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

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.

Family Schedule

Welcome Week Spring 2020

Saturday, January 11, 2020

 

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

                                    SunTrust Auditorium

Your student will check in at SunTrust Auditorium and receive their orientation booklet. We will have plenty of staff members available to answer your questions! A light breakfast will be provided.

 

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 familes.

 

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

                                    Cornell Campus Center         

Enjoy a typical Rollins meal, relax, and mingle with other families and friends before the Find Your Anchor Fair begins.

 

12:45-1:45 PM            FindYourAnchor Fair

                                    Bush Atrium

Join other 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.