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Welcome to the RIC Family!

The parents and families of our students are our greatest partners in achieving success at RIC. It's important for our parents and families to be just as informed as our students about the many resources we have available. 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.

In addition to New Student Orientation, we are excited to invite you to join us for Family Orientation on the same date and time as your student’s orientation session. Your student will need to register you when they select their session. Student can add or edit guests in the registration up to seven days before the session.

During Family Orientation, you will join New Student Programs and all of our campus partners for a variety of informative sessions, customize your experience with special curated breakout sessions with your interests in mind, panels and more! This program is designed to welcome new students and their families to RIC, have all of your questions answered by staff, faculty, and students, and prepare you and your student for the first year at Rhode Island College.

Family Orientation Sessions

To register for a Family Orientation Panel please have your student include up to 2 guest names to the “Guest” fields during the Orientation Registration. 

Families will attend and check-in for New Student Orientation with their student. Prior to your Family Orientation Session you will receive an email, to the email provided during registration, with details about parking, check-in, schedule and more. 

Orientation Session Dates

  • December 15, 2023
  • January 3, 2024
  • January 11, 2024

All sessions will run 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Requirements for New & Transferring Students 

FAQs for Families

For other orientation related questions, please contact New Student Programs at 401-456-8439 or

Orientation Registration your student will provide guest information including an email address for up to 2 family members. We will use this email address to contact you with information regarding Family Orientation.

Staff members and current students, will be available to answer questions you have about the student experience or Rhode Island College community.  

Through conversations with our dynamic staff, and current students, family members will learn more about the resources and services available for both students and themselves.  

No payment is required.  


Ask the Orientation Staff

Seeking information about orientation? Need help registering for orientation? Curious on what to prepare before attending orientation? Talk with our orientation staff today!

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Living on Campus

Living on campus is a great opportunity for students at Rhode Island College. More than just a convenience, it is an important part of social and academic growth of students. Residential Life and Housing offers a living community that strives to meet students’ social needs as well as their academic ones. 

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Disability Services Center

Rhode Island College is committed to providing accommodations for students with disabilities and supporting them in achieving their academic goals.

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Student Life

Rhode Island College students are encouraged to make the most of their college experience, both inside and outside the classroom. The Office of Student Life provides resources, events and organizations students can be a part of to build their leadership skills. 

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Office of New Student Programs

Our mission it to assist students and families during their transition to RIC, through Orientation and educational programming, during their first year.

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New Student Programs