Parents' Orientation

Because parents need orienting too.
Parent activities during New Student Orientation 2015.

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.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

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.

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

Residence Hall Check-In

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

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

Parents' Association Information Table

In front of Deming Hall on the east end

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.  

Commuter & Transfer Student Registration

Student Affairs Office, HMU 145, Hulman Union

Commuter & transfer students should check in on the lower level of the Union and get your student ID taken.

3:00 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 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

Campus Tours

Patio, Hulman Union

Tours of the campus will be given by upperclass students.  Meet near the umbrella tables.  A tour will depart every fifteen minutes beginning at 3:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.  

Commuter & Transfer Student Dinner Meeting

Faculty Dining Room, HMU 208, Hulman Union

Commuter and transfer students, along with their families, will go through the student line to get dinner and take it to the Faculty Dining Room to meet with the VP & Dean of Students, Associate VP for Student Affairs, Director of Student Services and Assistant Director of Admission to answer your questions and get you connected with your classmates.

4:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.  

Dinner

Your Choice

While your student enjoys his/her first floor dinner with new friends, stop by Noble Roman's Pizza located in the Hulman Union's Worx (HMU 142) to purchase dinner or 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.

7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  

Parents' Dessert Reception

Kahn Room, HMU 233, Hulman Union                    

This is an informal gathering for parents to meet other parents.  

7:30 p.m.  

Parents' Bingo

Vonderschmitt Dining Room, HMU 216, Hulman Union

This fun event will give parents time to get to know one another and have fun playing bingo for prizes while enjoying snacks.

 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  

Parents' Association Meeting (optional)

White Chapel

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  

Campus Tours

Patio, Hulman Union

Tours of the campus will be given by upperclass students.  Meet near the umbrella tables. A tour will depart every fifteen minutes beginning at 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 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.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 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.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  

Student Insurance Services

B109, Moench Hall

Get your questions answered concerning RHIT student health insurance.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  

Banking Services Expo

Worx, (Noble Roman's), HMU 142, Hulman Union

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

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  

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

Performing Arts Room, HMU 263, Hulman Union

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

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  

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

Heritage Room, HMU 265, Hulman Union

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.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  

Academic Departments Information Tables

Kahn Room, HMU 233, Hulman Union

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

10:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  

Question and Answer Sessions (Optional)

White Chapel

Sessions will be presented by upperclass students and parents.

10:30-11:30am Families of Mees, BSB & Scharpenberg Halls

11:45am-12:45pm  Families of Deming, Speed & Blumberg Halls and transfer and commuter students

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

Lunch

Vonderschmitt Dining Room, HMU 216, Hulman Union

If you sent in your reservations and payment your names will be on the reservation list as you enter the dining room. If you don't have reservations you can pay as you go through the line. Please report at your assigned time to keep waiting to a minimum. Your patience and cooperation are appreciated.

Click here to make your reservation.

11:00 a.m. - 11: 30 a.m.
Speed Hall residents, commuters, transfers and families

11:30 a.m. - Noon
Blumberg and Deming Hall residents and families

Noon - 12:45 p.m.
Mees, BSB and Scharpenberg Hall residents and families

 

Noon - 1:45 p.m.  

Parent Resource Fair

Fieldhouse, Sports and 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. 

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  

Parents' Orientation Session

Hulbert Arena, Sports and Recreation Center (SRC)    

Representatives from Academic Affairs, Institutional Advancement, Student Affairs, Student Financial Services, Learning Center and others will be present to make short presentations to answer any questions you may have. Your student will re-join you after this session at the Arena for the President's Welcoming Address. 

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 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.   

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

Farewell Celebration

Fieldhouse, Sports and Recreation Center  (SRC)        

Enjoy light refreshments with your student before you depart campus.