RISE Multicultural Pre-Orientation 

RISE is an in-person, three-day overnight program prior to University Orientation. RISE participants stay in an on-campus hall until the last day. 

Students who participate in RISE are eligible for early drop-off of their belongings to their assigned residence hall. The student's residence hall must be specified on the RISE registration interest form.

Note: This is only a time to drop off belongings. Students will be able to return for move-in after checking out of RISE on the final day.


A sample schedule of RISE includes:

Day 1: Welcome

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Move-in (RISE temporary housing) and check-in with campus tours (campus map)

4 p.m. (concurrent session): How can I support my college student? Panel for Parents

4 p.m. (concurrent session): Get-to-know you session for students with RISE Mentors

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Welcome Dinner

(Families of RISE participants are invited and encouraged to attend. Families depart after dinner and can re-join their student at University Orientation.)

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Meet your Mentors (icebreakers in small and large groups)

7:30 p.m.: Evening social time/Return to RISE residence hall


Day 2: Get to know your campus resources!

8 a.m.: Breakfast with University President, Dr. Michael Lovell at The Commons Dining Hall

9 a.m.: Campus Seek and Find

11:30 a.m.: Lunch and Professor panel to ask questions about the first semester

1 p.m.: Managing your First Semester conversation with the Office of Student Educational Services

2 p.m.: Managing your Mental Health and Wellness with the Counseling Center

4:30 p.m.: How is high school different from college? Behind Closed Doors with Mentors, Part 1

5:30 p.m.: Cookout

7:30 p.m.: Evening social time/Return to RISE residence hall


Day 3: Transition to University Orientation

8 a.m.: Breakfast with University Staff - Learn about more ways to get involved!

9 a.m.: Get MUID and Orientation registration packet

9:30 a.m.: Review Orientation packets with Mentors

10:00 a.m.: Closing

11:00 a.m.: Check out of RISE residence

6:00 p.m.: Social at The Annex with partner University departments


*Breaks will be provided in between sessions.

**Programs and times are subject to change.

 Please visit the Undergraduate Admissions RISE webpage for Frequently Asked Questions.