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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. 

guidebook

Move-In

Our campus comes alive on Move-In Day!

Move In will take place between the dates of September 8th and 12th. Students should have received their assigned Move In dates and times via email. 

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.

Fall Orientation

Welcome Week Fall 2020

We look forward to meeting you at Welcome Week: Fall 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. Find the schedule of events listed below or download it in .pdf form here.

guidebook

September 12

7:00AM - 8:45AM

Commuter Check In

Wellness Center

Park at the SunTrust Garage, then head to the Wellness Center for your health screening. Then proceed to the Rice Family Pavilion to complete your college check-in process.

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Peer Mentor (PM) Meet & Greet

Bush/Mills Lawn, virtual students: Log into your PM’s Webex

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

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

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Welcome from President & The Provost 

RCC Classrooms 

Webex:https://rollins.webex.com/rollins/onstage/g.php?MTID=e90e44f675c63e2c10e41b96eb2c9f986

Password: Rollins1885

President Cornwell and Provost Singer welcome new students to the Rollins community.

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Rollins Honor

RCC Classrooms
Webex: https://rollins.webex.com/meet/mrempala 

A conversation about the Rollins academic and social honor codes and how incoming students can live the shared values of the Rollins community.

11:00AM - 1:30PM

Lunch/Campus Tour

Cornell Campus Center

 

1:30PM - 2:30PM

Diversity & Inclusion

RCC Classrooms
Webex: https://rollins.webex.com/meet/ahollernrollins.edu 

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

2:30PM - 3:00PM

Break

 

3:00PM - 3:30PM

R Safety

RCC Classrooms
Webex: https://rollins.webex.com/meet/srayburn 

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

3:30PM - 4:30PM

Title IX/Bystander

RCC Classrooms
Webex: https://rollins.webex.com/meet/slaake 

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.

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Dinner

Cornell Campus Center

 

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Lawn Games

Mills Lawn

 

8:00PM - 9:30PM

Trivia with Curtis Earth

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81943478633?pwd=Ymx-1ckZHSFdnVTVpYnFTSlBRUkRQdz09 
Passcode: 693584

Put your brain trust to the test with your new friends! Join the Curtis Earth Trivia Game Show in Zoom. 

9:30PM - 11:00PM

Netflix Watch Party

 

Check your email for the Netflix Party instructions and link.

 

September 13

9:30AM - 10:45AM

RCC Class

RCC Classrooms

Virtual students: Log into your RCC Faculty’s Webex

During this class meeting, you will learn from your faculty advisor about the academic advising process, our liberal arts curriculum, and sign up for your advising appointment. Virtual students, log into your RCC Faculty’s Webex.

10:45AM - 7:00PM

Advising Appointments

Olin Library & Kathleen W. Rollins Hall 

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.

1:00PM - 3:00PM

Virtual Find Your Anchor Fair

Webex

Join your classmates for our Virtual 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.


• Accessibility Services
https://rollins.webex.com/meet/wnhorton 
• Athletics/Rec. Sports
https://rollins.webex.com/meet/pchinnery 
• Campus Safety
https://rollins.webex.com/meet/svelazquez 
• Career & Life Planning
https://rollins.webex.com/meet/careercenter 
• Community Standards & Responsibility
https://rollins.webex.com/meet/mrempala 
• Fraternity & Sorority Life
https://rollins.webex.com/meet/BHOLDERRollins.edu 
• Inclusion & Campus Involvement
https://rollins.webex.com/meet/Jtaylorrollins.edu 
• International Programs
https://rollins.webex.com/meet/intprog 
• Off-Campus Student Association
https://rollins-student.webex.com/meet/hserrato
• Leadership & Community Engagement
https://rollins.webex.com/meet/mhein 
• Religious & Spiritual Life
https://rollins.webex.com/meet/kejenkins 
• Rollins Dining
https://rollins.webex.com/meet/dparenas 
• Rollins Rowing
https://rollins.webex.com/meet/spistor 
• Student Media
https://rollins.webex.com/meet/ggolden 
• Sustainability Program
https://rollins.webex.com/meet/afrancis 
• Title IX
https://rollins.webex.com/meet/slaake 
• Wellness Center
https://rollins.webex.com/meet/CBRISCOERollins.edu 

3:00PM - 6:00PM

Affinity Group Welcomes

Check your email for the Webex link. RSVP is required.

Hispanic Student and Family Welcome 3:00PM

African American and Black Student and Family Welcome 3:40PM

Asian American and Desi Student and Family Welcome 4:20PM

LGTBQI+ Student and Family Welcome 5:00PM

Transfer Student and Family Welcome 5:40PM

8:30PM

Candlewish

RCC Classrooms
Virtual students: Log into your Peer Mentor’s Webex

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