FAQs for First-Year Students
For other orientation related questions, please contact New Student Programs at 401-456-8083 or email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. This information will be used to share online Family Orientation information during the month of June. There is no additional cost associated with Online Family Orientation.
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.
Online Orientation Registration opens May 1st.
Information regarding how to access Online Orientation will be sent to your RIC email address.
Before you can log into your MyRIC or Office 365 email accounts, you need to set up your password at the RIC password station.
- Enter your username as described above when asked for User ID
- Choose "Forgot Password"
- Follow the onscreen prompts
Please note that it will take up to 20 minutes for this change to take effect. 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: uppercase, lowercase, number and a special character).
If you require assistance, please contact the Help Desk.