New Student Orientation

Fall 2018 Orientation - August 15-19

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! If you expect guests or family to attend with you, please fill out the Guest RSVP for New Student Arrival and Orientation.

Below are brief descriptions of the themes / goals for each day. Visit the Fall 2018 New Student Orientation Schedule page for the complete schedule of activities.

View a printable, .pdf version of the Fall 2018 New Student Orientation Schedule.

Wednesday, August 15

Residence Hall Check-in for those who are not Fall Athletes listed above will take place in the afternoon, followed by a social event with your Residence Hall Advisors and neighbors.

Thursday, August 16

This day is designed to get you comfortable in your new RMC home. There will be time to take care of any last-minute business, lunch with the RMC President, and social events created to get you connected to student leaders and peers.

Friday, August 17

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. You'll join faculty in the RMC Serves Billings service project, as well.

Saturday, August 18

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. You'll choose between three area-wide events to attend aimed at helping you feel connected to the RMC community.

Sunday, August 19

Rest, shop, figure out your class schedule, maybe grab lunch or coffee with a new friend you've made. This day is set aside as one for you to get ready for college classes which begin on Monday.