www.ripon.edu/orientation Schedule of Activities At-A-Glance (Times and programs subject to change)
9 a.m. Transfer Summer Orientation Check In Todd Wehr Lobby 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Orientation Overview 9:30 a.m. Academic Advising Overview 10:15 a.m. Student Life Resources Tour 11:30 a.m. Lunch, Resource Fair & ID Photos Taken Between Noon and 4 p.m. Individual Advising Appointments (45-minute appointments are randomly assigned)
1 & 2 p.m. Optional Campus & Residence Hall Tours
Campus Phone Numbers General Summer Orientation Questions..........................800-947-4766 Athletics...........................920-748-8133 Business Office..................920-748-8106 Dean of Students...............920-748-8111 Information Technology Services.............................920-748-8327 Financial Aid....................920-748-8101
Welcome to Ripon College! Transfer Summer Orientation will be held soon. This is a terrific opportunity for you and your family to learn about Ripon, select courses you’d like to take in the fall, ask questions and meet other students at Ripon College. This newsletter has been designed to assist you in preparing for your orientation session. When you arrive in Ripon, proceed directly to Todd Wehr Lobby. You may check in between 9 and 9:15 a.m. Welcome folders and name tags will be distributed at check-in. Please contact us if you have any questions before you arrive. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
Advising and Advance Registration Advising is a very important part of your Ripon experience. Your academic advisor is here to assist you as you select your courses, to help you choose those courses which will fulfill your graduation requirements and, at the same time, help you achieve your personal academic goals. You will have an individual meeting with your advisor during Orientation. These meeting times will be pre-arranged; when you arrive for Orientation, you will find your appointment time in your welcome folder. The individual meetings will include a review of your high school and college work, discussion of your interest in particular courses, majors and minors, and advance registering for the fall semester. Advance registering will give you a tentative idea of what your fall schedule will look like. After your advising meeting, you will return your registration form to the Registrar’s Office for processing. You will receive a confirmation of
classes based on your registration form when you arrive for Welcome Week, which begins Aug. 20. Some of the courses you selected during the summer may be full. You also may want to change classes or sections once you receive your schedule. The day before classes begin is registration day. If you don’t have changes to make in your schedule, the registration process only takes about five minutes. Even with significant changes, it should take you less than half an hour. Your advisor will be there to answer any questions that you have about the process. After you have a final schedule worked out, secure your advisor’s signature, turn in your registration form and some additional forms, and your registration will be complete. All students must attend registration the morning of Aug. 21 in order to validate their schedules, even though you will have registered in advance for classes.
Registrar............................920-748-8119 Residence Life...................920-748-8186 Student Activities & Orientation...................920-748-8112 Summer office hours are 8 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m. CDT, Monday through Friday
Your Summer Orientation registration fee includes meals for you and your registered guest. A light breakfast will be provided during check-in, and lunch will be provided by Ripon’s food service, Sodexo Food Services. Vegetarian options will be offered. If you or a family member have specific dietary needs, please inform an Orientation staff member when you check in.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Where do I check in for Summer Orientation?
When you arrive in Ripon, go directly to Todd Wehr Hall. You may check in between 9 and 9:15 a.m.
How can people contact us while we’re at Summer Orientation?
Ripon’s summer conference staff will be on duty throughout the program. Messages can be relayed to orientation participants by calling 920-748-8111. If no one is at this number, call the conference staff two-way pager at 920-748-8703. Listen to the instructions, state your message, stay on the line and a staff member will respond to the call.
Can I see the room I’ll live in next year?
Housing assignments will not be prepared until after Summer Orientation. Please feel free to discuss with the Director of Residence Life any “updates” you wish to include on your previously submitted Housing Application Form. This will allow us to have the most current information available to complete housing assignments. Brochures with room dimensions will be distributed during the program. An optional tour of select residence halls will be available.
What time can I depart?
Departure times will vary depending on your individual advising appointment and any tasks you’d like to complete while on campus. Advising appointments are randomly assigned, and you will find your time in your welcome folder. Appointments may be scheduled through 4 p.m.
Is parking readily available during Summer Orientation?
Yes. Parking is available in most campus lots and along city streets not designated as no-parking zones. Permits are not needed to park on campus during Summer Orientation.
Will sessions be held in air-conditioned rooms?
Most sessions will take place in air-conditioned buildings.
Summer Orientation Check In
1-800-947-4766 • www.ripon.edu H
Athletic Facilities 19 Brockway Hall residence hall
A Francis Field baseball
2 Smith Hall administration, classrooms, faculty offices
10 Merriman House 11 Carnegie Hall president, dean of faculty, community engagement
20 Anderson Hall residence hall
3 West Hall college museum, classrooms, faculty offices
12 430 Woodside apartment-style residence hall
21 Bovay Hall residence hall, The Terrace, fitness center
B Larson Courts tennis C Tracy Field softball
4 Lane Library library, computer labs, archives
13 Evans Admission Center
22 Kemper Computer Center computer lab, ITS offices
5 Harwood Memorial Union Great Hall, The Pub
14 Shaler, Evans & Wright Halls residence halls
23 Physical Plant/Maintenance Building Completion: 2007-08
6 Bartlett Hall student life and health offices
15 Johnson Hall residence hall
24 C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts theatre, recital hall, gallery
F Sadoff Fields intramurals and practice
7 Farr Hall of Science science labs, classrooms, faculty offices
16 Collaborative Learning Center
25 J.M. Storzer Athletic Center gym, pool, classrooms, offices
8 Todd Wehr Hall classrooms, faculty offices, computer labs
17 Scott Hall residence hall
26 The President’s House president’s private residence
G Ashley Courts tennis H Ingalls Field football, track and field
9 S.N. Pickard Commons dining hall, bookstore, Starbucks,
18 Mapes Hall residence hall
1 East Hall classrooms, faculty offices
D Doehling Practice Field football practice E Prairie Field soccer
College and city parking lots are identified by blue squares ( P ). Each lot has different restrictions. Please consult a College representative for parking information prior to your visit to campus.