Fall 2016 Orientation for New Students

New Student Orientation Fall 2016

Welcome to Roberts!

“You made the right choice! We have designed the Orientation weekend with you in mind. You will become more familiar with the campus and your new home before you start classes on Monday. When you arrive on campus, feel free to ask one of the many student volunteers wearing the “Roberts 150” shirt for help.

All new freshmen and transfer students are expected to attend the New Student Orientation program. It will be very beneficial to you and your new beginnings at Roberts!”

~Orientation Staff

P.S. Don't forget to use #LifeatRoberts to share your images and thoughts about your experience at Roberts!

August 26-28, 2016 Schedule

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.| Administrative Office Hours

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Rinker Community Service Center

  • Human Resources: Student Employment
    Finances: Cashier, Financial Aid, Loans
    Registration: Course Schedule Changes
    Student Life: Meal plans, Residence Life
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Voller Athletic Center (VAC)

  • Campus Safety: ID cards, Parking Permits
    Mail Room: Mailbox Information
    Bookstore: Textbooks, Redhawk Merchandise
    Health Services: Health Information Forms

8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Check-In at the Welcome Tent

Location: Lower Rinker Community Service Center Lawn
Pick up your Orientation schedule, guest meal tickets, meet other parents, and enjoy a free cup of coffee!

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Mandatory New International Student Orientation

Location: Rinker 102
This mandatory meeting will include important information for international students regarding immigration regulations, social security numbers, and bank accounts. For more information, contact Julie Rushik, Director of the Center for Global Education and the English Language Institute, at Rushik_Julie@roberts.edu.

9:00 a.m. | Residence Halls Open

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch

Location: Garlock Dining Commons
Each parent and new student not on a meal plan will receive a complimentary meal pass.

1:00 p.m. | Parent Meet & Greet Reception

Location: Shewan Recital Hall, Cultural Life Center (CLC)
Parents are invited to meet each other, connect with faculty & staff, and find helpful ways to support your student. A special photo will be taken of all Roberts Alumni Parents at this event. Sponsored by the Offices of Alumni Relations and Career Development.

1:00 p.m. | Commuter Students Meeting

Location: Golisano Library Café
Meet other commuter students, receive a gift, and learn about campus safety and resources.

1:45 p.m. | Tech Talk for Commuter Students

Location: Golisano Library Lab 134
This session is specific to the commuter experience. Learn how to use your Email, Intranet, Moodle, R-Serve, Printing, and Library resources both on and off-campus. Sponsored by ITS and the Golisano Library staff.

2:30 p.m. | Transfer Student Experience

Location: Golisano Library Café
Meet upperclass students and faculty from your academic major.

3:30 p.m. | Kick-off Event for New Students and Parents!

Location: Hale Auditorium, CLC
Welcome to Roberts! Enjoy this opening tradition for all new students and parents.

4:45 p.m. | Presidential Mexican Fiesta for New Students and Parents

Location: President Porterfield's home at 4291 Buffalo Road
All new students and parents are invited to enjoy dinner with President & Mr. Porterfield at their home, located directly across from the College at the end of Chesbrough Drive. Dress is very casual! Rain site is Garlock Dining Commons. Parents are encouraged to depart campus following this dinner.

7:00 p.m. | Tech Talk & Toppings for Resident Students

Location: Garlock Dining Commons
This session is specific to the resident student experience. Gather ice cream toppings at each station as you learn about your Email, Intranet, Moodle, R-Serve, and Printing on campus. Sponsored by ITS and the Office of Student Life.

8:30 p.m. | I Scream 4 Ice Cream!

Location: Garlock Dining Commons
Sponsored by the Student Association Leadership Team (SALT).

9:00 p.m. |  Mystery Late Night Adventure

Location: Garlock Dining Commons
Top off your evening with a late night campus-wide adventure. Sponsored by SALT.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. | Breakfast

Location: Garlock Dining Commons
Each new student not on a meal plan will receive a complimentary meal pass.

8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Roberts Day of Service in the Rochester community

Depart from Garlock Dining Commons
Please wear your new Roberts shirt and durable shoes/clothing for this fun service activity in the Rochester area.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch

Location: Garlock Dining Commons
Each new student not on a meal plan will receive a complimentary meal pass.

1:30 p.m. | Where's Waldo?

Location: 2nd floor, Crothers Science & Nursing Center
Math and Science Majors: Get to know your professors and fellow students! Join us for a fun "Where's Waldo?" style scavenger hunt in Crothers and Smith Hall where you'll meet some of your professors and see where your classes and labs will be held. Free snacks and prizes! Sponsored by the Society of Physics Students.

3:00 p.m. | Men's Soccer vs. Gannon University

Location: Stadium

4:30 p.m. | Street Smarts For Students

Location: Ellen Stowe Roberts Dining Room, Garlock
Hear from upper class students how to navigate campus life including student activities, safety, accountability, Chapel requirements, and the city of Rochester.

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Dinner with Your Major

Location: Garlock Dining Commons
Enjoy dinner with professors and students from your academic major. Look for designated tables. Each new student not on a meal plan will receive a complimentary meal pass. Sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

8:30 p.m. | Variety Show

Location: Garlock Dining Commons
Laugh and win prizes! Sponsored by SALT.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Continental Breakfast

Location: Garlock Dining Commons

10:30 a.m. | Worship Service

Location: Pearce Church Sanctuary

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch

Location: Garlock Dining Commons

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Explore Rochester Bus Tour OR N. Chili Walking Tour

Departure Location: Garlock/upper Rinker parking loop
Explore Rochester on a bus OR take a walking tour of North Chili on foot. Tours led by knowledgeable students.

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Bus to Target and Wegmans: Chili-Paul Plaza

Departure Location: Garlock/upper Rinker parking loop
Need to pick up a few essentials? A bus to the Chili-Paul Plaza will depart every 30 minutes from the Garlock/upper Rinker parking loop between 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. with the last bus departing the Chili-Paul Plaza at 4:45 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Music Ensemble Auditions

Location: Cox Hall
Audition sign-ups for Chorale, Wind Ensemble, and Orchestra are on the Cox Hall bulletin board. Students interested in Women's Choir or the Brass, Guitar, Jazz, Percussion, String, or Woodwind ensembles should contact the Music Office in Cox Hall for details.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Explore Rochester Bus Tour OR N. Chili Walking Tour

Departure Location: Garlock/upper Rinker parking loop
Explore Rochester on a bus OR take a walking tour of North Chili on foot. Tours led by knowledgeable students.

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Dinner

Location: Garlock Dining Commons

7:00 p.m. | Outdoor Worship Event

Location: Golisano Library front steps
Join us for this student-led worship event. Rain site is Garlock Dining Commons. Sponsored by SALT.

8:00 p.m. | Mandatory International Student Meeting

Location: Golisano Library Lab 134
This mandatory meeting will include important information for international students regarding immigration regulations, social security numbers, and bank accounts. For more information, contact Julie Rushik, Director of the Center for Global Education and the English Language Institute, at Rushik_Julie@roberts.edu.

9:00 p.m. | Mandatory Campus Safety Meeting

Location: Garlock Dining Commons
This mandatory meeting on safety and campus resources is required for all new students. Students will be asked to sign-in for attendance.

MONDAY, AUGUST 29

Classes begin – Consult your class schedule

*Special Note to Transfer Students:
Transfer students should plan to stop by the “Grab & Go” Coffee and Donuts reception in the lower Rinker atrium on Monday, August 29 anytime between 7:30 a.m.- 8:45 a.m. You will receive more information from Associate Dean Brenda Myrthil.

*Special Note to International Students:
New international students must attend two different international student gatherings regarding important immigration regulations, social security numbers, and bank accounts. The first is on Friday, August 26 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in Rinker 102. The second is on Sunday, August 28 at 8:00 p.m. in the Golisano Library Lab 134. For more information, contact Julie Rushik, Director of the Center for Global Education and the English Language Institute, at Rushik_Julie@roberts.edu.

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FIRST 40 DAYS HIGHLIGHTS

Look for the First 40 Days schedules upon your arrival to campus!

For more information, contact...

Brenda Myrthil
Associate Dean for Student Programming & Leadership
Myrthil_Brenda@Roberts.edu
Office of Student Life
Phone: 585.594.6096

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