Fall 2019 Orientation for New Students

New Student Orientation 2019

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 of our volunteer students for help.

All new freshmen and transfer students are expected to attend the New Student Orientation program. Orientation for students entering for the Spring 2019 semester will be held on Friday, January 11 from 11am-2pm in the Golisano Library. It will be very beneficial to you and your new beginnings at Roberts!

If you have questions about anything related to the Orientation Weekend, please call us at 585-594-6096. We look forward to having you on campus!

~Orientation Staff

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

PRINTER-FRIENDLY VERSION coming soon!

FALL 2018 SCHEDULE - August 23-25, 2019

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

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, Student Activities, Multicultural Student Success
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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!

9:00 a.m. | Residence Halls Open

Location: Your Residence Hall
Student leaders are available to help you move into your home away from home. Look for the smiling faces and volunteer shirts!

10:00 a.m. | Mandatory International Student Meeting

Location: Golisano Library Conference Room 202
This mandatory meeting for all new F-1 international students will include important updated information regarding immigration regulations, social security numbers, and bank accounts. For more information, contact the Office of International Engagement at globalscholars@roberts.edu.

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, this is just for you! You are invited to hear a special message from President Porterfield and meet other parents from your region. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations.

1:00 p.m. | Freshman Student Experience

Location: Garlock Dining Commons
Meet your Redhawk Guide!

1:00 p.m. | Transfer Student Experience

Location: Golisano Library Café
Meet upper-class students and faculty from your academic major.

1:30 p.m. | Commuter Student Tech Talk & Safety

Location: Golisano Library Café
Designed for commuters to learn about campus resources and safety, as well as technology including Email, Intranet, Moodle, R-Serve, printing, & Library resources on and off-campus.

2:45 p.m. | Alumni Legacy Photo

Location: Upper Entrance of the CLC
Celebrate the Roberts Legacy with a photo of Roberts Alumni parents and their students.

3:00 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. Parents are encouraged to depart campus following this Kick-Off. 

4:15 p.m. | Parents are free to depart campus

Parents are encouraged to depart campus prior to dinner. 

4:45 p.m. | Commuter Meet Up for Dinner

Location: Garlock Dining Commons, near the stage
All commuter students are invited to meet up in Garlock, near the stage area, then walk over to the Dinner at the Arch as a group. (Resident students will be gathering in their residence hall.)

5:00 p.m. | President's Dinner at the Arch

Location: Golisano Library Lawn
Enjoy dinner with President Porterfield at the Arch in front of the Golisano Library. Students will then participate in the College tradition of walking through the Arch, signifying the beginning of their Roberts journey. Dress is very casual! Rain site is Garlock Dining Commons.

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

Location: Garlock Dining Commons
This session is specific to the resident student experience. 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. | Mystery Late Night Adventure

Location: Garlock Dining Commons
Enjoy a late night campus-wide adventure brought to you by the Student Association Leadership Team (SALT).

9:00 p.m. |  Party on the Patio

Location: Golisano Library Courtyard
Top off your evening with late night pizza and music! Sponsored by SALT.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

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. | 14th annual 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.

4:00 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.

6:00 p.m. | Men's Soccer vs. LeMoyne College

Location: Stadium
Cheer on the Redhawks at their first home scrimmage of the season!

8:30 p.m. | Variety Show

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

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

Location: Garlock Dining Commons

11:00 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.

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.

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Wind Ensemble and Orchestra Auditions

Location: Room 201, Cox Hall
Auditions are required to participate in Wind Ensemble and Orchestra. Auditions consist of 1-2 pages of a prepared piece and sight-reading. A sign-up sheet will be posted on Dr. Paul Shewan's office door in Cox Hall Room 201. Contact ShewanP@roberts.edu for more information. Other dates and times are available upon request.

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Bookstore VIP Party

Location: Bookstore, Upper VAC
You are a VIP! Enjoy appetizers and win prizes while checking out the Bookstore.

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

Location: Garlock Dining Commons

7:00 p.m. | Outdoor Worship Event

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

8:00 p.m. | Residence Hall Meetings

Location: Your Residence Hall
Please connect with your RA regarding the specific time of your hall meeting and enjoy meeting others in your building!

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

Location: Hale Auditorium, CLC
This mandatory meeting on safety and campus resources is required for all new students. Students will be asked to sign-in for attendance. Sponsored by the Offices of Campus Safety and Student Life.

MONDAY, AUGUST 26

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 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:
International students are required to attend a Mandatory International Students Meeting every year. This mandatory meeting will include important updated information regarding immigration regulations, social security numbers, and bank accounts. All new F-1 students must attend on Friday, August 23 at 10:00 a.m. in the Library Conference Room 202. Anyone who is unable to attend the meeting should contact the Office of International Engagement at globalscholars@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

"Sing to the Lord a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy!"
Psalm 33:3

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