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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 September? 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.

Please use this link or the QR code below to download GUIDEBOOK for access to the full Orientation Schedule. 

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Move-In

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

Check-in times have been 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 undergo your health screening, pick up your key packet and your health and safety kit, 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.


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 2021

Please see below for the Spring Orientation Dates & Schedule!

We look forward to meeting you at Welcome Week: Spring Orientation. All new and transfer students are required to attend Welcome Week. 

Please use this link or the QR code below to download GUIDEBOOK for access to the full Orientation Schedule. 

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Orientation Schedule

 

January 16th

 

Time

Event

Description

7:30-8:45 AM

Commuter Health Check/Orientation Check-In

Commuter students may proceed directly to the Alfond Sports Center for their wellness check. Then proceed to the Rice Family Pavilion to complete the college check-in process.

9:00 AM

Peer Mentor Meet & Greet

Meet your Peer Mentors on Mills Lawn for your first chance to meet your RCC class.

Look for signs on Mills Lawn with your faculty member’s name! If it’s raining, head right to your RCC classroom!

10:00 AM

President’s Welcome

President Cornwell welcomes new students to the Rollins Community.

10:30 AM

Rollins Honor

A conversation about the Rollins Honor Code and how incoming students can live the shared values of the Rollins community.

11:00 AM

Lunch/Campus Tour/Lawn Games

 

1:00 PM

Diversity & Inclusion

Connect with your RCC class to take part in a dialogue about how our mission connects with creating a diverse and inclusive environment.

2:00 PM

Break

 

2:30 PM

R Safety

Meet with members of Campus Safety and learn about the many services they offer.

3:00 PM

Title IX/Bystander

The Title IX session will focus on healthy relationships and the difficult issues of sex and gender violence, as well as, how to be an active bystander.

6:00 PM

Dinner

 

7:00 PM

Trivia

Put your brain trust to the test with your new friends!

9:30 PM

Netflix Watch Party

 

 

 

January 17th

 

Time

Event

Description

9:30AM-10:45AM

RCC Class

During this class meeting, you will learn from your faculty advisor about the academic advising process and our liberal arts curriculum.

10:45AM-

7:00 PM

Individual Advising Appointments

Meet with your RCC Professor (faculty advisor) for your first academic advising session. You will have the opportunity to review your fall semester class schedule and begin thinking about your four-year plan.

1:00 PM-

3:00 PM

FYA Fair

Join your classmates for our Find Your Anchor fair, where you will have the chance to meet different offices from all across the College and learn about the services they offer. There will be an in person option and a virtual option.

8:00PM

Candlewish

Take part in this traditional new student ceremony to welcome you into the Rollins community.