2019 Open Rhodes Orientation Schedule

Day One

10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Check-In, Information Fair, & Optional Lunch | Refectory
Check-in begins in Hyde Hall in the Refectory. Participants may visit with various campus offices and representatives before eating lunch.

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Welcome to the Rhodes Community | McCallum Ballroom, Bryan Campus Life Center (BCLC)
Welcome from members of the Rhodes College community.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Rhodes College & the Liberal Arts | McCallum Ballroom, Bryan Campus Life Center (BCLC)
Join us for a welcome from the Office of Academic Affairs to discuss the first year of academic life at Rhodes.  

Find out more about the Foundations Curriculum and the Search and Life sequence. 

Students

2:30 p.m.
Break into PA groups

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
A Student’s Life at Rhodes College | Various Locations with PA groups
Students will break into small groups to learn more about the
academic transition to Rhodes College. 

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Major Opportunities: Academic Presentations | McCallum Ballroom, BCLC 
Faculty members will provide an overview of the academic disciplines and discuss career and learning opportunities available to students
 

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Optional Session)
Health Professions Information Session | Hyde Hall, Refectory 
Any student interested in health professions or veterinary medicine should attend this session. 
Grab some dinner and join the Director of Health Professions Advising, to hear more about the program.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Dinner | Refectory 
Get to know your fellow classmates over dinner in the Catherine Burrow Refectory.

Parents

2:30 p.m.
Break | McCallum Ballroom, BCLC Lobby
Coffee, Water and Tea will be provided 

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Parent Transitions | McCallum Ballroom, BCLC 
Parents & family members will engage in a discussion on transitions that they and their students will soon face.

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. 
Major Opportunities: Academic Presentations | McCallum Ballroom, BCLC 
Faculty members will provide an overview of the academic disciplines and discuss career and learning opportunities available to students
 

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
President’s Reception for Parents | Barret Library, Second-Floor Apse 
Please join President Hass and other campus representatives for light refreshments and 
Conversation. A list of local restaurant suggestions will be provided.

Students: Rhodes at Night

Cap off the activities of Open Rhodes Day One with events designed to give you a taste of life at Rhodes.

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Dean of Students Office | Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall 
Students will have an opportunity to hear from the Dean of Students Office on topics related to Inclusion & Involvement, Campus Services, Academic Support Resources, and the required Title IX and Alcohol EDU modules.

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
The Rhodes Community| Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall 
Students will learn about Rhodes values, diversity, traditions, and school spirit.

8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
Evening Social | BCLC & Lynx Lair 
Students will have an opportunity to relax and mingle in an informal environment.

Day Two

 

Students

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast | Refectory

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 
Registration Information | Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall 
Students will receive information about registering for classes, AP/IB credits, the language requirement and First Year Writing Seminar. 

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
Department/Divisional Advising Session I | Various Locations 

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Department/Divisional Advising Session II | Various Locations 
Fine Arts: Buckman 103; Humanities: Buckman Hall 108; Natural Sciences: Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall; 
Social Sciences: Buckman Hall 110 
Students will hear brief descriptions of the opportunities in different departments, majors, and programs. Foundation requirements will be reviewed.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Advising in Small Groups | Various Locations 
Students will meet with a faculty member to discuss their academic interests and plan their first semester schedule.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Lunch | Refectory

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
One-on-one Advising | Various Locations
During one of these times, students will be assigned to meet one-on-one with a faculty member to discuss and submit course requests.

Mini-Sessions | Buckman Hall Classrooms 
Mini-sessions (see chart below) will be offered every half hour. Students are encouraged to attend Mini-Sessions when they are not meeting with their adviser. 

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
First-year residence hall tour
[Every 30 minutes. Check in Lobby of Refectory]


 

Parents

10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 
Navigating Rhodes College as a Parent | Barret Library 051 
Parents and family members will have an opportunity to hear from the Dean of Students Office on topics related to Inclusion & Involvement, Campus Services, Academic Support Resources, and the required Title IX and Alcohol EDU modules.
Light Refreshments, Coffee, Water and Tea will be provided.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Lunch | Refectory
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Mini-Sessions | Buckman Hall 
Mini-sessions (see chart below) will be offered every half hour. 

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
First-year residence hall tour
[Every 30 minutes. Check in lobby of refectory]
 

Mini-Sessions

  Buckman 103 Buckman 105 Buckman 108 Buckman 110 Blount Auditorium Buckman 310
1:00 p.m. Student Accessibility Services & ADHD Coaching Health & Wellness Career Services Student Involvement Varsity Athletics  
1:30 p.m. Student Accessibility Services & ADHD Coaching Campus Safety Career Services Financial Aid: Money Matters Intramurals & Club Sports  
2:00 p.m. Community Service   Mike Curb Institute for Music Financial Aid: Money Matters Academic and Learning Resources  
2:30 p.m. Community Service Army ROTC Study Abroad Residence Life & Dining Library/IT Services Pre-Law & Mock Trial
3:00 p.m. Lynne & Henry Turley Memphis Center Air Force ROTC Study Abroad Residence Life & Dining Library/IT Services Pre-Law & Mock Trial

 

REMEMBER TO CHECK OUT OF YOUR ROOM & RETURN THE KEY IN THE SOCIAL ROOM OF WEST VILLAGE.