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 students' residence hall must be specified on the RISE registration form. Please note: This is only a time to drop off belongings. Students will be able to return for move-in after checking out of RISE at 12 PM on the final day.

Programs during the three days of RISE include:


Day 1: Welcome

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Move-in 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.)

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 O'Donnell 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.: Dinner and Bowling at the Union Annex

7:30 p.m.: Evening social time/Return to O'Donnell 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 O'Donnell Hall


*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.