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Finding meaningful opportunities to engage parents and families in the educational process is among our top priorities. 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 provides a variety of parent and family leadership and volunteer opportunities and also helps plan Commencement.

Family Weekend

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 networking opportunities.

Summer Orientation

Summer Orientation 2020 will be offered in two sessions: June 22-23 or 23-24, with a special transfer student orientation held Tuesday, 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 may 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 the weekend of August 14-16, 2020 during Welcome Week. Check-in at College residence halls will be at your assigned time. Watch for signs when you arrive to campus that will direct you to the appropriate location for move-in to your specific residence hall.
Details around the ceremonial Matriculation Convocation will be shared with students as classes get underway for the Fall 2020 semester.

Please stay tuned to your Ripon College email for more information. 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 the Student Activities Office at 920-748-8112 for more information.

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300 W. Seward St. Ripon, WI 54971
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