New Student Orientation

FALL 2014 DATES   August 22-24, 2014

Welcome to Roberts!

We are looking forward to having you at Roberts Wesleyan College! You will start off on the right foot with the many Orientation activities, including becoming familiar with the campus and meeting others in the process.

All new freshmen and transfer students are expected to attend the New Student Orientation program. It's an opportunity you won't want to miss!

Fall 2014 Orientation Schedule
(Download a Printer-Friendly version of the Fall 2013 Schedule)


8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Check-in at the Welcome Tent, pick up your Orientation schedule and meal tickets, meet other parents, and enjoy a free cup of coffee! (lower Rinker Community Service Center lawn)

9:00 a.m.
Residence Halls Open

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
RWC Business Hours
(Campus Business Offices open)

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(Garlock Dining Commons)

1:15 p.m.
Opening Session and Parents’ Moment: Welcome to Roberts!
(Hale Auditorium, Cultural Life Center-CLC)

2:10 p.m.
RWC Alumni Legacy Group Photo – Calling all Roberts alumni! Immediately following the Opening Session, new students and their RWC alumni family members are invited to pose for a group photo. Sponsored by the Offices of Alumni Relations and Career Services.
(Hale Auditorium)

2:15 p.m.
Commuter Students Meeting
(Golisano Library café)

2:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Service Offices open for business: Rinker/Voller Athletic Center

    Student Employment: Human Resources & Career Services
    Student Financial Services: Financial Aid, Cashier, Loans
    Registration: Course Schedule changes
    Office of Student Development: Meal plan changes, Student Activities
    Security: ID card and Parking Permit
    Mail Room: Mailbox information
    Bookstore: Textbooks, RWC merchandise
    Health Services: Health Information forms

2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.NSO_3
Parents are free to depart campus.

5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
(Garlock Dining Commons)

7:00 p.m.
Tech Talk with Moodle and Moe (SSC Auditorium)

8:30 p.m.
I Scream 4 Ice Cream! sponsored by the Student Association Leadership Team-SALT
(Garlock Dining Commons)

9:00 p.m.
Mystery Late Night Adventure
(meet at Garlock Dining Commons)


8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.NSO_2
(Garlock Dining Commons)

8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Roberts Day in the Rochester community – Please wear a Roberts shirt and durable shoes/clothing for this fun service activity.
(depart from Garlock Dining Commons)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Picnic Lunch
(Pearce Church)

2:30 p.m.
Discover Roberts Street Smarts – Hear from upper class students how to navigate student life, including student activities, accountability, chapel requirements, and the city of Rochester.
(SSC Auditorium)

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner – Meal Plan begins
(Garlock Dining Commons)

8:30 p.m.
Variety Show sponsored by the Student Association Leadership Team-SALT
(Garlock Dining Commons)







8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Continental Breakfast
(Garlock Dining Commons)

11:00 a.m.
Campus Worship Service
(Hale Auditorium, CLC)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
(Garlock Dining Commons)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Explore Rochester Bus Tours and N. Chili Walking Tours
(depart from the Upper Rinker/Garlock parking circle)

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Bus to Target and Wegmans
(depart from the Upper Rinker/Garlock parking circle)

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Music Ensemble Auditions
(Cox Hall)
Audition sign-ups for Chorale, Women’s Choir, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble are on the Cox Hall bulletin board. Students interested in Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, String, Jazz, or Guitar ensembles should contact the Music Office in Cox Hall for details.

5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
New Student Mexican Fiesta at the President's Home (4291 Buffalo Rd.), located directly across from the College, at the end of Chesbrough Drive. Please bring your RWC student ID. Rainsite: Garlock Dining Commons.

7:00 p.m.
Transfer Student Adventure
(Cox Auditorium)


Classes begin – Consult your class schedule


*Special Note to Transfer Students:
Transfer students should attend the special Transfer Student Orientation Lunch on Tuesday, August 26 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Ellen Stowe Dining Room. You will receive more information from Associate Dean Brenda Myrthil.

*Special Note to International Students:
International students will have an Orientation meeting including important immigration information on Thursday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ellen Stowe Dining Room. You will receive more information from Professor Gale Lynch.


View the entire First 40 Days Schedule for Fall 2013. Look for the First 40 Days schedules upon your arrival to campus!

For more information, contact...

Brenda Myrthil
Office of Student Development
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: 585.594.6096