New students to learn the RC ropes

by rcnewsblog on June 10, 2014

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The fall academic year hasn’t yet begun, but some of Roanoke’s newest Maroons are coming to campus.

New Roanoke College freshman will explore their soon-to-be home this month during the College’s Spring into Maroon days.

More than 500 freshman will visit Roanoke on June 13, June 16 and June 20. Each session will bring about 125 incoming students.

These pre-orientation days are meant to acquaint students with their new home and simplify the transitioning process into college in the fall. During their visit, incoming freshman will take a foreign-language placement test, tour the campus and register for classes in the fall, while parents explore the ins and outs of Roanoke through a separate orientation.

This year Roanoke is implementing new sessions for parents and students. Students will learn about academic integrity at Roanoke, while parents listen to a panel on strategies for student success. Both groups will also learn about Roanoke’s educational curriculum and experiential learning opportunities.

Between exploring dorms, learning about clubs and activities on campus and meeting new faces, these students will take their first steps as future Maroons.

Click here to find a complete student and parent schedule for Spring Into Maroon days.

-By Allison Shannon ’15

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