Summer Orientation 2020

We are excited to offer a three-part orientation experience this summer at Rhodes College. Our orientation program will feature virtual and in-person experiences to help our Class of 2024 students prepare for the transition to the Rhodes Community in fall 2020.

Part 1: Open Rhodes – Academic Advising

Virtual Event (11 AM – 1:30 PM CST)

Schedule at a glance

  • Welcome by President Hass^
  • Overview of the Rhodes curriculum, majors, and opportunities for research and internships ^
  • Overview of the advising and course preference selection process^
  • Question and Answer Session^
  • Small group meeting with Orientation Assistants (OAs)
  • Small group advising meeting
  • One-on-one advising appointment

Open Rhodes Academic Advising Dates:

  • Monday, June 15
  • Wednesday, June 17
  • Friday, June 19
  • Small group advising meetings and one-on-one appointments will be held the following week on June 22 and 23. Advising group information will be sent to the students’ Rhodes email account.

The Office of New Student Programs and Leadership will contact students who registered for Open Rhodes dates that were previously advertised.  

Who Should Attend? 

All students enrolling at Rhodes for the first time in the fall of 2020 (Class of 2024 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.  

Part 2: Open Rhodes - Student Life at Rhodes

Virtual Event

In Mid-July, students will learn about Rhodes College history, traditions, campus offices and student services. The information sessions will be interactive and open to parents and families.

More details to come!

Who Should Attend? 

All students enrolling at Rhodes for the first time in the fall of 2020 (Class of 2024 and transfer students) should attend. Parents and Family members are welcome but not required to attend.

How Do I Sign Up? 

Registration information will be sent to students’ Rhodes Email address

Part 3: 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.

Move-in Day for the Class of 2024 is scheduled for Thursday, August 20.

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 lawsoni@rhodes.edu