Your Journey Starts Here

Get an early start on your #RollinsLife with our series of exclusive summer virtual experiences.

Our expert faculty and staff and industrious students have teamed up to create a series of virtual pre-orientation sessions exclusively for incoming first-year and transfer students. These sessions are designed to introduce you to aspects of the Rollins experience before you ever step foot on campus this fall. That way, you can hit the ground running in August.

Think of it as just a small taste of the extraordinary support you’ll find on America’s most beautiful campus. 

Welcome to the journey of a lifetime. Welcome to Rollins. Now, let’s go!

Choose Your Own Adventure

Our faculty, staff, and students have created a robust collection of virtual pre-orientation experiences that reflects the abundance of opportunity that you’ll find at Rollins. Just like in Rollins Gateway, you have the freedom to chart your own course, picking as many or as few experiences as you want. Visit our one-stop registration in your student portal and book your spot for any session that interests you. 


Rollins Gateway: Your Journey Starts Here

Enter the Rollins Gateway and learn about how your education will not only transform your learning but also your life. You'll explore our  programs of excellence like study abroad, community engagement, social impact, internships, Career and Life Planning and more, while meeting some of your future mentors who will be working closely with you throughout your journey.

Your Guide
Micki Meyer | Lord Family Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs–Community

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A Day in the Life of a Tar

Discover what it's really like to be a Tar. Hosted by a Rollins alum and featuring four current students, you'll have the chance to get your specific questions answers and gain special insight into what it’s like to be a part of our community. You can submit questions ahead of time to Luisa De Guzman

Your Guides
Luisa De Guzman | Assistant Director of Residential Life & Explorations
Current Student Leaders

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Understanding the Rollins Curriculum and Your Fall 2021 Schedule

In this session, Dr. Ashley Kistler, Associate Dean of Academics, and Dr. Amy Armenia, Associate Dean of Advising, will give an overview of the Rollins curriculum and what you can expect when you receive your Fall 2021 academic schedule.

Your Guides
Dr. Ashley Kistler | Associate Dean of Academics
Dr. Amy Armenia | Associate Dean of Advising

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Coming to the U.S.: Tips for navigating immigration, health insurance, and cultural adjustment

The Office of International Student & Scholar Services is here to support all international students as you prepare to study in the United States. During this session, we'll discuss immigration processes, the U.S. health care system & health insurance, and adjusting to life in the U.S.

Your Guides
Jenifer Ruby | Director of International Student & Scholar Services
Megan Kohr | Assistant Director of International Student & Scholar Services

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I submitted my Incoming Student Housing Application—Now What?

We’ll dive into the logistics of the incoming student housing assignment process and dig into how we assign students into their Living Learning Communities. Along the way, we'll go over important housing dates for the fall 2021 semester and host a general discussion for your families as you prepare to live on campus.

Your Guide
Juan Escobar | Interim Director of Residential Life & Explorations

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Health & Wellness: A Campus Priority

Wellness not only refers to your physical health but also your overall holistic wellness, including your emotional, social, financial, intellectual, spiritual, creative, environmental, and occupational wellbeing. This session will discuss common wellness-related themes and obstacles first-year students face and provide strategies for your transition to university life. We’ll provide an overview of free and confidential campus resources, offer an update on COVID-19, and discuss the steps we are putting in place on campus to keep our community safe and well.

Your Guides
Connie Briscoe | Director, Wellness Center
Renee Treviranus | Substance Abuse Counselor

Monday, June 28 | 7 p.m. EDT

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College Essentials 101

You’re committed and ready to go, and we are ready for you! But what should you already know on day one? Join Associate Dean of Academics Ashley Kistler, Assistant Director of Residential Life Juan Franco, and a few guests for a session exploring the college essentials you need to know. From how to communicate with professors and staff to what you can expect during your first year at Rollins—we’ll have all the answers for you.

Your Guides
Juan Franco | Assistant Director of Residential Life & Explorations
Dr. Ashley Kistler | Associate Dean of Academics

Monday, July 12 | 7 p.m. EDT


An Inclusive Campus: Resources and real talk about being a member of an underrepresented population at Rollins

Rollins College is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming community for our students. This session will explore what campus life is like for students of underrepresented populations and what resources are available to successfully acclimate and thrive at Rollins. This session is open to all students with a specific intention placed on the experience underrepresented populations, including but not limited to students of color, all religious backgrounds, those having a disability, and those identifying as LGBTQ+.

Your Guides
Abby Hollern | Director of Center for Inclusion & Campus Involvement
Sam Vega | Associate Director of Center for Inclusion & Campus Involvement

Monday, July 19 | 7 p.m. EDT


Student Athletes: What does it mean to be a Tar?

Hear from Director of Athletics Pennie Parker along with coaches and current Tars to learn what it is like to be a student-athlete at Rollins. From practice to schoolwork to game days, our panel will help you prepare to be your best on the playing field and in the classroom!

Your Guide
Pennie Parker | Director of Athletics

Monday, July 26 | 7 p.m. EDT