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LIVE Virtual Orientation

As part of online orientation, we offer live virtual sessions for students and families. You will find the registration and information for these virtual sessions below. Please check back in regularly as some of the dates/time of the virtual sessions are subject to change.

Welcome to the RIC family! The parents and families of our students are our greatest partner in achieving success at RIC. It's important for our parents and families to just as informed as our students about the many resources we have available. Families please visit the Family Orientation Page for more information on virtual sessions ranging from financial aid, career development, dining services, too much more. We look forward to your important participation in our program. Follow @NewAnchors on Instagram to be up-to-date on all things New Student Orientation.

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Academic

Academic Advising - No Major? No Problem?

This session is for families and students addressing what it looks like to be Exploring/Undecided as you start your college journey. It is more than ok to start off without a major, but it is crucial to take intentional steps during your first year in order to navigate the major selection process. This session will talk about what Year One looks like as an Exploring student, and what steps you can take in order to make a decision on your major over time.

Date Time This session is for Registration
Aug. 4 12 p.m. Students and families REGISTER
Aug. 5 3 p.m. Students and families REGISTER

Orientation for Health Sciences

Overview of programs, first semester classes and contact information.

Date
Time This session is for Registration
July 22 7 p.m. Students
REGISTER

Orientation for Medical Imaging

Overview of programs, first semester classes and contact information.

Date Time This session is for Registration
July 23 1 p.m. Students REGISTER
Aug. 5 5 p.m.
Students REGISTER

Pre-Law

Q&A for students interested in attending law school. Topics include:
What should I major in?
What courses should I take?
What is the LSAT and when should I take it?
What about recommendations?
What about extra-curricular activities?

Date Time This session is for Registration
TBD
TBD
Students and families REGISTER

The Liberal Studies Major

What is the Liberal Studies major and what does it involve? Who is it for and what can you do with it?

Date Time This session is for Registration
TBD
TBD
Students and families REGISTER

Campus Resources

College is so much more than just going to class. Join us to virtually meet community members who will be there to support you as you begin your undergraduate experience at Rhode Island College. Representatives from Student Activities, The Unity Center, Learning for Life, Disability Services, and others will help you explore college life OUTSIDE of the classroom. Hear directly from students about why they chose RIC, what it’s like to attend school here, and what has made their experience so rewarding. You will also get excellent tips on how to make the most of your time in college.

Adams Library

Join us for a virtual tour and information session about the library. Meet the librarians and student workers who are here to help you. Learn about the free services we provide, including our technology lending program, research help and virtual services.

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Date Time This session is for Registration
July 21 10 a.m. Students and families REGISTER
July 27 1 p.m. Students and families REGISTER
Aug. 3 3 p.m. Students and families REGISTER
Aug. 11 10 a.m. Students and families REGISTER

Alumni & Advancement

Hear from our Alumni and Advancement office about programs and support for you during your RIC career and beyond!

Date Time This session is for Registration
Aug. 17
1 p.m.
Students and families REGISTER
Aug. 20
7 p.m.
Students and families REGISTER

Career Development Center - Working On-Campus @ RIC - an FAQ session

Are you considering working on campus? Not sure what's involved? Have questions? We can help. Please consider joining us for a conversation about student employment @ RIC and get answers. We have special guests who will join to share their experience. Bring your coffee or favorite beverage and start your day with us. We look forward to seeing you.

Date Time This session is for Registration
Aug. 4
9 a.m.
Students and families REGISTER

Career Development/Academic Advising - Connecting Major to Career

Have you thought about how your major can translate into a career? Do you know the difference between technical skills and transferrable skills? Are you not sure where to start? Our session will talk about intentional steps that you can take throughout your college experience, in order to connect your Major to your Career.

Date Time This session is for Registration
Aug. 12 11 a.m. Students and families REGISTER

Disability Services Center

Students with disabilities and their families often have questions about the services and resources available through the Disability Services Center. Do you currently have an IEP or 504 plan, and wonder how you can continue to receive accommodations at RIC? Are you curious about the differences between high school and college disability accommodations? Looking for tips on navigating college with a disability, or want to learn about the process of registering with our office? Disability Services staff will answer these questions and more in this webinar. Both students & family members are welcome!

Date Time ​Topic
​This session is for
Registration
July 23
3 p.m.
​Q & A with the Disability Services Team
​Students and families
REGISTER
Aug. 19
3 p.m.
​Navigating College with a Disability – Tips for Success
​Students and families
REGISTER

Learning for Life

Rhode Island College has many resources available to help your son/daughter achieve their goals. In this session we will be sharing information about the offices and services offered by Rhode Island College.

Rhode Island College tiene una gran cantidad de recursos disponibles para ayudar a su hijo/hija cumplir sus metas. En esta sesión estaremos compartiendo información sobre las oficinas y servicios que ofrece Rhode Island College.

This session will be offered in English and Spanish.

Date Time ​This session is for
Registration
Aug. 13
12 p.m.
​Students and families
REGISTER
Aug. 13
4 p.m.
​Students and families
REGISTER

Military Education Benefits & Services for Military-Connected Students

Whether you are continuing your education or just getting started; currently serving on active duty; a reservist; a national guardsman; a veteran or a family member; we have the programs to help you complete your personal mission of achieving your education goals.

Topics of Discussion:
Military Resource Center - Who we are...What we do
Vet Success Services
Application Process for Military Connected Students
Federal Tuition Assistance
State Tuition Assistance
GI Bill Chapter Benefits
Voc Rehab
GI Bill Certification Process

Date Time ​This session is for
Registration
July 16
11 a.m.
​Students and families
REGISTER
July 22
11 a.m.
​Students and families
REGISTER
Aug. 5
11 a.m.
​Students and families
REGISTER
Aug. 12
11 a.m.
​Students and families
REGISTER
Aug. 19
11 a.m.
​Students and families
REGISTER

Project ExCEL - Bilingual? Multilingual? WELCOME!

Saludos! Join this session to hear about resources and support for bilingual and multilingual RIC students. Learn about Project ExCEL: RIC's multilingual community of students and meet other bilingual freshmen and current Project ExCEL students. Vejo você em breve!

Date Time ​This session is for
Registration
July 15
10 a.m.
​Students
REGISTER
Aug 4
7 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER

Student Activities

Learn how to engage with the campus community, join student organizations, and make friends! Come meet some of your fellow new Anchors and play trivia!

Joining a Greek organization is also a fantastic way to get connected with your peers and the college all while bettering yourself, serving the community, making lifelong friends, and having fun! Greek Life sessions will provide information about all our organizations, how to join, and what being is a member is like. You'll have the opportunity to hear from some of our current members about their experience as well!

Topic Date Time ​This session is for
Registration
Getting Involved at RIC! July 16
7 p.m.
​Students and families
REGISTER
Panhellenic Sorority Q&A July 29
7 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
Getting Involved at RIC! Aug. 4
3 p.m.
​Students and families
REGISTER
Greek Life at RIC! Aug. 18
2 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
Getting Involved at RIC! Aug. 19
4 p.m.
​Students and families
REGISTER
Greek Life Info Session for Parents and Families Aug. 19
7 p.m.
​Students and families
REGISTER
Greek Life at RIC! Aug. 20
6 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER

Student Leadership & Community Service Opportunities

Getting involved in extracurricular activities gives students opportunities to have fun, meet new people -- and also learn valuable skills along the way. Not only that, but studies show that students who join in with activities and engage with others in their communities stay the course academically and build a broad network of diverse contacts to enhance their resume for better future job prospects.

The Student Union department has a lineup of virtual and in-person Student Leadership & Community Service events in the works, geared for your future success as a contributing member of our campus and local community.

Date Time ​This session is for
Registration
Aug. 13
7 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER

The Unity Center - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Unity Center is a department of the Division on Community, Equity, and Diversity (CED) and works with all aspects of Rhode Island College campus to ensure equitable practices, an inclusive culture, and an affirming environment. This session explores the unique experiences of students of color, LGBTQ+ students, and our immigrant/refugee student community-- explaining how the Unity Center supports historically underrepresented groups across intersections of identity.

Date Time ​This session is for
Registration
July 16
2 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
July 23
2 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
Aug. 6
2 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER

Orientation

How College is Different than High School

Everyone tells you that college is different than high school, and yet students are often surprised by just how different it is! This session is aimed at helping you prepare for the challenges that come with the transition to college so that you can get a jump start on academic success here at RIC.

Date Time ​This session is for
Registration
Aug. 11
7 p.m.
​Students and Families
REGISTER

Student Activities - Trivia!

Come meet some of your fellow new Anchors and play trivia!

Date Time ​This session is for
Registration
Aug. 5
7 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
Aug. 17
7 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER

Student Success Panel

This panel will provide students and families important information regarding Student Life, Student Conduct, Housing, Health & Counseling Services, Learning for Life, Financial Aid, and Disability services. Panelists will host a Q&A at the end of the call to help provide answer to families and students.

Date Time ​This session is for
Registration
July 22 4 p.m. ​Students and families
REGISTER
Aug. 12 4 p.m. ​Students and families
REGISTER

Hangout Sessions

Orientation Leaders will be hosting hangouts for new students based on their majors. New students will be able to chat with current students and connect with fellow new students!

Session
Date Time ​This session is for
Registration
​Art Majors
July 29
12 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
​​Art Majors
Aug. 3
6 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
​Art Majors
Aug. 8
7 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
​Biology Majors
July 22
4 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
​Biology Majors
July 27
7 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
​Biology Majors
July 30
10 a.m. ​Students
REGISTER
​Business Majors
July 28
1 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
​Business Majors
Aug. 7
4 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
​Communication Majors
July 20
4 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
​Communication Majors
Aug. 4
2 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
​Communication Majors
Aug. 11
2 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
​Computer Science & Information Systems Majors July 21
1 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
​Computer Science & Information Systems Majors July 31
1 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
​Computer Science & Information Systems Majors Aug. 3
12 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
​Education Majors July 23
6 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
​Education Majors July 30
1 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
​Education Majors Aug. 7
6 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
​English Majors July 21
10 a.m. ​Students
REGISTER
​English Majors July 30
1 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
​English Majors Aug. 10
4 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
​Exploring Majors July 23
12 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
​Exploring Majors Aug. 8
4 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
​Exploring Majors Aug. 12
1 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
Film Studies Majors July 20
1 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
Film Studies Majors Aug. 10
12 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
​Film Studies Majors Aug. 11
2 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
Health-Related Programs Majors July 24
4 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
Health-Related Programs Majors Aug. 10
4 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
Health-Related Programs Majors Aug. 11
10 a.m. ​Students
REGISTER
History Majors July 23
3 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
History Majors Aug. 6
12 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
History Majors Aug. 10
5 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
Humanities & Social Sciences Majors July 20
1 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
Humanities & Social Sciences Majors July 28
11 a.m.
​Students
REGISTER
Humanities & Social Sciences Majors Aug. 10
6 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
Math Majors Aug. 3
1 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
Math Majors Aug. 10
11 a.m.
​Students
REGISTER
Math Majors Aug. 14
6 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
Music/Theatre/Dance Majors July 20
4 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
Music/Theatre/Dance Majors July 29
2 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
Music/Theatre/Dance Majors Aug. 10
1 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
Nursing Majors July 21
3 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
Nursing Majors July 30
7 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
Nursing Majors Aug. 11
5 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
Physical Sciences Majors Aug. 6
12 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
Physical Sciences Majors Aug. 13
4 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
Political Science Majors July 24
3 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
Political Science Majors Aug. 4
12 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
Political Science Majors Aug. 11
7 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
Psychology Majors Aug. 3
2 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
Psychology Majors Aug. 11
12 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
Psychology Majors Aug. 14
2 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER
Social Work Majors July 27
4 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
Social Work Majors Aug. 6
10 a.m. ​Students
REGISTER
Sociology/Justice Studies Majors Aug. 5
4 p.m.
​Students
REGISTER
Sociology/Justice Studies Majors Aug. 7
2 p.m. ​Students
REGISTER

Page last updated: August 03, 2020