New Student Experience

First Year, Transfer, Residential & Commuter Students

Acclimating to college life does not happen quickly and we acknowledge this by providing an orientation program that spans from your admissions process through the end of your first year beginning with Summer Orientation, continuing with Welcome Week at the start of your first semester, and extending into your second semester with Welcome Back.

  

students playing a game outside

Summer Orientation (June)

Summer orientation for 2022 will include an overnight stay.

orientation leaders cheering

Welcome Week (August)

Welcome Week combines a week of fun class-wide activities, along with small group gatherings designed to help students find their place here. 

students walking around a snowy campus

Welcome Back (January)

Start your second semester off right. 

Welcome Week

Find Us on Social Media

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @RCOrientation

Join your fellow accepted students in the Roanoke College Facebook group or ZeeMee group for your class.  In ZeeMee to get to know one another before school starts. It's a great opportunity to talk about college and ask questions concerning your upcoming year while getting acquainted with your new classmates.