things operating on campus.  For key requests, lock service, door hardware, use this form for the locksmith and key requests.

Campus Safety preserves a safe and secure environment for faculty, staff, students, and guests.

  • Obtain an R-Card for building access, purchasing food and non-food items on campus.
  • See Parking on Campus for a parking map, vehicle and bicycle registration and decal information, policies and operations plans.
  • You can also contact Campus Safety if you have an unruly, drunk, abusive, disorderly, or extremely ill student in your classroom.  407-646-2999.

The Rollins Bookstore for easy access to Rollins gear, textbooks, regalia, etc.

  • For regalia (for Convocation): Contact Mary Vitelli, Bookstore Manager 407.628.6303
  • For book orders: Contact Wes Scheffler, Text Manager, 407.628.6304
  • You can also get basic over-the-counter assistance for allergy or headache relief.

Institutional Resources

Rollins Foundations in the Liberal Arts (rFLA) SyllabiMaterials

Upcoming Religious Observations

If you have any questions, please contact Janette Smith, 407-646-2175, Coordinator of Academic Support, Office of the Dean of the Faculty.

The Wellness Center enhances the well-being of students.