Summer Orientation


In Summer Orientation you begin your journey through a series of presentations & activities, an immersive (overnight) Residential experience, and other opportunities to examine who you are, what interests you, and learn how you’ll tackle the challenges you’ll face – in college and in life. You will leave here with:

  • A better sense of what makes you, you!
  • An understanding of how you fit in and belong to our community of Maroons!
  • Tools to tackle academic and life challenges and an ability to learn from and push past them!
  • A course schedule you’ve helped create and are excited about!

This event is designed for fall start, incoming freshmen.  Families, there is a programming for you as well!  Orientation for fall start Transfer Students is prior to Welcome Week in August.

Save the Dates for your OVERNIGHT stay!

Dates for 2022 Sessions:
Session #1 - June 20 & 21
Session #2 - June 23 & 24
Session #3 - June 27 & 28
Session #4 - July 1 &  2

Register for Summer Orientation - Coming Soon!

RC Usernames and Passwords will be in the postal mail for deposited students starting February 1, then weekly thereafter! 
These are different than Slate accounts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Coming in January 2022

R House

Students building an house ("R"House) as part of orientation

Each year Roanoke College builds a house with Habitat for Humanity for a family in need in the Roanoke Valley. During orientation, the incoming students get to participate in building the "R-House." Students receive hands on experience, anything from raising the walls to hammering down the roof sheathing.