Summer Orientation

 Who Should Attend? 

All students enrolling at Rhodes for the first time in the fall of 2022 (Class of 2026 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.  

Day One Schedule

Students

10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Refectory Dining Hall

Check-In & Lunch
Check in and pick up keys from Residence Life, followed by lunch.

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
McNeill Concert Hall

Welcome to Rhodes!
Please join us for opening remarks from the Provost.

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Various Classrooms

Life at Rhodes
Talk with student leaders about life at Rhodes and what to expect.

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
McCallum Ballroom, BCLC

Counseling@Rhodes
Learn about mental health and wellness support services at Rhodes.

4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
McCallum Ballroom, BCLC

Honor at Rhodes
Overview of the honor code, community standards, and our commitment to diversity.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Refectory

Dinner

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Hyde Hall (Refectory) 

Health Professions Advising Session
Any student interested in health professions or veterinary medicine should plan to attend this session.

6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
McCallum Ballroom, BCLC
 
Lynx Life
Join the leadership from Student Life to learn about offices, resources, and programs offered to enhance the student experience.

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
McCallum Ballroom, BCLC

Rhodes Traditions
Overview of Rhodes' history, campus traditions, and the fight song.

8:45 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
BCLC Gym/Lynx Lair

Roll Lynx, Roll & Late-Night Snack
Student social and program

10:30 p.m.
Return to residence halls
 

 

Parents & Family

10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Refectory

Check-In & Lunch
Parents and families will check in and pick up keys from Residence Life, followed by lunch

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
McNeill Concert Hall

Welcome to Rhodes!
Please join us for opening remarks from the Provost.

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
McNeill Concert Hall

From Home to Rhodes
Learn about supporting your student during their transition from Counseling@Rhodes.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Bookstore

Sip & Shop
Enjoy light refreshments and shop in the bookstore

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
McNeill Concert Hall

Life as a Lynx
Hear from current students about their experience, including the transition to college.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Barret Library Apse

Wine & Cheese Reception
Mingle with other parents of the Class of 2026

Day Two Schedule

Students

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. 
Refectory

Breakfast 

8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
McCallum Ballroom, BCLC

Curriculum Overview & Major Opportunities
Hear about the Foundations curriculum and from faculty regarding major opportunities within the academic divisions

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
McCallum Ballroom, BCLC

Registrar/Info
Hear from the Registrar regarding registering for classes

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Various Classrooms

Small group advising
Meet in small groups to discuss class selection and the advising process

12:00 p.m.  –  1:15 p.m.
Refectory
Lunch

1:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Faculty offices or Rooms Below
1:1 Advising & Mini Sessions
Students will be assigned to meet 1:1 with a faculty member to discuss course selections. Details for mini sessions below.

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
McCallum Ballroom, BCLC

Closing Remarks and Check-Out

Reminders & To-Dos (Everfi Modules, Health Forms, Pre-Season Paperwork)

Parents & Family

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
McNeill Concert Hall

Lynx Life
Join Student Life to learn about resources and programs offered for students.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
McNeill Concert Hall

Curriculum & Academic Overview
Hear from Academic Affairs regarding curriculum and the liberal arts education.

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Refectory
Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Various Classrooms

Mini Sessions
Details for mini sessions from campus partners below.

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
McCallum Ballroom, BCLC
Closing Remarks & Check-Out
Reminders & To-Dos (Everfi Modules, Health Forms, Pre-Season Paperwork)

Mini-Sessions

Campus Map

             

Briggs Hall: Spence Wilson
Room

Barret 051

Frazier Jelke - A

Frazier Jelke - B

Frazier Jelke - c Frazier Jelke - D

1:30pm - 2:00pm       

Financial Aid/Rhodes Express

Health Services & Insurance

Study Abroad Programs

Career Services

Accessibility Services & ADHD Coaching

Community Engagement

2:10pm 2:40pm

Financial Aid/Rhodes Express

Health Services & Insurance

Study Abroad Programs

Career Services

Athletics


Community Engagement

2:50pm-3:20pm

Residence Life

Pre-Law/Mock Trial

Academic & Learning Resources

Student Engagement

Athletics


STEM Cohort Mentoring Program

3:30pm-4:00pm

Residence Life

Library/Information Services

Academic & Learning Resources

Student Engagement

Intramurals/Club Sports


STEM Cohort Mentoring Program

 

Virtual Open Rhodes, June 15

*Please note: a Zoom link will be emailed to the student a week before the Open Rhodes session.

All times Central Standard Time

9:00 a.m.
Welcome to Rhodes!
Opening remarks from the Provost

9:15 a.m.
Life at Rhodes
Talk with student leaders about life at Rhodes and what to expect

10:00 a.m.
Counseling@Rhodes
Learn about mental health and wellness support services at Rhodes

10:45 a.m.
Honor at Rhodes
Overview of the honor code, community standards, and our commitment to diversity

12:00 p.m.
Lynx Life
Join the leadership from Student Life to learn about offices, resources, and programs offered to enhance the student experience

12:30 p.m.
Curriculum Overview & Major Opportunities
Hear about the Foundations curriculum and from faculty regarding major opportunities within the academic divisions

2:00 p.m. 
Registrar/Info
Hear from the Registrar regarding registering for classes

3:00 p.m.
Small Group Advising
Meet in small groups to discuss class selection and the advising process

4:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Will be scheduled individually
1:1 Advising
Students will be assigned to meet 1:1 with a faculty member to discuss course selections

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 2026 will be Thursday, August 18.

The full Welcome Week schedule for the Class of 2026 will be available soon!

If you have questions or concerns, please email Brittney Jackson, Director of First Year Experience and Transitions, at orientation@rhodes.edu.