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


Pre-Law Society

East Hall: 101
We will be meeting to prep for the LSAT.[...]

Trip to Petals and Plows: Corn Maze and Games

depart from Commons Circle, meet outside Starbucks
Hop on the bus and head on over to Petals and Plows Greenhouse and Farm! Check out the corn maze, play yard games, and enjoy the fall vibes! [...]

Career Center: Free Professional Student Headshots

Career Center Room
11:00am-1:30pm, by appointment. Students can schedule their professional photo at: Great for your professional social media accounts. Be sure your online photo represents you as a professional college student! Professional attire is required for the photo shoot (no t-shirts,…[...]

RC Dems Weekly Meeting

Scott Main Lounge
Our weekly meetings will include a combination of informational, social, and advocacy planning activities. Some meetings might be fun games like Kahoot or Guess Who. Other meetings will be planning for tabling events and other political advocacy.[...]

Employer Spotlight - Kwik Trip

Commons Room: Lower Level Lobby
Looking for a part-time job in Ripon that's close to campus? Stop by the Employer Spotlight and meet Jaimie Brown from Kwik Trip to learn about immediate openings, competitive pay, and their internship program.[...]