New Student Orientation Activities

August 27th: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Various locations across campus

The following events are designed to get new students acquainted with campus, and are required for all new first-year and transfer students:

  • 8 – 9 a.m.            Breakfast | Pickard Commons
    New students will converse about the transition to college with their assigned Orientation Committee member.
  • 9 – 10 a.m.          Resource Tour with OC Small Groups | Upper Campus
    Take a personalized tour of campus and learn the location of important campus services like the Registrar’s Office, Health Services/Counseling, The Franzen Center and the Student Activities Office (SAO).
  • 10 a.m. – noon  New Student How-To Guide | Great Hall, Harwood Memorial Union
    The transition to college brings with it all sorts of new experiences and learning opportunities. New students will spend time with professionals from around campus learning about the resources available to ensure a safe and healthy start to their Ripon experience. Content warning: federally-mandated Title IX/sexual misconduct policy training is part of this program.

Check out the Welcome Week schedule of events to see more activities designed to welcome you to Ripon College!

Upcoming Events


Alumni Weekend

Save the date for the next Alumni Weekend - June 20-23, 2024! Watch for weekend details to be shared on the Alumni Site as we get closer to the event.[...]

Student Support Services - Bridge Program

Todd Wehr Room: 115
The Bridge Program is exclusively for first-year, first-generation students and aims to assist with the transition from high school to the college environment.[...]

Student Support Services Annual Picnic

Great Hall
The SSS Annual Picnic is for first-year SSS eligible (first-generation and students with disabilities)to acclimate students to the benefits of staying involved with our Student Support Services office, and the academic and soft skills associated with being a successful college…[...]

Casino Night

Great Hall