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Domestic Students

Welcome Week: Orientation

We are committed to giving you the tools you need to thrive at Rollins during your orientation. You will explore campus, meet new students, and familiarize yourself with the wide variety of academic resources and student activities on campus. In short, Welcome Week is the start of your #RollinsLife and we're here to help! Taking advantage of all Rollins has to offer starts in these first few days and we encourage you to get off to a good start by fully participating in Welcome Week activities. 

Pre Arrival

Can't wait until August? Neither can we! We've included some FAQ's and helpful guidelines here to make sure your transition to Rollins is smooth sailing!

1. Am I ready to go? What do I need to complete before I get to Rollins?

  • The FoxLink checklist is a great place to start.
  • Complete your Course Preference Form and Housing application on FoxLink. You'll receive your tentative course schedule created by our faculty. 

2. What should I bring to Rollins?

  • Residential Life & Explorations has a great list of suggested items compiled here.
  • Don't forget that Winter Park and the greater Orlando area has plenty of shopping options nearby, so don't worry if you forget something. 

3. I have billing questions and want to pay my tuition. Who should I contact?

  • At Rollins, the Student Account Services manages your student account and billing information. You can reach them at 407-646-2252.
  • If you have questions that relate to your financial aid package, reach out to Financial Aid.

4. What else should I be doing to prepare for college life?

  • Get immunized and send the Wellness Center your medical records. 
  • Talk to your parents or guardians about expectations surrounding FERPA, your academic record, and living independently. 
  • If you're living on campus, get in contact with your roommate to talk about what to bring.

Move-In

Our campus comes alive on Move-In Day! Move In will take place in August. 

Check-in times will be strategically determined to encourage as much social distancing as possible across the halls. For this reason and for health and safety guidelines that will be set in place, changing of check in times will only be considered in emergency or extenuating circumstances. Please begin to plan accordingly. Please also note that students will be limited to two (2) guests/helpers during their assigned move-in shift. Masks will be required and students and their guests/helpers will be required to go through a health screening prior to checking in to the residence halls.

Once you arrive to campus, please come straight to the Alfond Sports Center parking lot, where you will pick up your key packet and Orientation information, and then head straight to your hall after. Again, please note that students are limited to 2 helpers and masks will be required for all.

Tuesday, August 17 & Wednesday, August 18: Domestic New Student Move-In
All new domestic students living on campus will move in on either Tuesday, August 17 or Wednesday, August 18. You will receive your specific move-in day in early July when you receive your housing assignment. There will be fun programming and activities leading up to Orientation.

Tips for a Tar-rific Move-In

  • We recommend wearing comfortable clothing (think work out clothes and tennis shoes) because you will sweat!
  • If you have a dolly or cart, we encourage you to bring it along for the day. We have a limited amount of dollies and carts to loan out at each residence hall, but the process will go faster if you plan ahead.

Fall Orientation

Welcome Week Fall 2021

We look forward to meeting you at Welcome Week: Fall Orientation. All new and transfer students are required to attend Welcome Week. Please check back later for a full schedule of events.

Thursday, August 19: Commuter Check-In
All first-year and transfer commuter students are required to check-in on campus and attend new student orientation. You will receive more details and directions to check-in when it gets closer.

Thursday, August 19 through Sunday, August 22: New Student Orientation
Through this mandatory orientation, you'll start getting acclimated to Rollins, meet new friends and mentors, and start creating your new home-away-from-home.