Your Journey Starts Here: Summer Pre-Orientation Sessions

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 and their families. These sessions are designed to introduce you and your family members 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. We'd love for your parents, family members, and supporters to join you during these virtual sessions. 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 join us as you learn how your education will transform your learning and life! Experience programs of excellence on our campus, such as Study Abroad, Community Engagement, Social Impact, Internships, Career & Life Planning, and more, as you meet some faculty and staff mentors working closely with you at Rollins in your academic and experiential pursuits.

Your Guide
Micki Meyer | Lord Family Assistant Vice President for Engagement & Dean of Rollins Gateway

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

As you prepare to study in the U.S., the Office of International Student & Scholar Services is here to support you.  Please join us for this conversation on understanding immigration processes, how to obtain a U.S. visa, 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
Ed Bustos | Director of International Admission
Brandy Fransen | Senior Associate Director of International Admission

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Understanding the Rollins Curriculum and Your Fall 2023 Schedule

In this session, Dr. Ashley Kistler, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts will give a brief overview of the Rollins curriculum and what to expect when you receive your Fall 2023 schedule.

Your Guide
Dr. Ashley Kistler | Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

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I’m Transferring to Rollins—What do I do next?

Meet your transfer RCC professors and learn about all the transfer student essentials, including how to get your fall schedule, submit essential documents, and get answers to the most commonly asked transfer student questions. You'll also get to meet your fellow transfers for the first time!

Your Guides
Brian Barilone | Director of Graduate & Transfer Admission
Jonathan Hooker | Associate Director of Transfer Admission
Marion Bakamitsou | Assistant Registrar for Transfer Student Services

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I submitted my Incoming Student Housing Application, Now What?

This session will explain the logistics of the incoming student housing assignment process. We’ll dig into how Rollins assigns students to their Living Learning Communities, go over important housing dates for Fall 2023, and host a general discussion about living on campus.

Your Guide
Juan Franco | Associate Director of Residential Life & Explorations

Monday, June 26 at 7 p.m. EDT

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College Essentials 101

You’re committed and ready to go. Rollins College is ready for you! But what are things you should know on day one? Join Bronwyn Holder from the Office of Campus Involvement, Chemistry Faculty Member and Pre-Health Advisor Dr. Marisa Fuse, and current students on a session exploring the college essentials you need to know and what it is like to be a part of our community and how to get connected. Discover what you can expect from your first year at Rollins—you bring the questions, we’ll have all the answers.

Your Guides
Dr. Marisa Fuse | Chemistry Faculty Member and Pre-Health Advisor
Bronwyn Holder | Fraternity and Sorority Advisor

Monday, July 10 at 7 p.m. EDT

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Health & Wellness: A Campus Priority

Wellness refers to not only your physical health but also your overall holistic wellness, including your emotional, social, financial, intellectual, spiritual, creative, environmental, and occupational well-being. 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 share information about accessibility services and support for students who are neurodivergent or have learning differences. We will also provide an overview of free and confidential campus resources.

Your Guides
Connie Briscoe | Director, Wellness Center
Renee Treviranus | Substance Abuse Counselor
Bethann Durlin | Director of Accessibility Services

Monday, July 17 at 7 p.m. EDT

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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 campus life for students of underrepresented populations and resources to acclimate and thrive at Rollins successfully. This session is open to all students, with a specific intention placed on the experience of underrepresented populations, including but not limited to students of color; all religious backgrounds; those having a disability; and those identifying as LGBTQ+.

Your Guide
Sam Vega | Director of Center for Inclusion & Belonging

Monday, July 24 at 7 p.m. EDT

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

Hear from Director of Athletics Pennie Parker, coaches, and current Tars to learn what it is like to be a student-athlete at Rollins. From practice to schoolwork to games, 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 31 at 7 p.m. EDT

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Supporting From Afar: A Rollins Family's Guide to College Support

Transitioning your student to college in just a few short days brings an array of emotions, and it doesn’t just end there. Now what? During this session exclusively for parents and family members, you'll join the Office of Student & Family as we navigate how to most effectively support your student from afar and explore an overview of important resources that are available in this transition and beyond.

Your Guides
Penelope Strater | Associate Dean of Students & Director of Student and Family Care
Amalia Yount | Assistant Director, Student & Family Care

Monday, August 7 at 7 p.m. EDT

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