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Finding meaningful opportunities to engage parents and families in the educational process is among our top priorities. Parents and families are vital companions during their child’s journey toward independence.

In addition to the events listed below, Ripon’s Office of Constituent Engagement provides a variety of parent and family leadership and volunteer opportunities and also helps plan Commencement.

Family Weekend

Family Weekend, held each fall, provides several opportunities for parents and families to get a taste of Ripon College spirit and traditions and take part in dedicated networking opportunities.

Summer Orientation

Summer Orientation is the best way for students to prepare for their first semester at Ripon College! This mandatory experience for all incoming first year students is available in two sessions for 2023 – Session 1: Monday, June 26 – Tuesday, June 27 or Session 2: Tuesday, June 27 – Wednesday, June 28. Make sure your student registers in advance for the session of their preference. Click here to learn more and register.

Fall Welcome Week and Matriculation Convocation

Ripon College looks forward to welcoming new first-year and transfer students to campus the weekend of August 28 – September 2, 2023, during Welcome Week. Check-in at College residence halls will be at your assigned time. Watch for signs when you arrive to campus that will direct you to the appropriate location for move-in to your specific residence hall. 

Please stay tuned to your Ripon College email for more information. These events are designed to introduce new students to each other, the campus and academic life at Ripon. For more information on our programs, please contact the Student Activities Office at 920-748-8112 for more information.