- New Student Programs
Summer 2023 Orientation
To participate in the orientation program, students must first register for an orientation session. Orientation Sessions for students beginning in Fall 2023 will be held in June, July and August.
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 New Student Orientation experience, you will also meet with an advisor in your major, register for classes, and be assigned to an Orientation Leader who will assist you during your transition to RIC.
Please make sure you are available for the entirety of the session you choose, as you must attend the entire orientation program to ensure you are prepared to start your first semester at RIC. More information about Orientation will be sent to your RIC email address prior to your in-person session.
New Student Orientation Registration will open on April 1st | The deadline to register for a session is seven business days before the date of the session or until the session is at capacity.
- Assistant Administrative Officer
Orientation Sessions Offered
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.
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.
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.
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