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New Student Orientation

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  R.O.A.R.S. - Raritan Orientation, Advising, and Registration Session

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R.O.A.R.S. is a fun and informative program that will help you get your Raritan Valley Community College career off to a great start! R.O.A.R.S. is new student orientation, advising and registration combined into one program. 


All first-time, full-time new students are required to attend a R.O.A.R.S. session.  New part-time are also welcome and encouraged to attend!


ROARS Program Overview

Student and Parent/Family members who attend ROARS will begin the program together, however they will divide at one point in the session to complete their respective parts of the ROARS program.  Students will select and register for their classes with the help of Academic and Faculty Advisors as well as Student Ambassadors.  Parent and Family members do not accompany students to the registration portion so it is important to have a discussion prior to attending ROARS about the student's schedule.  


Topics Covered in ROARS: 


Student Program     Parent/Family Program (not offered in November - January Sessions)
  • College Policies and Procedures
  • Finance and Financial Aid
  • Disability Services
  • How to Make a Successful Transition
  • Making the Most of Your First Semester
  • Charting a Path to Graduation and Transfer
  • College Experience Course
  • Getting Involved in Campus Life
  • Service Learning
  • Getting Connected to the Campus Community
  • Student Clubs and Organizations
  • Navigating the RVCC Electronic Catalog (E-Catalog)
  • Developmental Education
  • How to Select and Register for Classes
  • Transitioning To College
  • Developmental Education
  • Curriculum, General Education, Course Scheduling
  • Next Steps Before the First Semester
  • First-Year Advising
  • Advising & Counseling Services
  • College Experience Course
  • RVCC Website
  • RVCC Electronic Catalog (E-Catalog)
  • Lion’s Den Email and Services
  • Student Records
  • Student Life @ RVCC
  • Service Learning
  • Transfer & Career Services  
  • Finance and Financial Aid

Fall 2015 ROARS session dates 
(click the banner above to register for ROARS) 


Thursday, April 9th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Grand Conference Center Building - CLOSED
Thursday, April 30th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Grand Conference Center Building
Thursday, May 21st from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Grand Conference Center Building
Thursday, May 28th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Grand Conference Center Building


 At R.O.A.R.S. Students will:

 Learn about the many college resources available to help you accomplish your goals

Discover opportunities for getting involved on campus

Meet other incoming and current students 

Talk with staff and faculty who will assist you during your time at RVCC 

Learn about financial aid and paying for college 

Learn about how to be successful during your first year at college

Register for your first-semester classes 

Get your student ID and other fun RVCC goodies 


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