Office of New Student Programs

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What We Do

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

Contact Information
Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Summer 2021 Orientation 

The Office of New Student Programs is excited to provide an Online new Student Orientation Experience for Summer 2021. To participate in the orientation program, students must first register for an orientation session. 


New Student Orientation combines live orientation sessions with online orientation modules to welcome student to our campus, introduce you to campus resources, assist you with registering for classes and more. During your virtual experience you will also meet with an advisor in your major and your Orientation Leader who are both here to assist you during your transitions to RIC. 

Online Orientation for Summer 2021 will combine Synchronous (live at a specific time) and Asynchronous (on your own time) elements. When registering you will see two dates in each session, there are the Opening and Closing (synchronous) dates for Orientation. 

Please make sure you are available for both times when signing up for a session. All sessions will be held virtually through ZOOM. More information about how Orientation will take place will be sent to your RIC email address prior to your first session. 

New Student Orientation Registration will open on May 1st | The deadline to register is June 1, 2021. 

New Student Checklist Registration Directions


New Students at Orientation

First-Year Students

Orientation is a comprehensive program that assists students in making their transition to RIC comfortable and enjoyable. New first-year students are required to attend orientation. 

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Transfer Students

Our goal is to prepare each student for a successful transition into the RIC community. The program is designed for new transfer, readmitted, and second bachelor degree students. Learn more about your specialized transfer orientation program. 

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Orientation for Families

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.