Parents' Orientation

Because parents need orienting too.
Parent activities during New Student Orientation 2016.

Sure, your student will need your help during move-in day, but what else do we have in store for parents during orientation? Plenty! You can get your financial aid and insurance questions answered, learn about our active Parents' Association, take campus tours and more.

This schedule is tentative.  Times and locations are subject to change. 

A printable version of the schedule is located here.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Jump to Parents of New Students
Jump to Parents of Transfer Students
Jump to Parents of Commuter Students

Parents of New Students

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.   

Rose-Hulman Bookstore

Bookstore, HMU 122, Hulman Union

Purchase Rose-Hulman apparel, school supplies, decorations for your residence hall room, and books.  The Bookstore is located on the lower lever of the Hulman Union.

 

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

Student Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office, H104, Hadley Hall

Members of the Financial Aid Office staff will be available to answer any questions that you have concerning financial aid.

 

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

Student Financial Services

Business Office, A102, Moench Hall

Staff will be on hand to answer any questions that you have about your invoice and to take payments.

 

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

Student Insurance Services

B109, Moench Hall

Get your questions answered concerning RHIT student health insurance.

 

Noon - 4:00 p.m.  

Residence Hall Check-In

Resident students will check in at the student's assigned residence hall.

 

Noon - 4:00 p.m.  

Parents' Association Information Table

Tent, Olin Lawn

Stop by the Parents' Association tent to get a snow cone and get information from experienced parents.

 

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Sports and Recreation Center Tours (SRC)

Information Desk, Sports & Recreation Center

Tours of the SRC will be given by staff members. Learn about the facilities, wellness program, intramural program, and sport clubs. A tour will depart from the information desk every fifteen minutes beginning at 2:00 p.m.

 

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

             or

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

 

Student Panel

White Chapel

Select the time that works best for you. Upper-class students will answer questions about life at Rose-Hulman.

 

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

Campus Tours

Welcome Tent, Olin Lawn

Tours of the campus will be given by upper-class students.  A tour will depart every fifteen minutes beginning at 2:00 p.m.

 

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   

Rose-Hulman Legacy Event

Performing Arts Room, HMU 263, Hulman Union

The legacy event is open all new students that have a parent, grandparent, sibling, aunts, and uncles that graduated from Rose-Hulman.  Stop by to pick up your special swag bag and snap a family photo.  A gift will be available for your alumni family member too!

 

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

General Information for Parents on Rose-Hulman's Women's Greek Life (optional)

GM Room, Room B111, Moench Hall

Representatives from Panhellenic Council, the governing body for women's fraternities, will be on hand to answer your questions about Greek life on our campus and about recruitment.

 

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.   General Information for Parents on Rose-Hulman's Men's Greek Life (optional)

E104, Moench Hall

RHIT Greeks will be on hand to describe the system to you and answer any questions that you have.

 

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  

Dinner

Your Choice

While your student enjoys his/her first floor dinner with new friends, check out one of the many dining options Terre Haute has to offer. Information on local restaurants can be found in the packet you received at check-in.

 

6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.  

Parents Association Meeting (optional)

Kahn Rooms, HMU 233, Hulman Union

Meet representatives from the Parents' Association and learn about the organization that helps plan and organize various activities throughout the year such as Fall Family Weekend.

 

7:30 p.m.  

Parents' Bingo

Vonderschmitt Dining Room, HMU 216, Hulman Union

Year after year, this event is one of the favorites of Orientation. This fun event will give parents time to get to know one another and have fun playing bingo for prizes while enjoying light refreshments.

 

Parents of Transfer Students

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.   

Rose-Hulman Bookstore

Bookstore, HMU 122, Hulman Union

Purchase Rose-Hulman apparel, school supplies, decorations for your residence hall room, and books.  The Bookstore is located on the lower lever of the Hulman Union.

 

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

Student Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office, H104, Hadley Hall

Members of the Financial Aid Office staff will be available to answer any questions that you have concerning financial aid.

 

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

Student Financial Services

Business Office, A102, Moench Hall

Staff will be on hand to answer any questions that you have about your invoice and to take payments.

 

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

Student Insurance Services

B109, Moench Hall

Get your questions answered concerning RHIT student health insurance.

 

Noon - 4:00 p.m.  

Transfer Student Check-In

Welcome Tent, Olin Lawn

Transfer students should check in and pick up a schedule of Orientation events planned just for them!

 

Noon - 4:00 p.m.  

Parents' Association Information Table

Tent, Olin Lawn

Stop by the Parents' Association tent to get a snow cone and get information from experienced parents.

 

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Sports and Recreation Center Tours (SRC)

Information Desk, Sports & Recreation Center

Tours of the SRC will be given by staff members. Learn about the facilities, wellness program, intramural program, and sport clubs. A tour will depart from the information desk every fifteen minutes beginning at 2:00 p.m.

 

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

Campus Tours

Welcome Tent, Olin Lawn

Tours of the campus will be given by upper-class students.  Meet near the umbrella tables.  A tour will depart every fifteen minutes beginning at 2:00 p.m.

 

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   

Rose-Hulman Legacy Event

Performing Arts Room, HMU 263, Hulman Union

The legacy event is open all new students that have a parent, grandparent, sibling, aunts, and uncles that graduated from Rose-Hulman.  Stop by to pick up your special swag bag and snap a family photo.  A gift will be available for your alumni family member too!

 

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

General Information for Parents on Rose-Hulman's Women's Greek Life (optional)

GM Room, Room B111, Moench Hall

Representatives from Panhellenic Council, the governing body for women's fraternities, will be on hand to answer your questions about Greek life on our campus and about recruitment.

 

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.   General Information for Parents on Rose-Hulman's Men's Greek Life (optional)

E104, Moench Hall

RHIT Greeks will be on hand to describe the system to you and answer any questions that you have.

 

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

Transfer Student ID Pictures

Student Affairs Office, HMU 145, Hulman Union

Your student should check in on the lower level of the Union and get their student ID picture taken.

 

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  

Transfer Student Panel Session

Room 167, Olin Hall

This panel session is designed specifically for transfer students and their parents. Get advice from students who also transferred to Rose-Hulman and ask any questions you may have about Rose-Hulman.

 

5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.  

Transfer Student Dinner with Student Leaders

Faculty Dining Room, HMU 208, Hulman Union

Transfer students and their family members are invited to enjoy dinner with upper-class students. There is no cost to attend this dinner, but you must RSVP. Click here to RSVP.  

Parents should feel free to leave early to attend the Parents' Association meeting that will take place at 6:30 p.m. right next door.

 

6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.  

Parents Association Meeting (optional)

Kahn Rooms, HMU 233, Hulman Union

Meet representatives from the Parents' Association and learn about the organization that helps plan and organize various activities throughout the year such as Fall Family Weekend.

 

7:30 p.m.  

Parents' Bingo

Vonderschmitt Dining Room, HMU 216, Hulman Union

Year after year, this event is one of the favorites of Parents' Orientation. This fun event will give parents time to get to know one another and have fun playing bingo for prizes while enjoying light refreshments.

 

Parents of Commuter Students

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.   

Rose-Hulman Bookstore

Bookstore, HMU 122, Hulman Union
Purchase Rose-Hulman apparel, school supplies, decorations for your residence hall room, and books.  The Bookstore is located on the lower lever of the Hulman Union.

 

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

Student Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office, H104, Hadley Hall

Members of the Financial Aid Office staff will be available to answer any questions that you have concerning financial aid.

 

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

Student Financial Services

Business Office, A102, Moench Hall

Staff will be on hand to answer any questions that you have about your invoice and to take payments.

 

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

Student Insurance Services

B109, Moench Hall

Get your questions answered concerning RHIT student health insurance.

 

Noon - 4:00 p.m.  

Commuter Student Check-In

Welcome Tent, Olin Lawn

Commuter students should pick up their welcome packet and their schedule of Orientation events planned just for them!

 

Noon - 4:00 p.m.  

Parents' Association Information Table

Tent, Olin Lawn

Stop by the Parents' Association tent to get a snow cone and get information from experienced parents.

 

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Sports and Recreation Center Tours (SRC)

Information Desk, Sports & Recreation Center

Tours of the SRC will be given by staff members. Learn about the facilities, wellness program, intramural program, and sport clubs. A tour will depart from the information desk every fifteen minutes beginning at 2:00 p.m.

 

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

Campus Tours

Welcome Tent, Olin Lawn

Tours of the campus will be given by upper-class students. A tour will depart every fifteen minutes beginning at 2:00 p.m.

 

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   

Rose-Hulman Legacy Event

Performing Arts Room, HMU 263, Hulman Union

The legacy event is open all new students that have a parent, grandparent, sibling, aunts, and uncles that graduated from Rose-Hulman.  Stop by to pick up your special swag bag and snap a family photo.  A gift will be available for your alumni family member too!

 

3:30 p.m - 4:00 p.m.  

Commuter Student ID Pictures

Student Affairs Office, HMU 145, Hulman Union

Your student should check in on the lower level of the Union and get their student ID picture taken.

 

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

General Information for Parents on Rose-Hulman's Women's Greek Life (optional)

GM Room, Room B111, Moench Hall

Representatives from Panhellenic Council, the governing body for women's fraternities, will be on hand to answer your questions about Greek life on our campus and about recruitment.

 

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.   General Information for Parents on Rose-Hulman's Men's Greek Life (optional)

E104, Moench Hall

RHIT Greeks will be on hand to describe the system to you and answer any questions that you have.

 

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  

Commuter Student Panel Session

Room 169, Olin Hall

This panel session is designed specifically for commuter students and their parents.  Get advice from current commuter students and ask any questions you may have about Rose-Hulman.

 

5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.  

Commuter Student Dinner with Orientation Leaders

Faculty Dining Room, HMU 208, Hulman Union

Commuter students and their family members are invited to enjoy dinner with upper-class students. There is no cost to attend this dinner, but you must RSVP. Click here to RSVP.

Parents should feel free to leave early to attend the Parents' Association meeting that will take place at 6:30 p.m. right next door.

 

6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.  

Parents' Association Meeting (optional)

Kahn Rooms, HMU 233, Hulman Union

Meet representatives from the Parents' Association and learn about the organization that helps plan and organize various activities throughout the year such as Fall Family Weekend.

 

7:30 p.m.  

Parents' Bingo

Vonderschmitt Dining Room, HMU 216, Hulman Union

Year after year, this event is one of the favorites of Orientation. This fun event will give parents time to get to know one another and have fun playing bingo for prizes while enjoying light refreshments.

 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

All Parents

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.   

Rose-Hulman Bookstore

Bookstore, HMU 122, Hulman Union
Purchase Rose-Hulman apparel, school supplies, decorations for your residence hall room, and books.  The Bookstore us located on the lower lever of the Hulman Union.

 

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Parents/Family members with last names A-L

 

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Parents/Family members with last names M-Z

 

Parents' Orientation Session - Student Life at Rose-Hulman

Hulbert Arena, Sports and Recreation Center (SRC)    

Vice President and Dean of Students, Mr. Erik Hayes, and Interim Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Jameel Ahmed, will provide an overview of the support your student will receive at Rose-Hulman.  Time will be allotted for Mr. Hayes and Dr. Ahmed to take questions from the audience.  

Please attend your assigned session to ensure an interactive and engaging experience. 

 

9:00 a.m. - Noon   

Campus Tours

Front Stairs, Sports & Recreation Center (SRC)

Tours of the campus will be given by upper-class students.   A tour will depart every fifteen minutes beginning at 9:00 a.m.

 

9:00 a.m. - Noon  

Student Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office, H104, Hadley Hall

Members of the Financial Aid Office staff will be available to answer any questions that you have concerning financial aid.

 

9:00 a.m. - Noon  

Student Financial Services

Business Office, A102, Moench Hall

Staff will be on hand to answer any questions that you have about your invoice and to take payments.

 

9:00 a.m. - Noon  

Student Insurance Services

B109, Moench Hall

Get your questions answered concerning RHIT student health insurance.

 

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

Banking Services Expo

Fieldhouse, Sports & Recreation Center (SRC)

Banks from the local area will be on hand to help you open bank accounts and answer any other questions about their services.

 

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  

Academic Departments Information Tables

Upper Level Lobby, Sports & Recreation Center (SRC)

Representatives from Academic Departments will be on hand to answer your questions one on one.

 

11:00am - 1:30 p.m.  

Campus Resource Fair

Fieldhouse, Sports & Recreation Center (SRC)

Representatives from offices and programs across campus will be available to meet you, distribute information, and answer questions about the support services they provide your student. 

  • Accessibility Services
  • Alumni Affairs
  • Athletics
  • Bon Appétit Dining Services
  • Branam Innovation Center
  • Career Services
  • Center for Diversity
  • Counseling Services
  • Enterprise Information Technology
  • Global Programs
  • Hatfield Hall Performing Arts
  • Health Services
  • International Student Services
  • Learning Center
  • Logan Library
  • Parents’ Association
  • Public Safety
  • Registrar
  • Residential Life
  • Ventures
11:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  

Orientation Picnic

Fieldhouse, Sports & Recreation Center (SRC)

Make your reservations to attend this campus-wide picnic. Enjoy food, games, and photos with your student. 

Click here to purchase tickets for the picnic. You will pick up your tickets when you arrive on campus for move-in. Please note, you do not have to purchase a ticket for your student. The deadline to RSVP is Noon on Wednesday, August 24.

 

2:15 p.m.   

President's Welcoming Address

Hulbert Arena, Sports and Recreation Center (SRC)    

President James Conwell, PhD, PE, will deliver welcoming remarks to new students and their families.   

 

Immediately following  

Farewell Celebration

Fieldhouse, Sports and Recreation Center  (SRC)        

Enjoy light refreshments with your student before you depart campus.