Finding meaningful opportunities to engage parents and families in the educational process is among our top priority. 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 and Career Services provides a variety of parent and family leadership and volunteer opportunities.
Homecoming and Family Weekend
Homecoming & 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 educational programming. Homecoming & Family Weekend 2015 will be held October 2-3, 2015. Click here to view the schedule of events and to register.
Summer Orientation 2016 will be offered in three sessions: June 20-21, 21-22 and 22-23, with a special transfer student orientation held Thursday, June 23. Students should register for the session of their choice as early as possible, as the size of each session is limited to ensure we are able to provide the level of personal attention necessary. Parents and family members are invited to join their student for Orientation, and make choose to find lodging accommodations either on or off campus. If staying on campus, family members will be assigned together to the best of our ability. Learn more about first-year student orientation and transfer student orientation.
Fall Welcome Week and Matriculation Convocation
Ripon College looks forward to welcoming new first-year and transfer students to campus on Saturday, August 20, 2016 during Welcome Week. Check-in at College residence halls begins at 9 a.m. Watch for signs when you arrive to campus that will direct you to the appropriate location for move-in to your specific residence hall.
Welcome Week comprises several days of activities, including our ceremonial Matriculation Convocation and ice cream social. 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 our office at 920-748-8112.