Fall Opening:

Hit the Deck
Sunday, August 24
Alfond Pool/3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Come on out to the Fraternity/Sorority Life (FSL) and Rollins Entertainment Programs (REP) annual Hit the Deck Pool Party!

Week 1: August 25 – August 31

Welcome Home Festivities
Monday, August 25
Tars Plaza/8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Welcome Home! Stop by the Welcome Back tent to pick up a donut or an afternoon snack on your way to class. The only thing that could make syllabus day better is a donut and a cup of coffee!

Community Common Hour on the Lawn
Tuesday, August 26
Mills Lawn/12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Work It Wednesday
Wednesday, August 27
Dave’s Down Under/5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Social Networking: Marketing Your Professional Brand: Get tips on how to create your professional identity using LinkedIn and other social networking sites.  Find out which social media sites recruiters and graduate schools are utilizing to review candidate credentials and vet the top talent.  Plus, gain social netiquette strategies to connect with alumni and other career professionals online.  Marketing your professional identity is key to your success at Rollins and beyond!  All students are welcome to attend!

Alumni Taxi
Thursday, August 28
Anywhere on campus / 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Look out for and catch a ride in the #ThrowbackThursday Tradition Taxi. Answer Tar Trivia questions on the way to your campus destination. Beware – three wrong answers and you’re out

Lucy Cross First Year Welcome
Thursday, August 28
Chase Hall, Lucy Cross Center 12:00-1:00 PM

Thursday, August 28
Mills Lawn/The Green/7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Come join the fun of #ThrowbackThursday with all the things that make you happy: a giant outdoor movie with free popcorn and chocolate, lawn games, inflatable bounce houses, and music from your younger days.  Co-Sponsored by Residential Life, Eco-Rollins and the Environmental Studies Department

Take a Walk on the Wild Side Immersion – A First Year Experience
Friday, August 29 – September 1
St. Augustine, Florida
Venture into learning about wildlife care, and aid in the rehabilitation of wildlife animals through service with HAKWE, a nonprofit wildlife shelter. Participants will also explore the culture and beauty of St. Augustine – visit one of St. Augustine's historic forts, take a ghost tour of the city, and explore the beautiful beaches. Don't be afraid to do something a little out of the ordinary as you are entering college, and take a walk on the wild side! Applications are due by August 14th and can be submitted online. Main point of contact for all Immersions is Raul Carril, RCARRIL@Rollins.edu.

Week 2: Sept 1 – September 7

Labor Day Pool Party
Monday, September 1
Alfond Pool/11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
There’s no better way to spend a free Monday afternoon than on the shores of Lake Virginia with fellow tars. So pack up your beach bag and SPF and come on out for some fun in the sun. Music, games, and cold treats provided. 

Involvement Fair
Tuesday, September 2
McKean Gym/Alfond Sports Center/5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join us to learn about the MANY ways to get involved on campus! Student organizations will host informational tables to help you find your home away from home at Rollins.

Work It Wednesday
Wednesday, September 3
Bierberbach Reed/Cornell Campus Center/5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Chart Your Path to Career Success! Learn how to navigate the new Four-Year Career Roadmap to achieve educational and career success.  Here at Rollins, you have access to vital resources, experiences, and people throughout your four-year journey.  All students are welcome to attend!

Career Café
Thursday, September 4
Olin Library, Lobby & Lounge Area 4:00-5:00pm
Are you ready for Graduate School? Connect with Rollins faculty and alumni to help chart your path for a graduate degree in your field of choice. Don’t delay, since application deadlines are soon approaching!  So set your sails for grad school.

Men’s Soccer Exhibition
Thursday, Sept 4
Barker Family Stadium @ Cahall-Sandspur Field/7:00 PM
Come on out to support the Tars in their first match of the season. Free popcorn, snow cones, and giveaways! #TarNation

Social Justice Retreat
Friday, September 5 – Sunday, September 7
Selected participants will share a weekend of activities and storytelling to facilitate a journey for each student in exploring their own identities, sharing their personal story in their small group, listening to the personal stories of others, and attending training sessions on privilege, being an ally, and being a leader.
Contact Zakiya Brown (zbrown@rollins.edu) for additional information.

Week 3 September 8 – September 14

RCC Summer Reading Speaker
Monday, September 8
With RCC classes/9:00 AM
Spend some time with Cathy Small, the author of this year’s summer read, My Freshman Year.  Dr. Small will discuss her concept behind the book, her process, and how it still rings true for many first-year students.  There will be plenty of time for questions, so feel free to ask her anything!

Fraternity & Sorority Life Information Session
Tuesday, September 9
Mills, Galloway Room/7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meet our amazing fraternities and sororities and find out how you can become a part of the FSL community!

Work It Wednesday
Wednesday, September 10
Bieberbach Reed/Cornell Campus Center/5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
FOCUS 2: Rollins New Career Planning Tool: Find out how the new FOCUS 2 online assessment and career planning tool can help you explore majors and discover career options.  You now have access to FOCUS 2 at Rollins, so come learn about this exciting career planning tool.  All students are welcome to attend!

Week 4: September 15 – September 21

Facilitator Training Program
Saturday, September 13 or Friday, September 19
Galloway Room (both dates)/8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
A collaborative of the Center For Leadership and Community Engagement and the Center for Inclusion and Campus Involvement. This fall we are piloting a Facilitator Training program that will allow members of the Rollins community to become certified Rollins facilitators developing strong skills pertaining to: group dynamics, conflict management, intercultural competence, and teambuilding skills.  Additionally, each participant will be able to select a specific track focusing on either becoming SafeZone trained or Immersion Facilitator trained.

Neighborhood Welcome
Monday, September 15/9:00 AM
Wednesday, September 17/9:00 AM
With RCC classes - It’s a beautiful day (or two) to learn more about the new Neighborhoods (aka the Rollins Foundations in the Liberal Arts curriculum)!  During these two sessions, you’ll be introduced to each of the Neighborhoods and you’ll be given time to ask questions so that you can choose the Neighborhood that’s right for you!

Work It Wednesday
Wednesday, September 17
Dave’s Down Under/5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Professionalism & Workplace Etiquette: Stop by to learn how to be successful in your new internship or full-time job.  Topics of interest include communication and networking tips (email, voicemail, social media); dining etiquette; salary negotiation strategies and how to dress for success.  All students are welcome to attend!

Study Abroad Fair: Building Bridges, Crossing Cultures
Thursday, September 18
McKean Gym, Alfond Sports Center/ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Discover the study abroad programs offered at Rollins including field studies, semester, summer. Talk with Rollins staff from the offices of Financial Aid, Career Services, Internships & more! Chance to win (2) $500 Study Abroad Scholarships! Contact Dawn Wharram, Study Abroad Coordinator, dwharram@rollins.edu.

St. Pete Immersion
Friday, September 19 – Sunday, September 21
Join your fellow Tars on an immersive experience to St. Petersburg, Florida! Participants will spend time building with Habitat for Humanity and will also partner with a local non-profit that organizes a Homelessness Leadership Board in St. Pete, Florida. Keep an eye on your email for application details! 
Application deadline is forthcoming, but will be collected online. Main point of contact for all Immersions is Raul Carril, RCARRIL@Rollins.edu.

Rollins Relief Service Project with the Mustard Seed (CLCE)
Saturday, September 20
Participants need to meet at the Mills Flagpole at 8:30AM. Transportation will be provided. Group will be back to campus by 12:00 PM.
Join the student organization, Rollins Relief for their first service project of the new school year with the Mustard Seed of Central Florida! The Mustard Seed of Central Florida works to provide clothing and furniture to more than 50,000 people in Central Florida. By serving those who are in crisis due to personal or natural disasters, Mustard Seed is able to add sustainability and hope to the local community. Volunteers will be sorting through furniture and donated materials in order for the organization to run smoothly. 
Contact information: Rachael Munoz, Service and Events Chair, at rmunoz@rollins.edu

Week 5: September 22 – September 28

Community Engagement Fair
Tuesday, September 23
Dave’s Down Under, Cornell Campus Center/12:30 PM -2:30 PM
The Community Engagement Fair is an opportunity for Rollins students, faculty, staff, and alumni to get connected with local non-profit organizations. Come learn more about the different ways you can get involved in our community! Contact information: Yadi Elrod yelrod@rollins.edu and Tim Emahiser TEMAHISER@Rollins.edu

National Voter Registration Day
Tuesday, September 23
Tars Plaza & the Cornell Campus Center/10:00 AM -2:30 PM
Across America, communities are coming together to exercise their most basic right: Their right to vote! From 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. the Rollins College Democracy Project will be hosting voter registration tables on Tars Plaza and inside the Campus Center. Whether you want to register to vote here in Florida or wherever you call home, stop by!   Contact information: Marissa Corrente, mcorrente@rollins.edu

Work It Wednesday
Bieberbach Reed/Cornell Campus Center/5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Work on Purpose: Find your passion! Go beyond a job-find meaning in your work life!

(P)rovide (M)e (S)weets Pajama Party
Wednesday, September 24
Chase Hall, Lucy Cross Center/6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Join us for a Ladies' Night! Answering questions you can only ask your girlfriends about women’s health! Come on out for cupcakes, goodie bags, and the ever-popular Sex and Chocolate: Q&A. Comfy pajama loungewear encouraged!

Miami Immersion
Friday, September 26 – Sunday, September 28
Join your fellow Tars to explore and learn more about non-profit organizations that strive to empower at-risk youth in the Miami community. Keep an eye on your email for application details!
Application deadline is forthcoming, but will be collected online. Main point of contact for all Immersions is Raul Carril, RCARRIL@Rollins.edu.

Week 6: September 29 – October 5

I <3Rollins Week
Join R-Pride in celebrating why we all ♥ Rollins this week.
September 29 – October 3

Show Your R-Pride Day
Monday, September 29
All Over Campus / All Day
Wear Rollins blue and gold and Instagram your R-Pride using the hashtag #ILoveRollins. Stop by the R-Pride table near the Campus Center from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for surprises and more information about this week’s events.

Tuesday, September 30
The Green/ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Fiesta, a dormant tradition at Rollins, was a premiere student event from 1937 to 1966. R-Pride revived this once beloved affair last year and looks forward to bringing it back again this fall. Celebrate with an evening of fun, entertainment, food, and carnival games!

Backpacks to Briefcases
Wednesday, October 1
Mills, Galloway Room/6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Join Rollins Alumni, Student Alumni Ambassadors, and other students for a night of networking. Alumni will share how a Rollins education shaped their career path. Note: Pre-registration will be required. Check your e-mail in September for details.

Work it Wednesday
Wednesday, October 1
Bieberbach Reed/5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
What Can I Do With A Major In…Find out how to explore majors and potential career options that fit you!

Career Café
Thursday, October 2
Olin Library, Lobby & Lounge Area 4:00-5:00pm
Need help with your job search?  Connect with peers and professionals as you embark on your job search. This Career Café is offered in partnership with the “Working” musical production at the Annie Russell Theatre.  Following this event, take advantage of a special Dinner and a Show package by enjoying a leisurely dinner on Park Avenue followed by a wonderful journey through “Working” at the Annie Russell Theatre (8pm curtain).  Contact the Annie Russell’s box office for more information about this package.

Thursday, October 2
Bush Auditorium/6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Artist Martie van der Voort will be performing an interactive full-length theatrical production depicting the stories and lives of transgender characters. Based on interviews, writings, and personal relationships, the show invites the audience to walk a mile in the characters’ shoes.

Senior Appreciation
Thursday, October 2
Cornell Campus Center-Table Outside/11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The Class of 2015 is preparing for their last months at Rollins. Let’s send them off in style! All students should stop by the R-Pride table outside the Campus Center to help us celebrate our seniors.

Philanthropy Event
Friday, October 3
All Over Campus
All Day
A loveable piggy bank named PHIL (R-Pride’s unofficial mascot), will be hiding in 10 spaces and places made possible through alumni support and donations. Be the first to find one of the 10 piggy banks and follow the directions inside to get a prize!





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