FAQs for First-Year Students
For other orientation related questions, please contact New Student Programs at 401-456-8439 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are considered first-year if they have 0-24 credits coming into Rhode Island College.
Yes, all first-year students are required to attend orientation.
When you are on the orientation registration page click on the magnifying glass icon to view all available orientation sessions. Please refer to the Step-by-step guide found at the top of this page for instructions on how to register.
Once you register for an orientation session, an email confirmation will be sent to your personal email address you put on your application to Rhode Island College. If you did not receive an email confirmation, please contact the Office of New Student Programs at 401-456-8083 or email: email@example.com.
To change the personal email address on file please login to MyRIC > Personal Contact Info > Email Addresses > You will be able to change your "Home" email address here.
During Orientation Registration you will be asked to include information for up to 2 guests. The family orientation program will take place during Day 1 of your selected orientation program from 9:30-4:00pm.
No payment is required at this time. The one time New Student Fee that covers all your costs for orientation and programs in your first year, will be included in your first bill.
Yes, during Orientation new students will get to meet virtually with faculty or professional advisors who will assist them in building a schedule. Students will then be able to finalize and enroll in these courses.
As part of New Student Orientation, you will receive access to online orientation modules This information is designed to help you learn about some of the resources and offices we have on campus as you prepare for your in-person Orientation Session.
Information regarding how to access Online Orientation will be sent to your RIC email address. The online orientation is in addition to your In-person session and does not replace an in-person session.
To begin using your RIC account (or to regain access to RIC email, Blackboard, and MyRIC), you will need to set an initial password. Set a new password by visiting Setting your Password.
NOTE: To further enhance security for students, the system will require strong passwords (i.e., passwords containing 10-14 characters, no names or repeating characters and at least one of each of the following: upper case, lower case, number, and a special character).
If you require assistance, please contact the ITS Help Center (401-456-8803 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the walk-in lab at Whipple Hall Room 102.