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Orientation for Transfer Students


Summer Orientation

Transfer summer orientation is designed specifically for those students who have started their college experience elsewhere. It offers transfer students a jump-start on life at Ripon by offering the opportunity to meet their academic adviser, plan the first-semester classes, learn valuable information about resources at Ripon, and meet other transfer students.

Information for 2014 Attendees

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Orientation Brochure

Transfer Orientation Brochure

Print the PDF below and mail it in with your fee to Register for Summer Orientation!

Registration Form (PDF)

Orientation Schedule

9:00 a.m. Transfer Orientation Check In Lobby, Pickard Commons

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome Room B-18, Pickard Commons Chris Ogle, vice president and dean of students; Jennifer Machacek, vice president for enrollment; and Melissa Bemus, director of student activities and orientation, will extend greetings and provide an overview of the orientation schedule.

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Academic Advising Overview Room B-18, Pickard Commons Michele Wittler, associate dean of faculty and registrar, will provide you with an introduction to academic advising and registration in preparation for your individual advising appointments in the afternoon.

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Student Life Resources Tour Learn valuable tips about resources, programs, offices and people who can help make your college career a success! Presented by Cindy Viertel, director of counseling services; Kathy Welch, college nurse; Jessica Joanis, director of residence life; Dan Krhin, director of student support services & McNair scholars; David Scott, center for social responsibility; and Kyonna Withers, assistant director of student activities.

11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Resource Fair Dining Room & Heritage Room, Pickard Commons Visit the resource area featuring a variety of campus offices and services, local banks, Ripon Area Chamber of Commerce, and more. Don’t forget to show your smile when you have your student ID photo taken!

12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Individual Academic Advising Appointments Please refer to the label on your Summer Orientation folder for the time and location of your individual advising appointment. Following your advising appointment, please return your registration forms to the registrar’s office in Bartlett Hall.

1:00 or 2:00 p.m. Optional Campus Tour or Residence Hall Tour Evans Admission Center

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Transfer Orientation Check Out Dean of Students Office – 101, Bartlett Hall Before you depart, please return your program evaluations and any other completed forms to Cindy Hutter, administrative assistant. Have a safe trip home and we will see you in the fall!

Download the Transfer Orientation Schedule.


Welcome Week 2014

Ripon College looks forward to welcoming new first-year and transfer students to campus on Saturday, August 23. Check-in in College residence halls begins at 9 a.m. Watch for signs when you arrive to campus directing you to the appropriate location for move-in to your specific residence hall.

Welcome Week comprises several days of activities coordinated by the orientation committee. These events are designed to introduce new students to each other, the campus and life in the Ripon College community in a real and meaningful way. For more information on our programs, please contact our office at 920-748-8112.

What to Bring

The lists below will help you plan for your academic career at Ripon College. Many of these items would be helpful to have on campus, but you may determine that not everything is necessary. We recommend you discuss with your roommate what can be shared.

Academic Supplies

  • Pens, pencils and highlighters
  • Stapler, paper clips, scissors and tape
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Three-hole punch
  • Notebooks or notebook paper
  • Binders or folders
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Calculator
  • Backpack or book bag
  • Computer disks
  • Art supplies
  • Musical instrument
  • Note cards
  • Post-It pads

Other Supplies

  •  Small refrigerator (no larger that 4.0 cubic feet)
  •  Television/VCR/DVD player
  •  Radio, stereo & CDs
  •  Microwave
  •  Iron & ironing board
  •  Camera
  •  Loft if desired (lofts may be rented from the college at, school code RIPC)

Room and Personal Supplies

  •  Pillow, blanket & sheet set
  •  Wastebasket
  •  Clip-on lamp
  •  Alarm clock (with a battery backup)
  •  Laundry supplies & basket
  •  Hangers
  •  Towels
  •  Bucket or basket for shower supplies
  •  Toiletries
  •  Sandals or thongs/flip-flops (for the shower)

Things to Leave at Home

These items are not allowed in the residence halls:

  •  Halogen lamps, candles/incense and fireworks
  •  Items with an open heating element such as hotplates, toasters, toaster ovens and pizza ovens
  •  Cats, dogs and caged animals (only aquarium fish are allowed)
  •  Air conditioners