2018 Open Rhodes Orientation Schedule

Day One

11:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Check-In, Information Fair, & Optional Lunch | Refectory
Check-in begins at the main entrance of the Refectory. Participants may visit with various campus offices and representatives before eating lunch.

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Welcome to the Rhodes Community | McCallum Ballroom, Bryan Campus Life Center (BCLC)
Please join us for a welcome by members of the Rhodes community.


1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
A Student’s Life at Rhodes College | Various Locations
Students will break into small groups to learn more about the
academic transition to Rhodes College. 


1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Transitions Parent Program | McCallum Ballroom, BCLC
Parents will engage in a discussion on transitions that they and their students will soon face.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Your First Year at a Liberal Arts College | McCallum Ballroom, BCLC
Join us for a welcome from the Office of Academic Affairs to discuss the first year of academic life at Rhodes and find out more about the Foundations Curriculum.

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Major Opportunities | McCallum Ballroom, BCLC
These presentations will focus on selection of a major, major career options, and learning opportunities that are available to students.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Health Professions Advising Session | Hyde Hall, Refectory
Any student interested in health professions or veterinary medicine should attend this session. Grab some dinner and join Dr. Alan Jaslow and Dr. Charlie Snyder, directors of Health Professions Advising, to hear more about the program. (Please note, this session will not be held on June 28.)

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wine & Cheese Reception for Parents | Barret Library, Second-Floor Apse
Please join parents and campus representatives for light refreshments and conversation. A list of local restaurant suggestions will be provided.

Students: Rhodes at Night

Cap off the activities of Open Rhodes Day One with events designed to give you a taste of life at Rhodes.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Dinner | Refectory
Get to know your fellow classmates over dinner in the Catherine Burrow Refectory.

6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Rhodes Campus Community | Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall
Explore issues of community & diversity through discussion and activities.

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Evening Social | BCLC & Lynx Lair
Students have an opportunity to relax and mingle in an informal environment.

Day Two



7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast | Refectory

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Registration Information | Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall
Students will receive information about the Search/Life option & registering for classes.

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Divisional Advising Session I | Various Locations

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Divisional Advising Session II | Various Locations

Fine Arts: Buckman Hall 103
Humanities: Buckman Hall 108
Natural Sciences: Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall
Social Sciences: Buckman Hall 110

Students will hear brief descriptions of the opportunities in different departments, majors, and programs. Foundation requirements and course options for each area will be reviewed.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Advising in Small Groups | Various Locations
Students will meet with a faculty member to plan their first semester schedule.


10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Navigating Rhodes as a Parent | Barret Library 051
Parents and family members will have an opportunity to hear from the vice president of student life & dean of students. In addition, the associate deans of student life will be present to offer some insight to the different ways students become engaged on campus.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch | Refectory

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
One-On-One Advising & Mini-Sessions
Buckman Hall Mini-sessions (see chart below) will be offered every half hour.
During one of these times, students will be assigned to meet one-on-one with a faculty member to discuss and submit course requests.