Orientation

Domestic Students

Bush Science Building

The Start of Your #RollinsLife

Welcome Week is the kick off to your Rollins College experience. Orientation will help you get familiar with campus, connect you to other new Tars, and introduce you to our mission of global citizenship and responsible leadership.

 

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 January? 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!

  • Residence Halls open for move-in on Friday, January 10, 2020

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.

Spring Orientation

Welcome Week Spring 2020

Friday, January 10, 2020

 

 

9:00 AM-12:00 PM     Residence Hall Check-in

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

 

6:00 PM-7:00 PM        New Residential Student Dinner

                                    Dave’s Boathouse

 

 

Saturday, January 11, 2020

 

 

9:00-10:00 AM            College Check-in

                                    SunTrust Auditorium

Check in at SunTrust Auditorium, anytime during this hour, to receive your orientation folder. We will have plenty of staff members available to answer your questions! A light breakfast will be served.

                                                                       

10:00-10:15 AM          Welcome

                                    SunTrust Auditorium

Your official welcome to Rollins! Join Dr. Mamta Accapadi, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Leon Hayner, Associate Dean of Students, as they welcome students and parents.

 

10:15-11:00 AM          Peer Mentor Primer

                                    Bush 176

Engage in a dialogue with your Peer Mentors about the “must-know” information about Rollins College.

 

11:00-11:30 AM          #FindYourAnchor: The Rollins Student Experience

                                    Bush 176

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 PM           Lunch

                                    Cornell Campus Center

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

 

12:45-1:45 PM            FindYourAnchor Fair

                                    Bush Atrium

Join your classmates and their families for our FindYourAnchor fair, where you will have the chance to meet different offices from all across the college.

 

2:00-3:30 PM              Title IX & Bystander Training

                                    Bush 176

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

 

3:30-4:30 PM              Advising Prep

                                    Bush 176

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

 

Sunday, January 12, 2020

 

 

1:00-3:00 PM              Service Project

                                    Rice Family Pavilion

                                     

3:00-4:00 PM             Campus/Class Tour

                                     

 

Monday, January 13, 2020

 

All Day                        Faculty Advising Appointments

Meet with your faculty advisor to review your spring schedule and prepare for your first semester at Rollins.