Residential Life & Explorations

Spring Orientation

Orientation is your key to get familiar with campus; meet your classmates and student leaders; and connect with the academic, social, and co-curricular life at Rollins.

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Welcome to Rollins

The Residential Life & Explorations team wants you to start the year comfortable on campus and ready to begin your new adventure. Although it is difficult to imagine what to expect the first few weeks of college, Fall O will prepare you for the rest of your time at Rollins.

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About Orientation

The Residential Life & Explorations team wants you to start the year comfortable on campus and ready to begin your new adventure. Although it is difficult to imagine what to expect the first few weeks of college, Orientation will prepare you for the rest of your time at Rollins.

You will explore campus, meet new students, and familiarize yourself with the wide variety of academic resources and student activities on campus. 

It may seem overwhelming at first, but in no time you will be able to find your way around with first-hand knowledge of the possibilities available to you. Take advantage of all Rollins has to offer; this is how your education will take shape. We encourage you to get off to a good start by fully participating in the Orientation program.


Student Schedule

Friday, January 11, 2019

 

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

Residential students should report directly to the Office of Residential Life & Explorations in McKean 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 Resident Dinner - Bieberbach Reed

Join the Residential Life & Explorations team for a dinner where you will meet the staff that lives in your halls and learn all about oncampus living policies and procedures.

7:00 PM-12:00 AM     Shuttle to Winter Park Village - Tars Plaza

                                               

Saturday, January 12, 2019

 

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

Check in at the campus center to receive your orientation folder. We will have plenty of staff members available to answer your questions!

10:00-10:15 AM          Welcome - SunTrust Auditoirum

Your official welcome to Rollins! Join President Grant Cornwell, 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 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 13, 2019

 

1:00-3:00 PM              Service Project - Dave’s Boathouse

Planned and implemented by the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement, service projects give you an opportunity to give back to your communities and will prepare you to be an active citizen during your time at Rollins and beyond.

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

Conclude the day with an informative tour of our beautiful campus and learn where your classes are located!

Monday, January 14, 2019 

 

All Day                        Faculty Advising Appointments

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

Family Schedule

Saturday, January 12, 2019

 

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

Your student will check in at the campus center and receive their orientation folder. We will have plenty of staff members available to answer your questions!

10:00-10:15 AM          Welcome - SunTrust Auditorium

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

10:15-11:30 AM          #FindYourAnchor (How to Support Your Tar) - SunTrust Auditoirum

Engage in an open dialogue with a panel of staff and administrators dedicated to creating an environment in which your student can thrive.

11:30-12:30 PM           Lunch - Warden Dining Room, Cornell Campus Center        

Enjoy a typical Rollins meal, relax, and mingle with other families and friends before the tour begins.

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 - 3:00 PM            Campus Tour

Conclude your orientation experience with an informative tour of our beautiful campus.

Office of Residential Life & Explorations
Rollins College - McKean Hall
1000 Holt Ave. – Mailbox 2737
Winter Park, FL 32789
T. 407.646.2649
rle@rollins.edu