The moment you set foot on campus
A visit to Rollins: the moment when a picture in a brochure becomes the place where you will spend the most purposeful years of your life.
Stand on the shores of Lake Virginia, which borders the Rollins campus. Read the stones on the Walk of Fame. Sit in on classes ranging from Sustainable Development to Global Business Strategy to Southern Writers. Test out a couch in the lounge of a Living Learning Community. Listen for the ghost of Annie Russell in our on-campus theatre.
In short, visit Rollins. Youâ€™ll know the moment you set foot on campus why U.S. News & World Report ranks Rollins #1 among 121 Southern masterâ€™s-level universities.
Ways to visit (It doesnâ€™t matter how you get here, just get here)
Eat lunch with students
Meet with current students, admission counselors, professors and coaches
Twice each fall semester, Rollins hosts Discover Rollins Days, open houses that allow you to:
Find out about the opportunities available for merit scholarships and financial aid at Rollins
Tour classrooms, labs, residence halls, the library and campus center
Discover Rollins Days
Visit athletics Learn and performing about arts facilities how the admission process works
The Office of Admission schedules information sessions every weekday, as well as some Saturdays. This flexible schedule allows you to discover Rollins at a time that is convenient for you. While you’re on campus, ask a student about the typical workload for a semester; have
lunch in the Cornell Campus Center; tour classrooms, labs, residence halls and the library; visit the athletic and performing arts facilities. You can even request to sit in on a class during the academic year, as long as you let us know at least two weeks in advance.
Why visit Rollins? • You prefer meaningful dialogue with living, breathing humans over exploring a Web site or reading a brochure. • You have unanswered questions. • You want to fully experience the community you may soon call home. Whatever your reason, we encourage you to visit Rollins. For more information about campus visit options, visit www.rollins.edu and click on “Admissions/Visit Rollins” or schedule a visit by contacting our Visitor Liaison at 407.646.1573.
“I came to visit in February and I’ve never regretted it: the small class sizes and environment; the people were so welcoming. Walking on campus, I just immediately felt that this was the place.” – Drew Horsburgh ’10, marine biology and anthropology
Take a seat at the table During your campus visit, you can sit in on a class of your choice. You’ll notice that many of the classes at Rollins take place at a round table, where professors and students engage in lively classroom discussions. Pull up a chair and experience for yourself the type of engaged learning you’ll undertake at Rollins—it will put Rollins’ 10-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio in a whole new perspective.
Meet your future mentors, research partners and international travel companions
While you’re on campus, be sure to inquire about everything from average class size and international study opportunities, to service learning and research projects. As a student at Rollins, your professors will be more than a face at the front of a classroom—they’ll be your collaborators on meaningful research projects, your partners in service, your international study companions, your mentors and closest advisors.
Your first-year digs More than 75 percent of Rollins students live on campus in one of the College’s 17 residence halls, which range from the pod-style living arrangements of McKean Hall (in which groups of 10 students share a common bathroom and lounge) to traditional doubles in Ward to apartments in Sutton Place South. During your visit, you’ll experience what it’s like to live on campus by touring a residence hall and getting an up-close-and-personal look at the room of a current Rollins student.
There’s nothing wintery about Winter Park Located in Winter Park, Florida, just ﬁve miles from downtown Orlando, Rollins’ location offers more than palm trees, sunshine and average temperatures in the high 70s (although that’s not bad in itself). With immediate access to the resources of Orlando, Rollins’ location affords you cultural, internship and service-learning opportunities. While you may not be able to capitalize on all of those opportunities during your campus visit, you can take advantage of the wide range of restaurants, shops and art galleries in Winter Park, all within walking distance of Rollins’ campus.
Communities within the community While on campus, ask your tour guide or admission counselor about Rollins’ Living Learning Communities—residential communities founded on shared academic or co-curricular interests. Regardless of the Living Learning Community’s focus—arts and music in Rex Beach Hall, social activism in Pinehurst Cottage, language studies in Elizabeth Hall, to name a few—you’ll find that the depth of your learning increases in relation to how immersed you become in your subject. So what could be better than living your learning?
Walk of Fame Arranged in a large semi-circle around Mills Lawn, the Walk of Fame comprises over 500 stones honoring the greatest intellects of all time, some of whom have walked the Rollins campus.
Harold and Ted Alfond Sports Complex While you’re on campus, be sure to explore the Harold and Ted Alfond Sports Complex. Home to Rollins’ men’s and women’s basketball teams and volleyball squad, the 77,800-square-foot complex was built in 2000 and boasts a 2,500-seat gymnasium, a separate gym for intramural sports and a top-of-the-line fitness center.
Before you go: Four must-see spots on Rollins’ campus Annie Russell Theatre Affectionately known as “The Annie,” the stunning, 375-seat Annie Russell Theatre was built in 1932 and is currently the oldest continually operating theatre in Florida, hosting six student-faculty productions each year. Stop by during your campus visit and listen for the ghost of Annie Russell—she is rumored to give standing ovations for particularly moving performances.
Cornell Campus Center 36,000 square feet of bustling activity, the Cornell Campus Center is at the heart of Rollins’ vibrant campus community. Grab a smoothie at The Grille; sit for a moment by the Alfond Pool overlooking Lake Virginia; close your eyes and listen to the lunchtime chatter in Dave’s Down Under. Above all else, try to picture yourself here.
Rollins College at a Glance
ESTABLISHED: 1885 LOCATION: On the shores of Lake Virginia in Winter Park, Florida, 10 minutes from downtown Orlando STUDENTS: 1,775 undergraduates from more than 45 states and more than 45 countries STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: 10:1 AVERAGE CLASS SIZE: 17 SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL
More than 65 percent of students receive scholarships and financial aid.
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS:
More than 140
ATHLETICS: 23 men’s and women’s varsity teams compete in the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference and have combined to win 22 national championships and 55 conference championships. AWARDS AND RANKINGS:
#1 among 121 master’slevel universities in the South (U.S. News & World Report); #8 Liberal arts institution for study abroad (Open Doors Report); Overall statewideaward for Most Engaged Campus in Florida (Florida Campus Compact)
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