Transfer Student Orientation

RIC students in ALEX & ANI Hall

Welcome to Rhode Island College!

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. During your session you will have the opportunity to meet virtually with an academic advisor who will work with you in reviewing the evaluation of your credits and creating a class schedule. In addition to meeting faculty members and staff, our program helps you to connect with other #NewAnchors within the community.

Orientation 2021 Dates

Orientation sessions for Transfer students are listed below. Information regarding how to access the Online Orientation will be sent out the week prior to your selected sessions. 

  • August 5, 4:00pm-7:00pm- Online Virtual (Zoom)- CLOSED
  • August 13, 9:00am-1:00pm- In Person (On Campus)
  • August 27, 10:00am-1:00pm- Online Virtual (Zoom)
  • Session 1: June 1 (2p.m. - 4p.m.) & June 8 (2p.m.- 4p.m.)
  • Session 2: June 3 (2p.m. - 4p.m.) & June 10 (2p.m.- 4p.m.)
  • Session 3: June 8 (10a.m. - 12p.m.) & June 15 (2p.m.- 4p.m.)
  • Session 4: June 10 (10a.m. - 12p.m.) & June 17 (2p.m.- 4p.m.)
  • Session 5: June 15 (10a.m. - 12p.m.) & June 22 (2p.m.- 4p.m.)
  • Session 6: June 17 (10a.m. - 12p.m.) & June 24 (2p.m.- 4p.m.)
  • Session 7: June 22 (10a.m. - 12p.m.) & June 29 (10a.m.- 12p.m.)
  • Session 8: June 24 (10a.m. - 12p.m.) & July 1 (10a.m.- 12p.m.)
Math Placement

Learn more about Math Placement at RIC.

If you are not sure whether you need to take the math placement exam, please email

Frequently Asked Questions for Transfer Students

For other orientation related questions, please contact New Student Programs at 401-456-8083 or

You are considered a transfer student if you have obtained 24 or more credits coming into Rhode Island College.​

All transfer students are required to attend orientation to gain valuable information about our campus and register for classes. If you are being re-admitted to the college, or obtaining a Second Bachelors Degree please reach out to the office of New Student Programs to see if attendance is required.

Once you register for an orientation session, an email confirmation will be sent to the email address you confirmed during registration. If you did not receive an email confirmation, please first check your “Spam” or “Junk” folder as well as your RIC email. If you no longer have access to the email address you used, please contact the Office of New Student Programs at 401-456-8083 or email

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 that they will get to go home with.  

If you are a transfer student with 24 or more transfer credits, you do not have to take RIC100.

Online Orientation Registration will open on 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 accounts you need to set up your password at the RIC Password Station

  1. Enter your username as described above when asked for User ID
  2. Choose "Forgot Password"
  3. 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 a strong password (i.e. passwords containing 10-14 characters, no names or repeating characters and at least one of the following: uppercase, lowercase, number and a special character). 

If you require assistance, please contact the Help Desk


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Seeking information about orientation? Need help registering for orientation? Curious on what to prepare before attending orientation? Ask an Orientation Leader today!


RIC 100 Course

RIC 100 is a one-credit class that you must pass in order to graduate from Rhode Island College. This course is designed to help you navigate Rhode Island College specifically and your general college experience. 

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Office of New Student Programs

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