First-Year Student Orientation | August 1–2

Congratulations on your acceptance to Rhode Island College! We're excited to see you at Orientation!

group of students outside on orientation day

New Student Orientation is a comprehensive summer program designed to welcome and acclimate new students and families to college practices, resources and programs. Students will meet with an Advisor, register for classes, connect with other new RIC students, get their student ID and parking pass, and more.

Please Note: Staying overnight on campus is mandatory for first-year resident students and optional for first-year commuter students. All must attend the second day.

Rhode Island College entrance

For More Information

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.