Families of New Students

Welcome to the Rhodes Family

Your student is important to us, and we look forward to getting to know you over the next few years.

Open Rhodes Summer Orientation

Open Rhodes is a two-day summer program for first-year and transfer students. Families are welcome but not required. Some student sessions are open to families, and each two-day program includes a parent/family track. Students are housed on campus for the overnight program. Parents and families looking for hotel accommodations can find a list of hotels by going here. The dates for Open Rhodes 2017 are: June 19-20, 22-23, 26-27, and 29-30. The schedule for Open Rhodes can be found here.

Registration and Cost

Please note that only students will be given access to the registration information. Registration is to be completed by the students through an email sent by the director of New Student Programs.

There is no cost for the family program. The student program costs $200—which includes all meals, materials, and student housing. The program fee will be included on the fall tuition bill. There will not be a separate billing for this program.

Welcome Week

We plan a lot of activities for the week between when your student arrives to campus and when classes begin. These activities and events help students understand the values of Rhodes College and acclimate to the campus. Move-in Day for the Class of 2021 will be Friday, August 18.