Family Orientation

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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. 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 the Blackboard Online Orientation for students, and the information videos for families, we are excited to offer Live Family Orientation Panel. Join New Student Programs and all of our campus partners for one of these live webinars during the month of June and August. These sessions are 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. 

Live Virtual Family Orientation Sessions:

To register for a Family Orientation Panel please click the link next to the date you would like to attend below:

Family Live Virtual Orientation Panel Dates:
June 15th, 4:00pm-5:30pm: Zoom link
June 24th,  12:00pm-1:30pm: Zoom link 
June 28th, 5:00pm-6:30pm: Zoom link 

August 12th,  4:00pm-5:30pm: Zoom link 
August 18th , 4:00pm-5:30pm: Zoom link 

Requirements for New & Transferring Students 

FAQs for Families

For other orientation related questions, please contact New Student Programs at 401-456-8083 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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Our mission it to assist students and families during their transition to RIC, through Orientation and educational programming, during their first year.