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August Highlight: RIP Show

Friday, August 26
Fred Stone Theater / 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Rollins Improv Players present their first show of the year! Come join us for an afternoon full of completely improvised laughs, drama, and exploration of a theme based on audience suggestions.

September Highlight: Non-Violence in a Violent World

Wednesday, September 14
Knowles Chapel / 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Mr. Arun Gandhi, peace and social justice activist, author, and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi will speak about the enduring relevance of non-violence in the contemporary world.

October Highlight: Halloween Howl

Saturday, October 29
Mills Lawn / 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Halloween Howl is an annual event in October that brings over 2,500 members of the Central Florida community to campus for a Halloween celebration.

November Highlight: Leveraging Your Rollins Experience

Tuesday, November 15
Bieberbach-Reed, CCC / 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Come learn how to present your educational, leadership, social impact & work experiences so that they get noticed by employers & graduate/professional schools!

August

R Community Fair
Thursday, August 25
McKean Gym / 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Center for Inclusion and Campus Involvement (CICI)/Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE)
"R" Community Fair is an opportunity for students to learn about different ways to get involved within our campus and communities. The fair will feature student organizations and local non-profits and allow all entities to meet potential new volunteers and members and network with each other.

Education Kickoff
Thursday, August 25
Galloway Room / 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Department of Education
Come to the Education Department Fall Kickoff, to learn about how you might become an educator. You will hear from current students, have a chance to ask questions about the program, and get information about our Field Studies on four continents. Teachers bring the world to their students!

Rollins Improv Players Present: Variations on a Theme
Friday, August 26
Fred Stone Theater / 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Department of Theatre and Dance
Rollins Improv Players present their first show of the year! Come join us for an afternoon full of completely improvised laughs, drama, and exploration of a theme based on audience suggestions. Variations on a Theme is a Rollins Improv Players staple and a crowd favorite!

Urban Farm Workday
Saturday, August 27
Urban Farm behind Elizabeth Hall / 9:00 - 11:30 AM
Sustainability Program
Come join your fellow campus members on a workday at the Rollins Urban Farm preparing the farm and seeding for the fall!  Meet the Rollins Sustainability Program where you can not only work a farm, eat local produce, but learn about all the sustainability efforts on the Rollins campus that you can be involved with.  We enjoy beautiful organic produce, promote fair trade goods, provide alternative transportation with a bicycle program and hold environmental and sustainable events throughout the year for all to participate in, learn and enjoy!

Dear World Live Story Telling Experience
Tuesday, August 30
Bieberbach-Reed Room & Cornell Campus Center / 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
CICI
Join us as Dear World visits our campus to photograph students, staff, and faculty sharing their stories and then come back in the evening to take part in the presentation of our collective and individual stories.

Alfond Sports Center / 7:00 - 8:00 PM
CICI
Join us for the emotionally stimulating finale event of Dear World where the team will share portraits and stories that will make you smile, cry, and laugh out loud.

First SGA Senate Meeting (all members of Rollins Community are Welcome)
Wednesday, August 31
SunTrust Auditorium / 7:00 - 9:00 PM
CICI & SGA
This will be the first meeting of the Rollins College Student Government Association Senate that will meet weekly throughout the academic year. All meetings are open to all members of the campus community and include updates from the executive board, guest speakers from various areas of campus, discussion topics brought forth by senators and any pieces of legislation requiring discussion or vote.

September

Hispanic Heritage Month
Month of September
CICI
Hispanic Heritage Month is a nationally celebrated culture and heritage month. Please stop by Chase Hall to see the events that are going on across campus for the month!

The Kids Table
Saturday, September 3
Jacksonville, FL / 5:00 PM
CLCE
Join your fellow Tars to explore a new community and through direct community engagement, leadership development, and multicultural education learn more about how you can impact social change. Applications will be sent out via email. Keep an eye on your email for application details from immersion@Rollins.edu. **1st Year Students Only

Student Organization Meeting
Tuesday, September 6
Bieberbach-Reed / 1:00 - 2:00 PM
CICI
At least one member from each returning and new student organization must attend a training session. Topics include: event planning, leadership, funding resources and GetInvolved.Rollins.edu. (Each session offers the same content. No need to attend more than one.)

Study Abroad Fair
Thursday, September 8
McKean Gym (Alfond Sports Center) / 12:00 - 2:00 PM
International Programs
Come to the McKean Gym on the 2nd floor of the Alfond Sports Center and learn about the study abroad program options at Rollins! Students will have the opportunity to speak to program representatives, International Programs Staff, Financial Aid, Career for Career and Life Planning, among others. Those in attendance will also have the chance to win a $500 Study Abroad Scholarship!

Immersion Facilitator Training
Friday, September 9
TBD / 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CLCE
The Rollins Facilitator Training program allows members of the Rollins community to become certified Rollins facilitators developing strong skills pertaining to: group dynamics, conflict management, intercultural competence, and team building. Each training session will be broken into two parts - a morning portion devoted to learning facilitation tools, tips, and techniques and an afternoon portion focused on a breakout sessions of your choosing (Immersion or SafeZone). Participants will need to attend the entire duration of the training in order to become a Certified Rollins Facilitator. Training is FREE and will include a light breakfast and lunch!

Immersion Facilitator Training
Saturday, September 10
TBD / 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CLCE
The Rollins Facilitator Training program allows members of the Rollins community to become certified Rollins facilitators developing strong skills pertaining to: group dynamics, conflict management, intercultural competence, and team building. Each training session will be broken into two parts - a morning portion devoted to learning facilitation tools, tips, and techniques and an afternoon portion focused on a breakout sessions of your choosing (Immersion or SafeZone). Participants will need to attend the entire duration of the training in order to become a Certified Rollins Facilitator. Training is FREE and will include a light breakfast and lunch!

Fresh Check Day
Tuesday, September 13
Bush Lawn / 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Wellness Center
Check yourself before you stress yourself! Kick off the year by getting checked on Fresh Check Day, an event sponsored by the Wellness Center and the Jordan Porco Foundation (JPF) promoting mental health and suicide awareness on college campuses.  Come check out our booths on a variety of health topics including body image, reducing mental health stigmas, LGBT advocacy, and more. Come hungry, there will be food!

Non-Violence in a Violent World
Wednesday, September 14
Knowles Chapel / 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Dept. of Philosophy & Religion & TPJ Scholar
Mr. Arun Gandhi, peace and social justice activist, author, and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi will speak about the enduring relevance of non-violence in the contemporary world.

Student Organization Training
Wednesday, September 14
Galloway Room / 6:00 - 7:00 PM
CICI
At least one member from each returning and new student organization must attend a training session. Topics include: event planning, leadership, funding resources and GetInvolved.Rollins.edu. (Each session offers the same content. No need to attend more than one.)

REP presents "T&T"
Thursday, September 15
Olin Lawn / 4:00 - 6:00 PM
CICI
Rollins Entertainment Programs presents "T&T". Come to Olin Lawn from 4 to 6 pm, drink your favorite tea, and decorate a t-shirt!

Fraternity Open Recruitment
Thursday, September 15
Various Chapter Locations / 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Fraternity & Sorority Life
A one night event in which all unaffiliated men (Sophomore-Senior Standing) can attend Fraternity Chapter events in order to join an organization.

Social Justice Leadership Retreat
September 16 - 18
Cocoa Beach, FL
CICI
Join the Center for Inclusion and Campus Involvement for our Fall Social Justice Leadership Retreat September 16h – 18th in Cocoa Beach, Florida! All students are encouraged to apply and take a journey to explore their own identities, share their personal stories, and attend training sessions on privilege, social justice, being an ally, and being a leader.

Student Organization Training
Thursday, September 22
Bieberbach-Reed / 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Fraternity & Sorority Life
At least one member from each returning and new student organization must attend a training session. Topics include: event planning, leadership, funding resources and GetInvolved.Rollins.edu. (Each session offers the same content. No need to attend more than one.)

Politics on Tap (Race and Gender in Politics)
Thursday, September 22
Dave's Boathouse / 5:00 - 6:00 PM
CLCE
An initiative between Democracy Project and the Political Science Department, Politics on Tap is a conversational hour in Dave’s Boathouse which allows for a discussion of a topical political issue. These informal and invigorating conversations allows students to talk about the headlines they are seeing every day.

The Foreigner
Friday, September 23
Annie Russell Theater / 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Department of Theater and Dance
The Foreigner is a modern-day farce in which an Englishman, Charlie, arrives as a mysterious stranger at a quaint bed and breakfast in rural Georgia. When Charlie pretends to only speak a foreign tongue, he overhears far too much—from the unexpected pregnancy of the minister’s fianceée to the sinister plans of a hillbilly. Winner of two Obie Awards, this staple of the American stage is a playful look at the fascination, fear, and falsehoods that separate us from each other.    September 23 & 24 @ 8pm   September 25 @ 4pm  September 28, 29, & 30 @ 8pm   October 1 @ 2pm & 8pm

Anchor Down, Build Up: Investigating the Challenges and Opportunities  of Hunger and Homelessness in the 21st Century
Friday, September 23
St. Petersburg, FL
CLCE
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that works world-wide to restore homes affected by disaster and build affordable housing for thousands of people. Join the Immersion Team in a phenomenal opportunity to help build homes from the foundation up and be a part of the Habitat for Humanity mission of lowering the homeless population providing as many people as possible with a welcoming home. Guaranteed, this will be an unforgettable experience, filled with construction hats, bonding with other Rollins students, and impactful service.

Presidential Debate Watch Party
Monday, September 26
Dave's Boathouse / 7:00 - 11:00 PM
CLCE
Get together and catch the presidential debate on campus! Join the Democracy Project for a watch party in Dave's Boathouse.

R-Pride's "I Love Rollins" Week
Monday, September 26 - Saturday, October 1
Office of Alumni Relations & R-Pride
Join R-Pride for a week-long celebration of the reasons why we all love Rollins! Each day will feature special events and activities. Check email and follow @rollinspride for details!

Voter Registration Week
Tuesday, September 27
Mills - Tars Plaza / 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
CLCE
In 2008, 6 million Americans didn't vote because they didn't register. National Voter Registration Day is a call to action to all Rollins Students to get registered to vote and fulfill their civic duty. The Democracy project will be registering, engaging, and encouraging students to vote.

2nd Annual Banned Books Read-Out
Wednesday, September 28
Olin Library / 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Olin Library
Celebrate your freedom to read at Olin Library's second annual Banned Books Week Read-Out. Read from your favorite banned or challenged book on the Olin Library lawn, support others as they stand up against censorship, and enjoy pizza and snacks with your fellow Tars.

October

LGBT History Month
Month of October
CICI
LGBT History Month is a nationally celebrated culture and heritage month. Please stop by Chase Hall to see the events that are going on across campus for the month!

FSL Tailgate
Saturday, October 1
Hauck Lot / 5:30 - 7:00 PM
FSL
FSL along with Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council invite the Rollins Community to join us for a tailgate to support our Men's Soccer team.

Sweet, Sweet Halloween!
Tuesday, October 4
Bieberbach-Reed / 12:00 - 2:00 PM
REP/CICI
Join Rollins Entertainment Programs for Sweet, Sweet Halloween! We will be trick or treating, making DIY Halloween crafts, and many more "spooky" activities as we kick off the Halloween season!

Vice President Debate Watch
Tuesday, October 4
Dave's Boathouse / 7:00 - 11:00 PM
International Programs
Get together and watch the vice presidential debate!  Join the Democracy Project for a watch party in Dave's Boathouse.

Hot & Sweaty in the Swamp
Friday, October 7 - Sunday, October 9
Everglades, FL
CLCE
Spend time in one of the world's most delicate and unique environments: The Florida Everglades. On this Immersion experience participants will work with the National Park Service to learn about environmental stewardship. The experience will also offer exciting cultural opportunities for participants to engage in, including: a wet walk, an iron chef competition, and quality time exploring this incredible ecosystem and state park. ***1st-Year Students Only

Making America Great Again: Knocking Down the Wall
Friday, October 7
TBD / 5:00 PM - Midnight
CLCE
Join your fellow Tars to explore a new community and through direct community engagement, leadership development, and multicultural education learn more about how you can impact social change. Applications will be sent out via email. Keep an eye on your email for application details from Immersion@Rollins.edu.

Come Out With Pride!
Saturday, October 8
Lake Eola / 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CICI
Please join The Center for Inclusion and Campus Involvement and Spectrum at Come Out With Pride 2016! CICI will provide transportation, t-shirts, and the option to walk in the parade on behalf of Rollins College.

Presidential Debate Watch Party
Sunday, October 9
Dave's Boathouse/ 7:00 - 11:00 PM
CLCE
Get together and catch the presidential debate on campus! Join the Democracy Project for a watch party in Dave's Boathouse.

R-Compass Fair
Thursday, October 13
McKean Gym / 12:30 - 2:00 PM
R-Compass & Dean's Office
Everything you need to know about your Rollins education in one fun afternoon!  Join us to explore the different majors and minors offered at Rollins and engage in one on one conversations with the faculty who teach them in a relaxed carnival-like atmosphere.  Learn about the different Neighborhoods in the Rollins Foundations in the Liberal Arts (rFLA) from the Mayors and Community Coordinators themselves.  Talk to Staff about Study Abroad Experiences, Community Engagement Courses and Internships for academic credit. 

Chart Your Path at Rollins and Beyond
Tuesday, October 18
Bieberbach-Reed, Cornell Campus Center / 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Center for Career and Life Planning
Do you want to maximize your time at Rollins to chart a path toward career success?  Plan to attend this enlightening session to find out how to build your resume and develop your career during your time as a student - and even beyond.  Learn about campus and community resources as well as alumni partners that can help you develop an intentional career plan.

Sorority Recruitment Info Session
Wednesday, October 19
Galloway Room / 8:00 - 9:30 PM
Fraternity & Sorority Life
Sorority Recruitment info session for all first year women who are interested in learning more about formal Spring recruitment.

Presidential Debate Watch Party
Wednesday, October 19
Galloway Room / 7:00 - 11:00 PM
CLCE
Get together and catch the presidential debate on campus! Join the Democracy Project for a watch party in Dave's Boathouse.

Politics on Tap (Economics of Presidential Candidates)
Thursday, October 20
Dave's Boathouse / 7:00 - 11:00 PM
CLCE
An initiative between Democracy Project and the Political Science Department, Politics on Tap is a  conversational hour in Dave’s Boathouse which allows for a discussion of a topical political issue. These informal and invigorating conversations allows students to talk about the headlines they are seeing every day.

Fraternity Meet and Greet
Thursday, October 27
Various Chapter Locations / 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Fraternity & Sorority Life
An evening in which all men and women of any class standing, will have the opportunity to meet chapter men and learn about their values, philanthropy, and brotherhood.

Halloween Howl
Saturday, October 29
Mills Lawn / 2:00 - 5:00 PM
CLCE
Halloween Howl is an annual event in October that brings over 2,500 members of the Central Florida community to campus for a Halloween celebration. This is a free event for families to attend, and it provides a safe space for children to dress up and celebrate Halloween as a community. Rollins student organizations participate by hosting carnival booths and craft activities on Mills Lawn, creating haunted houses out of residential space, getting involved on the planning committee, and being general volunteers at the event. 

November/December

Native American Heritage Month
Month of November
CICI
Please join the Rollins Community in celebrating Native American Heritage Month. Stop by the Center for Inclusion and Campus Involvement to see events that are happening on campus.

Orlando Magic Game and Executive Meet & Greet
Tuesday, November 1
Amway Center / 3:00 - 10:00 PM
International Student & Scholar Services
Join your classmates in learning about U.S. sports culture and sports and event management!  The Office of International Student & Scholar Services invites interested Rollins students to attend an Orlando Magic basketball game preceded by an exclusive opportunity to engage with senior leadership of the Orlando Magic management team.  This meet and greet will explore U.S. sports and event management, allowing students to expand their understanding of the business of sports.  Students will then get to experience the fun and excitement of an NBA basketball game in the Amway Center!

Native Appropriations: Adrienne Keene
Tuesday, November 1
Suntrust Auditorium / 6:30 - 8:00 PM
CICI
Dr. Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) is a Native scholar, writer, blogger, and activist, and is passionate about reframing how the world sees contemporary Native cultures. She is the creator and author of Native Appropriations, a blog discussing cultural appropriation and stereotypes of Native peoples in fashion, film, music, and other forms of pop culture. Dr. Keene will be speaking about how native appropriations affect culture today.

Emerging Leadership Institute
November 4 - November 6
High Springs, FL
CLCE
Weekend long experience - returning Sunday, 11/6 4:00pm    This weekend long experience provides a space for 1st and 2nd year students to meet other emerging leaders across campus and to begin their leadership journey here at Rollins. Come spend the weekend with fellow Tars to learn all about your leadership potential and meet new friends!

Family Weekend
November 4 - November 6
Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs
We look forward to welcoming families to campus November 4-6! Family Weekend is a great time for your families to spending time on campus, meet distinguished faculty, and becoming better acquainted with the Rollins community!

After Poll Party
Tuesday, November 8
TBD / 9:00 - 11:00 PM
Dave's Boathouse
After Poll Party is a celebration of civic engagement. Rollins students gather together at Dave’s Boathouse to await the presidential election results. This event brings together students of all political affiliations to enjoy a night of anticipation

Upton Abbey: An Improvised Comedy of English Manors
Friday, November 11
Annie Russell Theater / 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Department of Theater and Dance
In this improvised comedy inspired by the popular television series, the Annie stage becomes an English estate during World War I. It’s home to a cast of familiar types—upstairs nobility and downstairs staff–and you determine which characters will be featured on each installment. Come enjoy a single performance or make plans to take in a few as no two “episodes” are the same.    November 11 & 12 @ 8pm  November 13 @ 4pm  November 16, 17 & 18 @ 8pm  November 19 @ 2pm & 8pm 

Politics on Tap (Election Outcome)
Friday, November 11
Dave's Boathouse / 5:00 - 6:00 PM
CLCE
An initiative between Democracy Project and the Political Science Department, Politics on Tap is a  conversational hour in Dave’s Boathouse which allows for a discussion of a topical political issue. These informal and invigorating conversations allows students to talk about the headlines they are seeing every day.

The End of Bullying Begins with You: Exploring Bullying Prevention in Nashville
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13
Nashville, TN
CLCE
Join your fellow Tars to explore a new community and through direct community engagement, leadership development, and multicultural education learn more about how you can impact social change. Applications will be sent out via email. Keep an eye on your email for application details from immersion@Rollins.edu.

Leveraging Your Rollins Experience
Tuesday, November 15
Bieberbach-Reed, Cornell Campus Center / 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Center for Career and Life Planning
How can you showcase all of the amazing Rollins experiences and key accomplishments to maximize your career and graduate school opportunities?  Attend this interactive session and learn how to present your educational, leadership, research, social impact and work experiences so that they get noticed by employers and graduate/professional schools.  You take part in so many epic experiences over the course of your four years at Rollins - so find out how to capture and market your liberal arts degree and soft skills through your resume, CV, or LinkedIn profile, networking events, and interviews.

Sorority Recruitment Info Session
Wednesday, November 16
Galloway Room / 8:00 - 9:30 PM
Fraternity & Sorority Life
Sorority Recruitment info session for all first year and unaffiliated women who are interested in learning more about formal Spring recruitment.

Neighborhood Induction
Monday, November 28
Knowles Chapel / 7:00 - 9:00 PM
CLP
The Neighborhood Induction, a fairly new Rollins tradition, is a required, formal event where all first-year students are officially inducted into their respective Neighborhoods, Hogwarts style!  Afterward, enjoy refreshments as you meet your Faculty Mayor, faculty within the Neighborhood, and your fellow Neighbors!  Business casual dress is recommended.

Sorority Recruitment Orientation
Tuesday, November 29
Galloway Room / 6:00 - 7:30 PM
FSL
Overview of the formal recruitment process and the opportunity to meet recruitment counselor groups.

Holiday Fun Fest
Wednesday, December 7
Alfond Sports Center / 5:00 - 8:30 PM
CLCE
Holiday FunFest brings in about 75 children from various foster care facilities to campus for an evening of holiday fun. As a part of the Rollins Winter Wonderland, these children will be able to meet Santa Claus, enjoy entertainment sponsored by Rollins students, and take part in the fun filled activities that you create with them. Volunteer opportunities at Holiday Funfest include: being a buddy for the day to one of the children, sponsoring gifts for a child, or running an activity table.