Summer Orientation

We are excited to offer an orientation experience each summer at Rhodes College called Open Rhodes. Our orientation program features both virtual and in-person experiences to help each new class of students prepare for their transition to the Rhodes Community in the fall.

To be more inclusive of student and family needs and the health and safety protocols due to COVID, we will host four in-person sessions and one virtual session of Open Rhodes.


  • June 14-15 (Mon/Tues)
  • June 17-18 (Thurs/Fri)
  • June 21-22 (Mon/Tues Virtual Session)
  • June 24-25 (Thurs/Fri)
  • June 28-29 (Mon/Tues)

We are currently in the process of working on an Open Rhodes schedule to meet the current health and safety guidelines for social distancing.  You may register for your preferred Open Rhodes session via your Rhodes portal (

 Who Should Attend? 

All students enrolling at Rhodes for the first time in the fall of 2021 (Class of 2025 and transfer students) should attend.

^Parents and Family members are welcome but not required to attend.

How Do I Sign Up? 

Students will only be able to register after they have paid their new student enrollment deposit by going to the registration calendar in their Admission Portal.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so it’s important to register as soon as possible. An email confirmation will be sent to the student′s email address with their assigned registration date.  

Welcome Week

On Campus

Welcome week is a six-day experience that takes place before classes begin in the fall. Students will have the opportunity to meet other new students, learn more about campus and the surrounding community, meet with their academic advisor, and finalize their fall schedule.

Date for Move-in Day for the Class of 2025 will be Thursday, August 19.

More details will be posted soon!  

If you have questions or concerns, please call us at 901-843-3885 or email Ira Lawson, Director of New Student Programs and Leadership, at