Sample Registration Day Schedule

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Registration Day Schedule

 June 22 & 29 Sample*

Families will follow one of several different schedules. We use this approach to keep our sessions engaging and to ease crowding. All schedules assume that guests are available from 8AM-5PM. We regret that due to the size and complexity of these days it is not always possible to alter schedules or allow for late arrivals/early departures.

Family & Student Schedule

Students and families attend events together from 7:30AM to 11:45AM

7:30- 8:00 AM   Check-in at Frank E. Brown Fountain Plaza

8:00 AM             President’s Welcome

8:15-9:45 AM    The First Year & Academic Experiences

The Dean of Academic Affairs, Registrar, and Director of New Student Transitions will lead families through a conversation that will cover - how R-MC is supporting students through the college transition, our core curriculum, and expectations for the course selection process taking place later in the day.

9:45-11:45 AM  The Yellow Jacket Checklist (YJC)

Students and families will be dismissed by group and proceed together through a series of steps. Some of these steps are practical (taking your R-MC ID photo) while others are tradition (signing your 4-Year Degree Guarantee with members of the President’s Cabinet).

Families and their students will be guided through different schedules for the remainder of the day. Families will be reunited with students at 5:00PM.  

Both schedules follow.

Student Schedule

Students are guided through programming by Captains 11:45AM to 5:00PM


Get to know your classmates over lunch at Estes Dining Hall.

YJ Life 101

Interactive panel with current R-MC students.

Making R-MC home

If you are living on or off campus R-MC is “home”. Learn about our residential communities from Residence Life staff.

Pre-Advising Session

You will be lead through a reflection process that gets you in the right frame of mind for the advising session.

Advising & Course Selection

Meet one-on-one with a first-year faculty advisor and select classes for their fall 2018 semester. (Advising sessions are just for students and faculty.)

Student Success & Resources

Learn more about the people that are here to help and a list of items we think every first-year student should bring to college.

Captain Meeting: Set the course for summer

Students have time in a small group to ask questions and talk about ways to continue to prepare for the start of their fall semester

Information Fair

Student services and resources around campus are gathered to answer your questions. Individual student organizations are not available, but we encourage you to visit the Student Engagement

Family Schedule

Family members are guided through programming by Captains 11:45AM to 5:00PM

Let’s Talk About Student Life

An engaging and frank conversation lead by our Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students (and college parent), Grant Azdell.


Enjoy lunch with other families and guests.

Making R-MC Home

Members of the Residence Life, Counseling, and Student Health departments come together to talk about how their collaboration is supporting students through transition.

Breakout Sessions #1 & #2

Topics Typically Include:

Student Success & Resources: How R-MC Does Support

The Edge Career Center: First Year Foundations

Parenting a Student Athlete

Campus Dining

THRIVE: Peer to Peer Success Program

Information Fair

Student services and resources around campus are gathered to answer your questions.

What’s Next

The Provost and Dean of Students prepare families for the journey ahead.

Fountain Farewell

5:00PM Families & Students Reunite at Fountain Plaza

Programming Ends