New Student Orientation
Welcome, new Lynx, to the Rhodes community! We are thrilled to have you join us, and we are committed to ensuring you have a fantastic start to your journey here. Your experience kicks off with our summer orientation program, Open Rhodes, designed to set you up for academic and personal success.
Our orientation consists of two parts: Open Rhodes and Welcome Week. Open Rhodes is focused on acquainting you with the academic landscape at Rhodes College. You'll gain insights into navigating the transition from high school, adapting to the liberal arts environment, and preparing for your fall course selections.
We are delighted to announce that we are offering an in-person and virtual Open Rhodes program, spanning a single day, for both students and their families. The cost to attend is $75 per student, which covers one student and one accompanying parent or guest. Additional guests are welcome to join for a fee of $30 each.
Dates for Open Rhodes 2024:
June 10 (Mon.)
June 11 (Tues.)
June 12 (Virtual Session, Wed.)
June 13 (Thurs.)
While registration for Open Rhodes isn't available just yet, we'll notify all deposited students via email as soon as registration opens as well as update the information on this site. Given the limited capacity for each session, we encourage you to register promptly once registration becomes available.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Should Attend Open Rhodes?
Open Rhodes is an essential experience for all students enrolling at Rhodes for the first time in the fall of 2024. Class of 2028 and transfer students should plan to participate. Attending this experience will ensure you have the required information needed to registrar for your Fall classes.
How Do I Sign Up for Open Rhodes?
Registration is not live currently; however, students will only be able to register after they have paid their new student enrollment deposit by going to the registration calendar in their Admission Portal. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so it’s important to register as soon as registration opens. An email confirmation will be sent to the student′s email address with their confirmed registration date.
Is There a Cost to Attend Open Rhodes?
Yes. The cost to attend is $75 per student, which covers one student and one accompanying parent or guest. Additional guests are welcome to join for a fee of $30 each.
When Is the Deadline to Register for Open Rhodes?
After registration is live, students must register for Open Rhodes by Friday, May 31, 2024, 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.
How Do I Change the Date of my Open Rhodes Registration After I Have Already Registered?
Students may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel their previous registration date and request a new date.
Do Parents and Families Need to Attend Open Rhodes?
There will be a parents and families orientation track during the in-person Open Rhodes experience, so we highly encourage attendance. However, while parents and families are welcomed, they not required to attend.
There is not a parent or family orientation track during the virtual Open Rhodes experience.
Do Students or Parents Stay Overnight on Campus?
Unfortunately, no. There will be no overnight stay during the in-person Open Rhodes experience. Students, parents, and families participating in Open Rhodes in-person will need to secure lodging in the Memphis area. Memphis hotels offer a wide range of levels of service and price. Here are a few suggestions; when making your reservation, be sure to inquire about a Rhodes rate.
What if I Arrive After Check-In?
No worries! Please send an email to Brittney Jackson at email@example.com and someone will greet you upon your arrival to get you acquainted with the remainder of your day.
Do Students Register for Classes at Open Rhodes?
No. Students will meet with a faculty member during Open Rhodes to discuss their schedule for the fall. Once the last in-person Open Rhodes session concludes, students will register on their own during the first-year registration period.
What if I Need to Leave Early?
Open Rhodes will be a full-day experience beginning or or around 9:00 am CST and concluding on or around 5:00 pm CST. A detailed schedule of the day will be sent to students and updated on this site. After reviewing the schedule, if you are a student participating in Open Rhodes and you foresee yourself missing the advising period, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about your next steps.
When Is New-Student Move-In?
New student move-in will take place Wednesday, August 21!! Details regarding arrival time and logistics will be sent to students directly closer to the move-in date.
What Is Welcome Week?
Welcome Week is an experience that takes place before classes begin in the fall and begins on move-in day. Students will have the opportunity to meet other new students, learn more about campus and the surrounding community, meet with their academic advisor, and finalize their fall schedule. This experience is mandatory for all incoming students and will conclude on the first day of class.
When Is the First Day of Class?
The first day of class for Fall 2024 is Wednesday, August 28th .
Should you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact the Office of First Year Experience & Transitions at 901-843-3584.