Family Orientation

Welcome Week Fall 2024

We look forward to Welcome Week: Fall Orientation. All new and transfer students are required to attend Welcome Week. Families are not required to attend Orientation, however we will have family-specific programs that we hope you can make it to.

Welcome Week: Move In & Orientation Fall 2024

Please check back here for a full schedule of events. Until the full schedule is available, see below for important dates to be aware of:

New International Student Move-In: August 19

New International Student Orientation: August 19-21

New Domestic Student Move-In: August 20 & 21 (students will be assigned a specific move-in date and time)

New International & Domestic Student Orientation: August 21-25

Family Orientation: On your students' designated move-in date, families will be invited to a welcome, family orientation panel, and a reception for families.

Guidebook App

Before you arrive on campus, we recommend downloading the Rollins Welcome Week: Orientation schedule using the Guidebook app. The Guidebook app will be your passport to Welcome Week: Orientation with helpful resources, a detailed schedule, and more.

Download the app here.

First-time Guidebook users who have not downloaded the app, please follow these instructions:

  • Visit Rollins College Welcome Week: Orientation in a web browser then enter [TBD] as the passphrase and click continue
  • OR find the app by clicking here for a QR Code or find it in the Google Play store or Apple App Store. When you have found Guidebook, tap to download and install the Guidebook App.
  • Open the Guidebook App on your phone or tablet.
  • On the bottom right of the App, click on "Find Guides."
  • Click on the blue “have a passphrase” button.
  • Enter [TBD] as the passphrase and click continue.
  • Download the guide and then click open.

How to use the Guidebook app during Orientation

Tabs: On the lefthand side of the main welcome page of the guide, you will find "tabs" with useful information such as campus resources, parent & family information, hours of operations, and the schedule for all orientation sessions.

Schedule: When viewing the full schedule, you will want to click on each session to view the description and location information for that particular session.

Color Coding: You may notice different colored dots next to each session. These dots indicate which groups should be in attendance for that specific session.

Dark Blue: All New CLA Students (new, transfer, international, domestic)
Yellow: New International CLA Students
Green: Parent & Families
Orange: New International Holt Student

Frequently Asked Questions: Family Orientation

How can I find out my student’s grades?

The easiest way for parents to review their students’ grades is to ask their students! Under FERPA guidelines, the College can release academic or social records to persons other than the student only if the student has written permission on file with Rollins or is under 18. Having a conversation about what information parents can access is a great way for families to clarify expectations and help students and families take shared responsibility for Explorations.

What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."

FERPA stipulates that:

Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school.

Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records that they believe to be inaccurate or misleading.

Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student's education record.

(Information is taken from the US Department of Education website—for more information, see

Where can families and friends stay during orientation programs?

The Alfond Inn
A Rollins-owned boutique hotel, The Alfond Inn is located within walking distance of both campus and downtown Winter Park. Profits from The Alfond Inn are directed to the Alfond Scholars program.

300 East New England Ave., Winter Park
(5-minute walk to campus)
T. 407.998.8090

Click here to see more local hotels: Local Hotels

Can I ship packages to my student before Orientation begins?

Yes. Items can be sent to the following address within 3 business days of move-in
Student Name- Box #
Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

Your student's box number is available on MyRollins. Packages will be at the warehouse when you arrive on campus.