Fall Orientation August 17-20, 2017 orientation

New RMC Fall Sports Athletes: Special Check-in Day is  August 4
Check with your coach for more information.

RMC’s New Student Orientation is a four-day experience designed to

  • familiarize you with our campus and the Billings area

  • acclimate you to the social and academic atmosphere you will encounter

  • solidify your connection to the Rocky community before classes begin

Our main purpose for Orientation is to assist new students in making positive transitions to college life by preparing them for success in the classroom and within the greater RMC community.  At Orientation you will interact with your classmates, faculty, staff, and student leaders who will support you throughout your college career.  You’ll explore the surrounding area, serve the community, make new friends and have a lot of fun!

Orientation is required for all first-year students.  To reserve your spot in this foundational, four-day event, please confirm your enrollment to RMC now.

Fall 2017 Orientation Schedule 

Check back in April for actual times and locations.  Until then, get these dates in your calendar now so you can plan accordingly.  Each day will start around 8:00am and end around 9:00pm with some space for personal needs scattered throughout.

Thursday, August 17

Your first day on campus is designed to get you comfortably moved in and to help you acclimate to your new home and surroundings. You will meet the residence life staff and resident advisor (RA) on your floor, RMC staff and faculty, and peer leaders.  

Today’s activities will include:

  • Checking in to your Residence Halls

  • Finalize all paperwork with Financial Aid and Admissions

  • Meet your peer mentor

  • RMC President welcome and lunch

  • All-campus evening event

Friday, August 18

The focus of programming on Friday is academic preparation. You will have an opportunity to meet your faculty members and academic advisor as well as connect with a variety of students and staff members dedicated to supporting your academic success. There will also be plenty of time to get to know your neighbors and classmates.

Today’s activities will include:

  • Meetings with faculty and academic advisors

  • Familiarizing yourself with your class schedule and locations

  • Connecting with your peer mentor

  • All-campus evening event

Saturday, August 19

Building strong relationships on campus and in the broader Billings community is an essential component for college success.  Today’s programming is designed to help you build these relationships.

Today’s activities will include:

  • Service projects around the Billings community with faculty, staff, and peers

  • “Sneak Peek” into campus life

  • Learning about things to do in your spare time

  • All-campus evening event

Sunday, August 20

Sunday is dedicated to rest and relaxation, with an option for an all-day adventure exploring the local area.  Dining Services begins Sunday evening.

Today’s activities will include:

  • Optional rafting trip on the Yellowstone River

  • Optional day-trip to Red Lodge, the Beartooth Pass or to Pompey’s Pillar

  • Optional brunch at local eateries