Summer Orientation

Overview

Even though the format has changed – you will be able to engage with a variety of new friends and learn virtually everything you’ll need to know about campus and Roanoke College. We are planning a series of interactive sessions that will help you examine who you are and what interests you have. After this summer’s orientation you will have:

  • A better sense of what makes you, you!
  • A sense of belonging to our community of Maroons!
  • A course schedule you’ve helped create and are excited about!

This event is designed for fall start, incoming freshmen. There is also programming for families.

2021 Session Dates:

Session 1:  June 21 & 22
Session 2:  June 24 & 25
Session 3:  June 28 & 29
Session 4:  July 1 & 2

Student Schedule

Overview
Welcome to Summer Online Orientation!  This event is designed for fall start, incoming freshmen and their families.  All meetings are required for students.

Beforehand
Complete all forms, modules and other necessary steps for enrollment listed here.  Especially, the module in Inquire called FYE Orientation.

All Zoom Links will be sent to the student RC email address by 8am the morning of Day 1 of their registered orientation session. 

Day 1

Start Time

End Time

Program

Details

8:15am

9:00am

Honors Meeting

For those admitted into our Honors Program

9:00am

10:00am

OGroup Meeting

Opening Meeting

10:00am

11:00am

Large Group Program

Starting Your Journey

11:00am

12:00pm

Smaller Group Program

Group 1 - Setting the Courses of Your Journey
Group 2 - Connecting Your Interests

12:00pm

1:00pm

Live Informational Panel

Academic Affairs

1:00pm

4:00pm

Advising Meeting block

*see below

4:00pm

5:00pm

Live Informational Panel

Student Affairs

6:00pm

OGroup Meeting

Closing Meeting

Day 2

8:30am

9:00am

OGroup Meeting

Opening Meeting

9:00am

10:00am

Smaller Group Program

Group 1 - Connecting Your Interests
Group 2 - Setting the Courses of Your Journey

10:00am

12:00pm

Advising Meeting block

*see below

12:00pm

1:00pm

Live Informational Panel

Living & Eating

1:00pm

4:00pm

Advising Meeting block

*see below

4:00pm

5:00pm

Live Informational Panel

Campus Community Engagement

5pm

OGroup Meeting

Closing Meeting

*Each student will be invited by a Summer Advisor to a 30 minute Advising Meeting.  This meeting will be during one of the Advising blocks. 

If a student does not have an Advising Meeting, these blocks of time are a chance to review material in Inquire, check your RC email, ask questions of your Orientation Leader, catch up with new RC friends, or relax!

Family Schedule

Roanoke College values the assistance parents, guardians, family and all supporters provide new first year students.  We invite you to participate as your schedule allows.

Beforehand
A series of videos were created to inform you of resources available to you and your students.  Our hope is that you review this content, discuss it with your student, and jot down a few comments or questions.  Next, join us and your new student (you don't have to physically be with them) for 4 Live Panels on the day your student registered for.  Links will be below.

Links
Zoom links will be sent to the emails on file with Admissions.  They will also be sent to students to forward to whoever they feel needs to have them.  Links will be sent at 8am on Day 1.

Day 1 - Live Panels

Start

End

Program

12:00pm

1:00pm

Academic Affairs Live Panel

4:00pm

5:00pm

Student Affairs Live Panel

Day 2 - Live Panels

Start

End

Program

12:00pm

1:00pm

Living & Eating Live Panel

4:00pm

5:00pm

Campus Engagement Panel

Informational Videos

What Role for Parents (17:48)

Starting Your Student on an Academic Journey  (9:17)

First Year Courses (16:52)

Academic Coaching (3:07)

Accessible Education (7:05)

Business Office & Billing (8:14)

Diversity & Inclusion (3:43)

Parent's Leadership Council (2:21)

Registrar's Office (11:30)

Student Conduct (7:30)

Student Health & Counseling (9:37)

Subject Tutoring & Writing Center (4:42)